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Windows 7: unfettered start-up inclusions

15 Sep 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

On my installs in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after checking Hide all MS Services) I uncheck everything except the AV and any Sync. Nothing else needs to start up. If it's something personal like a messenger that you can't do without starting with Windows then that's your choice, but in general most that write themselves into these places are doing so to spy on you to build consumer databases.

Those that write themselves back in can often be adjusted in their program Preferences under Updating or elsewhere. If they continue to force their way in then I uninstall the program because it is obnoxious and likely up to no good.


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16 Sep 2014   #12
urbanspaceman1

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Yes, Mr Rocker, that is generally how I feel too. In MSconfig there are only the items I definitely require from startup. Again, I have to assume - because no-one has actually indicated otherwise - that you cannot set constraints on the Startup list. As Real is not especially adept or efficient at downloading video-clips I will embark on a search for an alternative program. As you said, and as I feel, it's not acceptable behaviour. I've just given a laptop running 7 to my local techie:;it belongs to a lady friend who allows her modern OS to police itself and has ground to a complete halt as a result. He has cleaned out a few years worth of junk and charged her for the service which is quite acceptable except that she has been struggling more and more for the last couple of years as her system gradually got more and more sluggish. I like a tidy desk.
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16 Sep 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

Did you check in the Real Preferences to see if there is an Updater to turn off?
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16 Sep 2014   #14
urbanspaceman1

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Hi Greg, yes, indeed I did. As I said, it's not especially good at downloading so I'll try to find a better alternative. Thanks for your input.
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16 Sep 2014   #15
urbanspaceman1

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I still think we should be able to lock off our OS from bloatware and unsolicited start-up injections.
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16 Sep 2014   #16
gregrocker

 

I think that's the reason I've always uninstalled Real Player within a few days. But any other legit program should have a way to turn it off and if not I would not have it.
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