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Startup menu - What needs to be there?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by NewYear-NewUser, Jan 2, 2011.

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  1. NewYear-NewUser

    NewYear-NewUser Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    I am a newbie here. :)

    My PC have been having a little delay after a page loads (if you know what I mean). It has also been switching itself off now and again too.

    Checked for viruses and malware etc. All clear.

    Cleaned the interior of the tower (running a lot quieter now too :)).

    I have emptied the recycle bin and hard deleted the contents of it.

    My next step is on the startup bar.


    I am unsure which programmes are needed and which ones I can untick on startup. I have unticked the DivXUpdates one.

    I also notice that there are two on there (please see screenshot attached and in this post) of what appear to be Chinese or Japanese - That I have Encircled in red. Does anyone know what these are for please?

    I use PrevX and Malwarebytes (current updates) and Avast free home anti-virus.


    Your help is appreciated.


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  2. daz1

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    dont use msconfig use something like cc cleaner go to tools start up untick all except your ant vi and or personnel firewall

    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download free version

    re boot when you have unticked them alter it to disable not delete
     
  3. NewYear-NewUser

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    Thanks Mate.

    That link is for a paid version @ £19.99 and not a free version. :(
     
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    Most of the checked startup entries that I see in your screenshot can be unchecked in Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - Startup(tab).

    Since I'm unable to see the entire command lines, let's see a HiJackThis log.

    Go here and click the green icon to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4.

    After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

    Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

    After it's been installed, start it and then click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

    When the scan is finished in less than 30 seconds, a log file will appear.

    Save that log file.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire log file here.

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  6. Irukku

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    Nothing needs to be checked in your msconfig startup list unless you want it to be.
     
  7. Ent

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    The free ccleaner can be downloaded from FileHippo as surferdude2 says.
    The official Piriform download is found here.
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard

    I notice that you have regGenie installed. Using any registry cleaner is typically recommended against on this forum; they do not improve the performance of your computer and many cause a lot of real problems if you execute their proposed fixes.
     
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