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Windows 7: msconfig not "holding" changes

29 Apr 2015   #1
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
msconfig not "holding" changes

msconfig not "holding" changes
Recently, I had to go into Avast to re-TurnOff Grimefighter, Software Updater, and so on.
I'm wondering if Grimefighter fiddled before I caught it.
msconfig will not hold the changes I made, even though I do the enable this, enable that, enable the other, Apply, Ok, restart. The next few retries & successive sessions, I find the same stuff still unchecked in Services area.


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29 Apr 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Grimefighter probable boots with Avast anti virus and that is why it keep starting.

Avast seems to have turned into nothing but a bag of worms.

I'm no Avast expert but in the last couple of weeks their have been many problems with Avast on this forum.
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29 Apr 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No kidding! I'm an Avast user, and Avira user. I would like to see all those SwissSecurityKnives have an optIN only menu system. If I want something on, I turn it on, not that I haveto: afterupdatereallyfastgointomenusystemandturnoff what I don't want.
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29 Apr 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I think it's best to not have the optional tools installed that you don't want.
See this post for how to install/uninstall Avast tools and options:
the dwindling free space on my C
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29 Apr 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Roland, no I'm not kidding.

How many anti virus programs do you have on your computer?
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29 Apr 2015   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

2, Avast and Avira. One has real time shields on, both run non-overlapping scheduled scans. I did not bother with Comodo antivirus. Only 2 opinions needed
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29 Apr 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I recommend one anti virus program on one computer at one time.

There is a good chance one anti virus program will argue with the other anti virus program.
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29 Apr 2015   #8
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

A tiny crumb of "food for thought" about the use of msconfig as a startup manager:

Msconfig Is Not A Startup Manager

Your call on your own system, of course.

Cheers,
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29 Apr 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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29 Apr 2015   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Two AV programs is asking for trouble.
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