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Editors' Review

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.

Bottom Line

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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1
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
Publisher AndRS Studio
Publisher web site
Release Date December 03, 2011
Date Added November 26, 2011
Version 3.1
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android 2.1/2.2
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.1 and above.
Download Information
File Size 1.23MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 1,847
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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