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What does the DT_startup.exe file do?

The DT_startup.exe process is also known as DT_Startup and is a part of Verizon Media Manager or, as the case may be, DirectX (Version 10 NE). This software is produced by Portrait Displays (www.portrait.com). An obsolete or defective version of DT_startup.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about DT_startup.exe DT_Startup

DT_startup.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file DT_startup.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 81,920 bytes (80% of all these files), 121,648 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. For this reason, 31% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves DT_startup.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about DT_startup?

It seemed to show up when I installed a new ACER H233H monitor
Terri D
Installs with Acer H223HQ Monitor
Photojunkie
It's PortraitDisplay application for automatically rotating windows display when you pivot your LCD. Mine came with Philips LCD drivers.
Matt
Associated with pivoting-feature monitor (HP w2207) driver software.
John S.
I agrree with Matt: "It's PortraitDisplay application for automatically rotating windows display when you pivot your LCD. Mine came with Philips LCD drivers. Matt "
MaxB
it turns on your caps lock on screen display with wireless hp keyboard. if you do not use a wireless keyboard it is redundant, turn it off
kim herrick

Summary: 3 users judge DT_startup.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Verizon Media Manager or DirectX

DT_startup.exe DT_Startup fix

To remove DT_Startup from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Verizon Media Manager or DirectX in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if DT_startup.exe (DT_Startup) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of DT_Startup. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DT_Startup or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or DT_startup.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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