1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Starting programs with IE 6

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by a.maverick, Nov 17, 2001.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. a.maverick

    a.maverick Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2001
    Messages:
    34
    I've recently downloaded an advertisement removing program (Ad subtract) to use with IE 6. However I've noticed that it is quite a memory hog.So I want it to start only when I start IE6/MSN messenger/Yahoo messenger.This option is not given for the adsubtract itself neither can I find it for each of the progs mentioned above .Please help me
     
  2. Shadow2531

    Shadow2531

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2001
    Messages:
    2,636
    well you can disable the program at startup so it doesn't load when your computer starts.

    Then if there are no options to do what you want, you create a custom batch files and shortcuts for IE6, msn messenger, and yahoo messenger.

    the when launching IE6 etc. You would just click on the custom shortcut. That would work almost all the time except if you clicked on a favorite or link in a file or on your desktop etc.

    However there should be a better way.


    But the best way would be to disable the ad program at startup. then just load it up before you go on the net.
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2001
    Messages:
    10,392
  4. a.maverick

    a.maverick Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2001
    Messages:
    34
    :confused:
    Thanks for al the help so far.I did as the instructions said and now IE and Adsubtract can be started with the same icon.But another problem:Inspite of Adsubtract starting first IE loads first and hence the browser shows Ads. How can I put a time lag between the two programs ?
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2001
    Messages:
    10,392
    You could have Adsubtract start from the registry.

    You could create a value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run in order to start Adsubtract.exe there.

    If you wish, I could do that for you, if I knew the exact path to your Adsubtract.exe.

    You could also do it yourself with <A HREF="http://www.delphifreestuff.com/cgi-bin/dfs_components.cgi?fw_startupmanager">Startup Manager</A> , a powerful Msconfig replacement.

    It has an option to easily change the startup location of any file. See the attachment.

    Good luck,
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Starting programs
  1. EzySNIP
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    335
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/58794

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice