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    WhatInStartup Alternatives

    WhatInStartup is described as 'This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows starts up' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WhatInStartup for Windows and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Autoruns, which is free. Other great apps like WhatInStartup are MSConfig, Startup Delayer, HiBit Startup Manager and Autorun Organizer.

    WhatInStartup is mainly a System Cleaner but alternatives to it may also be File Shredders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WhatInStartup.
    This page was last updated May 25, 2022
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    This utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows starts up.
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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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      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!

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

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

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

    4. 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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      Speed Up Windows Startup & Boot Time.
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      Chameleon Startup Manager can control programs that run at Windows startup, which makes Windows start faster and operate with increased stability.
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