Contents of Run keys (Windows)

Module: Startup Files

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports the contents of registry Run keys. Programs listed in Run keys execute automatically at startup. Use the file list to specify the file names of programs to be excluded.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Contents of Run keys

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: System Information

  • Windows 2000 (105842)

  • Windows 2003 (205842)

  • Windows 2008 (248842)

  • Windows Vista (228842)

  • Windows XP (200842)

Title: Run key entry

Description:The program executes automatically at startup. If the program is not authorized, remove the value from the registry key that is reported in the Information field. If the program is authorized, add the program file name to the name list.

Severity: green-0

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [Key: %s]