Removing Microsoft Office OSA9.exe as a Startup Program

This section provides a tutorial example on how to remove Microsoft Office OSA9.exe as a startup program from the startup folder.

The next startup program to look at is the Microsoft Office OSA9.exe. This startup program comes with the computer system.

Based on the HijackThis report, Microsoft Office installed OSA9.exe as a startup program in the global startup program folder:

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft
                   Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

It looks like that OSA9.exe is not running all the time as a background process. It was executed at the system startup time and it then terminated itself later. When I check the current running processes, I don't see OSA9.exe in the list.

Do I need to run OSA9.exe as a startup program? I don't think so. Based on the information on the Internet, OSA9.exe is a process that helps you to launch common Microsoft Office components to help speeding up the launch of Microsoft Office programs. So I am removing quickstart.exe as a startup program.

1. There is no need to end OSA9.exe process, because it is not running.

2. Using Windows Explorer to local the startup up alias: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Microsoft Office.

3. Select and delete this alias.

4. Restart the system. Microsoft Office OSA9.exe is not in the startup program list anymore.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 System Extremely Slow - Bad Startup Programs

 Getting a List of Startup Programs Using HijackThis

 Startup Program Configuration - System Registry

 Startup Program Configuration - User Startup Folder

 Removing ApacheMonitor.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing BaiduX.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing OpenOffice quickstart.exe as a Startup Program

Removing Microsoft Office OSA9.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing GoogleUpdater.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing NetZero exec.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing YahooMessenger.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing Java Update jusched.exe as a Startup Program

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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