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 gives you a way to stop them in their tracks.
Windows keeps a list of programs to start automatically in the Registry. You can do one of two things with each item in this list:
Why would you choose to disable the auto-start instead of deleting it? Sometimes you might want to remove an item, but have the option to add it back in later if you change you mind.
To control which programs start with Windows:
Note: You can select multiple startup items by using CTRL+Click.