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  • How do I know what start up programs are safe to remove? Without harming my computer.
    Monday, August 13, 2012 8:42 PM

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  • How do I know what start up programs are safe to remove? Without harming my computer.

    Mike

    Most of the ‘foistware’ programs that are loaded to computers are unnecessary as they can be run from Start > All Programs.

    Remove unwanted programs that start up when you switch on the computer by downloading Microsoft’s Autoruns from here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

    It doesn’t need installing. Run it and go to the Logon Tab and remove the tick alongside the programs you don’t want to start. It is completely reversible if you unintentionally stop the wrong program from starting up.

    • Proposed as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Friday, August 31, 2012 2:50 AM
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:48 AM