Microsoft made yet another useful addition to Windows 10 in insider builds in the dev channel after bringing dark mode support to Windows Search results and Meet now to the taskbar. Windows 10 will now alert if any new app or program registers in the Startup Apps section in Settings App through a notification from Action Center.
Windows 10 Startup App Notification
Why this makes sense and useful?
Windows 10 2004 already protects you against potentially unwanted Apps, recent CCleaner detection as PUP is one example to name.
The company now making users aware of apps that configure to run at startup without the user’s knowledge.
With Malware or Potentially Unwanted Programs added by Software during install, you never know them executing themselves on Windows 10 Startup. The Action Center notification really helps in these situations.
You should worth note that, Windows 10 doesn’ monitor and show a notification when an App gets added to
- Runonce services
- Scheduled tasks
Currently, the notification display applies to Settings > Apps > Startup Apps.
You can check the “Startup App notification” above, which says
“Microsoft Teams is now configured to run when you log in. To change this later, go to Settings, apps, Startup.”. The notification can be close like other notifications.
Startup Apps Section in Settings App, as well as the Startup tab on Task Manager, both, display total startup items that are set to run at startup and the performance impact they’ve on your system.
What’s your take on this? Don’t you think this evades the need to use Programs such as WinPatrol that monitor for Windows startup entries and alerts you when new programs are added?
Let us know in the comments below.