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don't want program to load during startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by segmented, Sep 30, 2003.

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  1. segmented

    segmented Thread Starter

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    Win XP: How do I stop a program from loading during startup? I deleted its icon from the Startup folder, but the next time I reboooted, the icon reappeared.
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ , and download 'Hijack This!'.
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

    and tell us which program you want to stop starting up
     
  3. dobhar

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    You can try using Mike Lin's Free Startup Control Panel ...

    Quote from site...

    "Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts. It's simple to use and, like all my programs, is very small and won't burden your system. A valuable tool for system administrators!

    Startup Control Panel is compatible with all modern versions of Windows, including Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP."
     
  4. milomorai

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    you can also go to start>run>type in "msconfig" w/o the quotes. click on the startup tab and uncheck the app you don't want to start. that should take care of the problem
     
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