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#1 BlessedBeMe


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 01:28 PM

Greetings All, Can anyone tell me how to stop a program from automatically starting when I boot up my pc? Thanks, BlessedBeMe :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

Sure :thumbsup:.

You can use a program like AutoRuns for Windows v8.73 - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...wt.svl=whatsnew to find all of them and to also disable or remove them (from Startup).


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:31 PM



If you have Spy-Bot S&D installed, you can also use their system start up tool. This shows you what is loading at start up. You can then either disable or delete entries you do not require.


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:58 PM

You might also want to check the offending program and see if there's an option there
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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:29 PM

Really nothing more user friendly than free WinPatrol: http://www.winpatrol.com/

Right click the little scotty dog in the system tray and choose "Startup info." A list of everything set to start automatically will be presented. Select the program or process that you want to control with a single left click to highlight, and then push the "Disable" button at the lower right. Done. The entry is not removed from the list, and will function normally when started manually. If you want to turn it back on for auto-start, just return to the list, click it, and now it is an "Enable" button. WinPatrol will even disable itself! Scotty also acts as a basic system monitor giving you choices when stuff happens without your knowledge--like applications setting thmselves to auto-start.

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