Windows 7: Remove Startup Programs

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review all startup programs that have configured to run at the startup time on a Windows 7 system and uninstall any unwanted startup programs.

Another area you need to check is the list of programs that are configured to run at the startup time. You should remove any startup programs that are not needed.

1. Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools".

2. Double click on "System Configuration". You will see the "System Configuration" screen shows up.

3. Click on the "Startup" tab. You see a list of all programs that are "checked" to run at the system startup time. If you see any program name that you are not familiar with, then it is a possible spyware, adware or some program that you never need it. Search Internet to confirm that program is not related Windows system or any hardware functions. If confirmed, you should consider to disable that program.

For example, on my Windows 7 system, I see "Yahoo! Messenger" currently configured to run at the system startup time. But I don't use Yahoo Message that often and I can start it myself if needed. So I will disable it.

4. Uncheck the checkbox next to "Yahoo! Messenger".

5. Click the "Apply" button.

6. Continue to review all startup programs.

8. Restart the computer. All unchecked programs will not be executed at startup time anymore.

The picture below shows you the list of system startup programs on a Windows 7 system:

Windows 7 Remove Startup Programs
Windows 7 Remove Startup Programs

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Version-Information

 Windows 7: Create Restore Point

 Windows 7: Uninstall Unwanted Programs

 Windows 7: Disable System Services

 Windows 7: Disable Scheduled Tasks

Windows 7: Remove Startup Programs

 Windows 7: Review Running Processes

 Windows 7: Event Log Viewer

 Windows 7: Disk Folders and Files

 Windows 7: Review Personal Downloads Folders

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


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