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I have a program that runs when my computer starts and it won't allow me to send email games that I am playing unless I stop the program from running.  I would like to know if at all possible how to stop the program from running or how to get rid of it.  The program name is ocraware and ocraware32.  
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by:AzraSound
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Right click on the Start Menu and choose Explore, it will start Windows Explorer.  Double click the Programs Folder and then double click on the Startup Folder within the Programs folder.  If there is a reference in the Startup folder to ocraware just delete that shortcut.  See if that helps.
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by:rem16
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Go to  http://www.zdnet.com/  and download a free program called Startcop.exe
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You have to edit the autoexec.bat file. you could do this by typing 'Sysedit' in the Run command window. A set of files would be opened. In each file, find for the desired application name and either comment it or delete it. This should solve your problem.
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by:sprsteeler
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I still need to know what this program does before I delete it from my system.
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by:AzraSound
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if its in your startup folder as i mentioned then what you will be deleting is most likely just a shortcut to the program, not the program itself, so no harm done.  just to be sure right click it and choose properties, it should tell youits a .lnk file and tell you where the actual program is that it links to
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sorry azrasound it isn't there in the start up folder
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by:AzraSound
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then do as proposed..if you just comment it out youre not deleting the program from your computer just preventing it from starting on startup
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I have no idea of how to comment out a program.  
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by:AzraSound
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go to start -> run and type in sysedit, see if you can find the reference to that program and you comment it out by sticking a ";" at the front of that line
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ok i did that now i am going to restart my computer and see what happens
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by:AzraSound
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ok, good luck  =)
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well it worked, thank you very much, i still wish i knew exactly what the program did and what i just did!  : )
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