Some idiot at M$ decided it would be a great idea if code on mountable volumes would be automatically executed in that other OS. That decision makes that other OS fertile ground for malware. After a decade, M$ has decided to do away with “autorun” on USB drives while leaving it on CDs… HAHAHA Those guys just don’t get security and if you run that other OS you won’t have security either. Of course, you can turn off that “feature” if you know what you are doing but it is obvious that many millions of users do not. In simple terms, the “autorun” feature was like an open door and welcome mat for criminals.
Please, use an operating system that is not out to get you… like Debian GNU/Linux.