Startup Monitor

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  1. Infected

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    Is there a good startup monitor? Like when you install a program, it monitors the registry and services that a new startup was made?
     
  2. Floyd 57

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    For services it's not hard to manually check yourself if something new popped up, or check the registry keys of services u can export and then check the amount of them if there's more then smth new popped up

    For registry u can use an uninstaller tool like Revo Uninstaller Pro to monitor the application in real time and it saves a log of all the registry keys it makes and what not, although make sure NOTHING else is running or it might catch those too. Can also use procmon with an anti-exe just to make sure another process isn't spawned

    Of course, you could also just learn assembly and go through the code row by row, at the cost of taking sliiiiightly more time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgMl0Uqiey8
     
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  3. Surt

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    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/registry_changes_view.html
    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html
    I haven't used them in a long time, you could check out Sysinternal's Registry Monitor and File Monitor, too.

    While I have Revo Uninstaller Pro, I've never investigated exactly what its "Traced Programs" feature allows for report generation after installing a new program. You could check the web site and if its free version has it.

    Cheers.
     
  4. roger_m

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  5. Infected

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    Thanks, that is what I was looking for.
     
  6. Brummelchen

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    sysinternals autruns, nothing more. it can create snapshots which are comparable.
    monitoring is futile, else you want a buggy and failing program. it does not make sense to monitor a programs setup and disable vital functions, then drop the program at all.
     
  7. Infected

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    Maybe to you it doesn't make sense. But when you install something like Origin for gaming, you don't need that helper service constantly starting up every time...same with nvidia backend, that doesn't need to be running either...
     
  8. Surt

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    I guess I misunderstood the OP's intention, but those NirSoft I posted up utilities are quite handy otherwise. As are the HiBit and Autoruns.
    Ditto.

    Like the stuff that shows up with no corresponding setting choice in the program's UI, for example:

    A live updater exe with a run_mode-background_check parameter for a video editor I use frequently.

    Intel's IAStoreIcon for a forever systray icon informing me that I actually did disable RST. Two years ago.

    Logitech's LogiFetch download assistant that showed up when I installed their mouse utility.

    And a HKCU:RunOnce DEFAULT_BCLK with a data value of 100.00 that I have no idea what the H that came from.

    And so on...
     
  9. Floyd 57

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    yeah i never got why nvidia display container.exe needs connection to internet... so i never gave it lol

    i have both nvidia and amd drivers on my system and amd has a lot more stuff but i also dont have geforce experience but even without it it tries to connect to internet... i used amd for one and nvidia for other monitor

    yeah i really hate **** like origin gog games etc. that spawn 1000000 ****
     
  10. roger_m

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    You're welcome.
     
  11. Joxx

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    HiBit looks nice, reminds me of WinPatrol.
     
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    I've used it in the past, but something about it I didn't like, can't remember what. I think it was a bit slow to load. But it does notify about new startup entires, something that tools like AutoRuns and HiBit Startup Manager don't do.
     
  14. roger_m

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    HiBit does, which is the main reason I use it.
     
  15. Rasheed187

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    OK, my bad. I now see they indeed mention ''Enhance System Security with Startup Monitoring'' on the website.
     
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