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How to Use Autoruns


Article Summary: This article provides information on proper usage of Autoruns by Microsoft


Table of Contents:
  1. Instructions on How to use Autoruns



Issue 1.

Autoruns


a) Autoruns is a free program startup monitoring programs that allows us to see what programs are configured to run during system boot up or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them


b) How to get Autoruns and Process Explorer?

a. Via browser: http://live.sysinternals.com/tools/

c) How to use Autoruns

a. Run as Administrator

b. Options > check Verify code signatures and Hide Microsoft entries > Rescan

c. Go to Logon Tab and uncheck which programs you do not want to run during startup.

d. Go to Everything Tab and uncheck unfamiliar programs that do not have Description and Publisher

e. NOTE: Before disabling an app, research online first if you are not familiar with it. Highlight program, Right Click > Search Online



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Article ID: SLN208553

Last Date Modified: 06/25/2013 12:00 AM


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