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Tame the Autorun with CleanMyPC


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Many people complain about their PC booting slow. Yet they’ve never heard of Autorun and what a powerful functionality is concealed in their Windows OS. Take a minute to learn more about it. You’ll become a better PC user, less annoyed with stacks of pervasive apps.

What is Autorun?

Autorun is a feature that launches programs automatically when your Windows starts. See those icons next to the clock in the bottom right corner? That’s just a small part of the Autorun apps which also include MS Office programmes, media players, software updaters and the like. The OS runs them automatically, so they are always at hand for you. However, you don’t usually need all of these apps launched at once, so they become a burden, slowing down your PC performance.

Why Autorun apps cause problems

According to CleanMyPC support data, adding 5 extra apps to Autorun slows down your computer boot time by 20 seconds. Some Autorun apps are extremely memory-hungry and drag the overall PC performance down. But why keep a photo editor or a PDF reader open when you’re not using them? CleanMyPC Autorun module helps you safely disable these secondary apps and clean out your Autorun ‘garage’.

Meet new friend - the Autorun module in CleanMyPC

The CleanMyPC Autorun tab displays every single app that occupies your memory. It helps you disable apps from autorun and get them back whenever you need. Keep the programs you’ll be using daily — disable the rest for now. To use the Autorun module, follow several simple steps:

  1. Launch CleanMyPC. You can do it right here - Launch it!
  2. Click the Autorun tab
  3. Choose the programmes to disable and move the switch left. The grey switch indicates that the autorun is disabled for the app.

When Autorun module helps you best

Autorun module is absolutely necessary if you want to:

  • Speed up Windows boot time on your computer
  • Turn off noisy apps bothering you with notifications
  • Free up RAM when you need more of it
  • Reduce the CPU usage
  • Improve computer performance to get more done

Use Autorun wisely: some security apps like antivirus or firewall are there for a purpose. Trim down background processes and all the unimportant apps. Wondering how many apps are running in your Autorun right now?
Launch CleanMyPC and take control over them   Launch it!

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