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Old 05-18-2011, 02:07 AM
 
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Quite amazing all he has!!
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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I've been using his startup control panel for at least the past 9 years...

It's not bad but doesn't display all the startup progs.......
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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Yeah, same here, I have been using StartupControlPanel for 10 years if not more!
That is my choice of for quick and simple startup modification needs. Also what I recommend to novice users.

For more advanced purposes (administration, malware or problem analysis), I prefer Autoruns, Runscanner (Extra Stuff tab) or even the RunAlyzer from the makers of Spybot S&D does a good job.

For even more advanced tasks, an old yet awesome one is Startdreck.
Or you can download the basic VBScript called SilentRunners which provides a wealth of information especially when dealing with malicious software infections.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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If only I had his kind of talent in programming! Makes me wonder how he figured things out.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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If only I had his kind of talent in programming! Makes me wonder how he figured things out.
I don't think his programs are all that but then again, that is what I like the most, simple, small yet effective.
I think you have to have the desire to do something and then put in the time, the rest comes naturally.
I learned scripting because I wanted to accomplish a certain task at work, then found out a script would be the best way go about doing it. Since I already knew what I wanted to accomplish, all I had to do was learn scripting enough to accomplish the task, from there on I picked up more and more as my curiosity grew on the topic. Next step would be programming, I have the desire but I guess not as determined as I was with scripting to put in the time/effort.

Here is my post about Mike Lin's SCPL and Autoruns in more details for those who are not too familiar with either utility.

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Old 08-22-2016, 11:39 PM
 
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If only I had his kind of talent in programming! Makes me wonder how he figured things out.
Just goes to show you stuff doesnt have to be SO BLOATED like it is!!

I like his clipboard monitoring progee!! (And he provides the direct EXE which is nice (I dont like INSTALLERS))

http://web.archive.org/web/199910120...ipomatic.shtml
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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(I dont like INSTALLERS))
Of course you don't....
Can I ask WHY you don't like.... installers?!?
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:07 PM
 
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Well cause alot of times they put crap in the reg that doesnt need to really be there and 1/2 the time they dont work right...... (Standalone EXEs are much better)
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Well cause alot of times they put crap in the reg that doesnt need to really be there and 1/2 the time they dont work right...... (Standalone EXEs are much better)
Installers also cause issues if you are on a machine where you don't have admin rights.

I have permission as an advanced/trusted user to install software on my non-lab work machines, for example, but if I need to have admin permissions, I need to open a ticket and have someone remote into my machine to enable temporary admin rights.

If an application is designed in a "portable" manner (a simple ZIP file containing the program dir structure and required files, or maybe a PortableApps module), I can just drop it into my directory structure with no issues or install it in the PortableApps environment.

If an application has an installer and wants to touch places like C:/Program Files or certain areas of the registry, it will sometimes require admin privs, so I have to call the service desk and open a ticket, then wait for PC support to contact me so they can set up temp admin rights. That can sometimes take hours depending on support load, and it also requires a reboot, which tends to disrupt my workflow (I generally have a LOT of PuTTY and application windows open).
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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I have been using StartupCPL 2.8 and StartupMonitor 1.02 for quite a while now. It is amazing how many programs wrongly assume they are important enough to add something to automatically load at startup without your explicit permission.

These 2 programs work flawlessly under Windows XP, but not Vista. Vista wants to let the programs modify your startup, but then resists your attempts to remove them. I had to put a copy of StartupCPL on the Desktop, and then run it as Administrator every time I installed a program.
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