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#1 BanditFlyer

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:38 AM

Is there a list anywhere of safe-to-delete programs from the add/remove panel?

If not, Let's start one. I'm going to start researching various junk that I find in the add/remove programs panel, and responding to this post as I have time.

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#2 BanditFlyer

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:56 AM

Spinner - not spyware but hogs memory and is unnecessary

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 11:01 PM

Anything that is not part of your operating system is safe to delete if you do it properly.

(Internet Explorer is part of all Windows op systems and cannot be removed)

If it's resources that you want to preserve, disable programs you don't need on the startup menu instead of uninstalling them unless you are sure you will not need the program again.

After you get through uninstalling programs and you are sure after rebooting that your computer is operating properly, use CCleaner to clean your registry.

Edited by Enthusiast, 01 November 2005 - 11:04 PM.


#4 jgweed

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 11:32 PM

BC's Startup Database contains many, many applications and programs, all by category (necessary, optional, unneeded, malare).
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Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:03 AM

BC's Startup Database contains many, many applications and programs, all by category (necessary, optional, unneeded, malare).
Regards,
John

I use a program called "Starter" by Code Stuff. It shows the startup programs and also the processes. You can right click on one of them and google it for info. I've found it to be quick and easy way to control my machine. Cheers.

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:10 AM

For everyone's convience here is the link to Bleeping Computer's Startup Database. :thumbsup:

Startup Programs Database

Edited by Scarlett, 02 November 2005 - 09:11 AM.

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