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What does NA in StartUp mean?

  1. #21


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    First of all a Very BIG thanks to aph & adam - I have disabled everything aph suggested & guess what:
    the startup time is now 20seconds (from power on to windows start screen/desktop) - KUDOS!

    I really googled each one of it as aph suggested and found everything in startup unnecessary except for the Realtek audio manager (which I'm unsure of ),

    thereby first I disabled everything from Task manager - but that didn't show up in performance
    So, I unchecked each of them from Autoruns & now - the boot time has drastically reduced

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    One last doubt - how can I completely remove WOT (WebOfTrust app) & CPUZ (there is a CPUZ135 entry in Drivers tab of Autoruns ) ?
    I'm not able to see these programs from Revo uninstaller, would it be ok if I uninstall it from Control panel or should I completely get rid of them by using any other programs?

    Thanks for all your helps,

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  2. #22


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You could try uninstalling from add/remove programs certainly.

    For CPUZ135 it says it is in %temp%. For that you can go to this directory by entering + R and then entering %temp% (this will take you to c:\users\<you>\AppData\Local\Temp). From there you can delete everything - ignoring locked files. You can then delete the key.
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  3. #23


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Few things I've done now:

    temp & %temp% folder cleanup
    uninstalled WOT; CPU , GPUZ , HWMonitor from CPUID; though Control Panel

    could see WildTangents HP bloatware providers left over in Revo Uninsatller (had already uninstalled WildTangents few months back though ) - so uninstalled these providers from revo

    disk cleanup

    Now when I restarted and checked. WOT CPUZ etc are gone from Control Panel

    But, still CPUZ135 is present in Drivers tab of Autoruns

    I ran a MalwareBytes Scan , nothing found .

    So what should I do with the CPUZ135 now, can I just delete it from autoruns?
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  4. #24


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    I would. And also clear your %temp% folder.
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  5. #25


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Already cleared %temp%

    But,

    here is autoruns again:
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    I tried locating manually the folder from C:\ :
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    Also, tried locating the path given in autoruns:
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    In all the folders (which I think is the same as %temp%), with hidden files visible, I could not find the CPUZ135 item

    Shall I just clear off the CPUZ135 entry from autoruns or should I do any scans or other things before that?
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  6. #26


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    To know if its some kind of adware, spyware I ran ADWCleaner ,

    It found this:
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    I could locate it in the regedit as this:
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    I think that is no way related to CPUZ ,
    Actually I don't know what this new one supposed to be
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  7. #27


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Shall I just clear off the CPUZ135 entry from autoruns or should I do any scans or other things before that?
    Just delete it from autoruns. It already says file not found and this is because it isn't there

    ADWcleaner I tend to trust and let it delete things it suggests without much thought. It is a separate issue though.
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  8. #28


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Yes adam , thanks again

    Cleared cpuz off,
    I let adw clean its pup too,
    Now it's all done

    Is there any problem in doing these kind of deletion, registry clearing, using revo removal etc - what I have just done, I'm concerned cos , will it cause any damage to the SSD? - just a doubt that's all.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    It will not damage the SSD, no, certainly not.

    I wouldn't run any sort of automated registry cleaner though as the performance benefit of deleting a few unused items would be close to zero and the risk of buggering something up pretty good.

    If in doubt make a backup before you start. Or make one anyway just to be safe.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ visruth:
    Just a tip: On many Windows applications and Snap-ins, if you right click on column headers and enable all columns, it sometimes helps to know what's going on in your machine.

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