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PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro

What is PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

With Startup Cop Pro you can find out what programs are launching and where they reside, then disable those you don't want to start at boot up. You can also delay programs to start up when you want them to. Startup Cop Pro puts you in complete control and puts a faster PC in your future. Dozens of programs launch when ...  Read more

Overview

PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro is a program developed by Ziff Davis Media. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.9 MB (1,992,637 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403509,00.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\Startup Cop Pro
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\PCMAGA~1\STARTU~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\PCMAGA~1\STARTU~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro

  • StartupCopPro.exe (by Ziff-Davis Media) - Startup Cop Pro application (Startup Cop Pro startup manager utility)
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
ASUS
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com

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