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Autoruns / .arn files / How do you "apply" them? RRS feed

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  • I'm using Autoruns64 v13.96

    MS Win Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.752), with current updates

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    I have found that it's a good idea to disable all Startups and Services, before I do a Win update, or HP update.

    I think I can make two .arn files to do this:

    Startups - Svcs - OFF.arn
    Startups - Svcs - ON.arn

    . . . as opposed to what I have been doing:
    1.) manually and with
    2.) msconfig and
    3.) CCleaner/Tools/Startups

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    With the .arn "off", I did a Restart, and behavior was as expected
    . . . but I now realize that this is because I had just done the changes manually

    I then clicked the .arn "on" and did a Restart
    . . . but there was no change to the system files

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    I tried a few things after I loaded my .arn "on", which had no effect:
    1.) Click the X in the top right / Restart
    2.) File / Exit / Restart
    3.) Shut down / Power off / Power on
    4.) Sign out / Restart

    Am I missing something as to how to "apply" the .arn settings?

    Or:

    1.) maybe there has been a Windows update that now prevents this from working?

    2.) I have a BAT file I made in Startup (Startup.bat) - maybe there's a permissions issue with that folder? (Autoruns, Error changing item state: The system cannot find the path specified.)

    3.) I disable Avast before I run .arn "off"  (Menu / Settings / Troubleshooting . . . Self-Defense . . . Virtualization) - then it lets you un-check it in Startups - so I know from this, that there can be permissions issues

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    I see that it moves these things to a sub-folder of the folder they're in, called "AutorunsDisabled"

    If you "manually" un-check / re-check these items, they move . . . but the .arn "on" or "off" files have no effect on them.

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    Monday, April 13, 2020 9:43 AM

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