Removing exec.exe - Startup Application - NetZero Dialup ZCast

Q

How to remove exec.exe from the startup application list to gain performance and reduce security risk?

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A

Startup application exec.exe is installed as part your NetZero dialup Internet connection. See our exec.exe - Startup Application tutorial for more details.

If you want to remove exec.exe from the startup application list to gain performance and reduce security risk, you can follow this tutorial.

There seems to be no way to use NetZero's own configuration to remove itself from the startup application list. So we have to use HijackThis as startup application management tool.

1. Run C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

2. Click "Do a system scan only".

3. Locate the following entry in the scan report and click Fix Checked.

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NetZero_uoltray] C:\local\NetZero
   \exec.exe regrun

4. Restart your Windows system.

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