Startup Inspector for Windows

Startup Inspector for Windows

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 110 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    813,994
  • Date Added:
    January 19, 2009
  • File Size:
    669.91KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    106
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This free program scans start-up applications to differentiate the necessary programs from any potential spyware threats. We found its user interface awkward to read and its results mostly inconclusive.

Startup Inspector for Windows features cartoonish icons, and the overuse of colors makes it hard on the eyes. The interface can be resized to full screen, and you can resize the information columns, but we still had problems with the Comments section getting cut off. A tree menu gives you the option of displaying all of your start-up programs or drilling down to only reveal specific Registry folders. The few command buttons offered were vague but, on a hunch, we clicked the Consult button hoping it would start the scan process and that turned out to be the right guess. The program very quickly scanned and produced results for each of our start-up programs; however, most of the scan results came up inconclusive. The program could not produce any viable information regarding most of the start-up programs' spyware threat status. For a few programs, Startup Inspector for Windows was able to tell us what, exactly, those programs did, the memory used, and whether they were necessary. The Apply button seems to serve no purpose. We were able to deselect a start-up program simply by unchecking the box, so there was nothing to apply.

The program contains links to the publisher's Web site, and a so-called information guide, but we were unable to find any real help there. We recommend you keep looking for a more effective and user-friendly start-up manager.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 110 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 15
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5 stars

"love it, does everything you it claims too."

November 01, 2012  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

works perfect on xp
small and uses low resources.

Cons

none i can think of.

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1 stars

"IT WILL GIVE YOUR COMPUTER A NASTY VIRUS!!"

November 01, 2012  |  By kpkorba-

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

none - the program's not worth the virus it carries.

Cons

The program offers to let you download "fun moods" smiley faces app. If you decline, it will be loaded onto your computer anyway. Then it will never go away. Malware Bytes spyware identifies it and says it removes it, but it will NOT go away.

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM unless you're happy with the smiley-face virus app.

Updated on Nov 1, 2012

The program offers to let you download "fun moods" smiley faces app. If you decline, it will be loaded onto your computer anyway. Then it will never go away. Malware Bytes spyware identifies it and says it removes it, but it will NOT go away.

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2 stars

"Did not work for me"

March 01, 2011  |  By mrobinson52

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

It did not work, so I do not know of any pros.

Cons

It did not seem to recognize anything on my computer, so I removed it.

Summary

Since I could not get it to work on my computer, I cannot recommend it.

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2 stars

"It is not so easy to manage"

April 22, 2010  |  By lovemusicrualbr

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

It works but I use the one that is in Glary Utilities

Cons

I did not like it

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5 stars

"A programs you would expect to find in Windows"

December 09, 2009  |  By Icetrek

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

Does just what I need it to

Cons

never had a problem

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1 stars

"Did not recognize one start up item"

September 30, 2009  |  By ederemer

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

Listed all start up items with full path info

Cons

Did not recognize one item - couldn't even identify iTuneshelper.exe ! As common as that must be, this program couldn't even tell me any info on it. Googling the .exe names is still the best solution. Don't download this, just use google.

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5 stars

"this is a very handy program"

July 12, 2009  |  By sandiekid

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

my start up was dragging so I used this program to free up my computer
Startup Inspector helps get rid of the junk things that load up your start up task bar

Cons

not sure as to the definitions of some files

Summary

I like this program, i would like more information on why certain files are in the startup folder

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3 stars

"Minimal help, small database"

July 02, 2009  |  By wvbinhsv

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

Found a few unnecessary programs.

Cons

Most programs were unknlwn to SI.

Summary

Easy to use but not much help.

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2 stars

"slow and somewhat confusing"

April 01, 2009  |  By levydav

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

Information in a familiar, windows explorer-like interface

Cons

1) Awkward delays to display every change (even column resorts) - makes you wonder if program has frozen. 2) You click "Disable", it tells you it's going to delete - what's up with this?

Summary

Try Ashampoos' Startup Tuner instead

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5 stars

"Worked for me. My PC is fast again"

March 31, 2009  |  By skoobbarnesdl

 |  Version: Startup Inspector for Windows 2.2

Pros

did what is it is supposed to. It's free!!!!!!

Cons

NONE that I found

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2
Changed graphics and logo; Fixed some minor errors and display problems.
General
Publisher William Yang
Publisher web site http://www.windowstartup.com
Release Date January 19, 2009
Date Added January 19, 2009
Version 2.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 669.91KB
File Name isw2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 813,994
Downloads Last Week 106
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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