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Should I remove KC Softwares Startup Sentinel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,165
United States Rank #14,184
Reach 0.0118%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.55 days
45.74 days >
Average installed length: 24.03 days


VersionDistribution 3.00% 2.58% 2.58% 1.72% 3.43% 5.58% 4.29% 3.00% 23.61% 2.15% 1.29% 2.58% 5.58% 4.29% 13.30% 5.58% 5.58% 3.86% 3.00% 2.15% 0.86%

KC Softwares Startup Sentinel

What is KC Softwares Startup Sentinel?  (from KC Softwares)

Startup Sentinel (a.k.a. SuS) makes your PC startup faster and more secure by giving you full control on loaded software. Every single program added to your startup sequence is detected on the fly and can be approved, rejected or blacklisted (for further automatic rejection by SuS).


KC Softwares Startup Sentinel is a program developed by KC Softwares. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.1 MB (2,204,644 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 64% of users of KC Softwares Startup Sentinel come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kcsoftwares.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\KC Softwares\Startup Sentinel\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\KC Softwares\Startup Sentinel\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KC Softwares Startup Sentinel

  • sus.exe - Startup Sentinel (Make startup faster and more secure)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • sus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Startup Sentinel_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-131433027-3992712211-4132925866-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • sus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Startup Sentinel' and executes as C:\Tools\Autostart\SentinelStartup\sus.exe /minimized.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • sus.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Startup Sentinel' which loads as C:\Program Files\KC Softwares\Startup Sentinel\sus.exe /minimized.

How do I remove KC Softwares Startup Sentinel?

You can uninstall KC Softwares Startup Sentinel 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program KC Softwares Startup Sentinel, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 KC Softwares Startup Sentinel.

Win 10 48%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.64%
Windows 7 43.78%
Windows XP 6.01%
Windows Vista 2.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.17%
Windows 10 Home 18.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.61%
Windows 10 Pro 8.70%
Windows 7 Professional 8.26%
Windows 8.1 7.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.26%
  France 4.59%
  Canada 3.61%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  Italy 2.95%
  Germany 2.62%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Hungary 1.64%
  Poland 1.31%
  Australia 0.98%
  New Zealand 0.98%
  Finland 0.98%
  India 0.98%
  Spain 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.07%
Dell 23.31%
Acer 17.29%
Lenovo 8.27%
ASUS 6.02%
Toshiba 3.01%
American Megatrends 2.26%
Sahara 1.50%
Samsung 1.50%
Intel 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.35%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 3647 1.74%
Dell XPS 8700 1.74%
Acer AO756 1.74%
Compaq-Presario NP185AA-A... 1.74%

About (from KC Softwares)

We develop and distribute user-friendly software designed to ease your computer life.
Publisher URL: www.kcsoftwares.com


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