Startup Guard is a free, easy tool to choose programs to allow to run on Windows startup. You can specify approved applications, close unwanted or find more about unknown. Startup Guard catches new startup records, so you can even remove a virus or spyware. You can disable unwanted system processes to get maximum computer performance.
Don't worry that you can make a mess-up! Startup Guard includes UNDO function to roll back any changes you made. If you will delete any startup record that was critically important for running your PC you can always undo changes! This makes this program completely safe to use even by newbie's.
Many users wanted to remove applications that automatically start on Windows startup to free memory and boost system performance. But not all users know that there is a lot of hidden programs on startup that probably used once per month and just wasting system resources! Startup Guard allows you review all applications on startup and effectively choose the only one that you need.
How it works
Startup Guard keep database of startup records that you have choosen to delete or keep. You should manually review startup records on your computer (5-10 items) and mark them as approved or not. If you're not sure if you need some file or not, Startup Guard will provide you with helpful links. Then, Startup Guard will monitor PC's startup area and apply changes according your preferences. It will also detect and notify you about new records that may appear shortly.
Usual user have about 3-5 really important auto-startup programs which is run on Windows startup. These are system drivers for keyboard, mouse, monitor, e.t.c. However, many other programs put their links to startup area to always run in the background, like, for example: update modules. These modules used not very often, may be even once per month, but dramatically decrease system performance by always running in the computer's memory and checking for updates.
By disabling such good, but unwanted software's you can get top PC performance (disabling auto-startup, but not removing program itself). Usually, if disabling startup record of some software it is still working fine, not loosing any features. Of cause you can always roll back any change you have made!
Remove viruses and spyware
Viruses and spyware also put their links to the startup area and start with Windows. You can catch them using Startup Guard, but it is recommended for advanced users only.
Made a mistake
If you have deleted some important file from startup area by mistake you can always undo delete. Startup Guard allows you to undo any delete within any period of time!
The license of this software is Free Trial Software, the price is $14.95, you can free download and get a free trial.