AutoRuns can be used to view all the programs that load automatically on your PC during start-up.
Some programs such as anti-virus software, for example, are useful to load every time your PC starts. Others are less necessary. And if enough of them automatically load at once, it can substantially slow down your PC's start-up process.
AutoRuns quickly scans your computer and provides a list of all programs that load every time you turn your computer on. You can filter the results on AutoRuns by a number of different categories. These include print monitors, network providers, and scheduled tasks, among others. You can also just simply view everything at once.
Click on an individual program and AutoRuns will provide further information on it in a panel below the full list. The size of the program is one of the most important things to note, as it will help you determine if that particular program should not be loaded upon start-up for the best results. From there AutoRuns lets you opt to prevent certain programs from loading on start-up.
Unfortunately, AutoRuns' help file didn't work during our test, so if you have questions about how to use the program, you'll be out of luck without a further internet search.
AutoRuns provides an easy way to see what programs load during your PC's start-up.