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Spybot Search & Destroy: System Startup
Spybot System Startup

Spybot System Startup

Spybot Search and Destroy can allow you to easily see what items are loading when Windows is started.
  1. From the left side of the Advanced Mode | Tools window, select 'System Startup'
  2. You should now see a screen similar to the sample shown below, that lists startup items specific to your PC.
  3. To prevent unwanted items from loading, remove the checkmark next to the corresponding entry in Spybot's list. Use caution and only remove those items you are certain are not necessary for the normal operation of the PC and desired programs.

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