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Close Programs

When I start my computer and the desktop appears, I do Ctrl+Alt+Del to see the Close Program box. This is usually what I find:

Explorer
Nls
Bargains
Hbsrv
Rundll32
Scanregw
Systray

My question is, which of these programs should be at startup and which shouldn't and how do I get rid of the ones that shouldn't be there?

Thank you.

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Re: Close Programs

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Sorry, I forgot, I have HP with ME.

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Re: Close Programs

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The BARGAINS looks suspicious. What Anti-Parasite tools are you using?

Bob

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Re: Close Programs

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None. I don't know much about that subject, I'm basically a newbie. Any suggestions?

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Pest control.

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Light reading about the issue is at http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/

The usual tools which you can find with google.com are Adaware SE, Spybot and also a pass from Housecall would be a good idea. These pests and parasites are discussed often in the Security Forum.

Bob

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At some point you might find yourself....

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dabbling with the Start-up menu. There are two items which you should always leave running in ME, irrespective of whatever else you delete - either temporarily or permanently.

SystemTray
*StateMgr

Just my 2 cents.

Regards
Mo

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Re: At some point you might find yourself....

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Explorer
Systray

I hate to disagree but i think theese are the two that you MUST leave running.......You really should run a spyware/adware etc test. Spy Sweeper from Webroot software is good. I recently ran it on a trial and it found a few things my usual utilities didn`t.

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Dear bstu - Are you referring to running items? ...

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via Ctrl-Alt-Delete? My reference was to the Start-up menu, which does not include Explorer as a check-point option, since the OS installs it anyway. "Systray" is as it arrives, again via C-A-D. In the Start-up menu it is SystemTray. Again, in the Start-up menu, do not uncheck the *StateMgr box.

I know that I am saying again what I said in my original post. Hopefully we are no longer talking at cross purposes.

For parasites, much has been written on these Forums and several programs are recommended.

Regards
Mo

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Re: Dear bstu - Are you referring to running items? ...

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Ah.. sorry Mclazon got my wires crossed there. So, Mulberryrd have you tried any of theese suggestions and if so.....are you having any success?

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Re: Dear bstu and Mulberryrd....

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Dear bstu:

Thank you for confirming the clarification. As you say, Dear Mulberryrd: Hope things are going well.

Regards
Mo

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