What does the StartupMonitor.exe file do?
The StartupMonitor.exe process is also known as StartupMonitor and is a part of StartupMonitor or, as the case may be, Startup Mechanic. This software is produced by Mike Lin (www.mlin.net). An obsolete or defective version of StartupMonitor.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- StartupMonitor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- StartupMonitor 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)
- StartupMonitor.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module StartupMonitor.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about StartupMonitor.exe StartupMonitor
StartupMonitor.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. StartupMonitor.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 directory - as a rule C:\Windows\ respectively C:\Program Files\Startup Mechanic\.
The file size is 86,016 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This StartupMonitor.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This StartupMonitor program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A StartupMonitor.exe file has a 60% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 86,016 bytes (95% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 35,328 bytes. StartupMonitor.exe does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The StartupMonitor file is not part of the Windows operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run).
- A StartupMonitor.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 35,328 bytes. StartupMonitor.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This StartupMonitor program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The StartupMonitor file is not part of the Windows 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 StartupMonitor.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 StartupMonitor?
|Small program that monitors your startup folders and pops up of a process tries to add an entry there. |
|Very handy - warns you when something tries to add a startup process |
|Terrific little program that warns you whan an application registers something to run at startup. |
|Best little program i have found helps stop programs form add parts of it self to reg......unless you want to. |
|A very handy user-friendly program which controls whatever program that tries to add into your system startup list. It also scan and remove or disable unnecessary harmful program fromyour startup list. works incredibly together with a antispyware and antiadware program |
Summary: 21 users judge StartupMonitor.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall StartupMonitor or Startup Mechanic
To remove StartupMonitor from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for StartupMonitor or Startup Mechanic in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if StartupMonitor.exe (StartupMonitor) 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 StartupMonitor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for StartupMonitor 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 StartupMonitor.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.