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#1 colon14


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

Just downloaded/ran Autorun program, ckg what is starting up on my computer.  They gave a legend of various letters that I'd see.  My results show no letters, but has some items highlighted in different colors - Some in Yellow w/ "file not found" & others in Pink.  Need to find out what the colors mean so I can reduce some of the start up files/programs.  Thank you in advance.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

Pink/Red: Indicates no publisher information was found, or if Verify code signatures" is enabled under Options > Filter Options, means that the digital signature either doesn’t exist or doesn’t match (not verified, unsigned), or there is no publisher information.
Green: Indicates changed entries and is used when comparing (from the File menu) against a previous set of Autoruns data to indicate an item that wasn’t there last time.
Yellow: Indicates "File not found" in the expected location (Image Path). Meaning the startup entry is there, but the file or job it points to doesn’t exist anymore. This coding is not always reliable if the full path is not in Windows Registry entry and even then you should check any subkeys. In most cases these entries are harmless leftovers (remnants) from uninstalled applications...many program uninstallers do not perform an adequate job of completely removing them.
Blue: Indicates the location where the group of entries is found...usually a Registry key.

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