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StartUp Programs - My dad has too many

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  1. jediliz

    jediliz Thread Starter

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    Move this if necessary.

    My dad's computer has too many items on startup. I've tried to tell him he has too many, but he won't listen.

    What program do I use to see what starts up and then I can paste it here sometime so you can tell what's okay and what's not? I'm doing this while he's out playing golf.

    I secretly installed SpyBot Search and Destroy on this computer (his) and will be installing a free trial of this one disk defragger I like (he refuses to do defragging on his computer).



    Anyway, I want to convince him I'm right and he must listen. So first I need to get a way to show how many files he has on loadup.



    EDIT:


    I found the program. Its called startup list.

    Here are HIS programs:


    StartupList report, 10/7/03, 6:03:21 PM
    StartupList version: 1.51

    Running processes:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGLOOP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSG32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATICWD32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATITASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\3dmoused.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMKEYBD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPSYSDRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMMKBD.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ACCESSRAMP\ARMON32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TEXTBRIDGE PRO 8.0\BIN\INSTANTACCESS.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\KEYBDMGR.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\VISIONEER ONETOUCH\ONETOUCHMON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\AHEAD\INCD\INCD.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE SHARED COMPONENTS\GUARDIAN\CMGRDIAN.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT MONEY\SYSTEM\REMINDER.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\NETROPA\ONSCRE~1\OSD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\VISIONEER\PAPERPORT\PPWEBCAP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETSCAPE\NETSCAPE\NETSCP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\RRMEDIC\RRMEDIC.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\EXIF LAUNCHER\QUICKDCF.EXE
    C:\TOOLS_95\IOWATCH.EXE
    C:\TOOLS_95\IMGICON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\FINDFAST.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OSA.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HOME PUBLISHING\MHPRMIND.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\FSSCRCTL.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETROPA\ONE-TOUCH MULTIMEDIA KEYBOARD\MMUSBKB2.EXE
    C:\ELIZABETH\DISKKEEPER\DKSERVICE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\ELIZABETH\STARTUPLIST.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Listing of startup folders:

    Shell folders Startup:
    [C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
    Iomega Startup Options.lnk = C:\Tools_95\IMGSTART.EXE
    Road Runner Medic.lnk = C:\Program Files\RRMedic\RRMedic.exe
    Exif Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Exif Launcher\QuickDCF.exe
    Iomega Watch.lnk = C:\Tools_95\IOWATCH.EXE
    Zip Disk Icons.lnk = C:\Tools_95\IMGICON.EXE
    PowerReg Scheduler.exe
    Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OSA.EXE
    Microsoft Greetings Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Home Publishing\MHPRMIND.EXE
    Screen Saver Control.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\FSScrCtl.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    ScanRegistry = c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    TaskMonitor = c:\windows\taskmon.exe
    SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    AtiCwd32 = Aticwd32.exe
    AtiKey = Atitask.exe
    Primax 3-D Mouse = 3dmoused.exe
    Keyboard Manager = C:\Program Files\Netropa\One-touch Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
    HPScanPatch = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPScanFix.exe
    hpsysdrv = c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
    VsEcomrEXE = C:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee VirusScan\vsecomr.exe
    USBMMKBD = usbmmkbd.exe
    MMHID = rundll32 mmhid.dll,StartMmHid
    AccessRampMonitor = C:\Program Files\AccessRamp\ARMon32.exe
    StillImageMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    InstantAccess = C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\INSTAN~1.EXE /h
    RegisterDropHandler = C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\REGIST~1.EXE
    OneTouch Monitor = C:\PROGRA~1\VISION~2\ONETOU~2.EXE
    RegShave = C:\Progra~1\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE /autorun
    InCD = C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    McAfee Guardian = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE SHARED COMPONENTS\GUARDIAN\CMGRDIAN.EXE" /SU
    DataCaching = C:\PROGRA~1\DATACA~1\FLashKsk.exe
    RealTray = C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    SchedulingAgent = mstask.exe
    Encompass_ENCMONTR = C:\Program Files\Encompass\ENCMONTR.EXE
    RegisterDropHandler = C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\REGIST~1.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Reminder = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\reminder.exe
    Taskbar Display Controls = RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
    PPWebCap = C:\PROGRAM FILES\VISIONEER\PAPERPORT\PPWebCap.exe
    Mozilla Quick Launch = "C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe" -turbo

    --------------------------------------------------


    Thanks.


    I seriously think he has too many programs. Agreed? And I downloaded Diskkeeper to defrag his harddrive. He refuses to do that. :rolleyes:

    2nd edit:

    ignore startuplist & diskkeeper. I just added those today to his computer (Secretly) because I needed to defrag and to check his program list. I also downloaded Spyboyt search and destroy, but didn't "fix" the problems. I downloaded hijackthis, but didn't remove anything cause I didn't want to cause probs on his computer, but I had used it on my own computer and found that smarter.com search engine had hijacked the search option on IE.
     
  2. Triple6

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    A HIJACKTHIS log is a little easier to read.

    Its generally safe to fix any problems Spybot finds, just make sure its the latest - run the update within the program.

    I don't see anything that sticks out as bad.

    RealTray = C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    Reminder = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\reminder.exe
    Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OSA.EXE
    Microsoft Greetings Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Home Publishing\MHPRMIND.EXE

    This can be removed from startup - its generall not needed at boot. Most of the rest is HP junk, that adds extra functionality to the keyboard and the such.
     
  3. jediliz

    jediliz Thread Starter

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    I have the hijackthis log, if you would like to see it.
     
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    Jediliz:

    I agree with you. His computer has a bloated startup load. He probably has a "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude, like many people do. His computer will run better with the startup load trimmed down. Read my article, "MSCONFIG - Reduce Your Startup Load". It'll provide you with links to 4 different sites that list and discuss startup items.

    Along with Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.2.0, you might also want to "secretly" install Ad-aware 6.0.181. These are 2 of the best spyware detection-and-removal programs out there. What one doesn't find, the other will, and vice versa. Read my article, "Spyware - What It Does And How To Get Rid Of It".

    Good luck with your father. My mother-in-law has the same problem. I finally gave up on working on her computer.


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
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