Question from Glenda: I downloaded Autoruns after reading about it here and it keeps showing something called Synaptics.
This has me a little confused.
Is Synaptics a virus? If it is, how do I get rid of it?
Question from Manny P.: I use Dropbox to store some of my files, but only with a couple of programs that I only use once or twice a week.
Since I don’t use it that often, I don’t want the Dropbox app to load every time I load Windows. I’ve disabled automatic startup with Autoruns, but it always starts up automatically the next time I start Windows.
How do I prevent Dropbox from loading automatically? I’d much prefer to load it manually when I actually need to use it. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Question from Demetrius A.: I used a program called “Manycam” for a while but then it started crashing and causing problems. I uninstalled it, but it still gives me pop-ups every time I boot up my computer. How can I get rid of it for good?
Rick’s answer: Hi Demetrius. The built-in Windows uninstaller does a poor job at removing all the bits and pieces of a program, and the remnants that are left over can be both annoying and dangerous. That’s why I recommend using Geek Uninstaller instead. This awesome free utility completely uninstalls any program, and cleans up all the garbage that’s left over too. [Read more…]