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MSConfig

msconfig is a Windows utility that allows you to disable various things that start with the computer.  It is accessed by the Run menu (Windows key R).  The only two tabs of real interest are Services and Startup, any changes in the other tabs could cause problems...

Services

In the Services tab, check the Hide Microsoft option then look through the remaining items and uncheck anything harmful (see our Hijacked! page).  If you're not sure, search the Internet and see what the item(s) are, see if they are needed, etc...  You can always come back and turn an item back on.

Startup (Windows 10 below)

In the Startup tab, hover the cursor over the right edge of the Command header (circled), click, hold and stretch that column out so so can see what and where the item is.  Uncheck anything harmful (see our Hijacked! page).  If you're not sure, search the Internet and see what the item(s) are, see if they are needed, etc...  You can always come back and turn an item back on.

Windows 10 startup

From msconfig's Startup tab, click to Open Task Manager and in that Startup tab, right click the (un)desired items and choose disable.

Win 10 startup