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:
    2,816
  • Date Added:
    October 10, 2008
  • File Size:
    1.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 3.x/95/98/2000/XP/Vista

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 XP, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.x, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements Windows 3.x/95/98/2000/XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 1.71MB
    File Name startupguard.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,816
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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