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Windows 7: The unremovable startup program :)

03 Sep 2014   #1
AzzKickr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
The unremovable startup program :)

Hi all,

I have a rather annoying problem with a perticular program that keeps running at startup

The program itself has the option to "run at startup", but it keeps enabling itself again ...

So I thought I'd just manually remove it entirely from any place causing it to run at start. Problem is: it's nowhere to be found. No entry in MSCONFIG, no link in the startup folder, no task in task scheduler, ...

Does anyone have an idea on how to proceed ?


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03 Sep 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What is the program ?
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03 Sep 2014   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AzzKickr View Post
Hi all,

I have a rather annoying problem with a perticular program that keeps running at startup

The program itself has the option to "run at startup", but it keeps enabling itself again ...

So I thought I'd just manually remove it entirely from any place causing it to run at start. Problem is: it's nowhere to be found. No entry in MSCONFIG, no link in the startup folder, no task in task scheduler, ...

Does anyone have an idea on how to proceed ?
Do you have "Autoruns" installed on your system? If not, I would suggest using it to find the startup location;

Autoruns for Windows

HTH
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03 Sep 2014   #4
AzzKickr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What is the program ?
Snagit (screen capturing)
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03 Sep 2014   #5
AzzKickr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AzzKickr View Post
Hi all,

I have a rather annoying problem with a perticular program that keeps running at startup

The program itself has the option to "run at startup", but it keeps enabling itself again ...

So I thought I'd just manually remove it entirely from any place causing it to run at start. Problem is: it's nowhere to be found. No entry in MSCONFIG, no link in the startup folder, no task in task scheduler, ...

Does anyone have an idea on how to proceed ?
Do you have "Autoruns" installed on your system? If not, I would suggest using it to find the startup location;

Autoruns for Windows

HTH
Actually, I do haha, forgot all about it

Autoruns was indeed able to locate it for me. Apparently it waspresent as a link in some obscure part of my hard drive, in a startup folder yet not showing in the start menu. Hence the confusion on my part ...

SOLVED !
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03 Sep 2014   #6
AzzKickr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Damn, cheered too soon ... it's there again and this time no mention of it in Autoruns ...
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03 Sep 2014   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Put msconfig in the Search or Run box [if you have it] on the Start menu then in the Startup section uncheck it if present.
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03 Sep 2014   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Azz,

In addition, check the startup locations in the tutorial below to see if the program may be listed in one of them. If so, you can either disabled or remove it.

Startup Programs - Change

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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03 Sep 2014   #9
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AzzKickr View Post
Damn, cheered too soon ... it's there again and this time no mention of it in Autoruns ...
Does the following help;

https://support.techsmith.com/entrie...hen-Logging-in
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03 Sep 2014   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Services and drivers

Sometimes a program runs as a service so check services (and drivers if any) and set startup to disabled if that particular program is running as a service. Do not set system critical services or drivers to disabled as it could cause huge problems!

Pserv can control startup type for services and drivers:

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Download link: p-nand-q.com

Run from:

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Also check your startup programs folder:

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Why not just let us all know what this software is?


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