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Startup Defender 1.9.5 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Startup Defender 1.9.5

Startup Defender constantly monitors the startup locations on your PC to help prevent programs from auto starting up behind your back.
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Startup Defender 1.9.5 was available as a giveaway on October 13, 2009!

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Startup Defender is a small program that sits in your Windows tray and constantly monitors in real time the startup locations on your PC to help prevent programs from auto starting up behind your back. If a program tries to write itself into any startup location Startup Defender will popup a windows and ask if the program is allowed to place itself to start automatically with Windows.

Also you can disable/enable any programs that are currently installed to startup auotmatically. If there is an entry you are not sure what it is then you can Google it to see if it is needed or even harmful and choose if you want it to load it at startup or not. For the annoying programs that try to repeatedly place themselves in the autorun for Windows you can click the auto block so that Startup Defender stops them with out you having to bother with them any more.

System Requirements:

Windows 2003, XP, 2000, 98, Me, Vista; Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0


Zards Software



File Size:

1.21 MB



Comments on Startup Defender 1.9.5

The Good
* Easy to use.
* Monitors start up programs, current running processes, and services.
* Monitors startup folder and registry and notifies user when a new program has been added to autorun on Windows boot.
* Allows user to delete, block, or perma-block ('auto block") any program that autoruns on Windows boot.
* Allows user to manually run any startup program on demand.
* Allows user to manually kill or "ban" any processes so they are automatically killed/closed whenever Startup Defender detects them.
* Allows user to start, stop, pause, or resume services.
* Displays basic information on a startup/autorun program.
* Nifty "Google it" button to Google any program/process.

The Bad
* "Explore Program Location" for startup programs just opens up my desktop instead of the program folder.
* No feature to delay autorun programs.
* Can't "auto block" start up programs after the initial detection and prompt.
* Not particularly clear what the "PC startup optimizer" feature is or what it is supposed to do.
* Uses Google.com.au instead of Google.com or region-relative Google >.>'.

Free Alternatives
AnVir Task Manager

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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  Oct 13th, 2009 at 07:00 am
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There are more Freeware Tool to do this, not a good giveaway...


Acelogix Startup Guard www.acelogix.com

Startup monitor www.mlin.net

Reply   |   Comment by Ishaan  –  Oct 13th, 2009 at 07:08 am
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IK haven't tried this program, but there is a free one that I have used for many years and it has never failed me. I am speaking of Mike Lin's Startup Monitor. His Startup Control Panel is also a gem.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Cohen  –  Oct 13th, 2009 at 07:11 am
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