Autorun Manager helps you disable running apps, including persistent system tasks that eat up CPU and memory without being of much use. However, to be able to completely stop self-restarting processes, you need root access, which may void your device's warranty and cause other technical issues.
Two modes: The Basic mode lists all apps that start when you turn on your device and enables you to kill any of them with a tap. The Advanced mode shows you receivers for system-wide events, such as those running in the background refreshing widgets or fetching data from the Web, and enables you to kill and keep closed even OS processes that restart automatically.
Facile: With a single tap, you can enable or disable any running process to boost the performance of your device. The app proves especially useful for maximizing system performance before launching a resource-intensive app like a video editor.
App management options: Long-tapping an app icon brings up a menu through which you can get more info about the app, switch to it, or even uninstall it.
Advanced mode requires root access: You cannot disable self-restating system apps without root access -- obtaining root access just for that isn't worth it for most users. Basically you have to compromise the security and potentially the functionality of your device to be able to disable system apps. If you're not willing to do this, you won't get the full benefits this app has to offer.
Small icons: The interface looks and feels good overall and proves quite accessible, but the app icons appear small, especially on a tablet, so if you have a big thumb, it's easy to tap on the wrong icon.
A capable app, Autorun Manager delivers what it promises, but to take full advantage of its features you need root access, which is something that you shouldn't do unless you know what you're doing. That said, the Basic mode for killing unnecessary, non-essential processes is a good enough reason for you to download this app.
From AndRS Studio:
Autorun Manager (formerly Autorun Killer) is an ultimate tool that lets you disable all the autostarting apps you don't need. Unfortunately this app is misunderstood many times so please read help carefully and/or mail the developer if you have questions.There are many applications that automatically start when you turn on your device; many of these you don't use or need, they just consume your valuable resources. This app sports a basic mode for the regular users and an advanced mode for power users with rooted devices.Autorun Manager in basic mode lets you manage applications that start up when you boot your device. Applications are terminated right after they start, but if the application is programmed to restart itself this can fail. Please note that some applications are written so that they cannot be stopped because of the android system design. These kind of applications are marked as 'self-restarter' and are better to leave enabled.In advanced mode you gain control over all the system-wide events and enable-disable application starts. This is the ultimate solution to control what you want to be started, but you also can break apps, so this feature is only for experienced users with rooted devices.PRO key app is available on the market!Donators and PRO users receive additional features:- no ads- basic mode's prevent restart feature is selectable - can block more than 2 receivers in advanced mode- Chuck Norris mode enabledIf you have questions or face any problems please write me a mail.kw: autorun, autostart, startup, manage, profile, optimize, speedup, root, magyarRecent changes:3.1:- now you can ask questions, share ideas or just show love or report an issue right inside the application using the built in Feedback page- improved error reporting- improved shell execution- fixed rare PRO key freezes3.0:PRO key app is released to the market!- Honeycomb and ICS compatibility- new design with easier Dashboard- filters in advanced mode- system discovery- recommended method detection- better and more help - updated translationsContent rating: Everyone
3.1:- now you can ask questions, share ideas or just show love or report an issue right inside the application using the built in Feedback page- improved error reporting- improved shell execution- fixed rare PRO key freezes3.0:PRO key app is released to the market!- Honeycomb and ICS compatibility- new design with easier Dashboard- filters in advanced mode- system discovery- recommended method detection- better and more help - updated translations