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Win95 FAQ Part 9 of 14: Maintanence
Section - 9.2. How do I remove...

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     * 9.2.1. ...programs in the startup group in the Start Menu? 
       
   The Start Menu (And desktop as well) are just directories with
   shortcuts inside. You can right-click on the Start Menu and hit Open,
   then find the startup folder and delete the shortcuts in it. You can
   also right-click on the Taskbar, get Properties, and in Start Menu
   Items tab, hit "Remove".

     * 9.2.2. ...programs that don't seem to be in the startup group? 
       
   Some Win 3.1 thinking programmers (like at ATI) put their programs in
   WIN.INI's load= line in the [boot] section. Don't they trust
   themselves with the Registry yet? You can run SYSEDIT.EXE and delete
   the offending load= line from WIN.INI.
   
   Programs that insert themselves in the Registry, using the
   CurrentVersion\Run key, run before WIN.INI gets touched. You can
   remove these using Policy Editor; Default Computer/System/Run.
   
   Interesting note: "Run Services" shows programs that run even before
   you get a log in prompt. Some anti-virus software may insert
   themselves here (Some viruses could insert themselves here too!)

     * 9.2.3. ...programs that aren't even listed in WIN.INI or The
       Registry! (IE: Norton Anti-Virus) 
       
   Programs can actually start in one of a few places. Check all of
   these:
     * The Startup group in the Start Menu (Right-click on the Start
       button and hit Open or Explore)
     * WIN.INI (Start / Run / SYSEDIT.EXE, look in WIN.INI for load= or
       run= lines)
     * System Agent (If you have MS Plus you can cause programs to start
       on bootup regardless of user profiles)
     * The Registry part 1
       (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run or
       RunServices)
     * The Registry part 2 (HKCU\
       Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run / this one can vary
       for each user if you have User Profiles)
       
   You can access the Registry parts using POLEDIT as well as REGEDIT. If
   it's not in one of these you can always run that program's uninstaller
   (provided they included one).
   

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