Startup Control Panel

Startup Control Panel

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 250 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8
  • Total Downloads:
    438,204
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 13, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    57.3KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    94
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This tiny start-up manager lacks compelling features, but at least it works fine and costs nothing. Simply put, this program allows you to disable which programs run when you boot up your PC. The tabbed interface offers sections for applications and Registry keys that launch on start-up, but since the program offers little information on the applications, it's not useful for identifying spyware or other potentially harmful programs. Nor will you find an uninstaller, a feature that's common in utilities of this ilk. All things considered, Startup Control Panel only will suit cash-strapped users with very simple needs.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 250 votes

    • 5 star 216
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 23
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1 stars

"a Pandora's Box of malware. BEWARE!"

May 04, 2013  |  By swinefuzz

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

Didn't find out.

Cons

I don't know if Startup Control Panel works or not because I never completed the installation. It insists on installing various other crapware like toolbars (including MixiDJ which shows up in a lot of others freewares here on CNET) and who-knows-what-else is hiding in here, several in fact, with no way to opt out. CANCEL INSTALL.

Summary

I love freeware, but not this much. Not even close. Turning and running...

Updated on May 4, 2013

Also, I can't help but wonder how this got so many positive reviews by the community. Is all the crapware a recent addition to the program? (4 May 2013)

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5 stars

"Simple to use, easy to undo changes, good for beginners"

September 26, 2011  |  By marentzen

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

Easy to undo changes

Cons

Doesn't always show everything

Summary

I install this for all users. I don't want people messing around with MSConfig.... this is a much safer way to disable startup programs. It's easy to undo your changes if you break something.

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5 stars

"Works Great! Very simple and easy."

June 03, 2011  |  By lugsguy

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

It works great
It is simple to use
It is easy to install
It is free

Cons

Wish it provided more info on each program.

Summary

If you have installed this and can not find it look in control panel since that is where it is accessible.

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5 stars

"Love this program!"

January 07, 2011  |  By chipper256

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

Works! Lets me stop any program from loading at startup.

Cons

Haven't found any.

Summary

Good program. Lets you control startup.

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1 stars

"I tried twice but each time it gave an error message"

December 21, 2010  |  By varbd

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

The Zip file seemed to be missing a vital file

Cons

Not Applicable

Summary

not applicable

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4 stars

"A lot better than running msconfig."

October 23, 2010  |  By jcwoos

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

Nice view of startup programs, easy to turn them on and off. Good that explanations and recommendations are provided.

Cons

Seems like it does not pick up all the programs that are starting. If I go to Task Manager and Processes right after starting, I see a lot of programs there that Startup is not giving me options on.

Summary

I am happy with what it does.

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5 stars

"Simple, Fast, and Effective."

May 11, 2010  |  By copiacart

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

Very small program that is extremely effective. Sits in the control panel and costs nothing.

Cons

None, I have installed this on over 40 computers and it works great.

Summary

I have been using this for years and it works very well. Brings up all startup programs and allows manipulation of which ones to keep or delete. It is a small program which sits very conveniently in the control panel. It costs nothing and there are NO ploys to get money out of you. I extremely recommend =.

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5 stars

"I have used Startup for years to stop virus'."

May 08, 2009  |  By BobDavis321

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

This is the best too to find and disable all of that garbage running on your computer!

Cons

Some virus' will put themselves back, you have to delete or rename them to stop them.

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4 stars

"Does the job"

March 10, 2009  |  By BPBerk

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

Clearly shows what starts on boot and lets you disable or delete as needed.

Cons

None in particular.

Summary

As good as any start-up editor I've used.

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4 stars

"long time standing ; excellent"

March 07, 2009  |  By Jerwayne

 |  Version: Startup Control Panel 2.8

Pros

I love the way its setup to use. Easy

Cons

don't eed anything else

Summary

one of a kind

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mike Lin
Publisher web site http://www.mlin.net/
Release Date April 13, 2006
Date Added April 13, 2006
Version 2.8
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 57.3KB
File Name StartupCPL.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 438,204
Downloads Last Week 94
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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