The computer (Windows 98) in my, unfortunately communal office, launches all kinds of unnecessary programs upon startup. They don’t show up with the add/remove program tool, and they are not showing up anywhere obvious, meaning Windows Explorer (probably hidden in some sub-directory). I see them with pressing Crl Alt + Delete (to see what’s running) and then I have to hit the End Task button. They’re not in the StartUp folder (at least not listed obviously).
I’m not that computer literate, but a lot of these programs seem to be shuff that were downloaded from the Net and now launch themselves in the background whenever the computer is started. Windows Help is an oxymoron.
When I hit Crl Alt + Delete on a recently installed identical computer, half these programs ain’t there, so I think they’ve come from shit people have downloaded. Programs that install and launch themselves from Net downloads stealthly is about as shocking as gambling in Casablanca.
How do I identify and get rid of them?