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Should I remove Autoruns?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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13.30 50.00%
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What is Autoruns?  (from Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com)

This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what 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 ot...  Read more


Autoruns is a program developed by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com. The most used version is 13.30, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is autoruns.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 697.79 KB (714,538 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sysinternals
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Autoruns
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\ZipInstaller.exe /uninst "C:\Program Files\Autoruns\uninst1~.nsu"
Estimated size: 697.79 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Autoruns

Program executable:autoruns.exe
Name:Sysinternals autoruns
Autostart program viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\Autoruns\autoruns.exe
Additional files:
  • autorunsc.exe - Sysinternals autoruns (Autostart program viewer)

How do I remove Autoruns?

You can uninstall Autoruns from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Autoruns, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Autoruns.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%


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