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  1. Posts : 620
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       #11

    AndreTen said:
    looks like those entries were copied in several locations. Have no idea how.

    Check this Tutorial | Add, Delete, Enable, or Disable Startup Items in Windows 10

    and disable (right click in task manager) tasks that are multiple. If everything works well, you can delete them.

    This could be the right time to make system backup, if you don't already have one. Macrium free is good choice
    I have no idea, either, don't even know when the duplicate/triplicate entries were created. I have and have read the tutorial. Macrium runs a full backup every Monday, and an updated files backup daily.

    I think I will, from time to time, disable extra entries for one program, reboot to test to be sure all is okay.

    Thanks for the assistance.
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    Not Myself said:
    I have no idea, either, don't even know when the duplicate/triplicate entries were created. I have and have read the tutorial. Macrium runs a full backup every Monday, and an updated files backup daily.

    I think I will, from time to time, disable extra entries for one program, reboot to test to be sure all is okay.

    Thanks for the assistance.
    Sounds like a good plan. Disable the entry, if no problems, delete it. For delete it permanently, use Autoruns.
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  3. Posts : 620
    Windows 10 Pro (20H2)
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       #13

    Results so far:

    1. Comodo had three entries, disabled #2 & 3, restarted, okay, with #2 and #3 remaining diaabled..

    2. DS Clock and EsstentialPIM each had 2; disabled #2 for each one, restarted. Comodo Firewall gave two pop-ups. neither of which would accept a mouse click, and I could not temporarily disable the Firewall,

    Was there a connection with disabling startup entries for two programs at the same time? Perhaps, but I am not going to do that again.

    3. Rebooted, disabled second entry for DSClock, restarted, entry was restored to enable, DSClock was working; disabled first entry, restarted, DSClock continued to work, first entry remained disabled. Curiously, EssentialPIM was running, but did not pop up on the screen, something that started when I created a new .ini file for the program.

    4. Disabled first entry for EassentialPIM, restarted, program worked, disabled entry remained disabled, program did not pop-up.

    That was enough disabling/restarting for today.

    So far, Autoruns, which I have spent little time with, is quite incomprehensible. Multiple startup entries seem to be scattered in the scan readout, disabled startup entries are shown as enabled, and running Autotunsc creates a window of something which disappears too quickly for me to even have any idea what is there, and the window closes.

    I think I see the fallacy: I am using Task Manager to disable startup entries, and Autoruns does not seem to recognize that the disabling has been done. For example, I found all three Comodo entries in one place in Autoruns (with other entiies by themselves in other locations,) where all three entries are shown as enabled, but--as started above- #2 and #3 shown as disabled in Task Manager. I don't know what to do about this type of discrepancy.











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