Home » Questions » Computers [ Ask a new question ]

How do I get a list of startup programs from the Vista command prompt?

How do I get a list of startup programs from the Vista command prompt?

On a badly malware infested computer without AV and other protection, the bad guys often have to be removed by hand. The first step to removing them is to identify them. So, how does one get a list of startup programs from the Vista command prompt, which would be faster than using GUI tools, since the system can get really sluggish due to the malware eating up CPU cycles and doing other naughty stuff.

Asked by: Guest | Views: 75
Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

"At the Vista command prompt (no elevation required) type:

wmic startup list full | more

Windows Management Instrumentation
Command-line (WMIC) uses the
power of Windows Management
Instrumentation (WMI) to enable
systems management from the command
line."
Guest [Entry]

"The 'autoruns' tool from SysInternals is quite good and light weight.
Allows you to quickly disable an autorun too."