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Autoruns appears(?) to not detect all startup items (even Microsoft ones).

Hello,

I am uncertain if this is a "bug" (< or at least "omission") or user error (mine), but it appears that Autoruns does not comprehensively detect startup items - at least it does not appear to detect MS Teams where said missing item:
a) Is a Microsoft application (i.e., not some odd 3rd party thing).
b) DOES appear in the Windows 11 Task Manager Startup tab.

Please see attached screenshots showing:
i) MS Teams appearing in Task Manager Startup tab but NOT in Autoruns startup item list (the latter filtered by "Team").
ii) Confirmation that MS Teams is in fact starting up.
iii) Settings from Autoruns that are the ones I imagined to be relevant to the described issue, and that were operational at the time the screen captures were made.

(PS I thought maybe "Team Foundation Add-in" re MS Office in the form of TFSOfficeAdd-in.dll within Autoruns might somehow perhaps be "the same as" the "Teams" entry within the Task Manager Startup tab, but disabling the four "Team Foundation Add-in" entries within Autoruns and the single "Teams" entry within the Task Manager Startup tab appeared independent, with neither startup setting appearing to affect the other. Note: I did Refresh each app after changing the other to see if there was interdependence - there was not - but, did not reboot the machine in between. Is that the problem - that these entries do correspond but to see the interconnection one must reboot in between changing settings to see the interdependence?)

Am I confused about Autoruns operation/settings? Is this a bug/omission? Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks,
David

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TamsFehrvri-2211 answered DavidDurlach-5936 commented

I'm experiencing something similar. The startup tab in Task Manager has several entries that I'm unable to locate in autoruns. For example, on my Dell XPS 13, I have "Killer Intelligence Center", "Intel Graphics Command Center Startup Task" etc. I'm not seeing them in autoruns, and cannot find them elsewhere either (registry, task scheduler). I'd love to know where these startup "tasks" are registered.

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I appreciate learning I am not alone in encountering this issue (in terms of it suggesting it is not specific to my PC etc.).

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