How to Safely, Completely Remove Autoruns in Windows

So, you haven’t figured out a solution to remove Autoruns yet? Just follow our guides on this page, and you shall easily get the removal done.

Remove Autoruns in Windows.

Autoruns, which has comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of 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. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser keys.

Now you know what this program is for. It’s not a virus or malware, so it can be successfully uninstalled by proper means. Through learning the instructions we provided, you will know how to remove Autoruns and other unwanted programs on your PC.

Manual Way to Remove Autoruns

1. Stop the related process before you actually Remove Autoruns.

First of all, you need to deactivate the its process: Right-click the Windows taskbar and select “Task Manager”. But this will only switch it off during your current usage session, meaning after you restart your computer, it will runs in the background again, unless you disable its automatic startup.

(How to disable the its startup: Control Panel – Administrative Tools – Services – right-click on Autoruns – Properties – Stop. Then click on the “Startup type” drop-down menu, and select “Disabled.”)

2. Remove Autoruns from Programs and Features

Most of the time, we can remove the programs we choose through the Add/Remove Program function, which is a built-in art of Windows operating system. To activate it, we need to access Control Panel first.

Windows 8/8.1 Users:
> Move your mouse cursor to the lower right and stay there until you see the charms bar. Select Search, type “control panel” in the box, and press Enter key.

> Like that on Windows7/Vista—-simply click on the Uninstall a program item belonging to the Programs section and the list will show up.

> Find the Autoruns icon and hit the above Uninstall/Change button (or double-click it) to start the removal. Follow the prompt messages to proceed.

> Wait until the program completes the part.

Windows 10 Users:
> Right-click on the Start button and select Programs and Features.

> Find Autoruns in the list and double-click it to activate the removal.

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3. Remove Autoruns and delete its leftovers from Registry Editor

The Windows Registry is an database, where the system and its programs save their settings. So it contains hundreds of thousands of keys, some of which may be slightly outdated – like you’ve removed a program and it left some entries behind, or perhaps there’s a file extension without any associated program. Here are the right steps to do clean out those of the program you’re trying to remove:

Windows 8/8.1 Users:
> Move your mouse cursor to the lower right and stay there until you see the charms bar. Select Search, type “regedit” in the box, and press Enter key.

> The Registry Editor will be opened with another window, on the navigator click Edit, then Find…, type “Autoruns” in to search for remaining files (entries) to delete.

Windows 10 Users:
> Type “regedit” in the Search box on the Taskbar and select regedit from the result.

> The Registry Editor will be opened with another window, on the navigator click Edit, then Find…, type “Autoruns” in to search for remaining files (entries) to delete.

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4. Restart your PC to take effect.

That’s all for the regular means instruction. Continue your browsing below if you’re curious whether there is a simpler method.

Quickly, Safely Remove Autoruns with Max Uninstaller

In case someday you come across another stubborn program or PUP that may require you to take different steps to complete the removal, I hereby recommend this tool for your choice. Install it on your computer and you wouldn’t be worried about any external invasion. Firstly let’s see how to remove Autoruns with it:

1. Finish the installation of Max Uninstaller and launch it.

2. Directly find Autoruns icon in the programs list, click the Run Analysis button on the left. It will display all files belonging to the program, all you need to do is to keep all items checked, and click Complete Uninstall.

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3. When you see the gray Scan Leftovers button turns into green, click it. And the remaining files will also be listed. Also keep all items checked, and press Delete Leftovers on the left to finish.

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