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Just because you install some piece of software doesn't mean you want it running all the time. Applications developers should think twice about helping themselves to starting up.
The Task Manager utility doesn't always provide the information you need to decide whether your system's auto-start apps really need to load each time your PC boots. No such worries with Autoruns.
Get more work done in less time -- and with fewer interruptions -- by doing a quick system check and making a few simple, straightforward tweaks.
With new safeguards in place, Microsoft saw 1.3 million fewer infections over three months from autorun, which automatically executes commands when an external device is plugged in.
If Windows 7 takes more than a minute to start, it may have too many programs that open automatically with the operating system. Longer delays are an indication of a more serious conflict with a piece of hardware, a network, or other software.
Are you tired of poor battery life from your Windows laptop? If so, we're here to help. Our battery-saving tips will help you get the most out of your laptop's battery.
A worm has infected machines on the International Space Station. But a few simple precautions likely could have prevented it.
On the CNET to the Rescue (formerly Real Deal) podcast, co-hosts Josh Lowensohn and Rafe Needleman try to solve the Mystery of the Palm Pre that Wouldn't Speak and answer questions about Macs.
Use Windows' own tools to determine why your PC seems to take forever to boot.
Microsoft isn't making life easy for users of its aging operating system, but you don't need to be in a hurry to abandon XP.