Autoruns is a popular program for Microsoft Windows devices that provides detailed management options for Windows startup items. It is without the shadow of a doubt the most comprehensive program for Windows when it comes to managing the system start.
Today Autoruns for Windows 10 has been released to the public. The new version of the popular autostart manager is offered as a free download from Technet.
It is furthermore still possible to run Autoruns directly from Live.Sysinternals.com in case that is preferred.
The official blog post mentions the following changes in Autoruns 10.
This major update to Autoruns introduces the ability to scan offline Windows installations, adds .exe and .cmd extension handlers, defaults to hiding Windows entries to reduce noise in the common use case, and includes bug fixes.
Probably the biggest improvement for many is the ability to scan offline Windows installations. This feature can be used by clicking on File > Analyze Offline System. The system root directory and user profile of the offline system need to be selected. This opens up new possibilities for dual boot systems as it is now possible to analyze the startup items of Windows installations that are not active.
One of the best tips for new users of Autoruns is to hide Microsoft and Windows entries from the software. This ensures that only third party startup items are displayed in the interface. This can be set in the Options menu of the autostart manager. Basically, what that does is hide all autostart entries Windows comes with, so that you can concentrate on those that are added to the system by third-party software installations.
Autoruns For Windows 10 can be downloaded directly from Technet. The portable software is compatible with all client versions of Windows from Windows XP on and all server versions from Windows Server 2003 on.
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