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Adding programs to windows startup?

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  1. undercoveR/T

    undercoveR/T Thread Starter

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    I just posted a problem with spyware in another thread. I got pointed to Microsoft antispyware by a member called replay. Anyway, the program works great, I just want to know how to add it to windows start up. I am suprised Microsoft didn't have this feature in the options. Can anyone tell me how to do this?
     
  2. Crack

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    The easiest way is to drag the exe file to the startup folder. Its at start\program files\startup.
     
  3. undercoveR/T

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    Can it be a shortcut or does it need to be the exe file?
     
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    A shortcut is fine.
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    For that particular program, you could just have the real-time protection to start each time you start your computer. This can be configured from the program itself. This as well as the AutoUpdater. Just go to Options / Settings.
     
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    Excellent...thanks to all. I didn't see those settings when I was tinkering around with the program. But I was unable to put it in the startup folder... I am on a network, and I have an 'all user' 'administrator' 'my username' and a 'system config' startup folder, so I was a bit confused. Got it figured out now, thanks to all for helping me, flame free. :)
     
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