Help me find the holy grail of tech websites
February 25, 2010 8:15 AM   Subscribe

Help me re-find the most helpful tech website ever. It all started with a search for how to remove GoogleToolbarNotifier Task Manager process list...

This search led me to MSCONFIG, and the Startup tab. I took care of my GoogleToolbarNotifier problem, but noticed a lot of other crap being loaded at startup, and wanted to know which were okay to uncheck. I'm pretty sure I searched for something along the lines of "MSCONFIG startup tab", which led me to the most well-written, plain-language tech website I've ever come across.

The vagueness of this question is even annoying me at this point, but bear with me: the distinguishing feature that I recall was screenshots illustrating the process for getting to MSCONFIG (file, run, msconfig), with orange numbers 1-3 laid over the images. I also recall a white background, pretty simple website, and again the writing was clear and seemed to be meant for a non-tech audience.

I'd like to re-find it because it linked to some freeware for checking your startup programs for malware/spyware, etc. It also linked to some websites that had detailed listings for most of the programs you'd see in the startup menu. I'd also like to explore what other sort of awesomeness this website has regarding optimizing and protecting my computer.

Any thoughts are very much appreciated.
posted by undercoverhuwaaah to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Was it Lifehacker?
posted by AugieAugustus at 8:26 AM on February 25, 2010

This forum has screenshots similar to the ones you describe.
posted by iconomy at 9:11 AM on February 25, 2010

The Black Viper site perhaps?
posted by JaredSeth at 9:47 AM on February 25, 2010

this page on maybe?
posted by xbonesgt at 10:45 AM on February 25, 2010

ooh. or this one.
posted by xbonesgt at 10:48 AM on February 25, 2010

Gecko and Fly? Here are the msconfig posts, with screenshots with the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in orange.
posted by iconomy at 11:20 AM on February 25, 2010

Response by poster: Well, I'm sorry to say that my vague recollection led many astray. I found the website. It's here.

It would seem that a series of searches and websites melded into one memory -- iconomy's link is definitely where I started, and I certainly remember coming across xbonesgt's second link too. Seems I just decided to remembe them all as one website. Weird how that happens, eh? Thanks for the help!
posted by undercoverhuwaaah at 11:40 AM on February 25, 2010

Hey, it happens - memory's a funny thing. You should mark yours as best answer ;)
posted by iconomy at 11:57 AM on February 25, 2010

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