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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bball_1523, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. bball_1523

    bball_1523 Thread Starter

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    I have a lot of programs running at once, how many should i have to get faster comp speed + reliability? And how do I get those progs out? Will those programs affect any games I play, or surfing the net, downloading?
    If somebody can please help me with this subject, it'd be awesome!, thanks
     
  2. Linkmaster

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    Hi bball_1523, Welcome!
    Go to Start, Run, type mscinfig Then hit ok. Click on startup tab, See what is checked. If you can post what is checked it would help!
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Maybe try Msconfig instead of mscinfig. It's just a typo, but Windows won't know what to do with the latter...

    Greetz,
     
  4. Linkmaster

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    Hi bball_1523,
    Tony Klein is right. My mistake. Got in too big a hurry! Sorry!
     
  5. bball_1523

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    Alright here's the complete list of things in my startup tab of msconfig: *=not running

    eZulaMain
    MSMSGS*
    ANR*
    Scanregistry
    Taskmonitor
    SystemTray
    EnsoniqMixer
    Multi-function Keyboard
    Timesink Ad Client
    LoadQM
    Savenow
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~2\BROWSE~1\CNBabe.exe
    wcmdmgr
    WinampAgent
    LoadPowerProfile
    QuickTime Task
    webHancer Agent
    SDaemon
    SWD
    VsecomrEXE*
    VSchedule*
    WinampAgent*
    TimeSink Ad Client*
    PLXSTART*
    PLXTASK*
    BTS4 WinLock*
    BTS4 Systray*
    V128IID
    LoadPowerProfile
    SchedulingAgent
    winmodem*
    LoadBlackD*
    Windows Media Powerpoint Helper
    Microsoft Find Fast
    Refresh
    Iomega Watch
    Iomega Startup Options
    Zip Disk Icons
    Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    Office Startup
    Microsoft Office Startup*
    SwTray*
    BlackICE*
    load=*
    end of list...

    Wow I got tons of programs running, Most of those I have no idea what they are and what they do to my computer... Can yall please help me adjust my settings here? thanks
     
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  8. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    You probably have SwCaller as well, a nasty dialler.

    My Advice:

    First uninstall Kazaa, and look for a spyware-free alternative.

    Then do this:

    Go to Start/run, and type msconfig.
    On the Startup tab, uncheck EVERYTHING, EXCEPT for the following items:

    MSMSGS (Optional), Scanregistry, SystemTray, Multi-function Keyboard, LoadPowerProfile, SDaemon VSchedule, PLXSTART* PLXTASK*, V128IID LoadPowerProfile, SchedulingAgent, winmodem* LoadBlackD* Iomega Zip Disk Icons BlackICE* load=*

    Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot (important!)

    Now go to Software add/remove and remove New(dot)net application and Webhancer Agent.

    Reboot AGAIN.

    Download and install <A HREF="http://www.lavasoftusa.com/index.html">Ad-Aware</A> . This is a program which scans your system for spyware.

    After having downloaded AAW, also download the latest Signature file (Reflist.sig) : http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ls/reflist.zip
    Unpack it to the Lavasoft Ad-Aware folder in Program Files, and have it overwrite the one that's there.

    Then have your drives and registry scanned for spyware, check all found files and reg keys, click continue, and have them removed.
    Reboot one last time.

    Your computer will thank you for this, and you'll be amazed about how much more smoothly your system will run.


    Good luck,
     
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