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:
    437,390
  • Date Added:
    April 13, 2006
  • File Size:
    57.3KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    174
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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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    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 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 95
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 57.3KB
    File Name StartupCPL.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 437,390
    Downloads Last Week 174
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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