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I have Sharp's Network Scanning tool installed on my system however since I rarely use the printer I'd rather not have this scanning tool running in my system tray always. I can manually right-click the tool in my system tray and stop it and exit it but it will come back next time I startup my computer. I believe the exe name is FtpServer.exe. I tried looking in the Windows Services but I don't see anything name like "Network Scanning..", "Sharp..", or "Ftp.."

Also I looked in:

C:\Users\myusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

and

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

and did not see anything For reference, here's some sharp documentation (I could not find the answer in it): http://www.sharp.eu/cps/rde/xbcr/documents/documents/om/34_ppc/NetworkScannerTool-LT_OM_User-Guide_GB.pdf

How can I disable this tool from running at startup?

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Look in the Startup folder in the Start Menu or the HKCU or HKLM Run keys in the registry. –  joeqwerty Jan 8 '13 at 5:31
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Have you looked in the Start Up menu in the System Configuration? (Run msconfig then choose Start Up tab) –  DuckDuckGoose Jan 8 '13 at 5:33
    
@joeqwerty: updated question I did look in the startup folders, will check the other options –  User Jan 8 '13 at 5:35
    
Aha @DuckDuckGoose I see 4 items there with the Manufacturer of "SHARP CORPORATION" –  User Jan 8 '13 at 5:37
    
You can disable all those or what you're looking for might just be something along the line of "Status Monitor" or something. –  DuckDuckGoose Jan 8 '13 at 5:38
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Run 'msconfig' then select the Start Up tab. There you should be able to check what you're looking for and disable it to not run on start up.

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For Windows 8 there is Startup tab in the Task Manager that allows you to disable/enable items that are set to load on startup

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