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#1 wolfecubbies31

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:54 PM

I have recently gone through a malware fix that required me to change my Msconfig to Normal Startup. I want to keep this on normal start up but I have some problems with a few programs that automatically try to run when i start up my computer. The Real Player program automatically opens and causes my computer to run slow at start up. How do I fix this? I do not use Real Player and there is no option in the program that I can find to stop it from opening at start up. Also, this program does not appear on my Add/Remove programs list on the control panel so I can't uninstall it either. Let me know what I can do!!!

I would prefer to keep this program on my computer, I just don't want it to start at start up and slow down my computer. If I need to redownload it after a removal I can handle that too.

Edited by wolfecubbies31, 15 January 2009 - 10:01 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:07 PM

Start the Application Real Player. When loaded, click the menu 'TOOLS' and then click 'PREFERENCES'.

First, expand Automatic Services and click AutoUpdate. Uncheck the box next to "Automatically Download and Install Important Updates." Click OK. Close the program.

Lastly, download Autoruns, which can help you manage your start up!

Edited by Jay-P VIP, 15 January 2009 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:07 PM

If you do need to uninstall Real Player, Start menu/All Programs.
If the Real folder is there, you should have an uninstall option.
Whenever installing RP, make sure you uncheck all the boxes for "extras".

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:33 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-program-automatic-startup-locations/




More info about the registry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_registry
These are the most common locations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Edited by lowtek_otc, 16 January 2009 - 01:35 AM.





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