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  • Autoruns icon

    Autoruns

    Autoruns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry...

    Free Windows

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  • Startup Delayer icon

    Startup Delayer

    Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimize your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer. By delaying the applications during start up, your computer becomes usable a lot...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Performance Maintainer icon

    Performance Maintainer

    Performance Maintainer has combined open source tool such as Little registry Cleaner, Bleachbit and ultradefrag that run periodically for PC maintenance and performance. It is very simple and automated 1.Little Registry Cleaner...

    Open Source Windows

  • Winpooch Watchdog icon

    Winpooch Watchdog

    Winpooch is a watchdog for Windows (2000, XP, 2003, but only 32-bits). It detects modifications in your system, so as to detect a trojan or a spyware installation. It also includes a real-time anti-virus.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued As of 2008-06-13, this project is no longer under active development. Winpooch can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Starter icon

    Starter

    Starter is yet another startup manager for Microsoft Windows (21 languages) As a primary purpose, Starter allows one to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever operating system is loading. It...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, v5.6.2.9, was released on May 2009, but can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • CCleaner Cloud icon

    CCleaner Cloud

    Agomo lets you clean and manage your computers easily anywhere from your browser, using the power of CCleaner ! So whether you're in a coffee shop, at a hotel, or getting some quality sofa time, you can keep up with your PC...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Startup Control Panel icon

    Startup Control Panel

    Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts. Its simple to use and, like all my programs, its very small and wont burden your system. A...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued No longer any link to app download.
  • Startup Manager (st-m) icon

    Startup Manager (st-m)

    A program that provides the possibility to manage the Windows startup procedure. It offers you the possibility to control which programs automatically start up and more.

    Open Source Windows

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  • StartupMonitor

    StartupMonitor is a small utility that runs transparently (it doesn't even use a tray icon) and notifies you when any program registers itself to run at system startup. It prevents annoying programs from registering themselves...

    Free Windows

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  • Toolwiz Care icon

    Toolwiz Care

    Toolwiz Care is a free tool set designed to speed up your PC and give your system full care. With multi-functional optimization suite, this software provides a collection of tools that includes System Checkup, System Cleanup, System...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Discontinued but still available at download sites: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/toolwiz_care.html
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  • StartUpLite icon

    StartUpLite

    StartUpLite is a lightweight and simple to use application that allows you to speed up your system startup, safely and efficiently. The program allows you to disable or remove unnecessary startup entries from your computer. By using...

    Free Windows

  • RCleaner icon

    RCleaner

    RCleaner clean and fix your registry. Tune up your system performance and stability, securing and speeding up your PC.

    Free Windows

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  • Cloud System Booster icon

    Cloud System Booster

    Cloud System Booster is a new innovative system maintenance & optimization tool based on cloud technology. It’s a strong all-in-one PC repair and system maintenance program with FOUR powerful functions: Cleaner: Analyzing and...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

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  • CleanMyPC icon

    CleanMyPC

    Cleans your computer from unneeded files, system junk and application leftovers. Easy-to-use yet full-featured PC cleaner and Windows Maintenance solution.

    Commercial Windows

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  • My Startup Delayer icon

    My Startup Delayer

    Improve the loading time of Windows by delaying the startup of programs! Every time you start Windows a lot of programs starts automatically making Windows really unresponsive for minutes. This is noticeable especially on slow...

    Free Windows

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  • Argente StartUp Manager icon

    Argente StartUp Manager

    Argente - StartUp Manager is a utility that displays all the applications that start with Windows. Many applications, when installed, are configured to run automatically when you start Windows, which is not always necessary. ...

    Free Windows

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  • AutoRunnerX, AutoRunnerU icon

    AutoRunnerX, AutoRunnerU

    Autorun of any files and launcher for portable USB flash drive software AutoRunnerX and AutoRunnerU are autorun-extensions for Windows (32/64bit).

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Quick Startup icon

    Quick Startup

    When you turn on your computer certain applications, drivers, and services are automatically started at the beginning of each Windows session. The information that tells Windows to automatically start these items can be located in a...

    Free Windows

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  • Avira System Speedup icon

    Avira System Speedup

    In just one minute, you can cut loose all the accumulated runaway processes, bad registry entries and files lost in limbo that are bogging down your computer. Unleash the potential of your PC; optimize the use of your programs and...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Oolauncher icon

    Oolauncher

    Oolauncher is an application launching management. It gets auto-start applications from registry and start folders and starts them one by one. It offers much more options than windows to launch an application, like order...

    Free Windows

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  • Autorun Manager icon

    Autorun Manager

    "OSAM" (Online Solutions Autorun Manager) is a powerful and reliable tool for controlling the ‘cleanliness’ of components and applications that are automatically loaded or started under certain conditions without user’s...

    Free Windows

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  • WhatInStartup icon

    WhatInStartup

    This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows starts up. For each application, the following information is displayed: Startup Type (Registry/Startup Folder), Command-Line String...

    Free Windows

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  • Disable Startup icon

    Disable Startup

    Disable Startup is a free startup manager and monitoring program, it can scan all Windows Startups on your computer, and monitor all new startup items, helps you control, manage and optimize Windows Startup configuration. It can work...

    Free Windows

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  • FileCleaner icon

    FileCleaner

    FileCleaner Pro is an advanced Windows cleaner and file shredder that will keep your PC fast and secure. With its help you will be able to repair Windows errors, speed up computer performance, and protect your privacy in just a couple...

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning This site has a poor reputation on WOT. You can read the comments on http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/filecleaner.com
  • SKTools icon

    SKTools

    Useful tools and utilities: Lite version includes this SKTools options: Clean! Invalid registry entries, Invalid registry values, Temporary and Cache folders, Temporary and Junk Files, Bad Shortcuts, Benchmark, System Information...

    Freemium Windows Mobile

  • Startup View icon

    Startup View

    Startup View is a Startup Program, Auto Shutdown Manager and Task Scheduler in one. This means you can make your PC boot faster, shut down your PC whenever you want and launch programs at any time and date.

    Commercial Windows

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  • UnCleaner icon

    UnCleaner

    UnCleaner is a solution to get rid of all unnecessary files and folders stored on your computer, doing to slow down and crashes. The software engine will search / clean: Windows Update Downloaded & Log Files * ...

    Free Windows

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  • LaunchLater icon

    LaunchLater

    LaunchLater allows you to defer the launch of applications that run at Windows login. This lets Windows focus on booting itself first, then subsequently running a list of configured startup apps using a schedule that you control. ...

    Open Source Windows

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  • Start-Q icon

    Start-Q

    Start-Q is a freeware that allows delayed launch of startup items to start applications in a more orderly fashion.It lets windows users create a Queue for your startup applications. Order of the application launch can also be...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The product is no longer available on the official website, but last version, v1.3, released on January 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
  • LaunchMeNot icon

    LaunchMeNot

    LaunchMeNot is an application launcher which can automatically launch your favorite applications on startup and give you the option to cancel. It can juggle applications normally managed using Windows from one location. Ever needed...

    Open Source Windows

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  • PC Renewer icon

    PC Renewer

    PC Renewer helps you enhance computer by fixing computer errors such as slow pc operation, unknown problem messages, deadlock mistakes, pc freezes and much more. PC Renewer can also improve your computer's overall performance...

    Commercial Windows

  • System Cleanup icon

    System Cleanup

    Find and remove temporary, cache, history and backup files on all your local and network drives. System Cleanup will protect recent used files. Drives and folders can be manually added to an exclude list to protect files and improve...

    Free Windows

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  • Free PC Cleaner icon

    Free PC Cleaner

    Free PC Cleaner is an easy to use free program that speeds up, cleans, and optimizes your computer. The program scans all aspects of the system (registry, installed programs, system files, etc.) and fixes problems which result in the...

    Free Windows

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