Startup Guard

Startup Guard

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.51
  • Total Downloads:
    8,144
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 29, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Startup Guard provides a simple tool for managing a computer's start-up procedure. By allowing some programs and disabling others, this user-friendly device helps improve your computer's performance.

We were impressed by Startup Guard's interface, with its professional look, and its few commands all felt intuitive to operate. While the program offers no Help file or instructions, we never felt lost without them. Startup Guard's main job is to help you organize which programs do and do not open when your PC boots up. By managing separate menus for each option, it lets you pick and choose the specific programs you want to start when you boot. This is a simple matter of clicking and dragging the appropriate icons into Startup Guard's interface. The result was a streamlined start-up that was faster than before. However, since nothing in the program can tell you how much memory or RAM a process that isn't running uses, we had to guess which programs were causing our system to act sluggish. Startup Guard also provides a brilliant feature that can undo commands and restore your computer to its previous settings. Overall, this program offers an easy-to-use and effective method for customizing your start-up procedure.

Startup Guard is freeware. It installs desktop icons without permission. We recommend this program.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"NOT FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!! Froze Vista Computer"

October 09, 2010  |  By Red_Kangaroo

 |  Version: Startup Guard 3.25

Pros

None that I can see....................

Cons

Will not work until you pay.

Summary

Don't Bother with this one..................

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2 stars

"Can be Problematic"

October 05, 2010  |  By Trentmarsh

 |  Version: Startup Guard 3.25

Pros

It is a good utility to have when it works properly. It warns when a program gets added to your start-up folder and it is free

Cons

I have found it to be unstable and buggy. This may be due to overly aggressive virus app. I have but I have uninstalled it each time after using it for awhile.

Summary

Fine if it doesn't cause conflicts

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4 stars

"It does what it says"

September 18, 2010  |  By yahpete

 |  Version: Startup Guard 3.25

Pros

I'm able to stop certain applications from starting up without having to restart.

Cons

I could probably get by without it.

Summary

Good for the free price.

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2 stars

"Bug...Bug....Bug...."

July 30, 2010  |  By apitzhnu

 |  Version: Startup Guard 3.25

Pros

Block any program you like with one click.
Light.
Free.
It's improve my Win startup, but

Cons

My Win Can't shut down, it's just freeze at shut down screen.
Always giving notify for "no decision" product which is so annoying (but you can turn off that)

Summary

The programs good, I like it, cuz it's improve my Windows StartUp, but I don't why, once after I've installed this software, My PC can't shut down. It's just freeze at shutting down screen, and nothing happens.
After I uninstall this software, My PC can shut down as normal.

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2 stars

"I'm not impressed."

May 18, 2010  |  By steelrabbit

 |  Version: Startup Guard 3.25

Pros

Easy to use & understand; links to find out about processes running.

Cons

A lot of annoying unecessary alerts.

Summary

You could do the same job with msconfig & Google.

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4 stars

"Does what it says, however it leaves a fealing of dread"

March 02, 2010  |  By Mijo2much

 |  Version: Startup Guard 3.25

Pros

It speeds up the start up sequence, after you reboot, by not starting the programs that I told it not to start.

Cons

I have no idea about the implications of what I told it not to run. There is no real way to find out if I told it the right thing. I may have done a great thing and have my computer start up faster, or I may have screwed something up....I do not know

Summary

This is easy to use.. maybe too easy. It lines out all the programs that are in your start up routine. Things like "QuickTime".. ok I can figure out I do not need it all the time (my wife has an IPod) but some of the line items I can click and they are not started up. The background that they give you is a Google search of the startup file, which may be useful, if you believe all the advice you see on the internet.... (pause for irony to set in). Anyway, yes, this speeds up my start up, however I do not know if my start up is safe any more, and if I turn off something I should not have, I am not sure how to get my computer booted up again.

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5 stars

"does what it was made for faster start up"

February 14, 2010  |  By jeff-

 |  Version: Startup Guard 3.25

Pros

start up is faster ...

Cons

non happy to pay $5 to get it ....

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4 stars

"e software is doing its duty admirably"

December 04, 2009  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Startup Guard 3.25

Pros

I like the fact that alerts you when some program or some variation is to be made to the system

Cons

nothing to tell

Summary

my experiece with tris product is veru good

Updated on Dec 4, 2009

all is all right

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.51
Version 3.51 includes security patch for activation of PRO version.
General
Publisher PrivacyRoot
Publisher web site http://privacyroot.com
Release Date March 09, 2013
Date Added March 29, 2013
Version 3.51
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.44MB
File Name setup_startup_guard.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,144
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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