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Windows 7: Don't want to remove programs from CCleaner startup again and again

15 Sep 2013   #11
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

EDITED:

Guys, pay attention. (I did not mean to offend anyone, sorry If I did.)

He is stating that he is unchecking the items, and then they keep coming back. He is asking for a utlity to prevent them from adding themselves back into the startup list in the first place.

Itunes is famous for this. My solution was to always uninstall the program that causes this behavior.
Try it yourself, install itunes and uncheck it from startup. After the next 2 or 3 restarts, it comes back and adds itself again. Adobe does this as well.

I personally recommend uninstalling any program that does this and get something else/a replacement.
Itunes replacement:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29716...ing-your-ipod/


NOTE:
The best way to stop a program from starting up is from within the
program itself. Although adobe and itunes are missing these options. Which is why you might have to use a program from the ones below.
Contrary to what many say, MSCONFIG Startup is not a good place for
this very reason.
Some applications will recreate those entries if the entries are
deleted.
Go to the program itself and look for something under settings like "Load at
startup", "Start at boot" etc.,
Disable it from the application.
MSCONFIG Startup is intended as a troubleshooting tool and as a method
of permanently disabling an application from starting. (But it does not always work.)

OP, i think this is what you are looking for:

How to Stop Programs From Adding Themselves to Windows Startup

http://download.cnet.com/WinPatrol/3...-10129149.html

http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml <-----older program but will probably work by right click run as admin


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15 Sep 2013   #12
Boozad

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Guys, pay attention. He is stating that he is unchecking the items, and then they keep coming back. He is asking for a utlity to prevent them from adding themselves back into the startup list in the first place.
Andrew I was paying attention, the OP states he was using CCleaner to stop programs starting at startup. That's why he was advised by three others to use msconfig.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lord of Rings View Post
I've been using CCleaner to prevent some programs to load at startup.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Itunes is famous for this. My solution was to always uninstall the program that causes this behavior.
Try it yourself, install itunes and uncheck it from startup. After the next 2 or 3 restarts, it comes back and adds itself again. Adobe does this as well.
I've had iTunes installed on my last three PCs, still have it on the current two rigs. I've taken it out of startup in msconfig on all three rigs and to this day it's never put itself back in there. I'm happily starting manually whenever I'm forced to use the Godawful thing.
This was why I recommended the OP removes it in msconfig, because through experience on three different rigs with three different versions of W7 Pro iTunes has never put itself back in the startup menu when disabled through msconfig. I wouldn't tell him something works if it hadn't worked for me over and over again.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I personally recommend uninstalling any program that does this and get something else/a replacement.
Unfortunately for iPad/iPhone/iPod users there is nothing else to use for synching your device.
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15 Sep 2013   #13
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lord of Rings View Post
Is there a handy utility that can solve my problem?
Yes, msconfig.
No, not msconfig. You guys aren't getting it - you can disable startup directives with msconfig or ccleaner or what have you, but there are certain programs that will simply restore them each time they're run.

You have to go into the options for each such program and find the setting for launching things at boot/startup - it'll usually be in an unobvious place.

Good luck!
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15 Sep 2013   #14
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Guys, pay attention. He is stating that he is unchecking the items, and then they keep coming back. He is asking for a utlity to prevent them from adding themselves back into the startup list in the first place.

Itunes is famous for this. My solution was to always uninstall the program that causes this behavior.
Pay attention?

If you have a suggestion, just post it. No need to deride another members suggestion.

Winpatrol should be downloaded from here,

BillP Studios Download Page

Cnet downloads have lost their credibility.
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15 Sep 2013   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
sgage
...you can disable startup directives with msconfig or ccleaner or what have you, but there are certain programs that will simply restore them each time they're run.

You have to go into the options for each such program and find the setting for launching things at boot/startup - it'll usually be in an unobvious place.
Yes exactly.
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15 Sep 2013   #16
Boozad

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

iTunes has never started at Startup for me after removing it from msconfig no matter how many times I run it.
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15 Sep 2013   #17
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

After unchecking a program in msconfig (startup) and rebooting ... look in "Services" by typing services.msc.
See if any of the programs are set to 'automatically'. Right click the program, choose properties.
If it's set to automatic, click the drop down bar, set it to 'manual', then stop then service. Apply and OK your way out.
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15 Sep 2013   #18
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

As mentioned in the post above, indeed check in Computer Management for services related to the programs. If the case, set them to manual or disabled. That should fix it. Good luck.
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15 Sep 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

If a program turns itself back on after being deselected in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after hiding all MS Services) then as stated it may need to be turned off at startup in the program Preferences - it may be listed under Updater.

You don't need anything to start with Win7 except your AV, any sync, gadgets or stickies you're using. All others are freeloaders on resources and probably spying.
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15 Sep 2013   #20
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

No one suggested the mighty Autoruns yet.
  • Download Autoruns
  • Run Autoruns as Administrator
  • At the top go to Options> Filter Options...
    • Check these:
  • Click the little floppy icon at the top to before! any changes are made to save a copy of the original startup in case something has been broken in the process .
  • Find the entry(ies) you want to get rid of, uncheck them and simply exit the program and reboot the PC.
warning   Warning

Disabling the wrong entry may result in Windows not booting properly or not at all!
Make sure you know what you're disabling.
*** What to uncheck and what not. *** - Sysinternals Forums
Side note;
Some programs are known to add a run registry key at shutdown (viruses do this as well).
I'm not saying you should but one way to break this mechanism is to reset via the front-panel button.
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