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46% remove it54% keep it
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3.0.238 18.75%
3.0.235 81.25%

PC Startup Master


PC Startup Master is a software program developed by Smart PC Utilities. The most common release is 3.0.235, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named StartupMaster.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.02 MB (1,072,223 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 54% of users of PC Startup Master come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smartpcutilities.com/startupmaster.html
Help link: www.smartpcutilities.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\PC Startup Master\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3147B82A-86D3-48D7-AABA-EA574E957BAD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.02 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Startup Master

Program executable:StartupMaster.exe
Name:PC Startup Master
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\PC Startup Master\StartupMaster.exe
Additional files:
  • Feedback.exe - PC Startup Master (PC Startup Master Feedback)
  • StartupDelayer.exe - Startup Delayer
  • StartupGuard.exe - Startup Guard
  • StartupMaster.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • StartupGuard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Startup Guard' and executes as C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\PC Startup Master\StartupGuard.exe.

How do I remove PC Startup Master?

Quickly and completely remove PC Startup Master from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Startup Master from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Startup Master, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PC Startup Master.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 8 37.50%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.75%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%
Windows 8.1 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.17%
  Australia 8.33%
  Canada 4.17%
  Switzerland 4.17%
  China 4.17%
  Germany 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Israel 4.17%
  Italy 4.17%
  LY 4.17%
  Malaysia 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
Acer 23.08%
Dell 15.38%
Toshiba 7.69%
ASUS 7.69%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 500-132a 13.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 6.67%
Packard Bell EasyNote LV1... 6.67%
HP ProDesk 400 G1 MT 6.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard G5460uk 6.67%


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