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Windows 7: Free startup protector

01 Feb 2013   #1
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Free startup protector

Hi,

I am looking for a free program to warn me about changes to my startup programs.

I do check it manually but would like to automate the process.


Thanks,
BBDS


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01 Feb 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this program: WinPatrol 2013
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02 Feb 2013   #3
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Try this program: WinPatrol 2013
Can I ask a really stupid question - how many minutes should I setup winpatrol to check my startup...?
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02 Feb 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Winpatrol automatically detects changes to the registry.
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02 Feb 2013   #5
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Winpatrol automatically detects changes to the registry.
It asked me to set up time how often it wants me to check for changes. The default was every 2 minutes.

I set it to 10 minutes. I do not really understand the meaning of it all. But I do not think this is all that significant.

Thanks,
BBDS
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02 Feb 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Winpatrol automatically detects changes to the registry.
It asked me to set up time how often it wants me to check for changes. The default was every 2 minutes.

I set it to 10 minutes. I do not really understand the meaning of it all. But I do not think this is all that significant.

Thanks,
BBDS
Any startup adds a registry value of "RUN" or RunOnce" to parts of the registry.
Change you mind?
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02 Feb 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Oh, now I see what you meant. I guess the default 2 minutes is OK. That's what I use.
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04 Feb 2013   #8
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

The first time I tried WinPatrol a few years ago and it drove me crazy.

But this time I configured it just to do what I need and it is a fantastic little tool.

Thank you,
BBDS
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