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Disable Startup Items In Sys Config Util

By Gromett ·
There seems to be an ever increasing number of items that get deposited by programs and downloads into the Startup list in the system configuration utility in win 9x. Most seem best to disable, as their most visible attribute seems to be to reduce system resources. Is there a comprehensive list of these items published anywhere, that identifies what they are, which ones are useful, which ones are not, and which ones are "spyware"?

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by dmiles In reply to Disable Startup Items In ...

The best option is to open Windows Explorer and select C:\Windows directory and then right-click and select properties,to view info
The other part of your question requires that you download a spyware utility from the following site
www.lavasoftusa.com/
http://grc.com/optout.htm

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by Gromett In reply to Disable Startup Items In ...

Thank you, I will review those utilities. For your info, I also found a useful article on spyware in PC World /March-02 - page 150.

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by B_Pope In reply to Disable Startup Items In ...

this site has a very good list of startup programs & a good description of what their for & whether you really need them running.
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm

as well I run AD-aware plus from lavasoft/usa as Soulrider mentions with his link, find it very usefull

this site is loaded with info & links you'll find helpfull.
http://www.cexx.org/cydoor.htm

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by B_Pope In reply to Disable Startup Items In ...

should have been this link, the other has info also but is more directed to a particular spyware called cydoor.
http://accs-net.com/smallfish/index.htm

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by Gromett In reply to Disable Startup Items In ...

Thank you, I will review your suggested links. For your info, I also found a useful article on spyware in PC World /March-02 - page 150.

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