Adding programs to auto start

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by toploader, Sep 23, 2005.

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  1. toploader

    toploader Registered Member

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    hi some progams have autostart entries in the registry and some are in a startup folder in docs/settings (all the progs in the system tray seem to be in the registry list) why are there 2 seperate places for autostart entries? are there any more?

    my question is how do i add a program to autostart at boot? should it go in the registry list? or startup folder? and how do i add them? do i need a startup manager?
     
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  2. StevieO

    StevieO Guest

    Hi toploader,

    If you have Spybot or Winpatrol you can very easily find, and Add/Delete Enable/Disable anything you want in Startup etc.


    StevieO
     
  3. gottadoit

    gottadoit Security Expert

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    Another good (and free) program is autoruns from Sysinternals

    You might be suprised at all the different places that software can install itself so that it will run without user intervention

    Regards
     
  4. toploader

    toploader Registered Member

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    hi Stevie - thanks for the reply - Winpatrol and Spybot are great little programs - i'm determined to get those pesky startup progs under control :D
     
  5. toploader

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    thanks gottadoit - a very comprehensive list it produces too :D
     
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