How to check startup items

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kaworu1986, May 25, 2008.

  1. kaworu1986 macrumors member


    Jul 5, 2007
    I have recently received a package by e-mail from a somewhat trusted source and opened it without giving it much thought.
    To my great surprise, nothing happened (I think I saw a window opening for a second and nothing more), even after another couple of attempts at opening it.

    I am now worried the package itself might have been a virus/trojan/keylogger: are there any ways to check whether something weird has been added to the list of programs/services run at startup (like Windows's msconfig)?
    If this can help, I didn't get an administrator password request prompt.

    Unfortunately, I have deleted the suspicious file, so I won't be able to scan it; also, I'd much rather not have to install an antivirus just to check the system this once: I have my data already backed up on an external hdd and am prepared to format if necessary.
  2. Wicker macrumors regular

    May 11, 2008
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    System Preferences > Accounts > YourAccountName (on the right) > Login Items (tab at the top).

    That should do it.

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