Trimming startup programs

  gel 07:31 21 Mar 2011

Has any one experience of this free download from Microsoft for sorting out unwanted start up programs?
Thank you

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  Sea Urchin 12:06 21 Mar 2011

I've no experience of the program you mention, but I don't know why you would need it. Basically the only programs you need to start at boot up are your real-time anti-virus/anti-spyware programs and a firewall. Anything else can be disabled from startup.

  robin_x 12:18 21 Mar 2011

I have WinPatrol running all the time since it also blocks new startups (pop-up Allow/Deny).
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But I thought I would have a look at Autoruns one day. I found it too cluttered and overwhelming.

Msconfig of course will disable existing startups.

  Sea Urchin 13:57 21 Mar 2011

As of course will CCleaner

  gel 16:03 21 Mar 2011

Hello and thank you for your comments. They are most useful

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