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#1 somae


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 05:36 PM

In the directions on how to use autoruns ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/ ) it says there will be a Y N U X or ? next to the check mark to indicate yes, no, etc. but the version I have doesn't have it. (I just downloaded the program a few minutes ago).


Is there a way to get them?


Also, after I unchecked alot of items I thought weren't needed, it took alot longer for the computer to boot. Is it just that it needs time to adjust to the new boot and will be faster next time?  (Unchecking an item means that it won't run?)



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:00 PM

Autoruns is not where you see the Y N U X it is the entries in the startup database when you look up an entry in autoruns.

As noted on the startup database front page

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.

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