All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis

Autoruns 11.70

More from this author

02 Aug 2013

View Comments

  • Tweet this
Autoruns screen shot


Fantastic and comprehensive tool for preventing those problematic 'start-up' applications

Review Rating: rating

Platform: Windows 8 compatible, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Manufacturer: Winternals Software

Size: 604KB

Number of Downloads: 19701

Price: Free

When you install software on to your computer, data is submitted to your Registry and you might find that applications automatically start when you boot your computer.

The more software you install, the more likely it is that applications will delay the launch of Windows when you start your machine.

However, finding and removing these start up items is a challenging task. Even if you uninstall the original software, you might find that items remain within your Registry and that you still suffer from a machine that's taking far longer than necessary to boot.

Autoruns is a fantastic tool that will show a comprehensive list of every item that launches when you boot your computer.

It will display the origin of the items, the order in which they launch and which items start every time or occasionally, such as an antivirus application that systematically checks for new updates.

This application goes much further than the standard MSConfig utility in that you can temporarily disable start-up items and locate deep and hidden files that are only associated with installed applications.

What do you think?
blog comments powered by Disqus

Popular Threads

Powered by Disqus
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet powered by Android KitKat 4.4

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet video

We take a look at the lightweight, waterproof tablet

Updating your subscription status Loading


Data protection: the key challenges

Deduplication is a foundational technology for efficient backup and recovery


iPad makes its mark in the enterprise

The iPad can become a supercharged unified communications endpoint, allowing users to enhance their productivity

To send to more than one email address, simply separate each address with a comma.