Ashampoo StartUp Tuner

Ashampoo StartUp Tuner 2.0

Deactivate or uninstall unwanted auto-start entries and malicious software FREE!

Get rid of all those unwanted auto-starters that clog up your system resources! And do it for FREE! Ashampoo StartUp Tuner 2 will detect even those that do not want to be found and will give you the chance to deactivate their auto-start entry, or uninstall the whole program if you wish. StartUp Tuner 2 will also show you the services, programs and Internet Explorer plug-ins that are active in your computer, so that you know what is taking up most of your resources.

Many programs create their own auto-start entry without you really knowing it, which ends up shrinking your computer’s free memory and slowing down your start sequence and performance speed. Most of these entries are unnecessary, and the program they refer to may be started up when needed, not every time you boot up your computer. StartUp Tuner 2 will let you know which are necessary and which are not, as well as what they do, so you can decide if you want them to auto-start or not.

Services, IE plug-ins (Browser Helper Objetcs), unwanted and/or unknown software… with StartUp Tuner 2 you can be in control, and determine which of these are useful for your computer (like virus scanners) and which are harming your defenses. The program puts names to every service, and tells you what they do and where they come from, if they’re constantly active or not, and if they should or should not be. StartUp Tuner 2 will search in every folder and in every corner when it knows that some malicious auto-launch programs and viruses like to hide, to show you even those entries you are not aware of.

Some of the functionality included in Ashampoo StartUp Tuner 2 needs to be used with caution. In case you are not too sure about deactivating some services or plug-ins, read the instructions and the information given by the program, and what is more important, StartUp Tuner 2 will keep a record of every change you make, so you can always visit the “Backups” tab and undo any change that did not work as you thought it would.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Free sotfware
  • Clear explanations of every entry for novice or not-too-experienced users
  • Automatic backups of every change made


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