From Digital Widget:
We've all had it happen. Suddenly your system begins running slower. Or maybe you see some internet traffic you can't explain. Or there are a few mysterious new icons in your system tray. What happened? Is it a virus? A Trojan Horse of some kind? Or maybe that new piece of shareware you or someone in your family just looked at installed a "few extras" that weren't advertised.
Startup Sentry to the rescue! Startup Sentry is an extremely powerful yet easy to use management tool designed to track and report on every application, service and driver that loads automatically when Windows starts and alerts you when new ones appear. With Startup Sentry you'll always know when something new or unexpected is being launched "under the radar". You'll be alerted to any spyware, adware or Trojan Horse applications that install themselves in your system's registry. You'll learn about drivers that are still being loaded for hardware that you might have removed long ago. You'll see any application "extras" that load at startup which you might not use, but are consuming precious resources.
Most systems load dozens, even hundreds of applications and drivers at startup. Startup Sentry goes well beyond simply keeping tabs of the startup folder. It monitors multiple areas of your system where startup items lurk. Whether you're arming yourself against spyware, adware, Trojans and rogue applications, or you want to optimize your system's startup routine, Startup Sentry can help.