Thursday, January 12, 2006
Stop running that startup junk.
A friend asked me how to stop some of those annoying programs that always startup when he starts windows. The best solution I've found is a freeware tool Autoruns from Sysinternals (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html). Autoruns is a powertool that gives you easy access to everything that is executed at startup. Autoruns allows you to simply uncheck the programs that you don't want to run.
Sysinternals has a number of great tools for performing other tasks. For example, Regmon and Filemon are handy to see what is really going on when installing a program. They are also handy for debugging programs.