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#1 TheSadness

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:25 AM

can someone help me, i get irritated everytime i open the computer.
because of MagicJack editing the registry to open it again when the computer startup
i used msconfig to disable it from opening. but when you open the program it opens again and creates another icon at desktop
help!!

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 08:57 AM

Do not use MSCONFIG to disable anything. To stop it from starting turn off the service in services under admin tools/services.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:59 AM

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
A little complex but it works very well

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#4 TheSadness

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:03 PM

Do not use MSCONFIG to disable anything. To stop it from starting turn off the service in services under admin tools/services.

Oh. Lol. why shouldn't i? startup programs are not really necessary for the computer to start so why?

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 09:06 PM

Autoruns
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
A little complex but it works very well

Did you read the EULA for that thing?


i didn't had the chance to read the EULA cause i just immediately installed it to my computer.
btw. is it bad for me to disable it from starting? do i commit a crime there :thumbsup:


erm tried the program. didn't help either.

Edited by TheSadness, 31 January 2009 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:51 PM

Do not use MSCONFIG to disable anything. To stop it from starting turn off the service in services under admin tools/services.

Oh. Lol. why shouldn't i? startup programs are not really necessary for the computer to start so why?

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:12 AM

erm thanks but i can't seem to be able to find something related to MagicJack there.
can you give me a direct link? :thumbsup:
P.S. Great Site.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:38 PM

BUMP! need replies.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:03 AM

I don't have the fix for this yet either, but just wanted to join in because I'm having the same problem. The Magic Jack application is best labelled "verbose" and is definitely not user friendly from a normal Windows app behavior perspective. I am running it on XP and tried first with "help" of their live support service. What a joke, they don't even understand English!!, let alone what you might mean by "how to disable it on start-up".
Also tried to manually disable the entry in the startup menu, but just as you already said, when you click on the shortcut to open the app, it just re-installs itself and presto, status quo again.
This would either require a Windows expert or the guy at Magic Jack who came up with this hair brained idea (they should replace him, actually).

By the way, I also noticed when you start up Magic Jack, and you make a call immediately after the soft phone image pops up (ready to make a call), it will actually take away bandwidth from its voice process to handle downloading all the stupid ads it wants to pester you with! Imagine that, the ads are more important than the use of the bleeping phone! They really blew that one.
Anyway, I'm still in the 30 day trial period and will consider chucking it if no help arrives. The darn thing actually has interfered with my normal startup by being immediately activated. Let's hope there is a cure out there. Anybody have a good tech contact at Magic Jack?
Appreciate any relevant feedback.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

Here are links (and there are many more trashing MJ) that you may find useful in understanding the problems and uninstalling of MJack.
http://uninstallmagicjack.com/?cat=1
http://uninstallmagicjack.com/

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:23 AM

I don't have the fix for this yet either, but just wanted to join in because I'm having the same problem. The Magic Jack application is best labelled "verbose" and is definitely not user friendly from a normal Windows app behavior perspective. I am running it on XP and tried first with "help" of their live support service. What a joke, they don't even understand English!!, let alone what you might mean by "how to disable it on start-up".
Also tried to manually disable the entry in the startup menu, but just as you already said, when you click on the shortcut to open the app, it just re-installs itself and presto, status quo again.
This would either require a Windows expert or the guy at Magic Jack who came up with this hair brained idea (they should replace him, actually).

By the way, I also noticed when you start up Magic Jack, and you make a call immediately after the soft phone image pops up (ready to make a call), it will actually take away bandwidth from its voice process to handle downloading all the stupid ads it wants to pester you with! Imagine that, the ads are more important than the use of the bleeping phone! They really blew that one.
Anyway, I'm still in the 30 day trial period and will consider chucking it if no help arrives. The darn thing actually has interfered with my normal startup by being immediately activated. Let's hope there is a cure out there. Anybody have a good tech contact at Magic Jack?
Appreciate any relevant feedback.



lol. i'm with you. you got it all correct on what i'm trying to say.
well, hope there's someone who knows it.




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