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Programs starting not in startup


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#1 twintone

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:15 PM

Have an odd issue I was hoping someone may be able to point me in the right direction on fixing. My grandpa's computer (Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, 64-bit Service Pack 1) has 2 programs automatically start up when the computer is rebooted. Internet Explorer, and Hoyle Games Solitaire. 

 

I ran msconfig and don't see either one listed in the startup tab. Also looked in the startup tab folder and don't see either of them there as well. 

 

I ran Malwarebyte which came up totally clean, and a full AV scan (Viper) which came up clean as well.

 

Am I just overlooking something? I don't get how they are starting at start up.. or how I can make them stop.

 

I asked him if he had changed anything as of late, and he said he hasn't. Really all he does is check email (Yahoo email) and play a couple games that are installed. 

 

Any help would be appreciated.



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 09:42 AM

Programs initiating at startup...can be registry entries or files and not all of them are reflected in any one or two locations.  You can use a startup manager to see all startups.

 

The best (IMO) is Autoruns for Windows, you can run it online.  Take a look at the the Logon tab.

 

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