PC utilities forum: [Tutorial] How to close TuneUp Utilities and prevent startup

by: PlagueX March 28, 2012 7:08 AM PDT

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[Tutorial] How to close TuneUp Utilities and prevent startup

by PlagueX - 3/28/12 7:08 AM

I got TuneUp Utilites the other day and decided I didn't want it to run all the time or at the start up of my computer, so I decided to make an easy batch file to remove it since I couldn't find an option to prevent it from running or prevent it from running when my computer starts up (couldn't find an option in TuneUp Utilites or msconfig angry ). So I opened my task manager and fooled around with TuneUp's exes by finding the names of them in its installation directory and finding the ones that will prevent it from running. Maybe some of you lack computer knowledge so I decided to make this very easy tutorial to accomplish this in hopes to help others that want the same thing.

Steps:

Note: If you don't want a file to run that closes TuneUp Utilities and only want to manually close it yourself then all you have to do is close first TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe then TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe.

1.) Make a text file (it can be named anything).

2.) Open the text file and type in the following and save the text file once finished entering the following text:

TASKKILL /F /IM "TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe"
TASKKILL /F /IM "Integrator.exe"

3.) If you are able to see file extensions (is a folder option in windows) you can close the text file and rename it by right clicking it's icon and renaming the file extension to .bat , if you do not have the folder option enabled which allows you to rename file extensions, then do File Save As in the text file and save it with the file extension .bat instead of .text (or whatever text file extension you used), and you can delete the text file once the batch (.bat) file is made.

4.) If you want TuneUp Utilities to run at start up then you are finished with this tutorial and can now manually run this batch file to close TuneUp Utilities. However if you do not want TuneUp Utilities to run at start up continue this tutorial.

5.) Find your start up programs folder. Here are some for a few Windows operating systems:

Windows XP:

Personal (only for a specific user account):
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

All users:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup



Windows Vista:

Personal (only for a specific user account):
C:\users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

All users:
C:\users\default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu



Windows 7:

Personal (only for a specific user account):
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

All users:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


6.) If you only want TuneUp Utilites to close when your computer starts up then you can cut and paste the batch file you made in your start up programs folder. Otherwise if you want to both close TuneUp Utilites on start up and manually by running the batch file then you can make a shortcut of the batch file and place it in your start up programs folder. If you don't know how to make a shortcut, simply right click the icon of the batch file and click Create shortcut.

7.) You have completed the tutorial happy !

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