Unwanted Start-up Programs?

  spuds 08:52 22 May 11
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The computer appears to be getting a little slow on Start-up, and perhaps removing some programs might help. But which ones to remove?.

In the Start-up list, it give the following: Abode ARM - Abode Reader Speed Launcher - BcMfcWind + Control Center 3 (Which are for a Brother printer) - Search Settings (?) - Sun Java Update Sched - ZoneAlarm Client - CTFMON.Exe (?)- MSMSGS (?) - McAfee Security Scan Plus Ink.

Whats would be your advice to the above ?.

  rawprawn 08:57 22 May 11

You can untick all of them except Zone Alarm

  rawprawn 09:00 22 May 11

CTFMON

MSMSGS is windows messenger

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:34 22 May 11

Rawprawn is correct the only one in that list you need on start up is ZoneAlarm However you do not appear to have any AV or antimalware running at startup.

  spuds 10:09 22 May 11
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Thanks guys, very much appreciated.

I have Avast that runs and automatically updates on start-up. MalwareBytes is used as a scan when required.

While I use ZoneAlarm, the 'Client' as got me confused?.

I'll have a search as to 'Client- CTFMON - MSMSGS' and see how they came to be in the Start-up, and add to the knowledge curve!.

Ticked as resolved.

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