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Request for access to hard drive for unwanted program.

Every time I start my computer I am shown a pop up window. This window I am very familiar with, it always pops up during downloads of any kind. This program must have came in with another becaue I never would install this. Its called start help.exe I cant figure out how to remove this request. I have to say no every time I start my PC. I searched windows 7 for solutions but none exist. Any suggestions if there is no charge.

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Since there is a very annoying Trojan/malware of the same name, I suggest you follow the instructions at this link below. Basically, it involves running a free cleaner program which I have become increasingly fond of called Adwcleaner. The page at "bleeping computer dot com" goes on to detail other things that will help clean up this problem. starthelp exe Virus Trojan Spyware and Malware Removal Logs . Good luck!

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This means you are suppose to stop all the unwanted programs in the windows 7 to improve the performance of the operating systems.
There are several ways to block & stop unwanted programs, in the operating system itself there is firewall which helps you to stop the unwanted programs using "Allow/Block" rules.
You can find lot of freeware programs to stop and disallow when windows starts.
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Ccleaner - To remove unwanted information and unwanted startup services.
To stop programs temporarily you can use Windows Task Manager. This can be open by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC you will see all the present running process, start-up services, system services.

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Press control A to select all files and folders.
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