Many programs start automatically with the Windows system
without further enquiry. That often happens on purpose
when resident tools, such as the virus scanner, an ISDN
call monitor or a text module administration are loaded.
But often enough, newly installed programs set themselves
up as Autostart programs. This is annoying when the application
is not used or when the user is harassed by tedious requests
when starting the computer.
Many users know that the Autostart commands can be found
in the Autostart folder in the start menu and can also
be deleted from there. But this is not the whole truth:
Some start commands are entered directly into the registry
and cannot be reached through the Autostart menu. The tool
StartUp Organizer is fortunately able to find any Autostart
program - no matter how well it has hidden its start command.
How to Use
Right at the start, the utility lists all Autostart programs.
On the left hand side of the Folder Bar the entry All is
highlighted. You can reduce the list by clicking on a branch
such as Stratup Menu or Registry. As a result, only the
Autostart entries that are administered there are shown.
All Autostart programs are usually checked and therefore
activated. If you remove the pre-selection by clicking
on the particular boxes which are checked, the commands
concerned will not be carried out anymore at the next start.
This way you can find out if an entry is as unimportant
as it seems. In case of emergency you can always check
the box again via mouse click.
Entries marked can be removed from the list completely
by using Delete. Press Refresh afterwards to re-import
the list. Now you can control whether the annoying Autostart
programs have really been removed.
If you wish to add a new Autostart program to the list
yourself, mark the folder in the bar and press the AddTo
button to select the program which you wanted to add.
- Startup Organizer can automatically detect the new
programs have been added to your startup configuration.
- Click the Restore button to restore all startup application
to the status that the Super Utilities was not installed.