Autoruns v13.3 Updated

Checker on 21 Apr 2015
  • 658KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Autoruns shows you which 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.

Alternatively, Autoruns Portable is stealth and will only show the EULA once.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Windows registry
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract all files except autorunsc.exe to a folder of your choice. Launch autoruns.exe.
What's new?
  • Adds reporting of GP extension DLLs and now shows the target of hosting processes like cmd.exe and rundll32.exe.

30 comments on Autoruns  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Hank7 2006-06-23 19:18

If you put Autoruns and Process Explorer (also from Sysinternals) in the same folder, you can start Process Explorer from Autoruns' context menu for further information on a selected entry.

schemer 2006-11-09 09:39

Stick with the older (pre-Microsoft) versions if you have them. The file-sizes on these newer ones are substancially larger. An EULA is included now (MS bla-bla-bla), and Google search has been replaced with... MSN search - surprised? My 2 bits.

a 2007-01-22 20:33

^ not to mention all sourcecode has been removed, the version i have is 333 KB, what went on to make it 1003 kb?

Idjo 2007-07-31 15:56

An excellent program.
I improved significantly with it a very slow computer, and I'm going to use it again with other friends' slow computers (I know how to keep mine fast :-) ).

Evren 2007-12-21 03:29

Strongly agree with Hank7

SysInternals softwares are deformed (like all other) after the purchase of ms.

Softwares are bloated and mostly started to depend on ms style system interaction.

SysInternals was a great company with great codes. Their softwares were standalone and can detect or monitor every actions which even the system itsefl cant detect (like rootkits)

Depending on apis and prefix system queries (as I guess) can cause some missed information.

And last. The annoying agreement even displays on command line usage!!!

I have clean copies (stored with hash) of most (and last) non ms versions. With saying most, I mean the most usefull and known ones.
Contact with software soft name if you want any.
Can write down here with address
Best regards

Michael Williams 2007-12-21 13:05

I have yet to find an auto run manager that I like better than "Codestuff Starter". This anyone used Starter and this one and prefer this one? If so, I would be interested in why.

MrGutts 2008-01-16 05:03

Yeah CodeStuff doesn't even have a website anymore.. Try Gmer or Runscanner

DeepAnger 2008-02-06 11:22

Yes, Microsoft can transform into shit every software they touch.

Bjorn 2008-02-11 02:16

Microsoft didn't turn this software "into shit", as expressed here. It is still developed by the same people as before, and it still works beautifully for it's purpose, which haven't changed either.

kuihdez 2008-08-09 12:31

this is by far the most perfect software.

very precise, very exhaustive

XP-forever-VIsta-is-Shit 2008-12-17 19:56

"a-squared HiJackFree" is better...

Anonymous 2009-02-12 19:38

File size is acceptable, 1.8 Mg. Useful features include; Option to view disabled entries, and to Hide Microsoft and Windows entries or just Windows entries. Lacks thorough documentation / help file, and option to to view and collapse tree while in 'Everything' tab. I use along side of CodeStuff Starter.

Ed 2009-04-30 06:55

I've been using "Startup Control Panel" from http://www.mlin.net/ for some years now. Small footprint, no installation, works very well.

a 2010-06-09 23:15

autoruns and process explorer are an absolute must have if you are tech-savy, and care about what is running on your machine.

a 2010-06-09 23:20

Aside from the license bullcrap, microsoft was a good decision because now the developers have stable funds coming in to back their projects.

Shodan 2010-06-15 22:09

There is a TRUE portable version of this app that does NOT write to the registry. It's available at: http://portableapps.com/node/13087

Magibon 2011-12-06 11:55

UPDATE: Autoruns v11.2 @ December 6, 2011

The last PAF launcher i posted was faulty because i did not include 'Launcher.ini'.

Here's an updated, working, and tested PAF launcher:
http://www.mediafire.com/?t1q0lmlblouk9lk | 826 KB

V11.2

shodan816 2012-03-25 10:42

None of the 'wrappers' mentioned here are still available. Would someone please post a working link to a wrapper that will make this app truly portable? Why this app is even posted on a 'portablefreeware' site, while writing to the registry, remains a mystery to me.

V11.22

shodan816 2012-03-25 14:50

Thank you, mrpink! Works like a charm.

V11.22

__philippe 2014-08-20 09:01

Auroruns v12.02 released (19-aug-2014)

Changelog
- fixes a bug that could cause Autoruns to crash on startup
- updates the image path parsing for Installed Components to remove false positive file-not-found
- correctly reports image entry timestamps in local time instead of UTC.

v12.01

smaragdus 2015-01-30 10:58

AutoRuns version 13.0 is available.

v12.03

__philippe 2015-02-03 12:32

Thanks smaragdus.

Maybe worth noting Autoruns V13.0 is a major update, notably including
- integration with Vir*Total scanning
- revamped scanning architecture supporting dynamic filters
- improved comparison feature for new and deleted items between runs
- file saving and loading preserving full information scan

For official details, see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

As a bonus, Martin Brinkmann @ Ghacks.net has a nice illustrated review of Autoruns V13.0:

http://tinyurl.com/l56zdup

__philippe

v12.03

joby_toss 2015-02-03 19:13

Would be even better if I could use it to add a new startup item.

v12.03

smaragdus 2015-02-06 04:51

AutoRuns 13.01 available.

v12.03

__philippe 2015-02-06 10:38

No official changelog between Autoruns v13.0 and 13.01 yet;
however, the recently released 13.0 version seems to exhibit quite a few quirks, currently discussed in Sysinternal's forum Autoruns thread:

http://forum.sysinternals.com/autoruns_forum16_page1.html

__philippe

v12.03

Checker 2015-02-07 19:00

@ smaragdus / __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v13.01

__philippe 2015-02-27 14:40

Autoruns v13.01 changelog: (belatedly)

This release fixes a bug in v13.0 that caused autostart entry lines not to show when you enter a filter string into the toolbar's filter control

v13.01

Checker 2015-02-27 14:59

@ __philippe: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v13.01

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