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need help using autoruns

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#1 henrysmom


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Posted 22 September 2005 - 07:46 AM

wasn't sure where to post this question, but i'm running the autoruns to see what programs are automatically starting when i start my computer. it says each program will have a status but i cannot find any of the letters next to anything to show if they are needed or not or need to be deleted or stopped. where exactly will the status show up?

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:11 AM

Onen easy way to check your start up programs is to use the Spybot application in it's tools section. This lists the applications and provides a little more information about each application; there are color codes for each item that may START as a guide to help you make decisions about which to kill. You can kill or "unkill" any application right from Spybot.

BC has a detailed start-up application DB; use this to look up any program that you are contemplating deleting.

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#3 henrysmom

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 02:30 PM

i do not see a tools section on spybot s&d. i was trying to use the autorun program listed on home page here but cannot find the status code for anything.

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 04:42 PM

You need to run Spybot in Advanced Mode. Then go to the bottom left and click on Tools in between Settings and Info. Under Tools scroll down and click on System Startups.

MSAS Beta has a similar feature if you have it installed. Open MSAS and Click on Advanced Tools then System Explorers. Under Applications click on Startup Programs.

As jgweed already noted, you can use the BC Startup Database to search each entry that you are not sure of: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 05:18 PM

I use Autoruns...I think you must be confused (smile).

I've never seen a status for each item...you are supposed to determine whether or not you want each item to run, to be installed, whatever.

Autoruns is a pointer, you have to be the decision-maker.


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