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Disable Abdobe/Java/iTunes startups?


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#1 Surma

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:12 AM

I am using CodeStuff starter to disable some startups that i dont think i need, but there are a few entries which i am not sure of. These include some abdobe manager and speedlaunch, some itunes/apple mobile device stuff and java update. Will disabling these prevent me from using the related applications or will it just prolong the launch time. I use neither regularly.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:11 AM

Disabling startups...does not impair functioning of the parent program, doing so merely prevents an unnecessary app from delaying your boot time and consuming system resources before such is really needed.

I personally allow the java update manager to run...because I otherwise do not know of java updates. I consider such important because java is one of the functions that malware writers attack often and the java updates are usually (if not always) in response to a known vulnerability (similar to the XP critical updates evolution).

Many of the items which programs throw into the startup category...are nothing but "phone home" apps for purposes of updating or otherwise monitoring or collecting data from a system (IMO).

Basically...my approach is that of...if it's not a Windows process or related to my installed AV/firewall or other system-defense mechasnisms...it doesn't belong in my startup group.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:50 AM

ok, thx for the info!
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