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Autostart programs won't launch

Certain programs that used to autostart don't any more. This started suddenly. The programs are weatherbug, roboform and adguard.

I uninstalled and reinstalled them and set them to autostart. I put them as tasks in task scheduler. I ran sfc /scannow. Nothing worked. Any ideas as to what to do?

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Many of those have their own forums.

In reply to: Autostart programs won't launch

I'd post in one of the app's forums and see what they say. But adguard here, the one I use never launched when I booted my PC. It's a web browser add-on so I wonder about that one.

Roboform for me is yet another browser addon.

That leaves me with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WeatherBug which can be an app. But the last time I got a complaint about an app not starting it turned out the trayicon area was just hiding the apps that run in the tray. Do you know how to show them all?

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Under taskbar settings

In reply to: Many of those have their own forums.

I have show all icons. What seems to work is I put the shortcuts in the startup folder. What's curious is I never had to do that before. The program's autostart option was always enough.

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Microsoft does change the OS

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If you have a fix, I'd go with that.

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Got it solved

In reply to: Microsoft does change the OS

I did a system restore to 12/23/18 and everything is fine. So apparently it was a Windows update. Thanks

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