Startup Optimizer

Startup Optimizer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    188,479
  • Date Added:
    May 12, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    55
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Although this start-up monitor effectively replaces MSCONFIG for day-to-day use, it occasionally incorrectly judges the harm factor of start-up items.

Startup Optimizer's tree and check-box interface is clean and well-designed. The program loads all start-up items and color codes them by a harm factor: Required, Not Required, User's Choice, Unknown, and Harmful. Each item includes information needed to judge its worth. Program name, location, command path, rating, and size columns quickly can be sorted or sized for readability. Single-clicking on an item displays the information in a larger box and adds a comment concerning the item. Most comments include a link to Google for more information about the item.

We found the harm factor ratings tended to err on the side of cautiousness, with a safe product labeled as harmful on some of our test machines. Users can easily back up the start-up list before making changes. However, while any level user would find Startup Optimizer easy to use, care must be taken before disabling or deleting any start-up items. We heartily recommend this freeware for all users looking to streamline their system start-up.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 55 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 55 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 12
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1 stars

"CONTAINS NUMEROUS SPYWARE -- LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!!"

March 05, 2014  |  By meltons

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

None - If I could give a -100 I would.

Cons

Download contained all sorts of junk, conduit, etc. Took hours to remove it all.

Summary

I didn't even get to the point of trying out the software. Don't know if it works or not, but the result was PAINFUL.

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4 stars

"startup optimizer is a good substitute to the msconfig"

July 14, 2011  |  By shavit

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

A good cure to the EAccess Violation error message when trying to opperate the Starup Optimizer is the Winzip System Utilities Suite

Cons

The Winzip System Utilities Suite does such a neat job that no uninstall or making changes in registry is needed

Summary

Startup Optimizer just gets back to its natural resources and works fine as a new born baby .

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5 stars

"Works great"

February 04, 2011  |  By floorme2

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

easy to disable unwanted programs. And the "search on Google" feature is fabulous!

Cons

Doesn"t stop programs from popping up again

Summary

Love it

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3 stars

"Sorta good at what it does"

January 24, 2011  |  By BobMajer

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

Shows the Windows start-up

Cons

Can only be used on the WINDOWS start-up - needed it for the DOS sections also, (besides using configNT

Summary

Worth the price

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4 stars

"Works very well and does the job"

December 22, 2010  |  By framersbk

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

Mostly easy t figure out interface. Errs on the side of caution and gives a very good picture of what's going on when you boot up.

Cons

Not much in the way of cons. Be careful not to delete too much!

Summary

Glad I found it!

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1 stars

"Couldn't get it to work"

July 22, 2010  |  By jackbremer

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

None; couldn't get it to work

Cons

After I loaded it, I get an error message "EAccessViolation". I put this problem on the forum, but no-one has given me a fix.

Summary

See` above

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5 stars

"100 stars 100 stars"

January 24, 2010  |  By msvoltaire

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

My computer was taking close to five minutes to load once I had shut it down or restarted it. Now it is less than 30 seconds. This program allowed me to delete more than 20 useless startup programs two of which were labeled harmful.

Cons

None. It is perfect.

Summary

I was thinking of getting a new computer as this one was so slow. Now it could not be faster and I have zero desire for a new computer. Saved me a thousand bucks as I was thinking I needed to get an expensive one so that all the "New" programs out there would not slow it down. I figured one from 2007 must be antiquated and not able to handle the new updates etc. I was wrong. This one is all I need

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5 stars

"outstanding"

January 09, 2010  |  By cajun88

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

Fixes the problems while still in the free trial mode and does the repairs well

Cons

I had a corrupted C harddisk drive access, and it was not detectable for repair.

Summary

I like every feature of the program

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4 stars

"VERY GOOD PRODUCT"

December 14, 2009  |  By cuzvinny1

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

CLEARED UP MY SLOW STARTUPS RIGHT AWAY

Cons

NONE, SORRY

Summary



Updated on Jan 17, 2011

VERY HELPFUL

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1 stars

"This product is NOT free!! Repeat NOT FREE"

December 09, 2009  |  By DrTrocar

 |  Version: Startup Optimizer 1.6

Pros

Can't see any. There are others that do the same job FREE.

Cons

I use 2 other FREE products that do the same job that are much easier to understand and operate. This one wants you to enter a egistration key and comes with a nag screen.

Summary

Move on....

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Cyberlion Solutions
Publisher web site http://cyberlion.info
Release Date May 12, 2006
Date Added May 12, 2006
Version 1.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Internet Explorer 4
Download Information
File Size 1.09MB
File Name StartOpt.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 188,479
Downloads Last Week 55
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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