In my quest for speed I discovered a handy little tool "Start-up Juggler".
It shows me exactly what stuff runs automatically on starting my computer.
First time I set it running I got a list, but noticed one entry that I didnÂ´t recognize...a thing called "TkBellexe". Googled this and discovered it is a known worm...and followed the link to Symantec (IÂ´ll never say bad things about them again!), downloaded their removal tool...ran it, and after 2 hours it said "Not Found"
Hmm...anyone know anything about this beast?
Take a look at the list on the Start-up Juggler as well...look excessive?
Running Sony Vaio Laptop, 1.73GHz, 1024MB RAM, XP-Pro SP2, anti-virus stuff on, firewall, regular scans and registry cleans...but always had a slowish startup - hence the Juggler (as well as FreeRAM XPPro)