Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2
Check in the program configuration window, running the monitoring app at startup could be enabled in the preferences there itself.
I agree with this one.
There are applications that are too persistent on being automatically launched on startup and disabling them using the msconfig>>Startup option or third party startup managers would not help unless you disable the program at startup on its very own settings.
Yahoo! Messenger for one is one of those naughty apps. I tried disabling it on msconfig>>Tabs and I even used CCleaner's startup manager but after I restart and then re-check the enabled startup applications, Yahoo! Messenger always gets listed among those enabled. That is until I found a checkbox on its settings that says something like "start Yahoo Messenger when the computer starts". I unchecked that box then OK and Yahoo! Messenager doesn't bother my startup anymore.
I personally prefer only my antivirus and desktop sidebar to launch at startup cause I want the minimal startup delay as possible.
I have seen a lot of poorly tweaked computers with maybe a dozen or more enabled startup applications. Its not pretty.