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#1 honu1

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:56 PM

Can someone tell me how to print a copy or the autorun report so I can check against your data base here as to which programs don't need to run at start up?
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:18 PM

If the intent is to look at startps...first select the Logon tab, then save the report as a .txt document to whatever location you prefer.

There is a Save button in the upper portion of the screen.

Print in the same way that any .txt file would be printed.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:39 PM

Well...that's just the problem,I don't know how to get it to print to a spot on the desktop? When I clicked on save,then open before I was told that windows needed to know what program/file/path(?) it was.
I'm running pretty much blind here.
The illiteracy shows,I know.....sigh :mellow:
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

I don't believe I'm given a choice how to save it. Don't know what a .txt document is.
Explain further,please?
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:50 PM

Maybe this will help you:
Start autoruns
After the scan completes click on Logon tab
Click File
Click Save
In the resulting screen - down at the bottom middle of the screen you'll see two boxes
Filename
Save as type
Choose a file name and type it in the box, then
Change the save as type to .txt by clicking on the down arrow on the drop down menu
Lastly click Save

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Edited by tork, 02 April 2011 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:15 PM

Thank you tork for being so specific.
The only odd thing now is the .txt report doesn't look anything at all like the original autoruns report.
I have 5 1/2 pages of info I'm not sure how to decipher for input in the start up search box here.

Is there anyway I can do a screen shot? I know,it's way over my head.....sigh
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:43 PM

That's because, you didn't save it as a text file.

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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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:58 PM

The .txt report should show up in notepad (don't use any other program such as Word, etc). Name it and save it to your desktop.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:21 PM

The reason for your topic question is you are wanting to find out which programs are needed in startup.

Simply put, the only programs you should have in startup are your firewall and antivirus/ antispyware program(s).
That's it. All others are optional. Programs such as WMP, Apple programs, Real, IMs, Adobe Reader, Java, Microsoft
office programs, etc. are not needed in startup.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:23 PM

Yes, I did save it as a text (.txt) file type.
It's just that I expected the report to look + print out just like the original screen shot after running the program.
I am able to figure out the various file types to check against the startup list here at BC. It's just going to take quite a bit of time,but it's a good learning experience for me.

I have already come across one entry that I'm concerned about. I'll go thru the rest of my extensive list+figure out where to post my questionable items.

Thank you,you people are the best!!!!!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:30 PM

The reason for your topic question is you are wanting to find out which programs are needed in startup.

Simply put, the only programs you should have in startup are your firewall and antivirus/ antispyware program(s).
That's it. All others are optional. Programs such as WMP, Apple programs, Real, IMs, Adobe Reader, Java, Microsoft
office programs, etc. are not needed in startup.


Thanks for the input,buddy 215. How on earth did all these other programs become enabled at startup then? Possibly the person who made the computer for me? A couple of the items /i checked on so far have a status of Yes, they need to be there at startup.
I'll keep digging away at this. 5 1/2 pages is a lot!
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:02 AM

As previously stated...the only entries that you should be concerned with...are those on the logon tab of Autoruns.

If you saved a comprehensive listing, that list includes Windows components and drivers which are necessary for proper functioning of the system...but are not considered typical "startup" items.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:34 PM

Okay, i double checked everything. I started from scratch+still get 5 1/2 pages of info!
I really need some guidance with this as soon as I'm finished checking all the entries against the startup list search here at BC.
I already came across igfxTray Module that according to the list is a worm?????
Where exactly am I supposed to go to post my findings?
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 01:39 PM

Attach Autoruns.txt file to your next reply.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:20 PM

igfxtray belongs to Intel http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/igfxtray.exe-2147.html

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