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Giveaway of the day — InControl

InControl is a startup manager that allows you to manage and clean-up programs that start-up with Windows.
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InControl was available as a giveaway on May 7, 2007!

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Put your Windows on a low-carb diet! You need a startup manager and InControl is the most powerful and easy to use start up manager ever!

Manage and cleanup the applications starting up with Windows.

You can add new items to the startup or edit the settings of the ones already there.

Add a program to the Black List and forget about it. InControl will make sure this application never bothers you again.

Don't worry about mistakes. The History Viewer remembers all the changes you make and you can go back to any of the previous states of the list at any time.

Heal the wounds your Windows got fighting evil programs with the Heal My PC feature.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/XP

Publisher:

Virtuoza Software, Inc.

Homepage:

http://www.get-in-control.com

File Size:

2.05 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#141

low carb diets are the best for the human body, it is much healther and doesn not promote diabetes"'~

Reply   |   Comment by Cooker Hoods   –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#140

Don't it is sending your information ,keystrokes,web pages to a secure site to be used at will. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

Reply   |   Comment by craigster  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#139

"Too good to be true". After this Keylogger incident with this GAOTD offering, unfortunately, I'm leaving. So long, no thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by former-user  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#138

It did not detect the things that I KNOW start up. ESPECIALLY I did not like that it had to connect to the internet for a reason that I do not know...AFTER I uninstalled it! It HAD to connect to the internet using whatever means I wanted to go online with...i.e. It would use Firefox or Thunderbird or any program that was going online and send it's message back home or wherever it was sending. I have no idea and no way of knowing what information it collected and transmitted after the uninstall and after I scanned and cleaned the registry and after malware/spyware/adware scans. It seems to have transmitted that time and appears to finally be not active in my system...but who knows? I am beginning to not trust the programs I find on Giveawayoftheday!

Reply   |   Comment by check machine ID  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#137

Under those circumstances I make an excuse. So InControl is okay and a piece of software that's very useable. The malware report of "Spybot" is not specific enough and I relied on it.

Indeed I was pleased at first when I had a look at the installed InControl, and only after I applied "Spybot" I felt shocked. I look for the latest offer on GAOTD each day.

Fare well to all of us!
Noge1A

Reply   |   Comment by Noge1A  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#136

Hey, I like this! Works for me, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by jim  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#135

Scratch that comment, I misread :P

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#134

Uhm...

OverSpy
OverSpy captures all online conversations, web sites visited, all emails sent and received, all keystrokes typed, all computer operations and opened ...
www.overspy.com/products/

Really, Boris?

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#133

Re: #131 & 132 Thanks Boris (Virtuza Software) for clearing that rumor up even after the offer was over as I always check for answers to the later comments. Thanks for offering InControl through GOTD! I read about your OverSpy on your site, and understood what it is intended for. I would have been interested if I still had any other users on my computers (such as teenagers). I have not found any reports of any problems since I downloaded InControl. Install went fine and with a little practice I will figure out the rest. It seems to be just what I needed since I use my computers for my business. However, I am not very good at knowing what I can remove or disable on start up so this will help me get some of the things to stop starting that I don't want to without fear of messing up anything. Thanks GOTD for offering it and I will keep on checking what you have. Just found your site recently. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#132

InControl is free of adware, spyware and other malware or unwanted stuff. This is a known fault of Spybot's detection system.

OverSpy is a commercial PC monitoring software. It is not spyware, as spyware is something unknown malicious individuals distribute to steal other people's information. You buy OverSpy for yourself and the PCs you own to be able to monitor them (or your child who might be using them).

We (Virtuza Software) are legitimate company. Does it make any sense to publicly offer spyware here!?!

Just enjoy the free software you got, which is exactly the same one you could've bought for $29.95.

Reply   |   Comment by Boris Yankov  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

InControl is indeed in control - of your computer!
THE PROGRAM CONTAINS MALWARE OF THE WORST KIND.
IT CONTAINS A KEYLOGGER. IT IS THE KEYLOGGER WHICH Virtuoza Software, Inc. OFFERS QUITE CYNICAL IN AN ADVERTISEMENT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE DOWNLOAD WINDOW. IT READS:
"OverSpy captures all online conversations, web sites visited, all emails sent and received, all keystrokes typed, all computer operations and opened documents, and takes screenshots every few minutes. Total surveillance! All this is happening in full stealth mode so the person you are monitoring will never be aware of it."
THAT'S CRIMINAL! OverSpy IS CONTAINED IN InControl AND USED AGAINST YOU. THEY PUNISH YOU FOR NOT WILLING TO BUY THE PAY VERSION OF InControl. THEY CAN REGISTER YOUR BANKING TRANSACTIONS!

Thanks to my habit of analysing the PC with "Spybot - Search & Destroy" before closing down I discovered the following: Spybot - Search & Destroy says with regard to InControl (partial german):

"Firma: Virtuoza Software, Inc. Produkt: Free-Key-Logger Bedrohung (Threat): Malware Beschreibung (Description): Free-Key-Logger installs into the system directory of your operating system and tries to record all keystrokes made by the user. In our tests it totally crashed the windows installation."

Hi from Hamburg, Germany! Noge1A

Reply   |   Comment by Noge1A  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#130

Installed it before midnight, but there was no name provided to enter into the registration. Saw the key. So couldn't install it. Too bad, really wanted to try it. Does it seem that the registration process is not working right for this one?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#129

So, the Firefox crowd doesn't know their way around a computer. Microsoft AutoRuns, first mentioned way back in post #4, not that any Firefox users were able to read that far, is free and vastly superior, as I described in post #35. It's simple enough for even a Firefox user. I don't see any value in blacklisting--you're just substituting one process (InControl) for another. Exit the offending process (only terminate it if you can't exit or stop it), then disable it. If it still reappears, some other process is responsible for reinstating it. The first thing to do is to use AutoRuns to search for other tasks by the same vendor. If you can't find the correct process, you can uninstall or rename the process that you don't want (if you don't need it). Warning: the following tools are far too complex for Firefox users. To find the process that is launching the one that you don't want, you can use Microsoft Process Monitor, which is capable of capturing all registry, file, process, and thread activity from boot to shutdown (it has excellent filtering capability). There's also Microsoft Process Explorer, which is excellent for monitoring realtime process and thread activity (going back several minutes; maximize the graphs). You can also download the entire Microsoft Sysinternals Suite. Important: be sure to right-click each unzipped file, select Properties, and Unblock. I apologize if this was so much information that it caused some Firefox users to have seizures.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#128

There is NO SPYWARE/KEYLOGGERin InControl. It is a false positive and nothing more. Read This.

Reply   |   Comment by BuBBy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#127

yup, better than msconfig.. more user-friendly, and you cant mess up your system as easily.

Reply   |   Comment by dick  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#126

Hi, this program is totally excellent , allthough it dosent recognise all the things that start up at windows? anyway, this is great much better than MSCONFIG and has a way better design! Cmon who agreees better that MSCONFIG?
Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#125

@37, Comment by AppleEyes. i do agree on that comment of yours.

Reply   |   Comment by Graham  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

#92. You forgot to enter the username and activation code given at the end of the instalation.

Software looking good so far, I liked the Black List feature best.

Reply   |   Comment by Gustavo737  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

Useful program, thanks! - But how do you stop the "Welcome Wizard" coming up every time you run it? It takes about 6 clicks to get through it to the actual program, I haven't found how to turn it off!

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Blay  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

Spryware S$D itentified free keylogger immediately after I downloaded, tested and deleted this program. In short SPYWARE.

Reply   |   Comment by Jude  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

This is a very nice program,I found it very easy to use and the help file is excellent.A keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by atrapos  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

Spybot find s keylogger from Virtuoza after installing this.....BEWARE!

Reply   |   Comment by Justin  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

#83, your URL link for WinPatrol is incorrect because you added a comma after the link without leaving a space, and so the comma was included in the link, and so the link doesn't work. The correct URL is:

http://www.winpatrol.com/

: )

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

Thank you GAOTD Team! I downloaded and used this product so that I could give a good evaluation on it.


I like that it only shows start-up programs that are not needed. Some of the programs in Msconfig and other places show everything that starts up. By shutting them down you can actually damage your computer. I also like the fact that I can pick and choose which programs I actually want to open at start up.


The "heal my Computer" is a good idea. I don't know whether or not it really works as there is no graph or anything to show what is being healed.


I can't imagine this program slowing any computer down as it only controls the Start-Up programs. I have found my start-up time has increased greatly.


Thanks again, GAOTD Team! Your work is appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Foxylady559  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

It's very nice. I finally am able to stop AOL from starting up right away, because I don't want to use it. I like the look of the interface as well, so it doesn't seem so boring to use. Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by mc2w  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

Another good program for doing this and letting you know what's what is Winpatrol Plus:

http://www.winpatrol.com/

Reply   |   Comment by ctstan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

Sorry...just popped up in the background :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Margot  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

No activate/registration key...same as above...can anybody help, please?

Reply   |   Comment by Margot  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

Nice program, useful, but, the thing this, there's many freeware programs that do the same thing-way better. It's a nice program, but, nobody's going to buy it for $30. ever.

Reply   |   Comment by Stuffet  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

I just downloaded it , but I think , Advanced Window Care v2.4 has the same feature + a few other goodies www.iobit.com

Reply   |   Comment by CBO  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

I have been using Startup Control Panel from http://www.mlin.net/ for the last 8 years. It is exactly what I need & none of what I don't. There are two versions, one installs in the control panel. I use this version on my XP machines. The other is a standalone version and I use it on my Vista machines. It is very simple and straightforward and as always FREE. Anyone who is serious should check this program out.
Advanced Windows Care 2 also has a startup manager inside of it, for those who have it & didn't know.
I am going to evaluate the GOTD.......I will never stop using Startup Control Panel though. Everyone have a pleasant evening :)

Reply   |   Comment by Brieaux  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

Just try that:

Startup Control Panel >>> http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by BiuS  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

Why is software called "free" when it is only a 30-day trial version? I would appreciate knowing if something is a demo BEFORE downloading it. Thanks for the giveaways, but this is not what I would call "free" software. It is trial version demo. :-( Donna

Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

After reading posts down to #84 I was sure to download GAOTD Software! It appeared to be a fairly good program? until Post #85(Swan) I ignored #43comments on "A Keylogger" as possibly incorrect? but after reading #85's remarks! I am not willing to take the chance as the last thing I want on my PC is a "Miner" (Keylogger)
Not worth the risk peeps! Thanks GAOTD but No Thanks once again

Reply   |   Comment by M8ty  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

So maybe I didn't read as carefully as I thought. The pop-up box says to use GiveAwayOfTheDay as the user name. Whoops!

Reply   |   Comment by VampireRat  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

...or I could just use msconfig...

Reply   |   Comment by haxer  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Read all instructions and comments first. Copy and pasted the Reg Key carefully. However, I also got "Name or registration key i invalid." Uninstalled and tried again with the same results. I really would like to use this program. I see that I am not the only one with this problem. What can we do when this happens?

Reply   |   Comment by VampireRat  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

What the freak is wrong wit my Registration key?! I tried to paste the registration key and there's and error message showing up "The Name or Registration Key is invalid" ??? Wats up wit tha????

Reply   |   Comment by Aldrine  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

Hello #92 Mr. Baek,

"why didn’t it come with activate on this one? Mine’s only a trial version for 30 days… does anyone else have this problem?"

It did come with the activation key - I guess you didn't view the read me file first.

Install by executing the setup file and THEN the details will come up for activation. It's a little different this time, but you'll definitely get the full version.

This isn't the first time we've needed to execute the setup file first.

I hope that helps!
~ Swan

Reply   |   Comment by Swan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Guys,
I'm afraid it works perfect. It's an excellent program! It's more rich than msconfig. I try to be honest.

Reply   |   Comment by Kiril Kanev, Bulgaria  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Used mirror link #1 and everything downloaded okay. Installed and checking the prog...

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Thanks for another great program. Easy install and easy to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Marla  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

I get the following error after downloading:

"C:\Documents and Settings\mobile tst\My Documents\My Downloads\InControl.zip: Unexpected end of archive"

The file will not unzip.

I've tried downloading it three times. Same thing each time.

Bummer.

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Seafarer, I feel your pain. :)
Very funny, everyone. Program is a no-go, I am afraid, because startup controllers there are aplenty, apart from those mentioned above there's advanced windows care and premium booster, for instance.

Cheers,
A.

Reply   |   Comment by Artemisia  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

#19 - Getting rid of qttask is easy. Enter Task Manager by right-clicking Taskbar and selecting Task Manager or press CTRL-ALT-DEL to enter Task Manager. Find qttask is the list and End Process. Go into Quicktime Installation folder and rename qttask.exe to something else. I use qttask-useless.exe. If you simply delete qttask.exe it recreates itself. If you rename it though, it doesn't. Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by billybobaloo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

Freeware programs that do this better:

CCleaner
WinPatrol

Reply   |   Comment by Nerdman!  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

This installs a key logger with the software. Spybot finds it. I uninstalled and cleaned and reinstalled and InControl is definately the culprit. You have been warned.

Reply   |   Comment by Gayla  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

Put your Windows on a low-carb diet! You need a startup manager and InControl is the most powerful and easy to use start up manager ever!

I thought the last one GOTD wanted us to Beta-test was "the most powerful and easy to use start up manager ever!".

As usual, selling freeware should be criminal.

Reply   |   Comment by Eyelady  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

you can do all the stuff without this program, but this program makes things a little easier for me. not bad

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

why didn't it come with activate on this one? Mine's only a trial version for 30 days... does anyone else have this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by mrbaek  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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