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Your PC's performance tends to slow down thanks to programs that insist on running during start-up. Arrange Startup gives you control over those programs so that you can pick and choose the programs you want to run, so you can speed up your performance.
The user interface is bright and colorful, but also very easy to navigate. Action options are housed on the left side of the interface. From there, you can opt to open folders, launch software, delete programs from start-up, and add and undo programs. Our start-up program immediately appeared as soon as we launched the program. Programs are broken down into user and system applications. As we clicked on an application, its details, including its name and location on our PC, appeared at the bottom of the window. Using the Action options, we were able to select the programs that we wanted to delete from start-up. Adding new programs to start-up was as simple as browsing and selecting the application. Our PC was noticeably faster when we booted it up at a later time.
Arrange Startup does include a built-in Help menu, but most won't need to use it. It also includes a link that takes you to a Google search featuring other programs that could pose a potential threat to your PC's performance. This freeware tool is great to have on hand to manage your start-up programs, and we highly recommend it.
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Is your PC still starting up slowly? Remember the day when you bought your new PC with Windows installed? It was lightning fast. It took only about ten seconds to boot. When you opened the Start menu or the load/save file dialogs, they showed up instantly. But, after a year of heavy use, you now realize that your PC has some serious performance issues. It takes more and more time to boot each time you start it. When you open your Start menu, file dialogs or other Windows Shell powered components, also seem to always need more time. There is a simple and effective solution - Arrange Startup software! A lot of programs are loaded into the memory of your PC at startup, which noticeably lowers its performance. Some of the programs are system ones necessary for normal functioning, and the rest of them can be easily removed from the startup list. Arrange Startup classifies all of your programs that are executed at startup as system programs, suspicious applications that can be viruses and the programs that are not necessary for startup. It happens very often that the applications that can be executed when needed, form part of the startup list wasting hardware resources after each startup. Arrange Startup will help you to remove programs from startup list or to add them there! Save your time! Use powerful and free utility right now!
Easy to download, easy to delete, best do neither unless intending to buy.
Price not revealled before downloading. Its like seeing a car for sale with drive away for free, the only problem being having to buy the car at an unadvertised price before freely driving away. Is is not free to use, only free to download.
Good idea if you want to buy it - but it would be good to know the actual price before wasting time thinking it is free. CNET is not alone in this - everywhere sites say free simply to waste your time. Scans are the worst - you get a scan but must pay to for the corrections or improvements to be made. I wish people like CNET operators would be up-front. At least you could compare prices before downloading.
When I opened it the 1st time, I was surprised to be taken to an "activation" screen. Once I entered my name and email address I was further surprised to be redirected to a webpage indicated that I must sign up for an online service to activate Arrange Startup 3.7. These are the kinds of service/s I'd have already been signed up with if I wanted or needed it. On top of that the Arrange Startup 3.7 activation screen couldn't be shut down except by going through Task Manager. I don't know if I got a virus from downloading it but this software is definitely messed up. Either it's been drastically changed since CNET reviewed it or an editor dry labed this one. Or, CNET is on the take. No matter, don't bother downloading this one, it's utterly bunk!
Arrange Startup has a dark blue, light blue, and white interface. It shows all startup programs, that start when windows starts up.
It's easy to disable startup programs, click the name of the startup program and click delete from startup. To enable a startup program click undo, because it creates a backup of all deleted startup programs.
When you click a startup program at the bottom of the interface, it shows the program name, location, version, and sometimes other information. And it has a previous and next button to select startup programs. One more thing it has is a Google search to search all startup programs.
The improvement it needs would be to have check boxes next to the startup programs, to disable startup programs by unchecking a box.