go to sysinternals www.sysinternals.com and get yourself a copy of
autoruns. It comes in a zip file so you will have to be able to unzip
it. Install and run this little program. You will be provided with a
list of everything that is started whenever you boot up. It is much
better than the msconfig option of the "start" then "run" capability.
All you have to do then is find the startup program and uncheck it. It
will not start upon reboot unless you go back into autoruns and put the
checkmark back in. This little program can help you clean up a lot of
items that load at startup that you may or may not need. Just be aware
of what you "uncheck" for it could get you in trouble. Basically, if you
are in doubt, don't take it out.
I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but is there a way to disable the quick scan that runs whenever you boot your computer? It's very annoying and I think it's not necessary if you have auto-protect running. TIA.