Stopping automatic start-ups

Written By Unknown on Monday, June 23, 2008 | 10:09 AM

You can stop them by editing MSConfig.
You can do that by
  • clicking Start
  • Run. Enter "msconfig" (without the quotes) in the box and
  • click OK.

On the Startup tab, clear boxes of programs you don't want to start.

Use care. You want to keep things like your anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware programs starting when you start your computer.

Some programs may reinstate themselves. Often they have a setting that allows them to do that. Any such program is likely to be in the Notification Area, in the bottom right of the desktop.Right-click the icon and open the program. Hunt around for a suspect setting. It is probably a checked box. Clear the box.

That's it.