GOTD: Startup Defender 4.5

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  1. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    From the Giveaway Of The Day:

    Startup Defender is a small Windows startup manager program that sits in your Windows tray and constantly monitors in real time the startup locations on your PC to help prevent programs from auto starting up behind your back. If a program tries to write itself into any startup location Startup Defender will pop up a windows and ask if the program is allowed to place itself to start automatically with Windows. Also you can disable/enable any programs that are currently installed to startup automatically. If there is an entry you are not sure what it is then you can Google it to see if it is needed or even harmful and choose if you want it to load it at startup or not. For the annoying programs that try to repeatedly place themselves in the autorun for Windows you can click the auto block so that Startup Defender stops them without you having to bother with them anymore. Also you can now view all processes and services then selectively start/stop each one.
     
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    Thanks! ;)
     
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    WinPatrol Plus will do that and much more. Even WinPatrol free will do that, although not exactly in real time, since it has polling intervalls.
     
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    Hm, no; one of the comments suggests that AVG flagged it; don't trust every random user comment as gospel. Doing a quick Virustotal scan returned 0/46.

    Resource usage will undoubtedly vary by system.
     
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    I have also installed it and then scanned it with virustotal and the result is 6/46. 6 Avs detected it as trojano_O? incl. ikarus, vipre, trendmicro, etc.. So I did a search online and the program is flagged as safe?? So I am confused as what to thinko_O?
     
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    Have you considered that they may be FPs? What were they detected as? Have you seen any other reason for alarm?
     
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    could be but I uninstalled it just to be safe. Also toolwiz care also has startup defender type protection and it is safe. So an alternative would be toolwiz care with its startup defender activated.
     
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    My point was to think it through, rather than reacting.

    Out of 46 AVs, you're bound to get a lot of FPs; if you avoid anything that gets any kind of detection on Virustotal then you won't have much. It's especially bad with small apps. Considering that this is a small app that accesses the startup areas repeatedly (and doesn't do much else), it makes sense that it will raise FPs with heuristic or possibly generic detections.

    OTOH, places that have specifically looked at it rate it as good/benign.

    Other than a few automated scans, do you really see any reason for concern? I don't.

    Of course if you're really concerned then you could email the companies that detected it.
     
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