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#1 Basket Lady

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:25 PM

Hi! I'm a newbie. When you install Microsoft Security Essentials it removes Defender which you need to get to software explorer that tell start up programs.Is there any other way to tell which programs run at start up? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:29 PM

msconfig will show you everything starting with your system, but do not use it to disable startup processes - it should be used as a diagnostic utility exclusively. You can use a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel to manage startup programs (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml)

And getting rid of Defender is a GREAT move.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:34 PM

Thanks I read about Mike's program but was hesitant to try it.I'll try your other suggestion.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:38 PM

I have Startup Control Panel on every system I own or work on. It is simple, straight forward, and does not install to the registry.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:28 PM

Thanks! I used msconfig and it worked well.Like I said,I'm a newbie getting there!

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:13 AM

I used msconfig.I also discovered the free program Autoruns which I checked with Cnet.Thanks!




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