Hi and sorry for the ambiguous title...
I have a few programs that should run at startup which are 'properly' configured to do so via adding shortcuts to the startup directory:
However I have (at least) 4 programs which are also starting up, which I can't find where they are configured or how to disable them.
I have tried to find them in the above folder, as well as in the 'startup' section of 'msconfig'.
The programs include:
- Skype (for which I have disabled 'start when windows starts' in its options)
- Thunderbird (for which I cannot find any option to run-at-startup)
- Task manager (as above)
- and some anonymous call to
javaw(can't find any more details but it fails anyway)
The other strange thing is that it seems like these (at least skype and thunderbird) are running 'as administrator' ... i have deduced this because I am unable to use the file-drag-and-drop feature in both (which is a known problem when running 'as administrator').
If someone could guide me to where these extra programs are configured to run-at-startup I would be very greatful!
ps. my user account has the administrator role.
EDIT: preferrably without another 3rd party tool...