Must ExpressCache start with Windows?

For the life of me, I can’t seem to find out how to prevent ExpressCache from starting with Windows. There’s no option in the program itself, there’s no entry in MSConfig, and it’s not in the Startup folder in the Start menu.

  1. Is there any way to prevent the program from starting at boot-up?
  2. If I found a way to prevent it from running, would the caching service still run in the background at all, or is it completely tied in with the program.

It’s not really so much the program running at boot-up that bugs me, it’s that it triggers a User Account Control message that I have to click on in order to make it run. Unless I turn of User Account Controls completely, the message appears EVERY time Windows starts.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

there is no way to stop it from running at boot up at this time. the next version will have an option to turn off auto run at startup. untill it is released the only thing you can do is change the UAC settings to never notify. 

Is there any ETA for the next version? Thanks.

from what i understand it is a minor change so it should be soon. we have not heard a definete ETA


try winpatrol a use startup tab

I am having the same problem and there is another discusion on this issue here:

Guys this is by design. It is going to be changed in the next version. Until then you can change UAC settings to never notify. 

You can use Autoruns to disable the ExpressCache GUI from running.

It’s free and extremely useful for other stuff too.

Here is a piccy of what to Uncheck.

However if you run the Expresscache GUI again it will automatically put itself back in the Start with Windows. Since I rarely ever use the GUI this is not a problem for me, and I much prefere the GUI being disabled. :slight_smile:

Also caching still works just fine with the GUI disabled so no worries at all. 

Telling people to disable UAC as a means of avoiding an annoying aspect of the ExpressCache software is terrible advice. UAC is one of the single biggest security enhancements to Windows and disabling it makes the system much more vulnerable to viruses and rootkits.

2 months have passed, and there’s still no sign of an update to fix this annoyance.

looks like the update was released today. 

thumbs up!