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Could someone tell me which programs should be checked in the start up system configurations? I have so many programs in there and I want to eliminate the ones that are not necessary so that my computer will start up quicker.

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Hi ferndoodle, post a Hijack Log so we can see what programs are running.

Click the HijackThis Guide in my signature, download it and follow the instructions in the guide. Also see this post.
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hey.. i just made a topic about that and ilago told me

"Lots of software decides that you need it to start up automatically whether you like it or not.

But a lot of the things that you see on startup or running in Task Manager are essential to the running of your system. So you need to be very careful about what you disable.

Go to Start > Run and type msconfig into the box and click on OK. A screen will open up. Go to the Start up tab and read through the startup items. Don't dabble in any of the other screens unless you seriously know what you are doing. The filename is usually listed but sometimes the names are misleading. TKBellexe is really RealPlayer for example. Look up any names you aren't familiar with. Some programs have several startup files and won't work if you disable one of them. Antivirus and firewall programs often have more than one startup file. If you disable anything in the Startup list you will be asked to restart - the changes won't take affect until you do. Not all programs are started from msconfig. If you aren't confident - don't do anything until you are.

When you restart you will get a warning screen that tells you that there are programs disabled. You can tick the box to stop it showing up everytime you reboot. If you change something else - it will come up again anyway.

This site has a list of most of the common startup programs so you can check what the names are. They will be listed by filename rather than program name. The site is organised in alphabetical order and often lets you know if the program is unnecessary. You need to click on the Task List button.


There is also a little freeware program that tells you a little more about what is starting up. It installs into Control Panel.


Please ask if you are unsure. It's better to be safe than sorry!!"

lol hope this is what you wanted help in
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Hi Yarnouth,

Here is the HijackThis scan.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:26:28 PM, on 1/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\ISP50\MAXSPEED\propelac.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe
C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Scenic News.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ISP50\bin\bartshel.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\ClockSync\Sync.exe
C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\Freedom.exe
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\bin\kontiki.exe
C:\Program Files\PhotoWorks\Uploader\PWComm.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates1.exe
C:\New Folder\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://home.peoplepc.com/search/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.peoplepc.com/homepage
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.myway.com...earch/?ptnrS=BW
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:8080
F3 - REG:win.ini: load= c:\InfoCntr\LOADIBOX.EXE
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://home.netscape.../7_0/home.html"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\np9w2otr.slt\prefs.js)
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "engine://C%3A%5CPROGRA%7E1%5CNetscape%5CNetscape%5Csearchplugins%5CSBWeb_01.src"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\np9w2otr.slt\prefs.js)
O1 - Hosts: comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
O2 - BHO: ZIBho Class - {029CA12C-89C1-46a7-A3C7-82F2F98635CB} - C:\Program Files\Kontiki\bin\bh309190.dll
O2 - BHO: MyWay Search Assistant BHO - {04079851-5845-4dea-848C-3ECD647AA554} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\SrchAstt\1.bin\MYSRCHAS.DLL
O2 - BHO: myBar BHO - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\MYBAR.DLL
O2 - BHO: Freedom Popup Killer - {3C060EA2-E6A9-4E49-A530-D4657B8C449A} - C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\pkR.dll
O2 - BHO: PeoplePC FixedBandBHO - {3DE88907-3E38-11D4-BEB2-CBE76C0598DD} - C:\Program Files\ISP50\bin\BandObject.dll
O2 - BHO: InstaFinder - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-DCF7-F96DA086B434} - C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\instafin.dll
O2 - BHO: Freedom BHO - {56071E0D-C61B-11D3-B41C-00E02927A304} - C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\FreeBHOR.dll
O2 - BHO: WebBar Class - {77712A64-F30B-47C8-A363-CDA1CEC7DC1B} - C:\PROGRA~1\ADVANC~1\ADVANC~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: QuickSearch SearchBar - {82315A18-6CFB-44a7-BDFD-90E36537C252} - C:\Program Files\QuickSearch\QuickSearchBar3_28.dll
O2 - BHO: Viewpoint Toolbar BHO - {A7327C09-B521-4EDB-8509-7D2660C9EC98} - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\ViewBarBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: PeoplePal Toolbar - {A8FB8EB3-183B-4598-924D-86F0E5E37085} - C:\Program Files\PeoplePC\Toolbar\PPCToolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: SafeGuard Popup Blocker - {B824E7B0-E8E3-4D75-895E-2C309EA4CC5D} - C:\Program Files\SafeGuard Popup Blocker Pro\SGPopupBlocker.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D714A94F-123A-45CC-8F03-040BCAF82AD6} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\SbCIe028.dll
O3 - Toolbar: hp toolkit - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - C:\HP\EXPLOREBAR\HPTOOLKT.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: PeoplePal Toolbar - {A8FB8EB3-183B-4598-924D-86F0E5E37085} - C:\Program Files\PeoplePC\Toolbar\PPCToolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: QuickSearch SearchBar - {82315A18-6CFB-44a7-BDFD-90E36537C252} - C:\Program Files\QuickSearch\QuickSearchBar3_28.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Viewpoint Toolbar - {F8AD5AA5-D966-4667-9DAF-2561D68B2012} - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\ViewBar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: My &Search Bar - {0494D0D9-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\MYBAR.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Propel Accelerator] "C:\Program Files\ISP50\MAXSPEED\propelac.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CaAvTray] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CAVRID] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iedriver] C:\WINDOWS\system32\iedriver.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WhenUSave] C:\PROGRA~1\Save\Save.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WCOLOREAL] "C:\Program Files\Coloreal\coloreal.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon] c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Scenic News] C:\WINDOWS\Scenic News.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CamMonitor] c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bart Station] C:\Program Files\ISP50\hta\station.sbrt
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Acme.PCHButton] C:\PROGRA~1\HPINST~1\plugin\bin\pchbutton.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRA~1\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ClockSync] "C:\Program Files\ClockSync\Sync.exe" /q
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Zero Knowledge Freedom] C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\Freedom.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Mozilla Quick Launch] "C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe" -turbo
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cnet] "C:\Program Files\Kontiki\bin\kontiki.exe" -s cnet -q
O4 - Startup: Screen Shot Deluxe 4.0.lnk = C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Screen Shot Deluxe 4.0\Sshot4.exe
O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: PhotoWorks Uploader.lnk = C:\Program Files\PhotoWorks\Uploader\PWComm.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Scheduled Updates.lnk = C:\Program Files\Quicken\bagent.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Viewpoint Search - res://C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Toolbar\ViewBar.dll/CXTSEARCH.HTML
O8 - Extra context menu item: Get It With Kontiki - res://C:\Program Files\Kontiki\bin\bh309190.dll/201
O8 - Extra context menu item: Refresh Pa&ge with Full Quality - C:\Program Files\ISP50\MAXSPEED\pac-page.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Refresh Pi&cture with Full Quality - C:\Program Files\ISP50\MAXSPEED\pac-image.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\Sy1150\Tp1150\scri1150a.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {3E230861-5C87-11D3-A1C6-00105A1B41B8} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\SbCIe028.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\PROGRA~1\AIM95\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {D5770C25-E0F4-4bb9-BCB6-DB17F7BFBB7F} - C:\Program Files\SafeGuard Popup Blocker Pro\PBOptions.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Popup Blocker Options - {D5770C25-E0F4-4bb9-BCB6-DB17F7BFBB7F} - C:\Program Files\SafeGuard Popup Blocker Pro\PBOptions.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com...kup/qdiagcc.cab
O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.installen...gine/isetup.cab
O23 - Service: CAISafe - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: VET Message Service - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
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Thank you for your reply. I am bookmarking the sites you told me about and will check into those. I'll let you know how it goes.

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