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.
PrivacyRoot Startup Guard is a free, easy tool to choose programs to allow to run on Windows startup. You can specify approved applications, close unwanted or find more about unknown. Startup Guard catches new startup records, so you can even remove a virus or spyware. You can disable unwanted system processes to get maximum computer performance. Startup Guard includes "undo" function to roll back any changes you have made. You will get full information about all programs that automatically start on your PC. If you're not sure what is the program you have running Startup Guard will provide you with links to help you make a decision.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.51 includes security patch for activation of PRO version.
Block any program you like with one click. Light. Free. It's improve my Win startup, but
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)
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.
It speeds up the start up sequence, after you reboot, by not starting the programs that I told it not to start.
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
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.