What programs are absolutely necessary on start up? The reason I ask is because after I changed my AV program, my computer takes much longer to start up (this is after I enter my password at the welcome page). My Dell Inspiron 14 laptop came with McAfee. After the 30 day trial was over, I installed Bitdefender Internet Security 2010.
Now with Bitdefender installed, the computer takes a pretty long time to load up after I enter the password for my account (at the welcome page).
Below are the list of programs currently running at startup (from MSCONFIG). Is running Bitdefender a must? What happens if I choose not to run it on startup? Will I still have the firewall/antivirus protection if I don't run it at start up?
Additionally, do you guys see a program that isn't necessary at startup?