startup

Fri
03
Jun
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How to Fix: SysMenu.DLL Error When Starting Windows

Infopackets Reader Jason B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. After a few days of the upgrade, I keep getting a strange DLL error message stating that 'SysMenu.dll could not be found'. The error ... message always seems to appear right after I boot or reboot the computer, and about 2 or 3 minutes after I gain access to the desktop. The error message is: 'There was a problem starting C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll. The specified module could not be found.' I have searched Google from high to low on how to fix this error, but the solutions ... (view more)

Fri
08
Apr
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How to Fix: Trojan Keeps Coming Back, Won't Remove

Infopackets Reader Jason B. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for all your excellent articles! Somehow my PC got infected with the Trojan: Trojan.Agent.Gen - it was detected by Malwarebytes Antimalware after I ran a scan. Malwarebytes said it needed to ... reboot to clean the infection; I did that, but after another scan, the Trojan is still on my system - I can't remove it! The filename and path of the Trojan is located at %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\windows.vbs. I have also tried removing Trojan.Agent.Gen using Microsoft Security Essentials and ADWCleaner, but neither program will remove it and ... (view more)

Mon
14
Sep
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How to Fix: 'Windows Command Processor has stopped working' Error

Infopackets Reader Bill S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10. Every time I boot my computer, I receive an error message that says 'Windows Command Processor has stopped working'. There are at least 3 of these notifications ... whenever I sign into Windows 10, and they only happen after I login. I have searched high and low to try and figure out why I keep receiving this error message but I'm completely stumped. Can you help? " My response: This is a good question. When I first upgraded to Windows 10, I also received the error message that 'Windows Command Processor has stopped ... (view more)

Mon
26
Jan
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Computer takes Too Long to Start?

Infopackets Reader 'TNStumbler' writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm running Windows 7 Pro and my computer takes too long to start -- upwards of 85 seconds or so. I am running Malware Bytes Pro (paid version) and it has not found any malware. So, it must be ... that too many programs are being loaded during boot. Which programs can I remove from my startup? " My Response: There are plenty of utilities out there that can help you remove items from the startup. I personally prefer to use msconfig because it's already part of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It's very simple to use, though figuring ... (view more)

Wed
16
Oct
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'Startup Sentinel 0.4.0.4', and 'KeePassDroid 1.99.1'

Startup Sentinel 0.4.0.4 Startup Sentinel can help you improve your system's performance by carefully managing the startup process. It gives you a list of the software that runs at startup and allows you to place programs on either a "whitelist" or ... a "blacklist". http://www.kcsoftwares.com KeePassDroid 1.99.1 Remembering a lot of passwords is a huge pain in the butt. Make things easier with KeePassDroid, a version of the popular KeePass program specially designed for devices running Google's Android mobile operating system. http://www.keepassdroid.com/ This freeware ... (view more)

Thu
10
Oct
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'Startup Delayer 3.0.338', and 'VideoCacheView 2.62'

Startup Delayer 3.0.338 Carefully customize your system's startup process with Startup Delayer. This program allows you to delay applications from starting up when you log in to your computer. Doing so could help make your system more efficient and ... faster. http://www.r2.com.au VideoCacheView 2.62 There are all kinds of great videos on the Internet. If you ever feel the urge to save one for viewing offline later, VideoCacheView can help. If the video file is stored in your browser's cache, this program can help you extract the video and save it for watching later. http://www.nirsoft.net This ... (view more)

Mon
15
Apr
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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 Review

Special note from Dennis: Save up to 60% off WinOptimizer 10! Deal ends on May 1st, 2013 @ 11:59PM EST. Proceeds support our website, staff, and writers. You can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, continue reading below. Have you ... ever wondered why your PC, laptop, or netbook isn't as fast as it was when you used it for the very first time? If you've owned a computer for any length of time, you have inevitably downloaded, installed, and later gotten rid of program after program. What you may not realize, though, is that adding and removing programs oftentimes leaves you with ... (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
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Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Review

Note from Dennis: At the end of the review, we're offering 20% discount for Infopackets readers. I get asked all the time "Why is my PC slow?" The answer, of course, is usually complex and may depend on a number of factors. But, for the most part, ... the culprit is due to repeated installation and removal of software programs to a system over a period of time. For example: a once pristine PC (brand new, untouched) from the factory can perform flawlessly. The same PC after a few months of use will start to lag. And, after a year or two, that same PC will surely suffer major performance ... (view more)

Thu
16
Aug
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'Startup Delayer 3.0.324', and 'RegFromApp 1.23'

Startup Delayer 3.0.324 Startup Delayer is a free software utility that gives you the option of optimizing your Startup Process. It works by delaying the startup of applications that would normally consume computer resources while the computer is ... first booting up. By delaying certain applications during the start up process, your computer becomes usable a lot faster. Startup Delayer will then start launching your delayed applications without noticeably slowing down your computer's responsiveness. http://www.r2.com RegFromApp 1.23 RegFromApp monitors the registry changes made by various ... (view more)

Thu
19
May
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'Startup Delayer 3.0.296', and 'SpaceSniffer 1.1.3.1'

Startup Delayer 3.0.296 Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimize your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer. By delaying the applications during start up, your computer spends less ... time loading files back-and-forth on various locations of the hard drive, and thus, becomes usable a lot faster after boot. Startup Delayer will then start launching your delayed applications when your computer is more idle. http://www.r2.com SpaceSniffer 1.1.3.1 SpaceSniffer is a freeware and portable tool application that gives you an idea of how ... (view more)

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