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Startuplist 2.01


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#1 Sterling Holobyte

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:02 PM

Hi all.
I recently downloaded Startuplist 2.01 off of Merijn.org, wanting to see what processes might be running covertly on my computer, and was trying to make sense of all the things it listed. Is there a way to figure out what is supposed to be there and what shouldn't or doesn't have to be there without going through each and every item and searching for them?(it won't let me cut and paste the filenames so I would have to write every one of them out).
Is there a community of people who analyze these lists like for Hijackthis? Should I just use Hijackthis/does it list all startup programs? And just forget about Startuplist? I posted a Hijackthis log on another forum and never got a reply, but I don't know if that meant it was clean or not, so I thought I would try this.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:27 PM

Because every computer has a different configuration of applications, it would be difficult to provide either a shortlist of deletable items or any sort of general rules. BC does maintain an extremely long list in its Startup database (see the tab at the top of the page marked "Startup list").
This list indicates, for each item, whether it is necessary for your computer, optional, or killable. While the introduction recommends the application Autorun, you can use Startuplist to review and make decisions about what should be running at startup that reflects your needs and uses.
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:34 PM

Hi SH, it might be best if you start here: www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic62888.html#entry343980
if you have reason to believe you have malware on your computer such as popups, browser hijacking, slow running computer, etc.

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