Free, easy tool to choose programs to allow to run on Windows startup. You can specify approved applications, close unwanted or find more about unknown. Startup Guard catches new startup records, so you can even remove a virus or spyware. You can disable unwanted system processes to get maximum computer performance. Startup Guard includes UNDO function to roll back any changes you have made. You will get full information about all programs that automatically start on your PC. If you're not sure what is the program you have running - Startup Guard will provide you with links to help you make a decision.
# How it works?
Startup Guard keep database of startup records that you have choosen to delete or keep. You should manually review startup records on your computer (5-10 items) and mark them as approved or not. If you're not sure if you need some file or not, Startup Guard will provide you with helpful links. Then, Startup Guard will monitor PC's startup area and apply changes according your preferences. It will also detect and notify you about new records that may appear shortly.
Usual user have about 3-5 really important auto-startup programs which is run on Windows startup. These are system drivers for keyboard, mouse, monitor, e.t.c. However, many other programs put their links to startup area to always run in the background, like, for example: update modules. These modules used not very often, may be even once per month, but dramatically decrease system performance by always running in the computers memory and checking for updates.
# By disabling such good, but unwanted softwares you can get top PC performance (disabling auto-startup, but not removing program itself). Usually, if disabling startup record of some software it is still working fine, not loosing any features. Of cause you can always roll back any change you have made!
# Remove viruses and spyware
Viruses and spyware also put their links to the startup area and start with Windows. You can catch them using Startup Guard, but it is recommended for advanced users only.
Changelog for this release:
We made new web site and this version includes links to our new web site. You should install this update because the old version will not work correctly anymore.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7