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What does the startUp.exe file do?

The startUp.exe process is also known as Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Version []) and is a part of Kaspersky Anti-Virus. This software is produced by Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com). An obsolete or defective version of 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 startUp.exe Kaspersky Anti-Virus

startUp.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. StartUp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 72,208 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 2,591,248 bytes.
This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The startUp file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 18% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A startUp.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 367,104 bytes. This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. There is no internal description of the file. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\Run). This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.

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 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 startUp?

Lotus Notes
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.
The name sounds suspect, it could be a trick or malware.
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

Summary: 2 users judge startUp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted startUp.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Kaspersky Anti-Virus

To remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Kaspersky Anti-Virus in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if startUp.exe (Kaspersky Anti-Virus) 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 Kaspersky Anti-Virus. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 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 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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