WhatInStartup

WhatInStartup

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.35
  • Total Downloads:
    23,947
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 26, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    55KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    28
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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WhatInStartup is a basic program that allows users to view and disable programs that run automatically when Windows starts. It's nothing fancy, but it does work.

The program's interface is plain, consisting mostly of just a list of processes that are scheduled to run on start-up. Users enable or disable each one with the click of a button, and that's really all there is to it. The program provides a few other features--users can view each program's properties (in an HTML format if desired), and there's a search feature for users who have a lot of processes to sift through--but the program's operation is generally pretty basic, which is good for users who aren't terribly knowledgeable about computers. More-advanced users will appreciate the program's support of command-line options when booting Windows from an external drive. The program's built-in Help file is brief but does an adequate job of explaining the program's functions. Overall, we found that the program was both easy to use and effective. We will caution, however, that the program's ease of use could be both a blessing and a curse; novices will want to take care that they don't disable processes that are necessary for the proper function of their system. With a bit of common sense, though, this shouldn't be a major problem.

WhatInStartup is free. It comes as a ZIP file and runs after extraction with no need for installation. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very useful and has saved my system once."

September 11, 2011  |  By rio_rick

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.33

Pros

Shows what is running and allows you to see what could potentially cause problems.

Cons

Non so far

Summary

Very useful and better than using the useless Microsoft version. This is just so much better.

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5 stars

"quick & easy and efficient"

August 29, 2011  |  By conbyp

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.33

Pros

free, efficient

Cons

none that i can see

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4 stars

"Easy, fast, cheap."

May 29, 2011  |  By tom.piper

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.32

Pros

WhatInStartup quickly disabled several annoying programs. It's free!

Cons

Help files are in .chm form -- unusable by Firefox and IE. There was one startup thing, an ancient and now disused Opti-UPS monitor that I couldn't find or kill.

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4 stars

"Great alternative to ctl alt delete."

March 05, 2011  |  By jkizer

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.32

Pros

Easy to use, provides comprehensive data.

Cons

None to mention.

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4 stars

"Very useful if having probems starting up"

January 16, 2011  |  By rio_rick

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.31

Pros

Helps to see what is in the start up process and to eliminate one at a time

Cons

A bit hit and miss at times. That could be me but it would be useful to be told in advance

Summary

Good bit of kit. I recommend it anyone who needs to clean their computers of guff that they do not need in their start up

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4 stars

"Of startup utuktuy"

January 12, 2011  |  By jonf57

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.31

Pros

Looks in most of the usual places

Cons

No comprehensive

Summary

ok

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5 stars

"Great Program"

January 12, 2011  |  By bconradi

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.31

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None I care about

Summary

Great

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4 stars

"Works good as usual"

January 03, 2011  |  By wildwest949

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.30

Pros

tool bar for common comands.

Cons

nothing so far

Summary

This program always seems to work efficiently and is very useful

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1 stars

"I don't know what it does?"

January 02, 2011  |  By 131238

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.30

Pros

oooooooooo

Cons

oooooooooo

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4 stars

"Excellent Product"

December 28, 2010  |  By DACrouch

 |  Version: WhatInStartup 1.30

Pros

It provides a quick, accurate. and detailed list which can be printed for those programs included in your startup.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.35
Version 1.35 has added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
General
Publisher NirSoft Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.nirsoft.net
Release Date June 26, 2013
Date Added June 26, 2013
Version 1.35
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 55KB
File Name whatinstartup.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,947
Downloads Last Week 28
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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