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#1 ldg

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:46 PM

I haven't been back on your website here for some time and was taken back a bit by your "Autoruns" program. Is it possible to still access and run our startup programs manually? Over the years I have done that in the past and I never experience a problem or any issues what so ever and after reading some of the post on your site, I think I'd just rather run the program manually like I use to if that is still possible?? Thank You.

Edited by hamluis, 21 May 2012 - 08:37 AM.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:37 AM

Seems to me...that your post is misdirected.

We have no affilation at all with Sysinternals, their webpage is http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx .

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:59 AM

I love autoruns!!!! (I have a copy from BEFORE microsoft infected all those good programs)

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:15 AM

>>>I have a copy from BEFORE microsoft infected all those good programs<<<

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Would you mind clarifying this statement? Do you mean when it was Winternals?

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:37 AM

Yes in 2006 (Microsoft took over in July 2006) -- That and sysinternals

The programs are now BIGGER,have that stupid EULA crap and who knows what else!!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

In the Autoruns program some of my files are highlighted in light red and some are highlighted in yellow. Does anybody know what that means?


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

Under the 'Options' tab there should be a 'configure highlighting' feature. I currently don't have it installed so I can't verify that. I'm working from memory.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

It's not there anymore and "Help" doesn't bring any info.

 

However: http://forum.sysinternals.com/color-coding_topic29137.html

 

Blue: shows the location where the following group of entries is found - usually a Registry key

Pink/Red: no Description or Company Name in the file version resources or no version resource (always true for script files). If the Verify Signatures option is on, file is unsigned.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Thank You Broni.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

Boni.

 

I was going to tell Animal that option was not there anymore. I run a scan using everything tab. I have a large section of files not found, highlighted in yellow. When I bootup my PC, it loads as normal for the first few minutes, then it just seems to set there for 15 minutes doing nothing. After that time period it will continue loading and run normally after that. Have been working for days trying to figure out what is going on.  Have used FixCleaner and System Mechanic programs to remove unneed file from startup. I have strated the PC in selective startup mode, but nothing seems to help. Any advise you could give would greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

Have used FixCleaner and System Mechanic programs

Not a good idea.

 

Registry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons:

  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read .
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes.  If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

 

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