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How? Kill start up Programs in XP

by hogswin / May 28, 2005 3:39 PM PDT

Can anyone tell me how to limit or get rid of all the start up programs in XP?

Ya know, on the lower right bottom side of the screen in Win XP?

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by _Wookies_ / May 28, 2005 4:38 PM PDT

first of all what version of windows do you have? if you have xp, its actually really simple.
1. Go to star then run
2. when at run type msconfig
3. a window should come up with 6 tabs on the top
the ones that you need are the last two the "service" and the "startup". you can unchek programs from both of these lists, but make sure you dont uncheck any important programs like windows update.

Tell me if this worked!

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Typical removal suggestions
by Willy / May 28, 2005 8:30 PM PDT

First, find out exactly what they are. Then see if they have an "uninstall" option and use it. You should check to see under its propertiesexactly where its located on your HD, you "fully delete" once it uninstalls. If no uninstall option, then use the add/remove icon within the control panel. Locate the pgm. and then "remove" it. You can use windoze explorer, to better remove the rememnats of the pgm(s) and thier dir. as well should you need to do this manually. Then use some registry cleaner to remove those traces of the pgm(s) to completely finish the job. You can also check the "startup dir" and delete any listings but only after the above is done, provided you need to manually do so. Thi is for regular pgms. not malware if that what you're trying to do, then follow the procedures AV makers, like Norton, McAfee, etc. provide or tools for such persistant pgms..

tada -----Willy Happy

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Hogswin, See My Response In 'Newbies'...Here's...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 29, 2005 4:34 AM PDT
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In addition, perhaps install Spybot S&D 1.3....
by tobeach / May 30, 2005 4:26 PM PDT

which amoung other great tricks has, in it's advanced mode, several tools including ''system startup'' which lists things that start up and has descriptions of what they are, if necessary, and allows you to disable/enable each on a permamnent/or temp basis by checking or not the boxes for each. Good program (along with AdawareSE)to have anyway. Also allows removal of excess homepage/searchpage redirects so you can enter & lock 1 of each (your choice) to frustrate hijackers and speed up your internet viewing. Also remember to use the "Immunize" feature along with "Bad download Blocker" tool. Great stuff! Enjoy! Happy

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