An unknown program is being launched at startup that's attempting Internet access. How can I identify this program so I can disable the behavior?

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Run the MSCONFIG program and look in the "Startup" tab. You should be able to see all the programs launched at startup, and disable them if need be. (If it's a rogue service, then look in the "Services" tab, but be careful not to disable something that's actually vital.)

This was first published in October 2003

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