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"Must Have Tools" Series–sysinternals.com

Autoruns Always the malware, trojans, spyware, adware try to add an entry to run at system bootup, and all the malware are programmed to do so. There is a lot of ways to run an application at boot time and even if some AntiViruses claims to control 100% programs autostart, very often they miss some places. The most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations are shown by Autoruns by Sysinternals.com. This little utility is far better than MsConfig utility or any other system tool. Autostart locations displayed by Autoruns include logon entries, Explorer add-ons, Internet Explorer add-ons including Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), Appinit DLLs, image hijacks, boot execute images, Winlogon notification …

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