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Very confused with Autoruns


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#1 LadyHawks33

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:29 AM

Yes, I did read the tutorial and many others. I am an idiot when it comes to this stuff, I don't even understand what a registry is.

Plain and simple, my laptop runs way to slow considering it's size/age/etc. Windows 7 also takes forever to startup. I downloaded and ran Autoruns, but all I see are a bunch of words that do not tell me what program runs at startup. Especially because there are so many categories (Everything, Logon, Explorer, Codex, etc) Please help me on this.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:59 PM

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key Posted Image, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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