13 Results for

autoruns

Article

Developers, do you really need to autorun programs in Windows?

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.

By June 1, 2012

Article

Microsoft declares a victory against autorun malware

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.

By June 17, 2011

Article

Be safer than NASA: Disable autorun

A worm has infected machines on the International Space Station. But a few simple precautions likely could have prevented it.

By August 27, 2008

Video

Tekzilla Daily: Win XP--stop Autorun nag screens

Tired of Autorun always asking you what you want to do with a new CD, flash drive, or USB storage device every time you plug it in? Then watch as Veronica covers two simple ways around that very problem.

May 28, 2008

Video

Speed up your bootup time - Delete unwanted Autorun items

Step 5: Now that you've decided which files can be removed, we'll show you how to use the System Configuration Utility to trim the fat from the Registry Run keys and the Startup group.

May 21, 2008

Article

Free startup manager beats Windows 8.1's built-in tools

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.

By February 13, 2014

Article

Save time and trouble with these 10 productivity tips

Get more work done in less time -- and with fewer interruptions -- by doing a quick system check and making a few simple, straightforward tweaks.

By September 30, 2013

Article

Battery-saving tips for Windows laptops

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.

By August 30, 2011

Article

How to start Windows 7 faster

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.

By January 23, 2012

Article

Dig deeper to find the cause of Windows start-up delays

Use Windows' own tools to determine why your PC seems to take forever to boot.

By February 3, 2010