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13-06-2002, 01:48 PM
Hi Everyone,
I am completely computer illiterate when it comes to all those abbreviated program names in registry.....

I want to weed out all the nasties from my start-up/registry etc....

Is there a site I can go to, type in the name and it will tell me what it does etc and what the program is. I thought of using Google or the Microsoft site, but are there any others that might be a help?

Thanks,CHARLIE

13-06-2002, 03:26 PM
Charlie,

Gordon mentioned this website in a thread a little below yours, and should help you figure out what's what..

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm

13-06-2002, 04:02 PM
If you want a program to clean up invalid entries in the registry check out either


system mechanic:
<http://www.iolo.com>


jv16 power tools:
<http://www.jv16.org>


aatools:
<http://www.glocksoft.com/aatools.htm>


I have tried all of these apps myself but i can recommend jv16 (free) and aatools (30 day trial, but a easier to understand interface).

Both of these apps show what program is associated with what reg entry.

Hope this is of some help.

markOS X

13-06-2002, 04:02 PM
WOW..... thanks for that excellent info. Much appreciated