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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 58 votes out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    13.80
  • Total Downloads:
    313,882
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 13, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    231
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

Autoruns displays everything that runs automatically when Windows starts -- and we mean everything. It displays location, association, and order of autorun entries in boot and log-in sequences, including Registry keys and other locations, such as shell menu extensions and browser helper objects. It can disable unneeded items for faster, smoother system booting.

Pros

Microsoft: Since it's freeware from Microsoft Sysinternals, you can be sure Autoruns is safe to use and fully compatible with Windows.

Many choices: Autoruns offers a high degree of specificity in its 19 category tabs; for example, Codecs, Winsock Providers, KnownDLLs, LSA Providers, Image Hijack, Sidebar Gadgets, Scheduled Tasks, and Logon -- even Everything.

Scan options: We could set Autoruns to scan only per-use locations, verify code signatures, and check results online.

Cons

Busy layout: The multiple rows of tabs on many Microsoft dialogs can be visually crowded and annoying to click through. Autoruns has 19 tabs spread over three rows in its default size. Each tab has its own icon and label, too, adding to the bustle.

Use with care: Autoruns is a powerful tool that can disable the wrong things if you let it, so use it with care. You can prevent accidents by hiding Microsoft and Windows entries on the Options menu.

Bottom Line

Autoruns is much more complex than the startup managers typically included in Windows utility bundles, and casual users may find it daunting. But in experienced hands, few startup managers can match it.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 13.80
This release of Autoruns adds additional autostart entry points, has asynchronous file saving, fixes a bug parsing 32-bit paths on 64-bit Windows, shows the display name for drivers and services, and fixes a bug in offline Virus Total scanning.
General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date September 11, 2017
Date Added September 13, 2017
Version 13.80
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.25MB
File Name Autoruns.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 313,882
Downloads Last Week 231
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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