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How to remove the Microsoft Startup Controller virus

Most antivirus programs identify Microsoft Startup Controller.exe as malware, for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Genome.ssew or Trojan-Spy.Win32.Ardamax.fq, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Thraegisa.A or Worm:Win32/Yosheetsune.A.
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Microsoft Startup Controller.exe file information

There is no information about the producer in the Microsoft Startup Controller.exe process.

Description: Microsoft Startup Controller.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Microsoft Startup Controller.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 90,605 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 101,376 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/microsoft%20startup%20controller.exe.html 
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify Microsoft Startup Controller.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Microsoft Startup Controller.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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