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Windows 7: Can't Keep Software from Starting at Startup

11 Jan 2011   #1
siteturbo

Windows 7, 32 Bit
 
 
Can't Keep Software from Starting at Startup

Hello,

Newbie here.

I have Windows 7 and everytime I startup the computer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and AutoCAD start automagically. This is getting extremely frustrating.

I have even looked into the msconfig program with Windows and none of these programs are checked in the Startup Tab.

Any help would be great. Thanks.


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11 Jan 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi siteturbo and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

What do the following keys in the registry show?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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11 Jan 2011   #3
siteturbo

Windows 7, 32 Bit
 
 

Hello Dwarf,

Here is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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11 Jan 2011   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi and welcome to the forums i hope my advice is helpful
the way i deal with the autoruns is to use this program Autoruns for Windows v10.06 (By Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell)
LINK Autoruns for Windows

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This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.

Autoruns' Hide Signed Microsoft Entries option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system and it has support for looking at the auto-starting images configured for other accounts configured on a system. Also included in the download package is a command-line equivalent that can output in CSV format, Autorunsc.

You'll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically!
The Case of the Unexplained, 2010: Troubleshooting with Mark Russinovich

http://www.msteched.com/2010/NorthAmerica/WCL315

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Come hear Mark Russinovich, the master of Windows troubleshooting, walk you through step-by-step how he has solved seemingly unsolvable system and application problems on Windows. With all new real case studies, Mark shows how to apply the Microsoft Debugging Tools and his own Sysinternals tools, including Process Explorer and Process Monitor, to solve system crashes, process hangs, security vulnerabilities, DLL conflicts, permissions problems, registry misconfiguration, network hangs, and file system issues. These tools are used on a daily basis by Microsoft Product Support and have been used effectively to solve a wide variety of desktop and server issues, so being familiar with their operation and application will assist you in dealing with different problems on Windows.


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11 Jan 2011   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Also, to boot up faster, delete the both google and something related to google notifier (sorry on mobile) values, right click and select delete.
In the 2nd pic, delete everything except Acer boot smart/boost and acer launcher (or similar, infact, the first value). Those are just unnecessary startups.
Before that select the 'Run' key in left pane and select Export from File menu and save it to somewhere you can remember with any name as a backup, incase if you want to restore it later.
However, there's no reference to Google chrome, firefox and AutoCad in the 'Run' list.
Follow the advice on Autoruns. It can display hidden startup locations too.
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11 Jan 2011   #6
siteturbo

Windows 7, 32 Bit
 
 

Folks,

I forgot to mention that I already installed the AutoRuns program from MicroSoft and the software: Google Chrome, Firefox, and AutoCAD are not on the list(s) in the AutoRuns program either.
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11 Jan 2011   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by siteturbo View Post
Folks,

I forgot to mention that I already installed the AutoRuns program from MicroSoft and the software: Google Chrome, Firefox, and AutoCAD are not on the list(s) in the AutoRuns program either.
have you tried looking in the everything tab?


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11 Jan 2011   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have you un-installed the programs you have probs with then tried reinstalling then looking in autorun? for there entries also look in task scheduler.
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11 Jan 2011   #9
siteturbo

Windows 7, 32 Bit
 
 

brianzion, yes, I looked in all four tabs you suggested with the green arrows. I even did a Ctrl-F to use the Search feature in those tabs - Result: Nothing!

Also, I reinstalled AutoCad and it does the same thing. And AutoCAD takes about 2 to 3 hours to uninstall and reinstall because of all the customization.

I have not tried uninstalling Chrome or Firefox.

Please also note, that when I go to the Windows Task Manager, I see acad.exe in one of the processes even when I close the program. When I click on it and try to "end" the process it does not end it. It's like it is resident in memory all the time. Although I close the program it's still in the task manager and can not be killed.
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11 Jan 2011   #10
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i would uninstall chrome and firefox and reboot then re-install then reboot again and see what happens if they autorun on startup again.
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