Executes at Startup

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Ronnie, May 22, 2004.

  1. Ronnie

    Ronnie Guest

    Windows Media Player executes when I start my computer. I've performed a search for all of the Startup directories on my computer and neither the .exe file nor a shortcut exists in any of them. I even ran the setup file again which re-downloaded all of the WMP files and re-installed. Should I remove the entire program through the Control Panel and start again or is there a simple setting somewhere?
     
    Ronnie, May 22, 2004
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  2. If WMP doesn't open when you click on the icon or the WMP icon has changed
    it is likely being caused by Malware on your system. There are more than a
    few programs that will help you get rid of this. Below are some options for
    you to try. If WMP opens at the same time you start your PC you also have a
    problem with some nasty software on your PC. -
    http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html#startup

    PestPatrol
    http://pestpatrol.com/PestInfo/w/winpup32.asp

    CWShredder
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

    Housecall AntiVirus
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    Ad-aware
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

    After you get all of the malware removed then you will want to reinstall
    Windows Media Player over itself. Depending on how WMP was installed on
    your machine you may already have the installer. If you do it is located in
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Installer. The file name of the
    installer is "mpsetupxp.exe"

    If you don't see the folder then run C:\Program Files\Windows Media
    Player\setup_wm.exe and that will re-download the installer and install it.

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    search for all of the Startup directories on my computer and neither the
    ..exe file nor a shortcut exists in any of them. I even ran the setup file
    again which re-downloaded all of the WMP files and re-installed. Should I
    remove the entire program through the Control Panel and start again or is
    there a simple setting somewhere?
     
    Chris Lanier [MVP], May 26, 2004
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