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StartEd (Windows Startup Editor)
StartEd is a tool which helps you to manage those programs which load from the Registry, Startup folders and Win.ini at Windows Startup. StartEd allow you to control over the programs loaded during the booting processes. It lets you modify and backup the Startup configuration, detects more than 70 Trojan Horses and comes also handy for every system administrator by managing user startup shortcuts.
Startup Faster! 2004 is a revolutionary tool to make your computer startup much faster than ever while protecting your hard disk from sudden failure. Even if you have a top-speed computer, you have to endure the long time when starting up Windows (all versions). Startup Faster! 2004 completely solved this problem.
As you may know, Windows runs various programs at startup time, you even don't know how these programs were added to the startup list and when they were added. This caused Windows executes a load of programs (sometimes more than 30) on startup whether it's useful or useless which leads to a very long time starting up even on a fast computer.
Startup Faster! 2004 is specially designed to completely solve this problem, it used a unique technology called "SmartBoot" to speed up the startup process. Startup Faster 2004 optimizes your boot sequence by execution time and disk load. It handles the loading of Windows and made magnificent efforts! In our thousands of tests, it can speed up your loading speed by 50% to 200%!
Startup Faster! 2004 also provides a powerful control panel to let you control all about startup such as adjusting the execution sequence, enable/disable certain program, etc. You can full control your Windows startup without much computer knowledge. Even in the default configuration, it works well on most of the PCs.
- CNet Download.com 4 Stars Rating
Startup programs can be placed in many places on your system, but with Startup Guru you can manage all of your startup programs in one place! You can see exactly what is suppose to be running and remove what is not. Easily get rid of annoying adware, spyware and extraneous programs that do nothing but slow down your startup time. Startup Guru could also schedule your startup programs.
- BrotherSoft Editor's Pick
System Workshop for Windows 9X/NT/Me/2000/XP, is a system maintenance utility that can aid you in keeping your computer running at optimal performance levels. A powerful suite of tools, System Workshop includes a Startup Manager, Disk Cleaner, Menu Editor, Windows Customizer, Icon Manager, and a Program Cleaner that you can use to customize the appearance and behavior of your computer, giving you more control over your system.
Windows Customizer is a tool to help you customize the appearance and behavior of your computer. For instance, you can easily change the Desktop icon size so they are easier to see. Windows Customizer can also optimize Windows settings to make your computer run faster, modify the "New" and "Send To" menus, and change various other settings to make Windows behave the way you want it to. Windows Customizer also allows easy access to the Add/Remove programs section of Windows. The Windows Customizer itself has many options that allow you to change:
Startup Manager - When you turn on your computer certain applications are automatically started at the beginning of each Windows session. Using the Startup Manager you can easily add to, remove, edit, disable, and enable any and all startup items in order to keep your system�s boot-up process as fast as possible.
Disk Cleaner - This powerful utility is designed to free up disk space by removing unnecessary and useless files. It's a fast and easy-to-use aid to extend the use of your hard drive. You only need to select the drives/folders you want to scan and choose the file types to scan for. Disk Cleaner offers several common waste file types to choose from, and allows you to add your own file types to the list as well. Once the scan process is complete, you're given the opportunity to edit the list; then you can choose to delete your selections or compress them as ZIP files.
Menu Editor - This handy tool is intended to aid in the easy customization of Explorer's Context (Right-Click) menus. Menu Editor facilitates the maintenance of context menu associations, allowing you to easily edit, remove, or create new entries. Menu Editor will allow you to gain control over which programs appear in context menus when you right click on various associated file extensions.
Icon Manager provides an easy interface for changing the common Windows icons. Tired of the standard icons for the Recycle Bin, or Network Neighborhood? Want to add some color to the folder icons, or add some zest to your Start Menus? Icon Manager comes with a library of alternate icons for a wide variety of Windows objects. Spiff up your display with a different look, Icon Manager makes it easy!
Program Cleaner helps clean up after programs that have been uninstalled. Some uninstall programs aren't well-behaved and don't "clean up" after themselves, leaving the program listed in the Windows "Add/Remove Programs" applet. Program Cleaner will locate these invalid uninstall entries, allowing you to permanently delete the unneeded listings. You can also use Program Cleaner to uninstall programs you no longer need - there are probably programs on your computer right now that you never use and didn't even know were there!
And much more....
- ZDNet 5 of 5 Stars Rating (System Workshop's "Windows Customizer")
EndItAll 2 created by PC Magazine is a app killer utility. Unlike Task Manger in either 9x/NT/200/XP, EndItAll gives you a detail of what programs, services, library running and even give you a option to kill protected programs.
+ Link: EndItAll Free Download
- As seen in TechTV, PC Magazine
Autoruns from Sysinternals is a program to list all auto-starting programs/services in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys.
Startup Inspector for Windows helps users to manage startup applications. There are more than 4,100 known programs in the database. Startup Inspector for Windows can thus provide information on the programs that are running at your Windows startup process and check if it is necessary to the system, or is the program a spyware.
- Soft32 5 Stars Rating
StartUp Tuner finds and displays the entries from all of Windows' auto-launch locations, including the Startup folder in the Windows Start menu, the WIN.INI file and the registry sections for both the current user and all users. You can deactivate/reactivate entries, edit the command lines with which the entries are started and add new entries.
- SoftLandmark 5 Stars Rating and Editor's Pick
StartupMonitor runs transparently until a program registers itself to run at startup, it will show a message box and let you accept or reject it.
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