Let the Execution Begin!
Xecutor is a program that I thought was going to take care of running jobs when I scheduled them. But I was wrong, what Xecutor’s main function appears to be is that it handles your autoruns. I’m not sure if there is a technical reason to have a separate program execute your autoruns for you, I guess that if you ever planned on switching operating systems you could maybe port your Xecutor metadata to another OS, especially if you kept your installed programs on an independent network drive, but I don’t, and most of my readers don’t either. But that was not the reason that I stopped using it. One day, after I had installed it, I was wondering why my computer was so slow and so I pulled up Filemon and was amazed to see that Xecutor was opening and closing a whole bunch of files. And I wasn’t starting any programs. It should have been just sitting idle. So you can imagine my distaste at that time for Xecutor. I pulled up my de-installer and wiped it off my PC faster than I would have rid a virus from my system. This tool may make a lot of sense for a network manager (I’m not sure) but it doesn’t make sense for the average Windows XP user. But I will include the link just in case any of you want to try it out for yourself. Please let me know if I’ve missed something or if I’ve incorrectly interpreted anything. I was surprised to find that Download.com had given it a 4 out of 5 star rating, even though their description doesn’t sound to positive to me.