You can get 2 type of logs, text or an arn file. First one is "export", second "save". Save arn file before you change anything - all you see in Autoruns is in there. File can be loaded and used to compare, see file menu. Also mean you can upload arn-file to drop.io or similar and let others have a look. Easier to navigate in Autoruns than reading a 10 mile long txt-file.
Sounds like you should look at more than just logon, 50 entries you believe are noise will most likely be connected with services/drivers/whatever besides unknown leftovers on hd. Best to uninstall through add/remove first. Also best to disable any "Start with Windows" type of options in programs. Autoruns good for overview when you run out of normal procedures. Tick hide MS/Windows stuff under options menu to make it easier.
Dont delete entries until you are absolutely sure it should not be there. Unticks let you re-tick, deleted entry cant be restored. If you have messed up you can load original arn-file, open new Autoruns with current state - use compare feature if not obvious where to look. Then simply tick so they match. Cant do that if you delete.
As Ive just found out old arn-files dont always load in newer Autoruns than what they were made with. So if you want to keep arn-logs for whatever reason also save autoruns.exe
Edited by Bambo, 18 August 2009 - 04:22 AM.