Stopping programs starting up

  SB23 20:52 14 Nov 2006
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I'm having a problem with a few programs starting up when my pc is switched on.
I've been using Startup Inspector but all of a sudden now, the programs are starting up whether I've told them not to or not.
Is there a simple and foolproof way to do this?

I have tried reinstalling Inspector but it doesn't seem to want to work for me now. Its a shame because I knew what I was doing with this program, lol.


Steve

  anskyber 20:54 14 Nov 2006

To disable a start up program click here
Or, if you have Spybot Search and Destroy use their start up control tool.

  ashdav 01:13 15 Nov 2006

use this click here
go to tools/startup and delete the entries you do not want.
be aware though that when you do this you cannot go back.
it is a one way street.

  ashdav 01:14 15 Nov 2006

without reinstalling the program concerned I mean.

  squashman 01:29 15 Nov 2006

windows defender tools section lists all start up and running programs. any you don't like, just highlight and remove. makes startup much quicker

  SB23 15:07 15 Nov 2006

That's me sorted. Will try these options as I already have Spybot and Defender installed.
If that doesn't work I'll have a look into msconfig.

Thanks all

Steve

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