Startup Guard

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Huwge, May 5, 2005.

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  1. Huwge

    Huwge Registered Member

    Oct 21, 2004

    Following many recommendations I have now purchased Acelogix Ace Utilities. I 've done a quick search with no result.....any opinions on their freeware program Startup Guard?. Is it worth downloading

    Thanks in advance
  2. gottadoit

    gottadoit Security Expert

    Jul 12, 2004
    From reading the description it sounds like a polling monitor

    You would probably be better off using MJRW Registry Watcher (free) to do the same thing. There is a thread here at Wilders describing it here

    There are also paid alternatives that do more (as you might expect), both of the tools mentioned below cost money to buy but they do come with a trial

    RegRun is a polling monitor that has some nice features

    RegDefend is a kernel based monitor that stops a registry change before it can happen so its better than a polling based monitor. The downside of RegDefend is that it doesn't monitor the startup directories for new shortcuts being added, but you could use a combination of RegDefend and MJRW to do that...

    Hope that helps
    Startup Control Panel.
    Startup Monitor -> similar to regdefend. not customizable. <40kb i think
    too many features to write. Polling monitor. services, startups, BHO's, scheduled tasks......

    both are better than MRJW IMO, because MRJW is very aggressive.
    downside : lack of customization in 'things to monitor'... either they monitor position X by default, or don't at all
  4. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

    Jun 28, 2003
    Same opinion... ;)
  5. agent9x

    agent9x Guest

    I would like WinPatrol more if it was a bit faster, like Spybot's Tea Timer. The fastest you can make WinPatrol at detecting changes is 1 minute. That's too slow in some cases to help you. If Spybot can do it faster (seconds not minutes- and still free) why can't WinPatrol?
  6. If you poll faster like TeaTimer, you put more load on the CPU. That's why I choose WinPatrol... lighter, more efficient... plus more customizable AND gives more info.

    PS: they're changing the code in WP to have a faster polling time, I think I read that in their help files or website somwehere.
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