What does the StartMenu8.exe file do?
The StartMenu8.exe process is also known as StartMenu8.exe and is a part of Start Menu (Version 8). This software is produced by IObit (www.iobit.com). An obsolete or defective version of StartMenu8.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- StartMenu8.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- StartMenu8.exe 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)
- StartMenu8.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module StartMenu8.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about StartMenu8.exe StartMenu8.exe
StartMenu8.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. StartMenu8.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,188,064 bytes (14% of all these files), 1,706,304 bytes as well as 11 other variants.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This StartMenu8 program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. StartMenu8.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, monitor other applications, Change the behavior of other applications as well as send data out to the Internet. For this reason, 44% 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 StartMenu8.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 StartMenu8?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Start Menu
To remove StartMenu8.exe 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 Start Menu in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if StartMenu8.exe (StartMenu8.exe) 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 StartMenu8.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for StartMenu8.exe 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 StartMenu8.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.