How to remove program from startup



Jude427
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
My DH downloaded a program called IncrediMail, that our firewall then
blocked, I took the right steps (I thought) to delete the program. It's all
gone except the prompt to run the program keeps coming on upon startup. I've
searched all the files under the file name it gives...
incrediMail_install.exe and my computer finds no more files. I've made
sure it's gone in the "add/remove programs". How do I get rid of this?

John Barnett MVP
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
By 'startup' i take it you mean it appears just after you have booted your
pc to the desktop?
Click the start bitton and the click Run. In the run dialogue box type
msconfig When the configuration utility opens click the startup tab and see
if the incredimail option is in the list. if it is then remove the check
mark from the side of it. This will prevent it from launching on startup.
Click th apply button to apply the changes, then click ok to exit. Now
reboot your machine. A message wil appear saying you have booted using
troubleshooting mode. On the bottom left of the message box is a small box
saying something like 'don't display again' click on this box and then press
ok. the box won't appear again. if you don't disable this message it will
appear everythime you boot your machine
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"Jude427" <Jude427@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E993A5A7-F8D3-4FC4-A781-F48F6A928409@microsoft.com...
> My DH downloaded a program called IncrediMail, that our firewall then
> blocked, I took the right steps (I thought) to delete the program. It's
> all
> gone except the prompt to run the program keeps coming on upon startup.
> I've
> searched all the files under the file name it gives...
> incrediMail_install.exe and my computer finds no more files. I've made
> sure it's gone in the "add/remove programs". How do I get rid of this?

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Jude427 wrote:

> My DH downloaded a program called IncrediMail, that our firewall then
> blocked, I took the right steps (I thought) to delete the program. It's all
> gone except the prompt to run the program keeps coming on upon startup. I've
> searched all the files under the file name it gives...
> incrediMail_install.exe and my computer finds no more files. I've made
> sure it's gone in the "add/remove programs". How do I get rid of this?

Windows Installer Clean up Utility:
Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=290301

How to use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fdirectory%2Fworldwide%2Fen-gb%2Futility2.asp#XSLTSection122121121120

Windows Installer Clean up Utility
http://download.microsoft.com/download/office2000pro/util20/1/NT4/EN-US/msicuu.exe

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Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Do not forget to also check with MSConfig! You can selectively turn up
auto-start programs.


"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
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> Jude427 wrote:
>
>> My DH downloaded a program called IncrediMail, that our firewall then
>> blocked, I took the right steps (I thought) to delete the program. It's
>> all gone except the prompt to run the program keeps coming on upon
>> startup. I've searched all the files under the file name it gives...
>> incrediMail_install.exe and my computer finds no more files. I've
>> made sure it's gone in the "add/remove programs". How do I get rid of
>> this?
>
> Windows Installer Clean up Utility:
> Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=290301
>
> How to use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fdirectory%2Fworldwide%2Fen-gb%2Futility2.asp#XSLTSection122121121120
>
> Windows Installer Clean up Utility
> http://download.microsoft.com/download/office2000pro/util20/1/NT4/EN-US/msicuu.exe
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

Oni
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Hi Sorry to bump this topic but my prob is nearly the same :)
the program i want to stop is Windows security alerts

thank you for any advise

Oni


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Malke
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Oni wrote:

>
> Hi Sorry to bump this topic but my prob is nearly the same :)
> the program i want to stop is Windows security alerts
>
> thank you for any advise
>
> Oni
>
>
1. "Bump" doesn't work on Usenet.
2. Hijacking of posts is not A Good Thing.
3. Your problem is nothing like the Original Poster's.
4. Make a new post.

http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Malke
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How to remove program from startup