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Should I remove PC Startup Master?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,744
United States Rank #42,763
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.23 days
124.76 days >
Average installed length: 65.55 days


3.0.238 50.00%
3.0.235 50.00%

PC Startup Master


PC Startup Master is a software program developed by Smart PC Utilities. The most common release is 3.0.238, 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 7 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% of users of PC Startup Master come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

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
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.

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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 PC Startup Master.

Win 10 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
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 10 50.00%
Windows 7 46.67%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 27.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.24%
Windows 10 Home 17.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.05%
  Australia 8.11%
  Germany 5.41%
  Italy 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  LY 2.70%
  Spain 2.70%
  Israel 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Canada 2.70%
  Ireland 2.70%
  China 2.70%
  Malaysia 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.00%
Acer 24.00%
Dell 16.00%
Toshiba 8.00%
Lenovo 8.00%
Apple 4.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 500-132a 7.41%
ASUS All Series 7.41%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro9,2 3.70%
Acer Aspire 3750G 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite S70t-A 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 3.70%


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