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Looking for a prog to lock startup menu, if there is one.

Anyone know of a proggie that will keep apps from reinserting themselves into the startup menu after they've been removed??
Any help appreciated.

TIA
GK

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Have you checked the individual programs

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Thanks for suggestions

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1st thing I did was disable startups in individual apps but some of them keep coming back even with that option unchecked.
Thanks for going to the trouble of running the search, I've done the same but still no luck, know there's one out there, remember reading about it just can't recall name..naturally, didn't need it then.
Appreciate your response.

GK

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2 things.

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1. The Startup items in your program menu that you see when you press Start, Programs is nothing more than a ... directory. With Windows NT, 2000 and XP I can mark this directory READ ONLY and viola, nothing gets added.

2. The other problem here is your problem description reads more like SPYWARE, trojan or virus activity than anything else. Here's my post about that -> http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=1313&messageID=15002

Bob

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Try WinPatrol

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There are several programs-- Quicktime being the one that I remember best (worst) that constantly reinsert themselves into startup as soon as they get accessed (Real Player is also notorious doing this).

WinPatrol is a very easy start up manager that also gives you a nice layer or protection in case you have downloaded a trojan or BHO or worm that tries to insidiously access your programs at startup. Anything that tries accessing any part of your system at startup is flagged by WinPatrol and you get a pop up asking you if it's OK for it to do so. If it's a program you don't want starting each time you turn on your pc, just tell WinPatrol "no" and it won't.

I've been using this product a few months now, and it's free and works very well as an easy start up manager. The additional security is just a nice bonus.

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Not going to happen.

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Sorry, but I already have my toolset in place and it works well for me.

Bob

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Thanks for suggestions

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Iappreciate it.
GK

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