Unwanted software opening at startup

  Peter Lanky 20:50 03 Apr 2009

I'm using Vista. My Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 photo downloader opens most times (but not every time) when I boot up my PC or wake it from sleep. It is listed under startup programmes in Windows Defender as 'Adobe Photo Downloader 3.0 Component', but I don't have the option to remove it. I don't need it 99% of the time I use my PC, and only want it to open when I ask it to. Any suggestions?

  Sea Urchin 20:59 03 Apr 2009

Disable it from starting at boot up

click here

  Sea Urchin 21:01 03 Apr 2009

Or via system config

click here

  Terry Brown 21:03 03 Apr 2009

From RUN type in MSCONFIG, select startup. You can then un-select the programs you do not want to run at startup.
As an alternative , you can download starter.exe, which doies the same job, but with a more graphical interface.

  Peter Lanky 10:39 04 Apr 2009


  lpasso 09:06 05 Apr 2009

How do I get rid of PC Tools tray?, it keeps coming up when each time the computer is switched on, many thanks for any help

  rawprawn 09:47 05 Apr 2009

You should start your own thread if you have a question, but uninstall it?

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