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#1 honu1

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

I just read the tutorial + installed Secunia on my system.
How do I configure this program not to run at start up?
I honestly don't know which programs run at start up + that's another tut I have to look into :thumbup2:

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:24 PM

To disable unnecessary startups, use a free Startup Manager like one of the following:You will be provided with a list of programs that load when Windows starts. If you untick an entry it will no longer run at startup. This will allow you to experiment and see how your system performs with any of them disabled.
-- Note: some startup programs are necessary so be careful what you disable.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

Thanks quietman
After just a little reading I am aware that some programs need to be run at startup. I did download autoruns+ended up with 5 1/2 printed pages of info! So far I'm just checking programs the the BC startup data base. It's going to take a long time to wade thru it all.

Is there a simple way to just disable Secunia from starting up when I turn on my computer? I'm not that familiar with its setting features+haven't figured it out ....yet.

I was told once a week is enough to run Secunia.

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I will look into those other links to see if there is a more user friendly checker for this novice. :thumbup2:
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 12:02 PM

Is there a simple way to just disable Secunia from starting up when I turn on my computer? I'm not that familiar with its setting features+haven't figured it out ....yet.

Settings tab, or Configuration menu item (depends on version). Disable from loading at startup. You can disable monitoring as well. And a bunch of other things.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:06 PM

I think what you may be looking for is in the settings menu of Secunia.

To get to the Secunia Settings menu:

Click the up arrow in the notification tray (lower right corner of screen). This will show you the hidden icons.
Click the Secunia icon (three red curved bars).
Click the down arrow to the right of Configuration to expand the category
Click Settings
If you do not want Secunia to start at boot, Uncheck Start the Secunia PSI on boot

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:20 PM

Thanks again,tork
I've got the box unchecked,so this means it is one less program running at startup,correct? It will only run when I prompt it to?

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:22 PM

That is correct. You have to click the icon if it's on the desktop or start it from your programs list when you want it to run. Make sure you exit the program when you are finished with it as well. Otherwise it runs minimized in the system tray.

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