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Edited by phawgg, 06 December 2004 - 02:49 AM.
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Posted 08 December 2004 - 08:36 PM
I didn't see this last message until I was finished with the instructions. I'm not really sure what I need to do. I set msconfig on normal startup, and now I have all sorts of crazy stuff running when I boot up my computer. How do I keep these things in check? (or unchecked in this case ) Did I do something wrong? Thanks!!
One more thing, meesh. I overlooked the fact that you have two HJT folder locations. Please use the one located at C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe. The other will be deleted at this point:
Run System Security Suite. (All windows and browsers closed) To clean out Temp and Temporary Internet Files, In the "Items to Clear" tab click:
1. Internet Explorer (left pane): Cookies & Temporary files
2. My Computer (right pane): Temporary files & Recycle Bin
Click the "Clear Selected Items" button. Close.
It will be important that when you run HJT for the next post, after this step:
Start-->run-->type msconfig-->please make sure startup selection tab shows "normal startup" before running HJT again.
that you use the right one. I hope you can remedy this situation prior to doing any of the steps. If not, we can deal with the fact without undue concern, though.
Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 09 December 2004 - 02:42 AM
Edited by phawgg, 09 December 2004 - 02:50 AM.
Posted 09 December 2004 - 07:36 PM
Posted 09 December 2004 - 08:09 PM
The problem, if I understand correctly, is that your start menu no longer displays the "connect to". This has occasionaly happened to me, also. For various reasons, I think. I've always been able to use an alternative method, usually by going to start-->control panel-->network connections and right-click the appropriate connection. I have considered "pinning" a short cut to the start menu. I typiclly use the "clear usage tracks" feature in Spybot, which upon reboot clears the start menu of those shortcuts that were determined by windows to be frequently used. Thats how the start menu gets "populated". To avoid erasure of these entirely, you can select "pin to start menu" when right-clicking any program short cut on your desktop, or any program from the flyout menu when using the "all programs" feature of the start menu
I have lost my "connect to"" link in startup, and can I use selective start up now?
Edited by phawgg, 09 December 2004 - 08:13 PM.
Posted 09 December 2004 - 09:33 PM
Edited by phawgg, 09 December 2004 - 10:09 PM.
Posted 09 December 2004 - 10:10 PM
Several startups like you mention are optional. Most any program can be lauched when you want to from your start menu. The convenience of taskbar icons often is at the expense of system resources overall. For instance, I have only Tea Timer, AVG & Sygate appearing on the task bar at startup. A couple other programs do startup, though. You can view all startups in Spybot's Tool's menu-->system start up. From there, simply uncheck those that are probably unnecessary or unwanted. Operate without them for a while to see if it's "all good". Then you can delete them from that location. Further study can reveal exactly which program's startups are optional. Go to this site and spend some time, by filing in the "search" for "filenames or "program titles".Windows Startup Online. Two other excellent resources for questions of this nature are castlecops startups and ATW Tasklist. Feel free to post questions in the "operating systems" forum here, also.
When I log on I still get some random things that load like MSN, Messenger, and quicktime.
Edited by phawgg, 09 December 2004 - 11:00 PM.
Posted 09 December 2004 - 10:37 PM
Posted 10 December 2004 - 02:11 PM
Consider it done.
I don't want to make the moderators mad! Tell them sorry, ok? Thanks.
Edited by phawgg, 10 December 2004 - 02:12 PM.
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