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Utility - AutoRuns


If you have ever been hit by a virus or spyware on your computer, you may know how important going through your Windows startup folders and registry keys can be. You have probably used msconfig (Start ->Run ->msconfig) and found and disabled some items. This is a good first step, but I have seen numerous virus problems come back even after running anti-virus and anti-spyware software. There is a piece of software that is far more thorough and in-depth called AutoRuns. This program will help you find many hidden pieces of software that lurk in the dark recesses of your computer. This tool should not be used unless you are an advanced user. Some of the settings in this application can disable your computer from functioning properly, so be forewarned. To download your copy of AutoRuns <-click here. For more information on Autoruns, you can check Microsoft's Technet site.

Have you used AutoRuns? What kind of jams has it gotten you out of? Share your comments below. If you found this helpful and need additional help contact me via email at frugaltech@gmail.com.

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