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    MSCam in startup

    I have never figured out how to rid myself of the mscam startup once the ms cam is installed onto a computer. How do you get rid of it permanently?

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    You can use a tool such as Autoruns or WhatInStartup to manage what starts when your system boots.

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    Nope

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    You can use a tool such as Autoruns or WhatInStartup to manage what starts when your system boots.

    Joe
    This has been going on for years. I have deleted the startup and it comes back.

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    If it comes back after you delete it, check the options for the program when you start it. Somewhere in there will be an option to start when Windows is started.

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    Is there no one in this vast and highly celebrated forum who has an answer to this question?

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    Have you checked scheduled tasks?

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    Permanently? Have you tried UN-Installing the program?

    While you're looking at your Startup folder, in MSCONFIG, see if you have ctfmon checked.
    That's one of those totally redundant things that will run forever, till you kill it.
    To Kill it, you must UN-register the .dll files for it.
    You can to that at a command prompt or in a batch file.
    Here's the batch file I use to Disable Ctfmon.

    cls
    Rem Disable CTFMON and prevent it from loading on boot-up.
    Regsvr32.exe /u msimtf.dll
    Regsvr32.exe /u msctf.dll

    Something like that may be the answer to your MSCam problem.

    It's hard to fix a problem, when I can't even see the computer that has the problem.

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    You can find the Microsoft approved method of disabling CTFMON here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282599

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    Was that supposed to make me look stupid?

    I just told how to do it. Microsoft approved or not.... it works just fine. Thank you!
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    There was no intention of impugning you. I just pointed out the Microsoft bulletin as an alternative. Works just fine as well. No offense was meant.

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    lifecam

    I don't see any connection between the ms cam and ctfmon. I looked up the ms article and it says nothing about the cam. However, I have read questions like mine repeatedly over the years so this means it is not an issue based on a particular machine. Once you add the camera, you can't get rid of it without uninstalling it, it would seem.

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    You're absolutely right.....I went off down a dirt road, with my ctfmon comment, but it pertained to things in the startup folder that are a B$%^& to get rid of. But like everything, if there's a will, there's a way.

    Most people are totally unaware of what ctfmon actually is and they just assume that it belongs there. Wrongo!
    It's a leach, sucking up machine resources.

    Sorry, I didn't mean to cause ripples in the pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sussertown View Post
    Is there no one in this vast and highly celebrated forum who has an answer to this question?
    On my system MsCam is a service. Have you changed the properties of the service?

    Joe

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