I just put a fresh install of XP on a new laptop and installed my firewall (ZA 6.5.737) and a/v and a/s (AVG Free) and bought Acronis True Image 11.
Naturally, I assumed I needed to install the program to do a full copy/backup of the hard drive -- so that's what I did. Then I discovered that you can boot from the cd, so that's how I made my backup.
However, I had already installed the program and I now notice that it has services that run automatically and also items in the msconfig/startup.
I don't plan on using this program other than to make occasional full copy back-ups of my OS/hardrive (complete), which I can do from the cd itself.
I am concerned that this other services and startup items are going to eventually cause me problems.
I found uninstall instructions here: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.ph...amp;postcount=4
...but it's fairly complicated! 1.
Should I uninstall the program as described in that link?
Should I just leave it on (and let those services and startup items run)?
Will doing so cause any problems? (I don't want it to start asking me to back up or something -- and I have no idea if it's doing stuff on its own. There are services running after all...)
Note: Don't know if it matters, but I have only installed this program, ZA, and the two AVG ones at this point. Nothing else.
Any help is appreciated -- thanks!
My stats: Windows XP Home SP2; Firefox 3.0.14 w/ Ad-Block Plus; IE 6.0 (used only for monthly Windows Critical Updates); ZoneAlarm 6.1.744.001 Free; AVG 8.5 A/V Free; SuperAntispyware Free 4.28.1010