Want to get rid of unwanted programs completely

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Bush Lady

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I have stuff in the computer, that every time I start the computer, these programs pop up. I now that there is a way of getting rid of this suff completely. Is there anyone out there that can tell me how to do this?
 
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Note the program names and delete them from the registry. This will not, however, get rid of surplus DLLs.

If you have the original installables, reinstall using an installation monitor like PC Magazine's inctrl5.zip or one at http://www.softpedia.com/ Uninstall the program and manually remove any of the DLLs left over that the installation monitor reports.
 

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I downloaded 'cookie spook'

I have a question. I am using windows XP. Is there something that I can use when I click on "RUN".
 
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The best way would be to remove using "add/remove" in CONTROL PANEL.
If you just don't want them to Start -up....type MSCONFG in RUN and click on the start -up tab. Delete the ones you don't want starting up. Be careful here though. Make sure you know what you are deleting. Adding a shortcut to find what those abbreviations mean...
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php
 
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msconfig does not work in XP. I'm not sure of any system ways, but the old JV16 registry tool does allow you to change your startup programs easily. It's available at www.oldversion.com
 
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Big K...
I beg your pardon. I have edited my start-up using MSCONFIG and I have Windows XP. It's called Selective Start Up.
 
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All the sudden it works! I tried last night, and that time and all times before it it has not worked. Suddenly it does!
 
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Thanks Skivvywaver...
Me being a "Beginner"... Wasn't sure I'd be taken seriously. I just happened to be browsing through and found this question. Since I am REALLY a beginner...
I really had to think before I posted.
 
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