September 18th, 2002, 05:38 AM
Spotlight on Hidden Startup Apps
We've all had it happen. Suddenly your system begins running painfully slow. Or maybe you've noticed some internet traffic you can't explain. Or you see mysterious new icons in your system tray. What happened? Is it a virus? A Trojan horse of some kind? Or maybe that new piece of shareware you or someone in your family just looked at installed a "few extras" that weren't advertised.
Startup Sentry to the rescue! Startup Sentry is a Windows-based system management tool designed to track and report on every startup application, service and driver set to load or launch when your system starts. Startup Sentry alerts you to new, hidden and potentially wasteful or dangerous startup items installed on your system.
Startup Sentry goes beyond simply keeping tabs of the startup folder. It monitors eight key areas of your system where startup items lurk, including the registry, services and device drivers. Each time Startup Sentry runs it alerts you to any changes it detects in these areas and provides you with tools to research the value or danger each startup item represents. With Startup Sentry you'll always know exactly what your system is running.
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