Autorun Organizer: Add, Remove, Or Delay Autorun For Applications At Start Up

We did a comprehensive post on managing which applications start automatically when you boot your system. The process was manual and showed how you could directly edit the start up items. If you were looking for something far simpler, something that was mostly just a series of clicks and the program was out of your hair then Autorun Organizer is what you might be looking for. Essentially, it's an application that lets you add and remove applications from the start up folder but it additionally lets you delay the launch of a program so that your system is ready to use sooner. The application also makes it easier to identify which apps to axe from the folder by giving you details on how much delay its launch causes and providing system start up stats. Read More

Disable Android Startup Items To Save Boot Time With BootManager

Android has made leaps and bounds in terms of progress since its advent, but it can still leave even the latest hardware feeling old at times. Just like with Windows, startup times and the task switching experience can deteriorate over time if your device has tons of apps installed on it. This is because of how many apps run automatically when you boot the device, and if you're using a device with RAM less than 1GB and a single core processor, you can actually end up grinding your teeth at the dismal speed. However, as I said, Android has made leaps and bounds, and this extends to developer support as well, who seem to come up with a solution to every problem. Enter BootManager an Xposed framework module that gives you control over every app that is set to auto-start upon boot by the OS. BootManager is a breeze to use even for the most novice of Android users, and all it requires is a rooted device with the Xposed framework installed. More on BootManager and how to use it, after the jump. Read More

MacKeeper Is An All-In-One System Maintenance & Security Tool For OS X

We’ve covered a lot of small tools that help you clean up your Mac, make it run smoother, securely delete files, recover deleted file, or search for them. Though OS X does most - if not all - of these things natively, it doesn't offer as many customization options, or work as well as several third-party offerings. You can always look for apps that are meant to solve individual problems, or you could invest in an app that does everything for the right price. MacKeeper is a very famous app that acts as an antivirus and anti-theft app for your Mac. It also lets you encrypt data, recover deleted files, securely shred files, create backups, remove junk files, find duplicates, estimate the disk usage and break it down for you, uninstall apps and the many files they can sometimes leave behind, help you optimize start-up apps, and edit the default apps for different file extensions. Read More

Anvi Startup Booster Helps Optimize Boot Time By Disabling Login Items

Is your PC taking more time to boot up than it really should? You even added more RAM or swapped your CPU, but neither seemed to help? Then you’re probably looking at the wrong places, because it might be the truckload of startup programs causing the issue, and it’s time to step up and get it resolved once and for all. Anvi Startup Booster is a Windows application that can monitor and disable programs that automatically launch during Windows logon. It allows you to quickly toggle startup applications, services and network settings on the fly. Boasting an attractive design, the application calculates your system boot time and presents an intuitive UI to disable non-required startup items to cut down on the system boot time. Read More

Delay Or Disable Windows Startup Programs To Speed Up System Boot

The number of programs in Windows Startup determines how long will it take for your computer to be ready for use after booting into Windows. If there are a lot of programs, Windows tries to load them as soon as the operating system boots up, making it impossible for you to use the computer during that time. In short, the more the startup items, the longer the wait. Most of the applications allow you to choose if you want them to launch at startup, however, some of them are automatically added. You can edit the Windows Startup list by adding or removing programs from the startup folder, but using a tool for the job is always simpler and more effective. Today, we have an application called Quick Startup that, as its name suggests, is meant to do just that and a little extra. Developed by Glarysoft, this application allows you to add, edit or delete Windows Startup items through a clean, user-friendly interface. It shows them in a list with a security risk rating and path displayed against each, and for users who don't want to get a startup boost without having to get rid of any items, it provides the option to delay the execution of some programs so that they don't create a bottle-neck at startup. Read More

Manage Startup Items & Services To Keep Spyware At Bay Using RunAlyzer

Finding the startup items has become difficult in Windows, as Microsoft Configuration Utility often fails to list down startup scripts from offline malicious sources. One of the solutions that most power users suggest is to search the Windows registry to find and remove all malicious startup programs, but this process is quite tiring and can take quite a while to explore all the programs that surreptitiously invoke their processes and services when Windows logon process starts. If you’re having a hard time finding all the startup programs, processes, services and scripts, we recommend giving RunAlyzer a spin. It’s an advanced system startup manager that collects all the programs and their registry keys under one hood. Read More

Monitor & Manage Windows Startup Entries With Startup Master

The amount of time your computer takes to start up and become responsive is directly proportional to the number of applications added in your startup. It means the more the applications you have set to run amidst Windows Logon, the longer it would take for Windows to go fully operational after a cold reboot. If there are a lot of applications in your startup, Windows tries to load each program as soon as the OS starts, which in turn sometimes, makes your system unresponsive, if proper CPU resources aren't met. One of the ways to improve Windows load time is increase the delay in application startup time using My Startup Delayer. The application allows you to specify the number of seconds between each individual application before Windows initiates it during startup. Although, the application is very handy and simple, if you want a more comprehensive software solution to manage your Windows Startup entries, then give Startup Master a try. It is an open source application that lets you optimize the startup and take control of the applications that run automatically on system boot. Read More

Tweak Me! Updated To Bring Startup Manager & Context Menu Editor

Keeping your PC up to the mark requires its regular maintenance. No, we are not talking about hardware maintenance, like dusting it of frequently, but rather, its the software part. When you keep filling your hard drive with crapware and other useless junk, its performance gets deteriorated, gradually. Its better to use third party system tweakers to bring back that top notch performance. The previously-featured Windows tweaking applicationTweak Me!, has gone through some major changes in last one year, including a major UI overhaul. Should you don't know what Tweak Me! is, its a Windows application that help you optimize your PC performance by providing almost 180 registry tweaks. Along with the previously offered tweaks for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, there are some new and very useful additions to the application. Tweak Me! now offers Action-Center tweaks, a Startup manager and a Windows Context menu editor. Moreover, it allows you to perform SSD optimization and provides you with fixes and toggles for System Files, Boot Defragmentation, Prefetch, Hibernation etc. Read past the jump for details, including its download link. Read More

Windows Startup Programs Launch Management With LaunchMeNot

At times it happens that you suddenly face a system crash at the most inconvenient moment, and then wait for every application to launch back after reboot before you can resume work. Or you may have a routine of working with multiple applications, and need to run each of them on your own every time you start your PC. Read More