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(Solved) Quick launch toolbar problem....

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  1. hmr516

    hmr516 Thread Starter

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    I downloaded a program called Paltalk. It put an icon on my quick launch toolbar. I am using WinME. I went into MSCONFIG, deleted the checkmark next to the program on the startup tab, clicked apply, then OK. I then restarted my computer but the icon was still there. I can exit that program from the icon by right clicking it, but it always reappears when I start up. Is there any other way to find out why I can't delete it, or stop it from appearing when I boot up? Thanks.
     
  2. brindle

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    Is there an option in the program to lanch when windows starts up? If so disable start with windows.
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip , 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.
     
  4. slipe

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    There is a difference between the quick launch bar and the taskbar. The icon will stay in the quick launch without the program running – that is normal. Icons show up in the tray only if the source program is somehow active. If you remove the check mark in msconfig/startup the icon should not appear in the tray anymore. But the quick launch is just a place to put icons for when you can’t see the desktop. If you don’t want it there just right click and delete it.

    On rare occasions you have to remove the program from the startup folder in Start>Programs as well as uncheck it in msconfig.
     
  5. coderitr

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    There's also a key in the registry where stuff gets loaded. If the application you're looking for isn't in the Startup folder on the start menu, look in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    the key exists in HKEY_CURRENT_USER too.
     
  6. hmr516

    hmr516 Thread Starter

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    Problem is now solved. I took the program out of the start up folder, and that solved the problem. Thank you all for your help.
     
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