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By matchett ·
I installed Norton anti virus and now cleanmgr.exe start on bootup. I have looked in the startup and the registry but I am unable to find anything that will autostart this program. Where else can I look to stop this program from auto starting.

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by TheChas In reply to disk cleanup

Some parts of Anti-Virus programs are started from the legacy Windows system files.
Autoexec.bat
Config.sys
MSDOS.sys
System.ini
Win.ini

If you are running W98, Me, or XP you have a utility called msconfig.
You run msconfig from the run boxon the start menu.
Click on the start-up tab, and you should see a list that includes everything that runs at startup.
Un-check the items as needed.

It is also possible that cleanmgr.exe is called up and started by Norton AV itself.
(I run McAfee.)

If you do disable cleanmgr, you need to verify that Norton is still protecting your system from viruses.

You might also look at the startup options for Norton AV itself.
You should be able to at least limit the amount of resources that are used by the program.

Remember, if the AV software is turned off, you are NOT protected from infected e-mail or web sites.

Chas

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by ashishshekhar In reply to disk cleanup

I would recommend you visit www.mylin.net , where you can download a simple program named startupcpl. This will give you complete control over what starts up automatically .

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by Ann777 In reply to disk cleanup

that's www.mlin.net (not mylin) -- programs by Mike Lin

You might also look in Norton AV and see what parameters are set for NAV auto-start. Depending on your version, the settings will be different.

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by Dirkdj In reply to disk cleanup

When you installed NAV, you got the question : DO YOU WISH TO RUN NAV AT START UP TIME. Apparently you have answered ....YES, instead of NO.
The easiest thing to do is, re-install NAV and you can manage it then. Good luck

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