What do you use to monitor startups?

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  1. JayK

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    What do you use to handle,control startups?


    As always I'm constrained by the lack of options in the polls, but I hope this covers most of the popular choices.
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

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    To alter them StartupCPL, but to alert me to changes I use Regprot.
    If I want to review the big list I use AutoStartViewer and HijackThis (including StartUpList).

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Eliot

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    I use Startup Monitor. Alerts me anytime something tries to add to startup, anywhere on the system. Uses less than 250K and never know its running unless it catches a program that thinks its better suited to configure my computer than me, lol :D
     
  4. optigrab

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    Quite of few tools. I selected StartupCPL above, but I also rely on SSM and I sometimes use the Tools section of Spybot S&D.
     
  5. LowWaterMark

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    RegProt (my vote in poll) for real time monitoring of the specific keys it covers. HijackThis (with StartupList) for easy viewing of the various startup mechanisms. AutoStartViewer to get really deep inside, if needed.
     
  6. Caspar107

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    Manually using MSconfig

    But will have a look at RegProt for sure.
     
  7. Comp01

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    -Other- I use a few, Mike Lin's Startupcontrolpanel, AutoStart Viewer, Msconfig, I manually go through the registry etc...
     
  8. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    I use spybot mostly also.
     
  9. maes

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    question:
    I don't use any, should I? o_O

    I mean is it realy necessery?
    Firewall 100% necessery, same goes for anti-virus.
    but a startup control tool?
     
  10. DolfTraanberg

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    TDS-3 and ASViewer
    Dolf
     
  11. puff-m-d

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    maes,

    So many things nowadays can get into our systems without our knowing.... A good startup control or monitoring tool can help us see if anything we have not approved of has infected our systems...

    Also they can provide a quick easy means to tweak our startup so our system can load faster. And another benefit is that if a need arises we can stop a certain program or two from starting up to help us troubleshoot conflict on our system.

    HTH :D .....

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  12. Nick

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    I use Startupmonitor to notify me of any program that wants to register itself at startup. Otherwise, I use MSconfig to makechanges.
     
  13. maes

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    thx for the advice.
    I think I'll look for the programs that do well in this poll :) (and are free)

    thanks
    --maes
     
  14. JayK

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    Perhaps I should have split this poll into 2. Almost everyone is using a combination of tools. Generally one for real time monitoring, one for manual tweaking (altough the former does that too) and lastly one for more advanced work.
     
  15. Caspar107

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    Maybe not the right place to ask, but isn't there a program to view details of a program on your startup or running processes, like on this page but now in a sort of program like BHOList.
     
  16. TonyKlein

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    i use Mike Lin's StartupControlPanel to manage the startup programs...and the StartupMonitor to monitor and alert me of changes (that was what i chose for the pole). i will also do a double-check with Merijin's HijackThis/StartupList once a week. :)

    snap
     
  18. JayK

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    Duh. Look at the poll and the choices, it's probably one of them.
     
  19. thinghy

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    startupmonitor here and I always check when I run jv16powertools too,grtz, ;)
     
  20. Cochise

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    I just wish I knew what on earth your all talking about, gimme a clue please. LOL.

    Regds, Cochise. :cool: o_O
     
  21. tepi

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    I use the excellent Codestuff Starter to control startup.
    It's another of those great programs I wouldn't be without.

    Details from: http://members.lycos.co.uk/codestuff

    Codestuff Starter is yet another startup manager. As a primary purpose, Starter allows one to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever operating system is loading. It enumerates all the hidden registry entries, startup folders' items and some of the initialization files, so that the user could choose to temporarily disable selected entries, edit them, create new, or delete them permanently.

    Secondary purpose is to list all the running processes with possibility to view extended process' information (such as used DLLs, memory usage, thread count, priorities etc.), and to terminate selected process (even a Windows NT service, having enough access rights).

    Starter is a real Freeware and is not crippled in any way among the similar products. The user interface is pretty simple and has lots of options that are self-explanatory.

    System requirements:

    Microsoft Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP. Tested on Windows .NET.

    Cheers
     
  22. Bowserman

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    Autostart Viewer, Hijack This, Jv16 Powertools, SpyBot S&D and manually check the registry :D.

    Regards,
    Jade.
     
  23. Dazed_and_Confused

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    Primarily JV16 Power Tools. Although most security apps these days have a utility to monitor Startup applications.
     
  24. nadirah

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    I basically use spybot S&D and msconfig only to monitor startups.
     
  25. Rita

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    i use WinPatrol--it alerts anytime any thing new starts up
     
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