Windows still tries to open program at startup after uninstallation.

hjj174

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Windows keeps trying to open Rocket Tab every time I turn on my pc. It's an adware that I deleted but apparently not all of it. Any tips for getting rid of this annoying remnant of adware.
 

MMXMonster

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Junkware Removal Tool.

Removes every annoying malware I have seen, including those pesky conduit and sweetpacks seach thingies.
No installation needed just run it and let it to its thing.

google JRT its free, last time I got it from "bleepingcomputer.com"
 

JeckeL

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First I would disable it in msconfig, then restart, if it still shows up in taskmgr right click on the process and go to Open File Location (write down what folder/path it's in), try ending the process then deleting/renaming the executable file. If it wont let you try creating a new admin user and deleting it from that user account or maybe in safe mode.
 

hjj174

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Actually windows stopped trying to open it now. The executable was deleted anyways, when Windows tried to start the program, an error would pop up saying it failed to the executable. Anyways the Junkware Removal Tool is what I think fixed it.
 

hjj174

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It worked thanks