Startup Guard XP

Startup Guard XP

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
1.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    2,824
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 10, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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While first impressions can be misleading, this utility to manage start-up programs leaves a bad second and third impression. Startup Guard XP has a tiny interface that's hard to read. In addition to a display window, there are four buttons. With so few choices, the program should be self-explanatory. Unfortunately, it's not. There's no Help file, but going by the hard-to-decipher English in the publisher's description and on his Web site, it might not be of much assistance anyway.

At program launch, you're shown the list of the first button, Current Startup Status. The list of start-up entries is on a dark gray background and the lines dividing them run over the text. The three dividing lines in green, yellow, and red seem to indicate something, but the labels (Safe Lane, Medium Lane, and High Lane) aren't very descriptive. There are check boxes next to each entry, but the first box we unchecked led to a program failure. A dialog box appeared requesting that we submit a record of what happened with the program prior to the error. If we provided the information, we were promised a free subscription of the program. We declined.

When the program was re-started, the item we tried to uncheck was still on the list, but it also showed up in the list displayed when the second button, Disabled Programs, was clicked. The third button, Appeared in Startup, was blank. The fourth turned the program's monitoring on and off, but it wasn't clear what notification would be activated since none occurred during our tests.

Although the publisher promotes the usage of Startup Guard XP by the novice user, we feel they'd be completely lost. And, while advanced users might understand this program, they'll probably have little need of it.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"doesn't run properly"

June 15, 2009  |  By paulanewcomb

 |  Version: Startup Guard XP 1.3

Pros

nothing about this version. Had a version on another computer that I liked

Cons

After loading and activating the program began popping up an error box every 20-30 seconds. When I tried to ununstall, I got a message that required an OK and when I clicked, it automatically started the uninstall without letting me disable the exe.

Summary

Don't download this product

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1 stars

"nothing good"

November 28, 2008  |  By super61

 |  Version: Startup Guard XP 1.3

Pros

...............................................none

Cons

it think this more like malware it kill my pc

Summary

it not to be download

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1 stars

"I didn't like it. Cant remove it from computer.Help"

October 20, 2008  |  By gerrysmallfry

 |  Version: Startup Guard XP 1.3

Pros

wasn't anything I liked about it .I found it very confusing.

Cons

I didn't like the way it kept popping up all the time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3
Version 1.3 is now free and key supplied.
General
Publisher AjayWarez
Publisher web site http://ajaybnl.co.nr
Release Date October 10, 2008
Date Added October 10, 2008
Version 1.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 3.x, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 3.x/95/98/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.71MB
File Name startupguard.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,824
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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