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Offline DR M

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WinPatrol Question
« on: May 08, 2017, 05:10:59 PM »
I have a question about Win Patrol.

In older versions, when I was removing a Start up program, the program was no more appeared in Start up items.

In newer versions, this does not happen. I remove a start up item, only to see that there is still in there, and every minute I get a warning that the item returns and wants me to reject or accept the change. It's a little bit strange. How Win Patrol monitors the start up items if these items return all the time?
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Re: WinPatrol Question
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 05:26:42 PM »
I have a couple things disabled in Start up but do not get a warning and they don't return.  Have you tried removing them completely from Start up?  Launch WinPatrol > Startup Programs tab > Select "Disabled" program > Click "Remove".


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Re: WinPatrol Question
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 05:34:58 PM »
Yes, I tried Disable and then Remove.

After restart, the specific items they are back again, with a Running status.
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Re: WinPatrol Question
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 05:42:02 PM »
And something else: it takes a lot of time to complete the ''removal'' action, showing Not responding on the title bar.
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Re: WinPatrol Question
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 06:24:59 PM »
Since you're using Windows 10, unless you uninstall the programs, the only other option for you to use is Task Manager.  Launch Task Manager > Click "More details" > Click the Startup tab > Select a program to be disabled and click "Disable".


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Re: WinPatrol Question
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 06:32:14 PM »
Since you're using Windows 10, unless you uninstall the programs, the only other option for you to use is Task Manager.  Launch Task Manager > Click "More details" > Click the Startup tab > Select a program to be disabled and click "Disable".

OK, I disabled them from Task Manager. Actually, they are three programs that they do not serve anything if they start with Windows. I recently bought the one of them, just to convert pdf to Word documents, the other one is about transferring data between phone and computer and the other one is about my wireless speakers. I will tell you what is going to happen when I restart.
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Re: WinPatrol Question
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 07:01:42 PM »
The three programs are still disabled after the restart. Win Patrol list shows them disabled too. They are in the list, but with the disabled status.
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Re: WinPatrol Question
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 08:07:33 PM »
That is as it should be -- unless they show enabled after a restart!


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Re: WinPatrol Question
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 05:47:12 PM »
That is as it should be -- unless they show enabled after a restart!

Everything OK now. Removing the programs from Win Patrol's StartUp items worked till the computer's restart. Using Task Manager to disable them did the job. Thank you.  :)
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