Solved stardown.exe stop autostart without uninstalling

May 4, 2012 at 12:43:07
Specs: Windows XP
i have run several programs to find the "run on startup" and am unable to do so (including Hijack this, WinPatrol, & Revo uninstaller ). I have deselected anything in the program. i have researched on the net and can't find anything relevant i understand. I want to keep the program without it starting each time I start windows.
P.S. I don't know which software catagory to put.

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May 4, 2012 at 15:42:08
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Go to Start, Run and type in


Click on the startup tab and see if you find the program in there. If not, click on the services tab and see if you find it in there.

You could also try Autoruns from Microsoft. If it's running on your system, Autoruns will find it.

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May 4, 2012 at 18:33:57
Download & install CCleaner-Slim. Click on Tools > Startup & there you'll find your list:

Run the Cleaner & the Registry scanner too.

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May 6, 2012 at 13:55:43
It does not show up on any startup in any of the programs I listed or CCleaner. Never the less, it autostarts. Revo uninstaller does say that it isn't any of the normal startup places, & to research it on Google, which is how I wound up here.

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May 6, 2012 at 14:23:48
Thank you so much! I used Autoruns & found it under IE browser helper objects. (i rarely ever use IE if I can avoid it). I wish someone had told me about Autoruns a long time ago.

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May 7, 2012 at 07:37:57
You're welcome, glad you got it sorted out.

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