StartupMonitor Alternatives

    StartupMonitor is described as '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 behind your back' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to StartupMonitor for Windows and The best alternative is Autoruns, which is free. Other great apps like StartupMonitor are MSConfig (Free), Startup Delayer (Freemium), Starter (Free) and StartUpLite (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 2, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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.


      has not been updated since 2015.

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    3. Starter is yet another startup manager for Microsoft Windows (21 languages)


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

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    4. Speed Up Windows Startup & Boot Time.

    5. 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!


      No longer any link to app download.

    6. Windows Startup and Services Manager


      Development of FCorp Software has been discontinued in 2016. Last version of KickStart, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.

    7. 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.


      Last version released in 2008. See changes list at

    8. 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.
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    9. This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows starts up.
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