Startup Applications on Windows System

Q

What is a startup application on your Windows system?

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A
A startup application is a software application that has been configured to be launched during the system startup time automatically.

When you install new software applications, many of them will be configured as startup applications. This allows the application to be launched immediated when you start your system, and stay running all the time.

The downside of having startup applications is that:

  • Your system will take longer to start due to the time spend to launch startup applications.
  • Your system performance will impacted due to the memory occupied by startup applications.
  • Your system will be less secure because some startup applications communicate with other computers on the Internet.

    Malware (Virus, Worms, Adware, Spyware) is often designed to infect your system by configuring it as a startup application.

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