Windows Defender Process Explorer?


  1. Posts : 12,364
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    Windows Defender Process Explorer?


    Anyone know where the the process explorer that was in the Vista version went? I'm trying to stop a few things at start-up that Msconfig can't stop. I've looked but can't seem to find it or a similar function
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  2. Posts : 71,271
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Hi Smarteyeball,

    Interesting that MS has removed that from Windows Defender. It appears it's going to go strictly as a anti-spyware program now.


    You might check in the registry at the locations below to see if the startup item is listed there to delete.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    and

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks Shawn, I completely forgot to check the registry

    It's a pity that they removed that ability from Defender. It was a quick and easy way to kill unwanted start up apps. Fingers crossed it makes a re-appearance somewhere :)
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  4. Posts : 71,271
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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    You're welcome Smarteyeball. Hopefully MS will have it included somewhere else to make doing it easier by the final release of Windows 7.
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