Many programs are designed to load as soon as you turn on your PC. This is not always necessary and it can slow down your system. AutoRuns helps you handle that.
AutoRuns is a system utility that shows you all the programs that run during your PC’s startup and disables those considered as unnecessary or malicious.
Once you start your Windows, AutoRuns will display everything that runs simultaneously. It shows the location, autorun entries in the boot and log-in sequences, association, and browser helper objects.
There are 19 filter categories you can configure to make your results more manageable.
Once you click a program, AutoRuns gives you further information in a simple list. Then, with a few clicks, you can disable any unnecessary items.
This safe, free tool comes from Microsoft Sysinternals and is 100% compatible with Windows PCs.
All of these options come in quite a busy layout that can be overwhelming for those not quite experienced with similar issues. The help file doesn't do much, and sometimes, you can't even open it. However, if you're proficient, this app can be an extremely powerful tool.
Where can you run this program?
This program runs on older versions of Windows, including Vista, XP, 7, and 8.
Is there a better alternative?
No, at least not as functional. However, there are equally good alternatives, such as USB-AV Antivirus 2012, Microsoft Fix It Center, and System Mechanic Pro on Windows.
Although it’s quite simple and slightly outdated, AutoRuns trumps built-in startup managers in the amount and quality of information with which it provides you.
Should you download it?
Yes, especially if you’re using an older system. AutoRuns can speed it up a great deal.