How do I stop a program loading at startup?

  xriser 19:54 20 Nov 2014
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Every time I boot my Windows 7 laptop a webpage called Slashdot opens. I can't find any reference to it in msconfig or "delete programs". It's driving me nuts - how can I stop it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:13 20 Nov 2014
  SparkyJack 09:42 21 Nov 2014

Tap Window button -a popup menu shows on the a clutch of prgrams that start on boot. Is the program there?

If it is,right click then 'Remve from list'

  onthelimit1 10:41 21 Nov 2014

I don't think that list shows other than recently opened progs. He says he's looked at msconfig which does show boot progs.

  Batch 11:24 21 Nov 2014

Sounds as if a URL link might be being executed.

There are several places that it could be run from.

A good tool to inspect these is Ccleaner (install if you haven't already).

In Ccleaner, go to Tools, Startup and look at the information in the various tabs to see if anything relevant. In particular look at the Windows and Scheduled Tasks tabs.

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