Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:20 AM
hi,,, i have never used auto runs so cant really comment on it,,,, but i have used win patrol in the past and found it very easy and usefull,,,,,,
as a guide what to stop,,,, i use this rule of thumb
1/ do i need is to protect the pc
2/ do i need it for the pc to run
3/ do i need it to run on start up,,, ie,,, will i miss it, do i use it a lot,,, is it slowing down the pc
with this method in mind,,, on this laptop im using at work i have 3 things running on start up,,,
avast home free anti virus,,,,, windows defender (which is crap),,,,, comodo firewall,,,,
the lappy is a 2 core amd with 2gb of ram with 40 processes running when idle and 27% of the ram used.
hope this helps you,,,, it is also a matter of personal choice what you have running, but remember you can always put it back.