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Friday, August 27, 2004

Autorun Authori-ty!

SysInternals freeware section includes a very useful utility to combat spyware and new Dell computers (could they possibly load more crap on them?). Autoruns lists everything that will start up automatically, be it a program, service, DLL, what have you. It lets you disable individual items, or just delete them. It can also open RegEdit to that entry, or do a Google search on it.

Possibly the most important feature is "View:Hide Signed Microsoft Entries". With that enabled, you can disable or delete anything you want and not worry about breaking anything.


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