Startup Control Center

Startup Control Center


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1
File Size:
849.5KB
Date Added:
December 23, 2003
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $20.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
46,101
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

The utility lists programs that automatically start with Windows and lets you manage them. You can temporarily block a program from starting up or change the launching order. However you can t insert delays between programs. The utility gives no hints on whether you should keep an app in the start-up list or can delete it. It doesn t even alarm you when malware creeps into your computer. All you can do is go online and find it out yourself in the Kephyr database or Google. The tree-based interface is very inconvenient because you can t see all start-up entries at once. The poor functionality makes Startup Control Center a doubtful choice for people who need to manage start-up entries.

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  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't perform as advertised"

    May 01, 2004   |   By rabidrobot

    Version: Startup Control Center 2.1

    Summary

    I wantd to change the order in which items in my personal user startup folder were loaded. SCC told me it couldn't do that, but all would be well if I moved the items to the registry, then changed the order. So I did that, and put them in the order I wanted them to load. Only the first item ever loaded. Tried several times, different methods, etc. Did not work.

    Ended up with non-working entries in HKCU/Run (Registry) and all the shortcuts I had in the startup folder were gone. Annoying having to clean up after this program. SCC also seemed to interfere with any other method you may use to change startup info.
    In short, I had to do a lot more than uninstall it to get things back to normal. Try at your own risk

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  • 5 stars

    "Gave me the tools to help myself"

    April 11, 2004

    Version: Startup Control Center 2.1

    Summary

    I was able to go into the registry startup and check out the files being used at startup, then check them out one by one to see if any were doing evil things.
    Turns out a Trojan had put in a .dll file after my rundll32.exe file and would constantly respawn the ads I'd deleted after I rebooted. This program pointed out what might have been done, how to find and elimate the problem in my registry. (a place few of us would like to tread lightly through), too bad it doesn't just find and get rid of it.

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