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    This has to be spyware. I ran Ad-Aware se and crappy Spybot but neither of them got it and there's nothing odd in 'Add/Remove Programs'. What's next? RegCleaner or something?

    On a side note, does anyone know what the blank one is? Third one down.



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    dumpreg 0-k
    Error reporting tool from Microsoft. Captures memory dump and other error related information and creates a report to be sent back to Microsoft for analysis.
    http://www.wheresjames.com/index.php...ompany=&show=1

    hmm...asspie

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    That could be for anything and you can remove the blank one..

    Try using StartupCPL http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml rather then msconfig.. it is better to work with to configer startup.
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    agreed with ariel use another tool to remove (cause then you can always put them back)

    geezuz you have alot of startup items - im sure 3\4 are unecessary.
    yes delete
    -dumpreg
    -the blank one
    -ccRegvfy

    id get rid of soundman its a crappy program anyway unless you like it

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    and get rid of all the hewlett packard crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15%
    agreed with ariel use another tool to remove (cause then you can always put them back)

    geezuz you have alot of startup items - im sure 3\4 are unecessary.
    yes delete
    -dumpreg
    -the blank one
    -ccRegvfy
    Delete them or just un-tick them? If delete, then how? They aren't in Add/Remove.


    id get rid of soundman its a crappy program anyway unless you like it
    Don't know what it is or does other than a Realtek program.


    and get rid of all the hewlett packard crap.
    I don't need these to print? If not then why are they there?
    I think if I listen close enough, I can actually hear some of you laughing.



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    soundman is an extra feature you got probably with your sound card
    it adjust sound pitches
    delete it or untick it if unsure

    REMOVE STARTUP PROGRAMS
    Many programs you install set themselves to run automatically when you start up your computer. Each program that runs on startup not only consumes system resources but also extends the length of time it takes your PC to fully boot.
    it is generally unnecessary to have any programs running in the background (other than security software like virus-scanners or firewalls) disable your unwanted startup programs to increase your startup speed and conserve system resources.


    Method 1 - From Within the Program
    Open any program that starts up with windows-
    goto options or preferences and look for something like "Start with windows" etc -
    remove that and it wont load.
    (generally when you install a program it should politely ask you if you want it to start with Win).
    e.g.:
    Messenger fans
    To stop windows messenger from loading at startup.
    go to tools-options-preferences-"uncheck”, run this program when windows starts, and run this program in the background.
    You can still use it by clicking the icon, but it won't load with windows on start up.


    Method 2 - Startup Controller Utility:
    I prefer to use other start up controller programs such as Registry Cleaner to control what is allowed to startup.
    (look on google for other Startup software-lots of freebies)
    but
    you can use the MSCONFIG utility
    The 'startup' tab in MSCONFIG provides access to several other applications that are started at boot up and are running in the background.
    By examining their Filenames and directories, you should be able to get a feeling for what is necessary and what is not.
    Be aware than several viruses and worms have a habit of disguising themselves with authoritative sounding Windows system file names,
    such as the Win32.spybot.worm as MSCONFIG32.EXE. Leave these for now if you are not sure. (this paragraph taken from pcstats.com)
    Go to 'start\run' and type 'msconfig'
    Click on the "startup" tab (furthest right)\
    Unclick any items you don't want to load when windows starts.

    after editing the msconfig utility and rebooting a pop warning will come-simply clik "do not warn me again"

    "Do you ever uninstall programs and they are still listed under startup items in msconfig? Personally, I found myself with 30 such items from old installs.
    Microsoft leaves you no way to clean up this list, but have no fear, I have figured it out for you.
    1. Open MSconfig and click on the startup items tab
    2. Open Regedit and navigate to HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Sharedtools/MSconfig
    3. Compare the list of registry keys under startupfolder and startupreg with their counterparts in msconfig.
    4. Delete the keys which are no longer valid.
    5. Voila! You've cleaned up msconfig.
    by Simon Tuck (reviewed by yoyo)



    Method 2B - RegistryDeleting*
    1. Start --> run --> regedit
    2. Navigate to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run
    3. Delete any entries that you don't want to load up

    ***WARNING***
    Deleting keys from the registry will not allow you to set them to startup again if you change your mind.(unless you backup and know how to revert it)
    Use Registry Cleaner to do this, its easier and has backup feature

    Check - Startup Folder in StartMenu
    Goto Start > Programs > StartUp
    Simply delete any programs you don’t want to load on startup. Windows does not put any critical files in here so relax.
    This directory can also be a repository for various badness such as spyware and virus software, so if there are files here which are not shortcuts and you don't recognize them, you may wish to consider removing them.
    source : https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/showthread.php?t=83795

    bytheway this is what my startuplooks like and i can still print
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo
    Delete them or just un-tick them? If delete, then how? They aren't in Add/Remove.


    Don't know what it is or does other than a Realtek program.


    I don't need these to print? If not then why are they there?
    I think if I listen close enough, I can actually hear some of you laughing.

    Laffing at you? More like laffing with you! It seems like every program out there has an easier way of disabling startup items , than msconfig. Even Sypbot, and Regseeker have got in the act . I use System mech. It seems everthing you install wants to say, pick me at start up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo
    Delete them or just un-tick them? If delete, then how? They aren't in Add/Remove.


    Don't know what it is or does other than a Realtek program.


    I don't need these to print? If not then why are they there?
    I think if I listen close enough, I can actually hear some of you laughing.
    1. just untick them and they wont startup anymore.

    2. SOUNDMAN is just shitty sound enhancements.
    It's a program that comes with your sound card.
    Not needed so you can disable it unless you like those crappy effect.

    3. No you don't need them to print or whatever they are. Usually they are just there to be an icon in your system tray for quick access to the printer settings.


    More infomration about msconfig in The Everything Guide: http://tvg.cjb.net/index.php?article=tuneup

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    Okay, I cleaned it up a bit. How does this look? If the boxes are UNchecked, it's the same as them not even being listed right?? The ones that aren't checked are not running and are using zero resources right? I'm just asking to be certain.





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