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    Default Admin, what is your take on App called WinPatrol

    In the April 2006 feature of PC World, there was a piece on Winpatrol

    www.find.pcworld.com/50974

    which among other things, allows users to disable or remove unnecessary processes which load at startup. For example, the quicktime or Adobe apps which no one really uses, but gets loaded anyway. This way, it would free up system resources and make your computer boot faster. It also says that Winpatrol displays invisible or hidden processes to which may be where malware is hiding or doing things unknown to your computer.
    I just wanted to know your opinion on this is. THey have a free version as well, so if it is good, then, you could add that to your list of free utility programs for the users of this forum.
    Bob

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    Yes stinkingbob, a number of our members have used 'scottie' for quite awhile now. I found the program to be a bit of pain as it was constantly poping-up .. this does taper off after a time though. We have highly recommended it in the past.


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    If you want to permantly stop these from starting then use the msconfig/StartUp util.
    Click Start/Run, type msconfig the OK
    Under StartUp uncheck the ones you don't want.
    You will need to restart then check the box and answer Yes when in the pop up box that will appear druing the bootup sequence.
    If you want to just disable or move startup items into a different sequence then StartUp Cop is perfect. Problem is you have to pay a subscription to www.pcmag.com site to get it but they have some great exclusive utils including BHO Cop.
    Take control of your life. Leave others to control their own.