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PC Magazine StartMeUp

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What is PC Magazine StartMeUp?  (from Ziff Davis Media)

Once you install and launch Start Me Up, a Start button will appear on the left side of your taskbar. If you don't want to use the PCMag logo as your Start button, you can change it from the Start Button menu. You can find the Start Button menu in one of two places. You can right click on the Start button and select it...  Read more


PC Magazine StartMeUp is a software program developed by Ziff Davis Media. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.95 MB (4,141,970 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com
Help link: www.pcmagutils.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\StartMeUp\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{13B21D36-958C-4112-856D-BA5FBF273090}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine StartMeUp

  • PCMagStartMenu.exe - PC Magazine StartMeUp
  • PCMagStartMenuDLL.dll - PC Magazine StartMeUp DLL
  • PCMagStartMenuService.exe - PC Magazine StartMeUp Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PCMagStartMenuService.exe runs as a service named 'PC Magazine Start Menu Service' (PCMagStartMenuService) "Launches the start menu after logon".

How do I remove PC Magazine StartMeUp?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine StartMeUp from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Magazine StartMeUp 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 Magazine StartMeUp, 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 Magazine StartMeUp.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Toshiba 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite S870 33.33%
Dell Inspiron One 2330 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 1764 33.33%

About Ziff Davis Media

Ziff Davis is a publisher and Internet company that has primarily published computer and technology related magazines, and its growing number of websites, spun off from its magazines, have established Ziff Davis as an Internet Information company.
Publisher URL: www.ziffdavis.com


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