AutoRuns – An indispensable tool

The AutoRuns tool which is a part of Microsoft’s Sysinternals is a very valuable tool when you configure  Scorpion Vision Software solution.

The tool is described and can be downloaded free of charge from :

With the tool it is easy to get an overview over:

  • Installed Drivers
  • Running Programs
  • Services

and more. It is easy to disable and get rid of software doing more harm than good to the system.

Itroduction from Microsoft: “This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.

Autoruns’ Hide Signed Microsoft Entries option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system and it has support for looking at the auto-starting images configured for other accounts configured on a system. Also included in the download package is a command-line equivalent that can output in CSV format, Autorunsc.

You’ll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically!