There are many programs that are startup programs. Be they system related, security programs, manufacturer supplied or those you chose to install yourself. Many must be there and should not be messed with, however you can disable or delay the start of others. What influences you to do this? oops! my question did not finish. This is the rest of it. .... to Delayed Start NB: My system startup has always been quick. Of late the system freezes for about 10 seconds and I think it may be EMET. I am considering sending it to delayed start. However, not sure if this is the right thing to do. I have WinPatrol and have already disabled WD Quickview.