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How to delete start up commands


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#1 ajayz2010

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:46 AM

Hi let'me start by saying I love this site. But um, I just recently got rid of click potato virus and even though the start up is disable it is still there physically when I pull up msconfig.exe and it is very annoying. There are a couple other things I would like to get rid of to so I would appreciate it if you could let me know the procedure. thank you.....

I am using xp pro os

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:00 AM

To remove or disable startup items...you should use a manager designed for such, not msconfig.

Some examples of such follow:

Starter (for Startups) - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Starter.shtml

Startup Control Panel - http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Startup Inspector for Windows - http://www.windowsstartup.com/

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:13 AM

Thank you for the response but I downloaded the start up inspector and I run the program but I don't see the same items on this program. I just see the one's that are running now.


I am going to try the other two and get back with you....

Ok I tried the second one and it's not what I want. I am scared to try the last one because I can't get rid of the start up control panel, please help me delete that there is no add/remove item for it and can't find any files for it on c drive unless I over looked...

Edited by ajayz2010, 22 October 2010 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 07:48 PM

Startup Control Panel doesn't install, so it's not listed in Add\Remove.
Simply delete the file, if you don't like the program.
What's wrong with it, btw?

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:24 AM

Startup Control Panel doesn't install, so it's not listed in Add\Remove.
Simply delete the file, if you don't like the program.
What's wrong with it, btw?

Yea of course o tried that... there wasn't an option to delete wen I right click.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:28 AM

Weird...
What options do you have under right click?

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:34 AM

Open and create short cut

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:40 AM

Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2

64-bit users go HERE
  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Vista users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
  • Copy the content of the following box into the main textfield:
    :filefind
    StartupCPL.exe
    
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:44 AM

You can delete using CMDline

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:49 AM

SystemLook 04.09.10 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 02:48 on 23/10/2010 by admin
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== filefind ==========

Searching for "StartupCPL.exe"
No files found.

-= EOF =-

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:59 AM

Hmmm...
Which one did you download?
Standalone EXE Version (34kb)
or
Download Startup Control Panel 2.8 (59kb)

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:19 AM

The second one, 2.8

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 01:09 PM

Well, in that case, you should have StartupCPL.exe on your computer and SystemLook doesn't find it.

What is the file name, you're trying to delete?

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:44 PM

I dont know the exact name I because i cant find it but I just know its in my control panel and called startup control panel 2.8 mike lin

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:47 PM

WARNING!!! This suggestion involves editing of the registry. Improper editing of the registry can cause your computer to become unbootable. ALWAYS backup your registry before modifying the registry.

To backup your registry, create a System Restore point. Alternatively, you can use the free utility ERUNT to create backups of your registry: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

For more information about modifying the registry, see this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/256986

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Then, see here: http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/55/1/Remove-Control-Panel-Applets

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