Programs to manage automatic startup in Windows and the computer

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The time has come to make a summary regarding the best Windows programs you need to manage the startup of the Microsoft operating system. Managing booting or booting of the computer means check and decide which programs are to start automatically in the background. Since so many software that you download and install are automatically executed in the initial loading of Windows (i.e. when you turn on the computer), the risk is not only having to wait longer before the PC is operational and fully loaded but also that the memory is eaten by these programs which, after their silent start, remain in the background. These are not viruses because for some programs they make sense if they always remain active: for example the backup program or the antivirus.
However, many others, even if useful, do not need to automatically load themselves when the computer starts: for example, iTunes, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook Messenger, Java Updater, Skype and Adobe Acrobat Reader are programs to be launched manually when needed.
In this article, let's see what programs to use to manage Windows startup, both for more experienced users and for less capable and less experienced people.

Of course it's just about free programs and, for this particular management, they are all they need. I would like to specify that if you disable the automatic start of a program through one of these tools, they are not removed or uninstalled but, simply, they will have to be launched manually for their use.

1) Autorun organizer is a wonderful program to manage the Windows startup, which shows the loading time of each single program in automatic execution and which allows you to deactivate them or delay their execution. The tool also provides advice on how to optimize the computer startup by giving suggestions on which elements to disable and which ones to keep.

2) Autoruns per Windows is the most powerful program for know everything about what Windows loads when you turn on your computer.
It divides each item into various tabs: Programs, Windows Explorer Startup Items, Internet Explorer Startup Items, Scheduled Tasks, Services, Drivers, Codecs, Desktop Gadgets, and more.
The problem with Autoruns, reported in the post (Windows slow start) is that, with all the information it shows, even an expert is likely to be lost. However, its operation is simple because each element can be activated or deactivated with a click. Another cool feature is that it allows you to save system snapshots and compare them at different points in time to see what has changed.

3) Quick Startup it is a much simpler tool than Autoruns and does nothing but list the programs set to start automatically on the PC.
It is therefore possible to disable the automatic execution of scheduled operations, plugins, services and various software.

4) HiBit Startup Manager is a free program that allows you to view, edit, remove and create new entries in Windows Autorun. The automatic startup management tool also allows you to check the security of the various elements and the impact on initial loading, thus indicating which programs slow down the PC startup the most.
Any application can be disabled by right clicking and selecting the Disable option or the one to delete it. From the program it is also possible to add items to the automatic start. The software is not just a startup manager, but is packed with many other tools including the process manager, the service list, the scheduled tasks list on the PC and the context menu manager that appears by pressing the right button on files.

5) Starter is a very simple little tool that only shows auto-running programs and not all of them either.
Esso check all Windows paths, also in the registry, where there are references to programs and processes that start at startup.
Starter reports all hidden registry entries and items included in autostart folders. You can choose to safely disable selected entries, edit them, or delete them altogether (if you know what you're doing). Advanced users can also add other programs from here to start with Windows.

6) Startup Delayer is a program different from the others, really simple and very useful, which offers options to manage the computer startup by setting delays for the execution of automatic applications.
You can also create rules and dependencies to decide if and when a program should start automatically and you can schedule software to start only on certain days of the week.
A specific post has been written to explain this important and celebrated tool recommended for both expert users and beginners how to delay startup of autorun programs on windows

7) System configuration it's a tool Windows internal and not a downloadable program.
From system configuration you can disable enable startup services and programs.
As written in a Windows troubleshooting guide with MSConfig system configuration, it is a very effective tool that everyone should know and know how to use.

8) WhatInStartup is another very simplified little program suitable for quick checks on automatic start programs. For Windows boot management, just select or deselect the various items. Unlike other programs, it also allows you to add a new startup item.

9) WinPatrol monitors hidden PC activities and program launches in Windows, a combination of Autorun and Startup Delayer.

10 ) Ccleaner, the most used program to keep Windows clean has, among its tools, the computer startup manager which, even without special options, works well, is reliable and guarantees the result.

I remember that some drivers and Windows components are only visible with a tool that displays the rootkits.
The advice is always to learn how to use HiJackthis even if it is much more complicated.

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