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Greater Control of Start Up

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by dhnp, Mar 19, 2020.

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  1. dhnp

    dhnp Thread Starter

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    Hi forum, recently I've been frustrated by programs adding themselves to startup folder.
    I know how to remove them from startup but was wondering if there is a way to gain more control of this process.
    Potentially lock this folder, force windows to ask permission before the startup folder is changed.

    It's mainly a frustration issue and underlying worry that something damaging could be started at boot up

    Thanks in advance !!
     
  2. DaveA

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    What programs are you having this issue with?
     
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    There is really nothing you can do if it's part of the install setup. Some programs may give you the option to but that's been few and far between.

    You can disable them in Startup tab of Task Manager but other than that, maybe within the program itself.
     
  4. dhnp

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    Thanks for replying
    Of late I had noticed that Chrome and Firefox were for some reason starting at computer logon.
    Other programs periodically
    As I mentioned I wanted to see if there was a way of stopping this
    I seem to remember using WinPatrol for something similar years ago
     
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    Since I have neither of those programs installed on any of my machines, I do not know what their default settings are.

    I have installed a lot of programs and have NOT had any to be in the startup except for those that one should have. Most protection type need to be started all the time.
     
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    Are you closing the programs before shutting down ? Windows 10 version 1709 and newer now open any programs that were still running when you shutdown.
     
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    The "Tools - Startup" feature of Piriform CCleaner works great for controlling what auto-loads and runs in the background.

    Select the "Windows" or "Scheduled Tasks" or "Services" that you don't want auto-loading and running in the background, then click "Disable".

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  8. dhnp

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    Thanks, this may be part the reason
    I will pay extra care to closing the programs before shutdown
    THANKS AGAIN
     
  9. dhnp

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    THANKS I use this program to periodically clean but had forgotten about the capcity to disable, remove start up programs
    I'll use this as well
    THANKS AGAIN for help
     
  10. dhnp

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    Thanks I am going to be extra careful for a while and see if I can identify the precursor steps (what I am doing or not doing) to the unwanted startups
     
  11. snuffleufflegus

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    It is normal for "GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore" and"GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA" to be in your startup folder upon installation.You can disable them both.There may also be a "Google Update service (Gupdate)" and a "Google Update Service (Gupdatem) in your administrative services.Do not disable the two in administrative services or you chrome will not update itself,therefore causing instability issues with chrome.
    Firefox also has startup entries in both startup folder and administrative services.I can't remember what they are as i no longer have firefox.
     
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    dhnp:
    You're welcome.

    snuffleufflegus:
    When you disable entries in CCleaner, it doesn't change their startup type to "Disabled" in the Services list.
    It changes them to "Manual".
    I refuse to use Google Chrome, but I do use Mozilla Firefox.
    I disable several unneeded extensions in "Browser Plug-ins".

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  13. snuffleufflegus

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    Morning Frank..
    I was referring to disabling to the entries manually in administrative services.Not using Ccleaner.I was only referring to the first two in the startup folder using Ccleaner.Sorry,i should of specified.
    Personally,i dont use Ccleaner to disable anything.I use the Msconfig utility,and go straight to administrative services and set them accordingly.I also use "Autoruns" for unseen entries.I only use Ccleaner for cleanup,that is however without using the registry cleaner as i use regscanner for that to do it manually.
    again,sorry for the unspecification..Good day frank..Off to work.
     
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    No going to work for me. I'm retired. :D

    I also manage running processes in the startup list(msconfig) and services list(services.msc), but CCleaner makes the process easier. so I use both methods. (y)

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