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A few threads down, I reported finding a strange entry in my Startup folder after a clean install of Windows 10. The startup folder had an entry named simply "Program" with no icon and no publisher. Weird - right? A Google search turned up numerous cases of people with the same problem, but no one seemed to have the answer.

Well, after some sweat and tears, I got to the bottom of it: During the clean install I added one of my favorite apps. The installer for this app added an executable that is supposed to load and run at every start. I try to limit unnecessary startups that do nothing for me, so I deleted the executable. The app works fine without it. Therein lies the problem: The app installer adds a registry entry to run the executable at every startup. Since the target executable was gone, Windows added a do-nothing, empty entry called "Program" in the startup folder every time the machine started up.

The solution: I ran Piriform's CCleaner and let it do a registry scan. It listed all the registry entries that were problematical, including those entries that were missing their targets. Instructed Ccleaner to fix the registry and it deleted the entry that was causing the ghostly "Program" entry in my startup folder. QED!

So: If you ever come across an entry named "Program" in your startup folder, you may simply have a registry entry for which the target is gone. If you don't want the missing target anyway, you can use Ccleaner to fix the registry for you.Java | [Coffee]

As always: Don't mess with the registry unless you know what you're doing and know how to recover from disasters. Smile | :)
Get me coffee and no one gets hurt!

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