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Autorun Organizer Autorun Organizer
Autorun Organizer enables you to manage all the programs that are set to run automatically when you start Windows. It supports scheduled launches via Registry, Task Scheduler and the Startup Folder. You can review the list of startup items, inspect additional details and choose to remove selected items from the startup configuration. In addition, you can also configure individual startup delays, which can cause your desktop to load a little faster without completely removing a startup entry. Other features include a display of recent system load times, optional popularity rating (cloud intelligence), bulk entry changing, and more. ...
4 star rating for Autorun Organizer   Freeware    More info & Download

Chameleon Startup Manager Chameleon Startup Manager
Chameleon Startup Manager provides you with complete control over the programs that start automatically with Windows. It displays a list of all the applications that are configured to auto-start and allows you do disable or remove any of them. The program also indicates the current status (running or not running) and provides additional options to view application details and/or to search for supplemental information on the web. You can also configure a custom delay for each program, which can help to speed up your startup sequence by delaying the startup of programs that are not needed immediately. In addition to startup management, Chameleon Startup Manager also includes a startup monitor and a task scheduling feature that enables you to run program, reboot your PC and more using conditional triggers or fixed schedules. ...
4 star rating for Chameleon Startup Manager   Free Trial (24.95 to buy)    More info & Download

Quick StartUp Quick StartUp
Quick StartUp allows you to view the list of programs that run automatically whenever you start your computer. You can edit an entry, add a new entry, disable items that you do not want to run automatically, and optionally launch a Google search to find out details about a selected entry. Quick StartUp also allows you to delay the startup of selected items, which can help reduce bottlenecks caused by too many applications starting at the same time. Changes your browser homepage unless you uncheck it during install. ...
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Startup Delayer Startup Delayer
Startup Delayer allows you to optimize your startup routine by configuring which programs to start first and which ones to delay until later. This enable you to prevent bottlenecks caused by too many applications starting at one, leaving your computer less responsive. Startup Delayer allows you to set a custom delay time for each application, granting priority to your important programs and delay the startup of others by a few seconds or minutes. You can also choose to disable the automatic startup of selected programs or use an interactive startup mode with options to skip startup programs as needed. ...
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AutoRuns AutoRuns
AutoRuns shows you what programs and services are configured to run during system start or login. You can review the common startup locations (startup folder, Services, Run, RunOnce etc.) as well as more advanced startup methods, including services, scheduled tasks, Explorer add-ins, and more. AutoRuns allows you to disabled any entry by simply unchecking the box next to it. In addition to startup programs, Autoruns also displays a list of registered Winsock Providers, Internet Explorer BHOs, system drivers, boot executions and moreDoes not require installations - just unzip it and run. ...
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WinPatrol (Free Edition) WinPatrol (Free Edition)
WinPatrol allows you to get a better understanding of what programs are being added to your computer. It monitors important system areas that are often altered by malicious programs and alerts you if it detects any changes. This includes the startup groups (Registry and Startup folder), Scheduled Tasks, Services, IE add-ons, ActiveX controls and more. You can terminate processes, manage your startup programs and clean your IE and Firefox cookies based on a keyword search. Other features include an option to delay selected startup programs. Optional upgrade to a (paid) Plus version available. ...
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Soluto Soluto
Soluto is a unique startup manager that can help you make your PC boot faster by disabling or delaying certain auto-start items. Unlike similar applications that merely list the programs that are set to start automatically whenever your computer starts, Soluto actually analyzes the boot process and shows you exactly which applications are starting on boot and how they influence your overall boot time. Based on community feedback and internal data, Soluto can classify programs into groups that suggest which applications can be safely disabled (No-Brainers), which require some advanced knowledge and which are required by the operating system and cannot be disabled. If available, Soluto provides detailed information for each program as well as statistics that show what other users did with it. You can choose to disable (pause) a startup program or delay the start until after the boot process is complete. Soluto is designed with novice computer user in mind, it is easy and safe to use but lacks advanced features and manual control options that expert users may be looking for. NOTE: Soluto uploads your system's technical details to their server and generates a PC profile that is displayed in your browser. This non-personal information is collected by Soluto to aggregate statistics. The PC interface can be accessed from the tray icon > Advanced > Desktop App. ...
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WhatInStartup WhatInStartup
WhatInStartup enables you to view a list programs that are registered to run automatically whenever your computer starts. You can view detailed information for each program and then choose to delete or disable then entries that you no longer want to run at startup. The program can also load the startup entries from a secondary operating system that is installed on the same computer. ...
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Emsisoft HiJackFree Emsisoft HiJackFree
Emsisoft HiJackFree is a detailed system analysis tool that can help advanced users to detect and remove all types of HiJackers, Malware, Spyware, Adware, Trojans and Worms. The program provides a detailed overview of all auto-start items, including those that are usually not shown in standard startup managers.Furthermore, it also shows a list of Explorer add-ons, open ports (and programs that use them), HOSTS file entries, and running processes. HiJackFree is intended to be used by advanced users only - disabling or removing the wrong components may cause system instability or worse. ...
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Runscanner Runscanner
RunScanner scans your system for all running processes, startup programs, drivers, services and potential hijack points, and produces a report that enables you to detect changes and configuration problems in your system. You can also right click on any running process or startup item to query several online services for detailed information (Google, VirusTotal and others). In addition, Runscanner also includes a Hosts file editor and a process killer that lets you to terminate a selected process and/or delete a file on reboot. The program keeps a history of all changes and allow you to restore settings if the need should arise. RunScanner is designed to be used by advanced users. ...
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StartupEye StartupEye
StartupEye is a small and simple program that runs in the system tray and monitors the registry for any programs that set themselves to start automatically with Windows. If it detects a new entry, it pops up an alert dialog and gives you the option to either accept or delete the newly added startup key. The notification dialog contains addition details, links to the actual registry key and a shortcut to upload the file to Virus Total for online scanning. ...
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Startup Organizer Startup Organizer
Startup Organizer is a program that was developed to provide quick access to all of the programs that are automatically started when you turn on or logon to your computer. The program allows you to inspect, edit, and/or temporary disable such programs, and make backup configurations. An auto-alert feature can optionally alert you each time a program attempts to register itself for auto-start, a good precaution to detect possible Trojans as well. The additional Controlled Startup feature allows you to skip certain programs from startup and boot faster if you hold [Shift] key pressed while Windows is logging on. ...
4 star rating for Startup Organizer   Free Trial (25.00 to buy)    More info & Download

InControl InControl
InControl allows you to view and manage the programs that are starting automatically whenever Windows starts. It organizes the in a tree-view based on the type of startup they use and allows you to view details on selected item or to delete them (permanently). It also comes with a unique Blacklist feature, that lets you specify keywords or paths that should be prevented from being added to the startup entries, as well as backup and Undo features. ...
4 star rating for InControl   Free Trial (29.95 to buy)    More info & Download

StartUpLite StartUpLite
StartUpLite allows novice computer users to speed up their computer's load time by disabling or removing unnecessary startup entries safely and effectively. Unlike other startup managers, the program only scans for a few dozen programs that are commonly deemed unnecessary and can be safely disabled. This makes it mostly suitable for non-technical users.StartUpLite does not delete any programs, it only disables their auto-startup registry entry, which can be undone later if needed. Some of the programs it scans for include Adobe Gamma Loader, IgfxTray, TkBellExe, SunJavaUpdateSched, QuickTime Task and many others. StartUpLite also provides a short description for each item to help you decide which ones you want to disable or remove. ...
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Starter Starter
Starter is a startup manager, that allows you to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever Windows boots. It lists all the hidden registry entries, as well as the common Startup Folder items as well.You can choose to safely disable selected entries, edit them or delete them altogether (if you know what you re doing). Expert users can also add their own entries. ...
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Autostart and Process Viewer Autostart and Process Viewer
Autostart and Process Viewer allows you to manage your startup programs, and view or terminate running processes. The program allows you to mark trusted startup program, so that newly added items can be easily identified. ...
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Absolute StartUp Absolute StartUp
Absolute StartUp helps you control and manage program that will start automatically when Windows boots. You can enable/disable selected items and also research additional details for an item with the help of online resources, as well as an integrated database of potentially dangerous programs. Absolute StartUp also offers advanced startup scheduling, which enables you to set certain conditions for a program to be started (on certain days, after other program is started etc.). Additional features include startup monitoring and alert when new items are added, anti-virus integration and more. The program also includes a handy startup optimization wizard that investigates your configuration and suggests items to disable. ...
4.5 star rating for Absolute StartUp   Free Trial (29.95 to buy)    More info & Download

Startup Guard Startup Guard
Startup Guard alerts you whenever a new program is set to start automatically with Windows. On initial run, it will prompt you for each existing entry, allowing you to keep it or remove it. After that, it runs in the system tray and whenever a new program is added to the startup, it will prompt you to allow it or not. ...
3 star rating for Startup Guard   Freeware    More info & Download

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