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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 PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Autoruns, which is free. Other great apps like StartupMonitor are MSConfig, Startup Delayer, WhatInStartup and Starter.

StartupMonitor alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of StartupMonitor.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Autoruns icon

    Autoruns

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    28 alternatives to 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 keys.

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    1.  PortableAutoruns can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. MSConfig icon

    MSConfig

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    33 alternatives to MSConfig 

    MSConfig, or Microsoft System Configuration Utility, is a utility to troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows startup process.

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  3. Startup Delayer icon

    Startup Delayer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    25 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableStartup Delayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    has not been updated since 2015.

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  4. WhatInStartup icon

    WhatInStartup

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    23 alternatives to 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, Product Name, File Version, Company Name, Location...

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    1.  PortableWhatInStartup can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Starter icon

    Starter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    23 alternatives to 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 enumerates all the hidden registry entries, startup f.

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    1.  PortableStarter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

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

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  6. StartUpLite icon

    StartUpLite

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    8 alternatives to StartUpLite 

    Speed Up Windows Startup & Boot Time.

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    1.  PortableStartUpLite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightStartUpLite consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    • Startup Control Panel icon

      Startup Control Panel

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      20 alternatives to 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 valuable tool for system administrators!

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      Discontinued

      No longer any link to app download.

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    • FCorp KickStart icon

      FCorp KickStart

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      25 alternatives to FCorp KickStart 

      Windows Startup and Services Manager.

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      1.  PortableFCorp KickStart can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
        Discontinued

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

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      • Startup Manager (st-m) icon

        Startup Manager (st-m)

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Windows
        23 alternatives to 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.

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        1.  PortableStartup Manager (st-m) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
        Discontinued

        Last version released in 2008. See changes list at http://startupmanager.org/

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      • My Startup Delayer icon

        My Startup Delayer

        • FreeProprietary
        • Windows
        31 alternatives to 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 PC (like netbooks / nettop with Atom CPU / old pc).

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        1.  PortableMy Startup Delayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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