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#1 zulux

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:30 AM

Hi there hope someone can tell me..I joined Bleeping computers yesterday and today I downloaded 'Autoruns' after reading some posts on the forums,and now I find (ho-hum) I dont know how to run the program,ive unzipped it and its 'ready' but I just cant see the run/start button?can someone point me in the right direction please..many thanks..complete noob

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:03 AM

Are you referring to this program: Autoruns for Windows ? If so, then there's nothing to be installed, hence no entry in start menu.

In order to run this program you should first unpack Autoruns.zip to some folder and then execute the autoruns.exe file.

Remember that you can mess up the way how your computer works with clueless checking/unchecking/deleting so put extra effort in working with this application :)

HTH

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:10 AM

Thankyou for your reply Barthez,I am trying to run..'Autoruns' from sysinternals.com,this software is supposed to tell me what is running on my pc at startup,Im sure its meant to be ran like a diagnostic ..are we talking about the same software? please reply,zulux

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

I am trying to run..'Autoruns' from sysinternals.com (...) are we talking about the same software?

Yes it's the same software.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:14 AM

Thank you for your reply once more

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:22 AM

Hello zulux, and welcome to BC. Before you attempt to use a powerful tool such as Autoruns (I use it myself) perhaps you can tell us what it is you hope/need to accomplish by using it? I noticed that in your introductory post you wrote I was trawling thru google to fnd a remedy for a naughty little virus Are you/ do you suspect that you are/ infected? If so, I would start a topic in the Am I Infected? forum after reading and following this guide.

As for your question, there is no run or start button as the program is an executable (.exe file) and does not install. Did you download it from here?: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

Please exercise extreme caution--especially as a novice user-- when disabling anything using Autoruns.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:30 AM

Pretty straight forward.

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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Attach the file to your next reply.

Of course you can disregard the last sentence about attaching the log.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:33 AM

Thank you for your reply..yes I was having an issue with something called 'AI project updater'which ,after googeling I found that quite a few people were regarding as a virus,I was linked to BC and though I didnt geta definitive answer on how to get rid of this virus ..I managed to delete it using Unlocker after someone on the forums guided me to its location using Task manager. It was then I found I had 63 processes running'which I thought was a lot,considering im not a major geek and dont really have many programs on my system.In your opinion is 63 processes a lot or does that sound about right? many thanks zulux

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:37 AM

From what I am seeing in regards to Win7, 63 does not seem out of line.

Are you having any other problems with your machine? Or just concerned with the amount of processes?

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:37 AM

Many thanks ThuderZ I downloaded this to my desktop er do I need to put it in a file location?

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:40 AM

It can be run right from the desktop if desired. No need to move it unless you wish to.

As noted by Union_Thug

Please exercise extreme caution--especially as a novice user-- when disabling anything using Autoruns.


Before disabling anything you are unsure of please do the research on it to be sure it is not an essential start-up item.

Edited by ThunderZ, 07 May 2011 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:57 AM

Thanks for your concerns ThunderZ Im not going to touch anything at the moment,..I have wanted to speed up my pc for a long time because it used to boot up lightning fast but not anymore I thought it could be something to do with the fact that I have four 'iexplore.exe' running in the task manager! is that normal? zulux

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:07 AM

Hello zulux, and welcome to BC. Before you attempt to use a powerful tool such as Autoruns (I use it myself) perhaps you can tell us what it is you hope/need to accomplish by using it? I noticed that in your introductory post you wrote I was trawling thru google to fnd a remedy for a naughty little virus Are you/ do you suspect that you are/ infected? If so, I would start a topic in the Am I Infected? forum after reading and following this guide.

As for your question, there is no run or start button as the program is an executable (.exe file) and does not install. Did you download it from here?: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

Please exercise extreme caution--especially as a novice user-- when disabling anything using Autoruns.

Hi im not sure where I got it from right now,.it was early of of the morning yesterday and sometimes I get software that I have no idea how to use as is the case here..ah well now I have found this site maybe it wont be too long until I gain knowledge from people like you,many thanks again

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:09 AM

Thanks for your concerns ThunderZ Im not going to touch anything at the moment,..I have wanted to speed up my pc for a long time because it used to boot up lightning fast but not anymore I thought it could be something to do with the fact that I have four 'iexplore.exe' running in the task manager! is that normal? zulux



As far as I know regarding Win 7.

If you have Internet Explorer = iexplorer.exe open then you will have one instance of it for each tab you have open in it.
If you do not have Internet Explorer open but are seeing multiple instances of it then Union_Thug made the proper recommendation regarding posting in AII.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:12 AM

Ah thank you very much this explains it,thanks for your time.




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