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How to remove an startup error


Startup.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if startup.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Startup.exe file information

The process known as Startup MFC Application or Creative Element Power Tools Startup module or This is a component of Creative Element Power Tools or Start-Up or Program Starter or Absolute StartUp provides absolute control on startup programs

belongs to software Startup Application or Creative Element Power Tools or Data Deposit Box or Absolute Startup manager or Norton Ghost or Program Starter

by Creative Element (www.creativelement.com) or Acpana Business Systems (www.kineticd.com) or ExtraMile Software or F-Group Software (www.fgroupsoft.com) or Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com).

Description: startup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 24,576 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 72,208 bytes and 9 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/startup.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The startup.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The process has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using startup.exe, you might want to completely remove Absolute Uninstaller or Absolute Startup manager (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify startup.exe related errors .

If startup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 36,864 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes and 5 more variants. The program has a visible window. Startup.exe is not a Windows system file. The application has no file description. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).

If startup.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes or 36,864 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The startup.exe file is not a Windows core file.

If startup.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 203,440 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 151,552 bytes.

If startup.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 367,104 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 183,306 bytes.

If startup.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 1,494,016 bytes.

If startup.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 77,824 bytes.

If startup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 90,112 bytes.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name startup.exe, for example Win32:VB-IZG (detected by Avast), and Trojan-Downloader.Win32.AutoIt.aa or Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.qmo (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the startup.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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User Comments

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  Jason Huber  
Quick StartUp (Startup Manager) is a program integrated in Absolute Uninstaller 2.1 suite that was developed to provide quick access to all of the programs that are automatically started when you turn on or logon to your computer. Such programs consume a good part of your system's resources, and can slow down other programs. Using Quick Startup, you can inspect, edit, and/or temporary disable such programs and so on.
  Felix  
The name sounds suspect, it could be a trick or malware.
  someone  
takes up a whole hell of a lot of CPU!
   
It always disturb when anything goes wrong with the DVD/CD Drive in my computer, and the system automatically start up itself.
  Supam B. Chakma  
It appeared in my startup folder...
  sdafasdf  
it is useful to remove virus entry from computer
  Amit ughade  
Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts.
    (further information)
Notifications. Should be harmles. Just turn it off.
  Payed Monkey  
not able to play a VCD
  prathap  
A program to monitor registry. I use it and it is very useful. When there is something tries to change registry, the Startup Exe informs me about that and gives me option whether I want to accept that or not.
  Eko Hermiyanto  

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Summary: Average user rating of startup.exe: based on 9 votes with 11 reviews.
2 users think startup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks startup.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade startup.exe ("not sure about it").


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