What does the StartEAK.exe file do?
The StartEAK.exe process is also known as STARTEAK and is a part of Compaq Computer Corporation STARTEAK. This software is produced by Compaq Computer (www.compaq.com). An obsolete or defective version of StartEAK.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- STARTEAK has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- STARTEAK has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- StartEAK.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module StartEAK.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about StartEAK.exe STARTEAK
StartEAK.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. StartEAK.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,768 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 28,672 bytes.
The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 50% 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 StartEAK.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 StartEAK?
|Audio Driver |
|its only a support Process, which supports the "special" key on you keyboard and can be reinstalled without any risk |
|This program is used to run the proprietary Compaq Keyboard buttons unique to Compaq cpu - according to the process list in Spybot S&D |
|Comaq system file (further information...) |
|Can suck up pc cpu on startup, has run at 99 for 5 mins untill i ended it with task manager |
Summary: 8 users judge StartEAK.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted StartEAK.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Compaq Computer Corporation STARTEAK
To remove STARTEAK from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Compaq Computer Corporation STARTEAK in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if StartEAK.exe (STARTEAK) 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 STARTEAK. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for STARTEAK 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 StartEAK.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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