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Anyway to delay startup of programs?


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Hello all, is there away to delay a the time a programs starts up?

I got my antivirus, firewall, instant messaging programs, and others starting-up all at the same time when Windows first-starts.

Is there anyway to delay a programs start up time after Windows start? The start up of Windows is slow, and yes, I know I can change the settings of most of these programs so I can start them up manually, but I am very forgetful...

Just wondering...
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hmmm... if you don't really transfer files b/w pc's or download them off the net, why not just disable auto-start of your anti-virus and just schedule it to run several times a week at specific times? as for your firewall, think it's safest if you let it load on startup...especially if youre on broadband... dunno about the rest but hope i helped. :tazz:
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hmmm... if you don't really transfer files b/w pc's or download them off the net, why not just disable auto-start of your anti-virus and just schedule it to run several times a week at specific times? as for your firewall, think it's safest if you let it load on startup...especially if youre on broadband... dunno about the rest but hope i helped. :)


Heh, I download things a lot, I need my antivirus on. :tazz:
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you still don't neccesarily need the AV programs to do a startup scan...if you normally leave your computer on..just schedule a full scan at a time when you don't need the machine....like when you're at work or school...or at night when you are asleep....i try to never enable starup or shutdown scans...they cause more issues as you get more things running....i mean...it's like flooring the engine on your car as soon as you turn the ignition....you run up to peak speed before the engine has time to lubricate and settle from the startup....same thing with your computer....the hardest time on the processor is at startup...why add such a labor intensive process at that most critical time?
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you still don't neccesarily need the AV programs to do a startup scan...if you normally leave your computer on..just schedule a full scan at a time when you don't need the machine....like when you're at work or school...or at night when you are asleep....i try to never enable starup or shutdown scans...they cause more issues as you get more things running....i mean...it's like flooring the engine on your car as soon as you turn the ignition....you run up to peak speed before the engine has time to lubricate and settle from the startup....same thing with your computer....the hardest time on the processor is at startup...why add such a labor intensive process at that most critical time?


Its really annoying I can't find an option on my AVG antivirus, "Don't start on Windows startup" or something to that effect. :tazz:
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Go to Start/run... type in msconfig.

Go to the Startup tab and uncheck AVG entries.

This will stop AVG from starting up.
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Go to Start/run... type in msconfig.

Go to the Startup tab and uncheck AVG entries.

This will stop AVG from starting up.


Thank you! The start up is a lot better now! :tazz:
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