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Program starts with Windows even though it is not listed in autostart

From comments below it appears that hide.me regularly checks whether its start-up entry had been deleted and the program will recreate it if it is missing. In this case you need go into the settings ...
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2 exact copies of autorun.inf, one works one doesnt

The 2nd .inf, which doesn't work, appears to have been saved as UTF-8 with a UTF-8 BOM. The UTF-8 BOM means that the file starts with the binary sequence EF BB BF (in hex). But Windows expects ...
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2 exact copies of autorun.inf, one works one doesnt

As dxiv has said, this is caused by UTF-8 BOM. The file editor you are using, Notepad++, can tell you the encoding of the file. UTF-8 BOM adds header bytes to the file that breaks their ...
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How to disable "igfxHK Module" process from starting up with Windows

I had this issue on Windows 7. I was finally able to turn it off by setting the service Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel Service to Manual and restarting.
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How to disable "igfxHK Module" process from starting up with Windows

I found igfxCUIService1.0.0.0 in autoruns, where CUI is common user interface. On a hunch, I disabled that. Hotkeys are now fine on reboot. So far I haven't noticed any negative consequences.
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How to disable "igfxHK Module" process from starting up with Windows

Right-click on desktop and select Graphics Properties. This should open up the Intel Control Panel, select Advanced if the option is offered. In the Options and Support tab, at the top, is a check-...
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What’s the difference between autoplay and autorun?

What’s the difference between autoplay and autorun? AutoRun is a technology used to start some programs automatically when a CD or another media is inserted into a computer. The main purpose of ...
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What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?

Apparently a simple USB device can even fry the entire motherboard: A Russian security researcher known as "Dark Purple" has created a USB stick that contains an unusual payload. It doesn't ...
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Using an icon from Windows DLL in autorun.inf

Try to extract the .ico using "Resource Hacker", put the .ico onto the drive and use the icon= in autorun.inf to point to that instead. Using Resource Hacker should be straightforward enough to do ...
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Can a virus on a flash drive run itself without autorun?

Yes, a virus can propagate simply by inserting a USB device (including a flash drive). This is because there is code (called firmware) on the USB device that must run for the device to be detected. ...
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Autorun.inf in Windows 8/8.1 for USB Drives

Windows 8 does not have a autorun on usb for security reasons. But there is a workaround in this article. You need to separate the usb into two partitions, and make Windows believe one is a CDROM. ...
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Udev rules failing to pass parameters

It is somewhat complicated, because the rules are evaluated for each node in the device tree and because some informations are available in some parts of the tree but cannot be referenced from another ...
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How to block USB media on a Windows 10 machine?

You can disable the use of USB storage devices in Windows 10 by navigating to the following Group Policy hierarchy: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Removable ...
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Windows 10 - Disable UWP process group apps from running automatically

To disable globally or for individual apps, i.e. to prevent "UWP Apps" from running on their own in background: Go to "Settings -> Privacy -> Background Apps (scroll down to it) .....
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Using an icon from Windows DLL in autorun.inf

I was completely wrong, you can use %WINDIR% I tried regenerating the issue and I was able to us windir and dll file index. the icon you're trying to use did not show for some reason. but I was able ...
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Is it possible to run a file as soon as an HDMI device is plugged in?

Yes and no depending on what you mean by “…when an HDMI device is plugged in?” No, it’s not possible to run a file off of an HDMI device. No, you cannot run a file from an HDMI connected device to ...
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How to start any file on startup, hidden

There are 2 ways to "hide" it. - Put it waiting in the taskbar (what usually happens when you press - on the top right of the program) - Hide it Completly Same as -: Navigate to the program.exe ...
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How do I stop MediaMonkey from forcing itself as the device's default AutoPlay behaviour?

Infuriatingly, not only does MediaMonkey make itself the default Autoplay application for your device, it also reaffirms this setting each time you plug your device in, effectively riding roughshod ...
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Is there any way to force a system to launch an app from a pendrive?

No, there is not. AutoRun was the only method of instructing a Windows computer to load software when any type of digital media was inserted, and correctly, due to very real security concerns, this ...
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Why is it that a tool like sysinternals Autoruns might not know the location of a startup?

The program could have been run by another program. Or could be launched from a scheduled task. It could have been run by a dll loaded by another startup program. Autoruns can only catalogue "...
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Why is it that a tool like sysinternals Autoruns might not know the location of a startup?

The whole reason Autoruns exists is that there isn't just a single "run at startup" feature with several possible locations. Rather, the startup process has several stages1 which start ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in Windows boot

WMrun.exe is not available standalone. VIX API tools support for VMware Player stopped about VIX 1.17. https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api/ The current standalone VIX version 1.17 that ...
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How do I autorun a file when a USB drive is inserted in another computer?

Windows will not automatically run anything that is "executable" from removable media. Actually in XP and Vista (I think) this used to be possible by default, but as this was a major virus-vector ...
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Filter autorun programs on usb

Autorun only has two states; on or off, so it's an all-or-nothing deal. Your only configuration options are what drives to enable or disable it on, but you can't whitelist specific applications that ...
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Can I make a program autorun from a flash drive?

A regular flash drive cannot, but it can identify as a CD drive in order to trick the OS into enabling autorun. This is the technique used by U3 flashdrives, which identify as a composite device ...
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Why does one of my USB drive always start auto scan for virus when I plug in, others don't?

It is a function of the Shell Hardware Detection service running inside Windows. The scan/auto-fix occurs when your computer recognizes the USB device was either unmounted improperly or there are ...
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Disable autorun of clamav on debian distro

ClamAV packages ClamAV antivirus is splitted in several debian packages named clamav, clamav-freshclam and clamav-daemon as stated in debian (jessie) package webpage: [...] a flexible and scalable ...
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How to Make an Autorun VCD with .exe files that automatically run videos in VCD palyers

There is a certain folder structure for VCDs and DVDs. This enables the player to look specific locations for specific files (subs in a folder, videos in another etc.) . You can achieve what you want ...
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I want to make an Autorun for a DVD to recognize Win as x32/x64. Is that possible?

No, it is impossible to do so with an AUTORUN.INF file. According to https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa969327.aspx , there is no command to do this. You will have to do this with a batch file....
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How to log application runs with as much detail as possible?

This should do it for what you want. Very quick and dirty but logs everything to a log from your powershell script. For anything else you have to enable the respective advanced auditing settings ...
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