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#1 michaeljohn

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 10:03 PM

Hi,all. I'm wondering how can I stop programs/processes from running. When I open task manager there are processes that I want to stop from starting automatically. How do I do this (safely)?

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:28 AM

Hello michaeljohn,

To do this safely you will need to click start then run type msconfig and then select the startup tab. You will see a list of programs clearing the checkbox will prevent the program from starting at windows startup.

If you post the list here, we can tell you what each entry is, or you can use BC's startup database http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:16 PM

Well...my first question would be...just how did you determine what processes you would like to stop?

Do you know whether any of these are key/necessary for system operation?

If you are trying to stop startup items...IMO, using a program like Autoruns would be much better (used only after reading instructions).

Louis




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