I've been on msconfig, I've looked through the startup but the programs don't appear there, I've also used CCleaner and gone to the start up tab but they don't appear there either. Is there any other way to stop them starting on boot up?
Answer by Razor512 · Sep 05, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Use codestuff starter to disable any unneeded startup items and services (most can generally be disabled) and it will make windows much more responsive and it will also boot faster.
Answer by EnvoyOfTheEnd · Sep 05, 2011 at 10:53 PM
Take a look at Autoruns from Sysinternals. It covers a lot more locations than MSConfig does.
Though I would be sure of just what you are disabling before you do it.
Answer by xedric14 · Sep 06, 2011 at 05:06 AM
The easiest to do it dude is installing WinPatrol (you can find it in filehippo or just google it.) it has the simple Option of labeling a program as
Disable - to let the program watch out if the autostart becomes enabled again or... Remove - to remove it from autostart list.
it monitors changes to your autostart programs so, your autostart will always be the same. it has more added features like Delay Start but you need license for it. i love "delay start" option because I can plan which and when in particular seconds which starts first. really my personal favorite. :))
Answer by Chuckys Child · Sep 06, 2011 at 10:55 AM
**there is also winpatrol. when you install an item that wants to start with the comp you will prompted to allow or not allow. now if you use it there are runonce items that should be allowed, they are needed to finish what you are installing. there is a free and paid version.
just noticed the previous answer, LOL. one more thing winpatrol will protect your homepage from hijacking.**