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How do I stop im, yahoo music, etc. programs from loading on system startup?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Restore. In Windows 7 Click Start then type: System Restore in the
search box and look up and Click System Restore. Select a Restore Point
(date and time) that is before you
started having problems. System Restore does not delete you data,
music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed
restore point you selected).
System Recovery loses all your data, documents, music, pictures, videos and programs. It sets your system back to the time you first purchased it.
You could check your system startup menu.
Click Start/Programs and look for the RUN command. You might see it anywhere once you click Programs, or it might be inside the Accessories folder. Click RUN and when it opens up type "msconfig.exe" (without the quotes) then hit ok.
When the System Configuration window opens click the Startup tab. In the Startup Tab we are only concerned with 2 columns, the first column which is the Startup Items and the column that says Command. You can put your mouse pointer between two column headings and it will turn into a +, then hold the left mouse button and drag the column over to the right to expand it so you can read what's below it.
Now everything has a check mark beside it. This means that everytime you start your computer, these items have to load and run. Most of the stuff is good, but there might be so viruses that are running also so we want to remove the check mark from them.
Start with the first time listed under the startup item column and look at it and look at the command for it. Most times you will see something under the command such as Adobe, Yahoo, Dell, HP, etc. that you know are ok so go to the next item. Also if you see something under the command like C:\Program Files\.... then it's ok, also C:\Windows\System32\.... then it's ok.
If you see something that does not have anything under the Command column, remove the check mark, it's a virus that's trying to hide.
If you see something that says something like: dumprep 0 -k in the startup item column remove the check mark from it.
Look for anything that runs W3dbsmgr in the command column and remove the check mark to keep it from starting when you boot the computer.
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