Advanced startup management

Manage startup programs with this tool, but it's aimed at the more experienced user.

ActiveStartup Deluxe is an innovative way for users to manage Windows' startup menu. With a basic set of functions, the program aims to make this process easier, but its lack of direction may sink its good intentions.

This program has a simple interface that offers users a great deal of control. An expandable file tree on the left-hand side outlines what is being run by the startup menu, where it is stored, and other important information. The right side is dominated by the file list, giving a deeper view into the programs operating. A simple string of buttons along the top allows users to add and delete programs, as well as a host of other options, including running a virus scan.

ActiveStartup Deluxe is best left in the hands of advanced users. This is a complex program that does not provide much direction for those unfamiliar with startup menus and their functions. A Help menu provides direction, but ultimately may prove frustrating to less experienced users.

Overall, novices should skip this one, but ActiveStartup Deluxe is a great tool for experienced users needing to better manage their startup programs.

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