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what is he talking about autoruns it is not true

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#1 lewis12398


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:32 PM

Each entry in the database will have a Status assigned to it. The key to this status is the following:

  • Y - This status flag means that this entry should be left alone and be allowed to run as if it is unchecked it may break the functionality or use of a particular program.
  • N - This status flag means it is unnecessary to run this program automatically when Windows starts as you can run it manually when necessary.
  • U - This status flag means it is up to you whether or not you feel this program needs to run automatically.
  • X - This status flags means the item should definitely not start up automatically. Items that have this flag are generally malware such as viruses, trojans, hijackers, spyware, etc.
  • ? - This status flag means the status of this entry is unknown at this time and more research is necessary.


I am runing 8.1 i downloaded the program it work fine one problem there is no status there or no y,n,u,x or ? the above was copyed from the startup page.  what am i doing wrong.

                                               thanks lewis12398

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:30 PM

Autoruns is just for seeing your autostarts. You then look them up in the startup database, which will let you know what their status is.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 12:01 PM

sorry for my lack of knowledge on computers but what is a " startup database " and how do i access is ?

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 12:34 PM

Hi keron :)

Grinler is talking about the database of "Startup entries" hosted here on BleepingComputer.


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