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#1 sempai

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:34 AM

hello,

anyone knows where or how to configure start-up applications? i want to choose what start-up objects should run upon boot-up.

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Edited by sempai, 17 August 2006 - 09:36 AM.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:39 AM

Hey there sempai,

Although there are many ways in which you can disable startup items, my personal preference is to use the windows utility called msconfig. I'm sure other people have different favourites, but I find this method hassle-free and relatively simple. You might like to limit the programs that are loading when your computer starts, you might have unneccessary software loading whn you boot your computer which is eating away at your CPU and ultimatley slowing down your computer. Many programs install a quick launch feature which is not needed; if you want to use the program you can start it up manually. The easiest way to see whether a program is needed at startup, you can use bleeping computer's own list, which gives an indication of whether the program is required/optional etc. Note that essential processes such as those for your anti-virus or your modem must be kept.
So, firstly click on start, then run and type msconfig. Then hit enter.
Click on the startup tab and a list of programs will appear.
You can compare the startup name with those on the startup list., link is below:
www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups

To stop a program loading at boot just remove the tick.
Click "Ok", and choose to restart.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:43 AM

You can use Startup Control Panel, or if you use Spybot S&D, you can use it's startup manager.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:09 AM

ok guys tnx for the fast reply.... start-up objects really slows down my computer, now i know how to manage them... thanks to you both.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:21 AM

Note that you can use BC's Startup Database to learn more about whether each item is necessary, unnecessary, or optional. I myself perfer to use Spybot's utility, since it keeps track of what you delete from startup and provides more information than the Windows utility.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 08:53 AM

tnx for the info... i also tried spybots utility and i found an ALCMTR.exe as one of my start up program and mark as red? when i check the help botton, red means malicious program.... any idea what it is?

Edited by sempai, 18 August 2006 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:23 AM

Description:
alcmtr.exe is a process installed alongside Realtek AC97 audio hardware and provides a monitoring service. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
Should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly.
http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/alcmtr/


Our BC database says:
Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor. "Spyware" file used surreptitiously monitor one's actions. It is not a sinister one, like remote control programs, but it is being used by Realtek to gather data about customers
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/ALCMTR.EXE-240.html


But it is part of your audio adapter, Realtek AC97 Audio and interfering with it may affect your audio device.

Edited by Enthusiast, 18 August 2006 - 09:27 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:25 AM

Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor. "Sypware" file used surreptitiously monitor one's actions. It is not a sinister one, like remote control programs, but it is being used by Realtek to gather data about customers

ALCMTR.EXE
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 09:26 AM

thanks for the fast reply... so i do not need to do anything about it, am i right?

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:13 AM

I didn't and I have the same audio adapter on my system.
I have left it alone.
I don't know what it reports to Realtek but truthfully I don't really care.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 05:09 PM

ok thanks a lot...... :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 01:25 PM

You're welcome. :thumbsup:




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