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Exploring Beneath the Surface RRS feed

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  • Would like to use Autoruns to determine what happens beneath the surface when I install CCleaner, Adware Scanner, Speccy; have made a Clean Install; when I ran Autoruns there were 2 program colored yellow and 2 dozen colored pink.  What should I do next? 

    System Specs:

    1. HP Elitebook 8460p (Intel i5, 4GB SSD 500 GB)
    2. Windows 10 Pro 64-bit version 10.0.18363
    3. Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
    4. Macrium Reflect v6
    5. WD USB hard drive 1TB

    Friday, May 15, 2020 4:33 PM

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  • Use Process Monitor.. create a filter on "Category" is "Write" and record the setup of the programs..

    at the end you will see all the copied file to the system and all the registry key created..

    Autoruns only can show the content of a selected numbers of registry key which have a sense if you are looking for something harmful in your PC.. but to totally understand what's going on, Process Monitor is the tool to use..

    To mention someone a lot better than me, "When you are in doubt run procmon.."

    HTH
    -mario

    Friday, May 15, 2020 5:45 PM