While this start-up manager offers plenty of features to impress, a less-than-perfect interface and lack of guidance on potential malware keeps it off our top list. Ultimate Startup Manager goes beyond simply listing programs that automatically launch with Windows. It allows you to create several profiles so you can then select which start-up you want through a special menu. For example, if you're looking for a quick, clean launch, you simply select the "Clean System" profile. We were impressed by the program's ability to notify when new programs are added to the start-up list, a good way to keep an eye on malware. Yet while Ultimate Startup Manager detects new files, it doesn't give any hints to whether the software is good or bad. An option to launch without Windows Explorer we thought was an interesting extra feature. While the interface isn't the best designed, it doesn't significantly detract from the program's features. Overall, Ultimate Startup Manager is a good tool for people looking to kick-start a sluggish PC.
What's new in version 1.1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedApril 18, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Take total control over your Windows startup. Make your Windows start and work faster, more stable. Manage all auto-start programs. With Ultimate Startup Manager you can create profiles, which contain any set of programs you want to run. When Windows starts you can select which profile you want to run, and no need to restart system, no need to change anything. You can also associate some system settings such as wallpaper or resolution with each profile. More features include extra anti-virus protection, Turbo Mode to get the best performance of your computer as possible, advanced access control. Kids Protection System allows you to decide what programs can be started. Reminder will help you remember important information.
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