windows media player 11

  murphyman 18:56 19 Apr 2009

hi, i wonder can someone help, when i turn off media player after using it, all is fine until the next time i boot my computer, there is media player starting up with windows, i have in the past, went to msconfig and unticked it in startup,i even deleted it out of the start up with ccleaner, is there something that im missing. any help appreciated. ger

  OTT_Buzzard 19:15 19 Apr 2009

Not quite sure what's causing your problem, but a search in google shows that a few people have reported a similar issue - in some cases it was due to infections on teh PC, in others, msic / video files were being initiated on start-up causing WMP to launch.

Try running a scan on your system for nasties...

  OTT_Buzzard 19:23 19 Apr 2009

if you have a USB stick, memory card or any other storage devices plugged in when you boot up, try unplugging them. It's just in case any device contains an auto-play or similar that is launching WMP

  murphyman 19:33 19 Apr 2009

thank you OTT_Buzzard,i have ran a scan with malwarebytes,spybot,superantispyware, and avast, system came up clean i dont have anything pluged in on startup, it is a mystery

  OTT_Buzzard 19:48 19 Apr 2009

....and found this:

click here

The trick with the registry editor seemed to be the one that did the trick.

Post back and let us know how you got on.

  murphyman 19:55 19 Apr 2009

spot on OTT_Buzzard thank you, problem solved

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