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    Starter is described as 'is yet another startup manager for Microsoft Windows (21 languages)' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Starter for Windows, PortableApps.com and Mac. The best alternative is Autoruns, which is free. Other great apps like Starter are MSConfig, Startup Delayer, HiBit Startup Manager and Autorun Organizer.

    Starter is mainly a System Cleaner but alternatives to it may also be Application Launchers or File Shredders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Starter.
    This page was last updated Mar 13, 2020
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    Starter is yet another startup manager for Microsoft Windows (21 languages)
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      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 keys.
    1. MSConfig, or Microsoft System Configuration Utility, is a utility to troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows startup process.


    2. 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.

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      has not been updated since 2015.

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      HiBit Startup Manager makes managing your startup programs very simple. On startup, you are shown a list at the top and details at the bottom for each startup item. There is also a list of all startup items, including new and potentially dangerous programs.
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      Free startup manager for Windows. Options include: disabling startup entries, custom startup delay for each startup entry, virus scan for each startup entry, undo options for changes made to startup entries, ...


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      KnockKnock displays persistent startup items (scripts, commands, binaries, executables, Login Items, kexts, LaunchAgents, etc., that are set to execute automatically on OS X.
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      Winpatrol provides a multitude of functions including startup control. It is a useful addition to any armoury to maintain computer as best as possible. Oh and a cute scotty icon for your toolbar!

      Discontinued

      No update since 2017, website certificate is expired, twitter account is inactive and they seem not to be answering support requests.

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      This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows starts up.
    3. SlimCleaner is a freeware PC maintenance program that uses crowd-sourced feedback to make up-to-date optimization recommendations for users. In many ways it's like other cleaning apps.

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      The installer contains adware and possibly other malware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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      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 valuable tool for system administrators!

      Discontinued

      No longer any link to app download.

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