Startup Master is an open source Windows startup management and optimization solution that helps you take control of applications which run automatically on system startup, enabling you to prevent unnecessary programs from running on Windows startup, this will dramatically increase system startup speed and enhance system response. Startup Master has compact, simple and customizable user interface enabling you to do much with less steps, making Startup Master suitable for beginners which have no or little technical knowledge. Beside optimizing system performance, Startup Master will enhance system security by preventing malicious and unsafe applications from running on your system. Startup Guard feature can monitor and protect Windows startup from being modified by malicious software that would try to add harmful applications to startup folders or registry keys.