As per the title is there a way to stop programs from starting automatically on boot up? I am running a beta version of a VPN software that I need for work (last reason why I needed windows). This program shows up in the menu bar after a reboot but is not listed under login items. Security policy is automatically set to ON preventing the OS from seeing any servers in the network. Is there a way to stop it from starting on boot up? thanks, sorry is this is a newbie question, I'm new to this MAC thing.