Managing auto-starting programs

When you install a program, often it will set itself up so that it starts every time you start Windows.

This can be a real pain, because having a lot of programs start that way means it takes longer for Windows to start and the memory used can slow your PC to a drag.

Not every program has to start automatically. You may decide to let some do so - like messenger programs. For the others, CCleaner Cloud gives you a way to stop them in their tracks.

To control which programs start with Windows:

  1. In Software, click the Startup section on the left.
  2. In the Startup screen, you'll see a list of all items that have been set to start automatically with Windows. Those that have been disabled will be grayed out and will state "No" in the Enabled column.
  3. Here you can do one of the following actions:
    • To prevent a program from starting with Windows, select the program entry and click Disable.
    • To prevent a program from starting with Windows and to remove it from the auto-start list, select the program entry and click Delete.
    • To allow a program to start with Windows, select the program entry and click Enable.

 

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