The one issue with installing a new software is that very often it automatically registers itself to Run during system start-up. I personally do not like this as at times it can really slow down my computer. Many of these applications, register themselves without notifying the users.
There is a discreet application which does exactly that. It keeps an eye on all the programs that register themselves to run during Windows Start-up.
Download and Install StartUp Eye a free software. Run the software to allow it to Run at Start up and play up an alarm whenever there are changes in the registry for Windows start-up.
I tested it out by changing the settings of Skype to run during start-up and sure enough I got a pop-up warning me about changes.
Why having lesser applications run during start-up?
The lesser the applications run during system start-up, lesser resources of the computer are used. It also speeds up the start-up time for the computer.
Another reasons is a lot of a programs that run in the background during start-up can end up consuming more resources. If you are using a laptop like I do, it can end up taking time off your battery.
Ideally only critical software is needed to run during start-up like anti-virus and firewall applications.
You might want to check this simple tutorial on how to go about removing applications running during Windows start-up.
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Link: StartUp Eye