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RichTJ99
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Hi,

I have a friend that has a Dell PC. There is something called the "dell alerts" that always start upon boot. Its pretty annoying. Is there somewhere else aside from the Start Menu (startup folder), or using the MSCONFIG util?

Is there somewhere in the registry that has other items that start up?

Thanks,

Rich

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try these locations, these are the most obvious ones:

Registry Entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Folder Locations

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERNAME\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

also try this freeware app, lists them all for you, saves hunting round the registry:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/autoruns.html

here's some more info on stratup locations as well:

http://aroundcny.com/technofile/texts/tec022402.html

there's absolutely loads of entries from what i've found. i saw a virus/spyware attach itself to every single one of them. services and the task scheduler are another idea, check them out and possible disable them.

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