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Windows 7: What programs show launched programs on bootup?

08 Oct 2009   #1
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
What programs show launched programs on bootup?

I see W7 Home Premium still has msconfig to tell you what programs are launching on bootup, but was wondering if this OS has a more thorough program? Keep getting a spyware program launching and would like to disable that. Thanks.


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08 Oct 2009   #2
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

The only program within Windows 7 is msconfig to disable startup programs..
you could get other 3rd party programs to disable startup...

If you keep getting spyware (program) do you have Anti-virus/spyware and firewall protection on your computer??

and What Spyware program is launching??
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08 Oct 2009   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The startup folder usually has most of them.

How do you know that it is spyware?

~Lordbob
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09 Oct 2009   #4
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, Spy Hunter kept auto launching on bootup. Didn't realize W7 has a built in spyware program already. Is it any good?
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09 Oct 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x2 + Windows 10, Ubuntu
 
 

Best thing to do is download, install and run malwarebytes and Spybot S&D

Malwarebytes.org

The home of Spybot-S&D!

Post back and let us know what they report - they should clear things but there are other manual options if there are still problems
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09 Oct 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
...but was wondering if this OS has a more thorough program?...
windows defender might be worth looking at.

amongst other things, it lets you view the list of programs running at Windows startup. you can also disable or permanently remove unneeded entries.

just start typing 'windows defender' in the start-menu search box to run it...
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09 Oct 2009   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's a given program for me to have installed on every system of mine, but CCleaner can show and disable startup items. They also aren't usually in the Start Up folder anymore, especially malware. That's why a app designed for this purpose works best.
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09 Oct 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x2 + Windows 10, Ubuntu
 
 

If you are looking to check what exactly is being loaded without your knowledge thers is nothing better IMO than Autoruns

Autoruns for Windows

It can look a little complex on first sight but that is because it scans all the places that items may be started for all users
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09 Oct 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you are looking to check what exactly is being loaded without your knowledge thers is nothing better IMO than Autoruns

Autoruns for Windows

It can look a little complex on first sight but that is because it scans all the places that items may be started for all users
+1

I concur. Not the prettiest, but the most thorough. Very handy for isolating more than just boot time autoruns.
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09 Oct 2009   #10
Tora

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Jv16 PowerTools can show you all the files that run during the boot process. .exe's and .dll's etc...
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