StartupMonitor is a tiny application which will run transparently (it doesn’t even use a tray icon) and notifies you when any program registers itself to run at system startup. It prevents those utterly useless tray applications from registering themselves behind your back, and it acts as a security tool against trojans like BackOrifice or Netbus. StartupMonitor does not require Startup Control Panel, but it complements it nicely. When you choose not to allow a program to register itself, the program’s entry becomes disabled in Startup Control Panel, so you can go back and enable it later if necessary. StartupMonitor watches the Start Menu’s Startup folders and the Run entries in the registry. StartupMonitor has been tested on Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP; unfortunately, it does not function correctly under Windows 95 because of some unimplemented routines in the operating system.
The program is a tiny utility which will run transparently (it does not even use a tray icon) and notifies you when any program registers itself to run at system startup. It prevents those utterly useless tray applications from registering themselves behind your back, and it acts as a security tool against trojans like BackOrifice or Netbus. StartupMonitor does not require Startup Control Panel, but it complements it nicely. When you choose not to allow a program to register itself, the program’s entry becomes disabled in Startup Control Panel, so you can go back and enable it later if necessary. StartupMonitor watches the Start Menu’s Startup folders and the Run entries in the registry. You are encouraged to report any bugs you find with the current version of StartupMonitor so that I can fix them and release a new version. 1) Uninstall it if you don’t want it anymore. 2) Copy StartupMonitor.exe (in the Setup folder) to the Startup folder. 3) Re-run StartupMonitor.exe 4) StartupMonitor will start, ask you if you want to install itself at startup, and if you select “No”, a “Not allowed at startup” notification will appear in the tray. If you want to install it at startup: 5) Start Startup Monitor. 6) Click on “Install at startup”. 7) Wait until the user logon screen appears. 8) A notification will appear in the taskbar and in the tray, telling you StartupMonitor is installed and running at startup. The program runs directly from the startup folder and is NOT installed in the programfiles folder as most other startup applications are. That is the reason why it will always run at startup (no need to manually launch it) and it will run at startup without requiring further action. StartupMonitor can be used to show or hide the startup programs at Windows logon, logoff or suspend. If you chose to hide the startup applications at logoff, they will show back at the next logon. StartupMonitor is now extended to include the following improvements over version 2.3.1: * The program now runs directly from the startup folder and is NOT installed in the programfiles folder as most other startup applications are. That is the reason why it will always run at startup (no need to manually launch it) and it will run at startup without requiring further action. * Support for the following group of startup applications: * Microsoft
The Start menu has a Startup folder that holds some programs that run on start-up: Start Menu Startup: Programs and Features → System → Startup ← Internet, E-mail, User Accounts This folder contains the programs that the operating system starts automatically when you turn on your computer. For example, the computer restarts and a desktop folder appears when you start Windows 95. The startup folder is hidden by default. Start Menu Run: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run By default, these programs are run every time you start your computer. You can change this behavior using the Startup tab. For example, you can choose to start these programs automatically the next time you start your computer, or start them only when you log on to your computer. You can also specify how you want the programs to run in the Different for each user section. Both Startup folders appear in Startup Control Panel. In Windows 98, there is a Run key that allows you to run a specified program the next time you start your computer: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run In earlier versions of Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows 98 SE, the Run key is not available. To run a program at start up: You can change the Run order of programs in the previous paragraph by: The easiest way to find and edit the default Run order is to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run: In Windows 2000, you can open the Run dialog using the Start → Run menu command and typing rundll32 /u:C:\windows\system\run.dll, rundll32 /u:C:\windows\system32\run.dll,rundll32 /u:C:\windows\system\rundll32.exe %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe %windir%\system\run.dll,rundll32 /u:C:\windows\system\rundll32.exe %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /u:C:\windows\system\run.dll or just 2f7fe94e24
StartupMonitor is a small utility which notifies you about applications trying to start up when the system restarts, or when you log in. An application’s StartupManger entry is listed in a small panel near the clock on the taskbar. StartupMonitor prevents those applications which have previously been allowed to register their StartupManger entry from silently starting without your permission. It also prevents applications which have previously been prevented from registering their StartupManger entry from starting themselves now. StartupMonitor gives you information about each application it detects; you may allow or disallow an application from starting by listing it in the program table for Startup Control Panel. In particular, an entry in this table has the effect of preventing the corresponding startup program from registering itself with Windows. The application table in Startup Control Panel is read from the registry, and can be controlled by Registry Editor. Additional StartupManger Information: Besides the StartupManger name and its related StartupMangerID, StartupMonitor lists the program entry in the Start Menu, the path in the registry, the application’s file name, and the application’s process name. When an application is listed in the StartupManger table, you can use the StartupMonitor properties dialog to choose which properties of the application are to be displayed in the Startup Monitor. You can display the StartupManger icon, StartupManger name, the StartupManger entry, the application’s property sheet, the application’s version string, the application’s signature (a GUID), and the application’s PID. StartupMonitor Requirements: You must have any one of Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows ME, or Windows 95 to use StartupMonitor. StartupMonitor is self-contained and works without requiring other programs. StartupMonitor is a freeware application, and you can try it for free. “I use to travel and be with all my family and friends and now I can’t do that because of traffic! And it does happen! All I want is the red-eye once a year! I get up at like 3:30 in the morning! My family is all alone! Will they miss me and things like that? And I can’t talk to them as much as I want to! And I miss the fun times!” If you don’t want this, wait until I release the 8th March 2007 release! What is it? It’s a complete re-write, minus the forum support which will
File size: 17.1 KB Version: 1.1 License: Freeware Requires: none Changelog: Version 1.1: StartupMonitor may notice that an application was accidentally started when it was stopped, now fixed. Version 1.0: StartupMonitor was released on 31st of January, 2004 License This application is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. Usage When you start a program that starts at system startup, right-click on the program’s file and select “Open in Startup Monitor”. A window will open showing the program’s file name and path, and the application’s name, icon, and vendor. If the application name is shorter than 1 character, then this character will be replaced with a square. StartupMonitor has no files. It runs in the system tray (dock) area. To exit, right-click on the icon and choose “Exit”. Alternatively, you may use the right-click menu of Start button. When you open a program, StartupMonitor shows the following window: Figure 1. Startup Monitor Window As you may see, the application’s name is displayed in a separate row. StartupMonitor History Version 1.0: I released this application in January, 2004. You can download this version here. Version 1.1: Version 1.1 fixes the issue in which StartupMonitor would notice that a program was accidentally started when it was stopped, now fixed. Version 1.2: The initial release of StartupMonitor was in January 2004. Since then, the application has been further developed and tested under many different versions of Windows. I have fixed many, many bugs and provided multiple system notifications. I hereby present you with the final version of StartupMonitor, v1.2: The window shown above can open at any time. Sometimes you may get a notification telling you that some program is currently registered to run on system startup. This may happen when a trojan like BackOrifice or Netbus tries to run at startup. If you want to exclude that program,
Minimum: OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent RAM: 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 6150, ATI Radeon HD 2900, or Intel HD Graphics 3000 Nvidia GeForce 6150, ATI Radeon HD 2900, or Intel HD Graphics 3000 Disk Space: 4 GB 4 GB Video Memory: 1 GB VRAM Recommended: OS