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#1 kimandallan

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 03:59 AM

Hi there, my computer is freezing and running slow. The programes i have running at start up is:
Explorer
msnmsgr
swdoctor
mpftray
aim
mcvsftsn
mpfagent
quickdcf
aoltray
vsnpstd
mcvsescn
qttask
aolsp scheduler
ptsnoop
mcagent
msnappau
systray
mcvsrte
rnaapp
aoltpspd

I dont know is i need all the programs running at start up, i use aol 9, hope this helps with any information.

Thanks Kim x

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#2 turnip

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:53 AM

I dont think you need these loading at start up-
msnmsgr
mcvsescn
qttask
aolsp scheduler
ptsnoop
mcagent
msnappau
systray
mcvsrte
rnaapp
aoltpspd
quickdcf
qttask
If the system is running very slow, you might also want to run updated scans for spyware, run a disk cleanup, plenty of junk can also cause sluggishness, what about the HDD, have you defragmented it in a while? You could do these for a performance improvemnt, regularly. Check out the following links as well.
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx/

#3 kimandallan

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 05:04 AM

Hi there, thanks for your reply.
Can you please tell me how to stop them running at startup. Thanks again Kim x

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 10:11 AM

Hello kimandallan

You should check your Startups against the
Bleeping Computer's Startup Programs Database
Here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

When you have decided which ones you can disable. Do this:

Go to
> Start
> Run
Type in > misconfig
Click > ok
Click on the > Startup tab
> Un check the ones you do not need
> When finished
> Click > Apply
Then > OK
Your way out.

If you have any questions concerning what you would like to keep and or remove from Startups.
Post here and someone will help.
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 10:31 AM

Hi there, thanks for your reply.
Can you please tell me how to stop them running at startup. Thanks again Kim x



chk this link
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php

#6 kimandallan

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:30 AM

Hi there, many thanks for the reply. I have checked them against the bleeping comp database, but i'm still unshure what i need to keep. This is what i found in the start up tab:

msnmsgr
aim
spyware doctor
scan registry
task monitor
system tray
creative webcam
msnappau
vso check task
virus scan online
mcagentexe
mcupdateexe
%fp%friendly fts com
country selection
ptsnoop
quick time task
mpfexe
snpstd
mcvsrte
kb891711
aolacsdaemon1
aol9.0tray icon
exit launcher

I use aol 9.0 and i have windows 98 i also use msn sometimes. Any more info will be much appreciated thanks Kim x

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:47 AM

Hello,

What I would do to save valuable time is to disable all of the startup items for diagnostic. After you have them disabled, do some testing with your computer. Basically, try to recreate the symptom. If the problem is gone, then you know for sure that it was one of the startup items listed in MSCONFIG. Then you can go in and enouble a group of items at a time to narrow in on what is actually causing the problem.

Also, MSCONFIG does not list all the items that get loaded. Typically Malware/Spyware loads itself directly in the registry. If you are comfortable with working within the registry, startup items are located here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > WINDOWS > CURRENT VERSION > RUN


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