Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man
I use Win Patrol --- BillP Studios Download Page
If you want the PLUS version there is a one time charge for lifetime updates and the key is good for all the computers you have.
Try the free version and see if it does what you want.
It will monitor and alert you when something is added to startup and give you a choice to deny/allow the entry.
The developer, Bill Pytlovany, frequently offers special discounts for the licensed WinPatrol PLUS. It is definitely worthwhile keeping an eye out for them.
There is much more to WinPatrol. These are a few of the features I particularly like in WinPatrol:
Not only will WinPatrol alert you when something is added to Start Up, you can also move programs from Start Up Programs
to Delayed Start
. The Delayed Start feature in WinPatrol allows you to specify the time to wait before launching programs which may typically try to load while other system initialization are happening.
Although WinPatrol provides when a service, hidden file or registry entry are first detected, Recent
places the information together on one screen so you can see at a glance what is added when installing a new program.
WinPatrol will also notify you if changes are made to UAC or your Windows Update settings.