Clean Startup entries on Task Manager

  1. Ghost82's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Clean Startup entries on Task Manager


    Hello everyone. I hope you all are doing well this days.

    So, well. My question is, how can I delete some 'void' entries on the Startup tab on the Task Manager. Here's my screen and what I want to delete. I suspect them are two old entries from uninstalled software.

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  2. idgat's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Need to identify what the program(s) is/are and delete them properly

    Open Task Manager > Startup tab > right click on the entry > either Properties and/or Open file location

    Once programs are identified use Geek Uninstaller or RevoUninstaller (freeware versions) to safely and cleanly remove them. The Startup entries should disappear.

    If that doesn't work, an alternative is to re-install the program(s), then (re)use one of the uninstallation programs.
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  3. Ghost82's Avatar
    Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks!

    The problem is that the Properties option doesn't show anything. It's like if them were the leftovers from an installation, but it wasn't possible to allocate any trace. Maybe some cleaner?

    Edit: oh, and I don't remember/know what programs were related.
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  4. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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    10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #4

    On task manager -
    Right click the item in question
    click
    open file location
    If it returns that it cannot find such
    then
    open file explorer
    paste this into the address bar
    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    when that opens delete from there the items in question

    Then close File Explorer and re - open it
    paste this into the address bar
    %Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    and IF they are shown there - delete there as well

    The first address is all users and the second you - current user.
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  5. Ghost82's Avatar
    Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Solved. Used Wise Registry Cleaner Portable, and deleted the old Startup entries.

    Edit: I take notes on your sollutions for further problems like this.
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  6. Lance1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional x64 20H2
       #6

    These are programs left over in the registry after uninstall. Open regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Look for applications that are no longer installed on your system and remove the entry from the registry at said location.

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    Please be aware that registry cleaners can and do remove valid entries and can cause more problems than they solve.
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  7. Ghost82's Avatar
    Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Lance1 said:
    These are programs left over in the registry after uninstall. Open regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Look for applications that are no longer installed on your system and remove the entry from the registry at said location.

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    Please be aware that registry cleaners can and do remove valid entries and can cause more problems than they solve.
    Yes, I know. What I did is run that program but ONLY delete the invalid startup entries using that specific option.

    I stopped using registry cleaners years ago.

    Thanks for your help too, I take note in case it happens again.
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