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.