Simple ways to disable StartUp Programs

Ok, as you have already understood this article is dedicated to disabling startup programs which makes your computer to boot faster. You could probably notice that the more programs you install on your PC, the more time it takes your PC to load all of them is StartUp. It happens because many programs add themselves to the list of startup menu without even asking a user whether he wants it or not. Anyway, we recommend you to clean this menu from all the programs and to leave one or two that you use the most. Doing this will make your computer to start working faster immediately.

There are several ways how you can clean your StartUp Menu and we will show you 5 most common and easiest ways how to do that.

How to disable Startup Programs in Windows 7, Vista, or XP?

  1. The best and the easiest way how to delete all startup programs is in implanted in Windows tool called MSConfig. This module helps users to control their startup programs list , to add new programs there and of course to delete already existing ones. But note that this tool is available on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP (SP1, SP2 and SP3). So if you have any previous versions of Microsoft OS or Windows 8 or 8.1 installed on your PC then you should scroll down and find suitable for you information.


NOTE: you must remember that MSConfig module is not just for correcting startup programs list, so be very vigilant while making any changes. If you are not sure what to do – ask for  external help in order to prevent bad consequences for your PC.

To run MSConfig you need to type “MSConfig” in a Search Box and to click on found icon. You will see a standard view of this program module. Find a Startup tab and click on it.If everything goes OK then now you must see the list of programs that start automatically once your computer is on. We advise you to unmark all the programs in the list except your System Security Software (antivirus, firewall etc). After you made changes you need to confirm them by clicking OK. The last thing you need to do is to restart your computer “immediately” or “later” (depends on what you prefer). Choose one of two variants and and make the changes.


How to disable Startup Programs in Windows 8 or 8.1?

To disable Startup programs in Windows 8 or 8.1 you need to do a few simple actions. They are even easier then in Windows XP or Vista. All you have to do is open your Task Manager by right-clicking on the Taskbar, or using the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC shortcut key. Then click “More details” and disable all unneeded programs. Make sure you don’t touch firewall and antivirus because these utilities make sense to be turned on all the time.

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And the last thing we ADVICE you to do is to download and to install a reliable antimalware tool to prevent any malicious actions of any software.  The problem is that almost every program never asks user’s permission to list in startup. That’s why users ofen face the problem of slow booting of their computers. Download and install Trojan Killer by GridinSoft LLC to this avoid  and many other bad consequences.

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