|In order to help prevent malware from spreading using the AutoRun mechanism, Microsoft made an important change, starting with Windows 7. AutoPlay no longer supports the AutoRun functionality for non-optical removable media. In other words, AutoPlay still works for CD/DVDs but not for work for USB drives.|
so for windows 8, it is unlikely to AutoPlay a USB. There are options for earlier versions of windows.
you could make the rest of the files on the USB invisible and have one file start.bat, people could see, and in that bat file type start d:\file\file.exe
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