Downloads of v 12.02:


Last Update:

24 Aug 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell


autoruns sysinternals startup bootup login


This is not the latest version of AutoRuns available.

12.02 | Updated: 24 Aug 2014



Downloads of v 12.02:



Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell

AutoRuns 12.02

This is not the latest version of AutoRuns available.

All Checks are Unknown

2 Test of Unknown Status

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

To install AutoRuns, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade AutoRuns, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall AutoRuns, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade autoruns -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade autoruns -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure autoruns installed
    name: autoruns
    state: present
    version: 12.02
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'autoruns' do
  action    :install
  version  '12.02'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: autoruns,
    Version: 12.02,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller autoruns
   Name     = 'autoruns'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '12.02'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'autoruns':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '12.02',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install autoruns version="12.02" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 01 Aug 2016.


This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any 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. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.
Autoruns' Hide Signed Microsoft Entries option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system and it has support for looking at the auto-starting images configured for other accounts configured on a system. Also included in the download package is a command-line equivalent that can output in CSV format, Autorunsc.
You'll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically!

$packageName = 'AutoRuns'
#$url = ''
$url = ''
$drop = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $drop

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Autoruns 13.98 330879 Saturday, June 27, 2020 Approved
Autoruns 13.96 1154399 Thursday, July 11, 2019 Approved
Autoruns 13.95 60033 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
Autoruns 13.94.20190608 16705 Friday, June 7, 2019 Approved
Autoruns 13.94 10025 Thursday, June 6, 2019 Approved
Autoruns 13.91 25666 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Approved
Autoruns 13.82 6368 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Approved
Autoruns 13.81 2689 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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