Need to delete two apps that startup on restart

Posted on 2014-08-03
Last Modified: 2014-08-03
I re-installed Adobe Flash Player, and along with it, two apps were installed that I don't want.  They are RegClean and PC Backup.  I inadvertedly removed them from the Control Panel's Uninstall Program link, as they would not let me remove them.  They are very bothersome to me on start-up, and do not want them at all.

This type of problem has happened in the past, and someplace there is a table that
disables and/or enables them, that will stop the startup process for them.
I simply forgot where, but I think there is a code that is entered in the startup
search window.  Can you help me ?

I have Vista on an HP laptop.  Internet Explorer is current as are Window updates.

Thanks ahead of time !
Question by:danhrmr
    LVL 16

    Accepted Solution

    1) Press Windows Key + R Key or Click on Start and Run Option
    2) type msconfig in Run Window
    3) Click Ok
    4) you will get one Window there is One Tab ->StartUp.
    5) Untick whatever application want to disable on startup
    LVL 10

    Assisted Solution

    While MSconfig is great for turning stuff on and off temporarily, to make the change permanent:

    When MS config is open, and you have found the entry that starts-up these programs:

    If they are a service (found on the services tab):  open the "services" applet, select the servie, and change it's statup to "Disabled"

    If they are started up by the registry (found in the startup tab):  note the registry key name-  then open "regedit", navigate to the key you noted, and delete it.
    LVL 34

    Assisted Solution

    Use system restore to go back before:
     "I inadvertedly removed them from the Control Panel's Uninstall Program"
    Then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware
    LVL 15

    Assisted Solution

    by:Dirk Mare
    Why not download the adobe removal tool..


    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks to all !

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