start up

  2020 23:25 16 Jan 05
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hi trying to sort out my sisters computer which is so full of dross that the kids have downloaded..kazza, neopets etc. it has loads of stuff which loads on start up, so how can i cut this out and have only essential stuff load. also some programmes such as neopets are difficult to remove, any suggestions welcomed.
with thanks. 2020

  LeadingMNMs 23:38 16 Jan 05

Go to 'Run' and type "msconfig", go to the last tab 'Startup' and remove the majority of entries, leaving only needed ones such as firewalls, antivirus and other system processes.

  LeadingMNMs 23:38 16 Jan 05

Also download and run Ad-aware click here This should help remove some things.

  Serendipity777 23:39 16 Jan 05

If you arent sure what is what, then they have a good start ups list at click here

  2020 00:10 17 Jan 05

thanks for advice. i just want to confirm that if i remove start up programmes this will not remove/delete them?

  LeadingMNMs 00:12 17 Jan 05

By just unticking them using msconfig, you will only prevent them from starting at startup, they will not be uninstalled.

  Kev.Ifty 00:19 17 Jan 05

click here Download CCleaner.

It has a program removal tool which is very good. As well as being capable of removing all sorts of other dross.

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