The services, drivers, system files, programs and so forth, that are loaded when your system boots-up can have a significant impact on the security your system. Certain programs and services must be loaded at start-up because they are essential to the security and smooth operation.
Unfortunately, any malware will add a start-up item, and make it to run at the background, to pave way for malicious attempts like key logger, rootkits, buffer overflow or Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. These attacks will be running silently in the computer and enable hackers to steal your identity and confidential information like your credit card details.
The Autorun Analyzer makes a thorough check on the Start-up items that are loaded during system start-up and shows them as a list with their threat rating. The interface allows you to choose precisely which programs and services are to be enabled and to delete the items that are identified as malware.
The Autorun Analyzer section of this guide is broken down into the following sections:Starting Autorun Analyzer