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7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,766
United States Rank #13,190
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.63 days
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Average installed length: 228.82 days


5.02 100.00%

Start Menu X version 5.02

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What is Start Menu X?  (from OrdinarySoft)

Start Menu X is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Power users are a lot more demanding, and it's not surprising - instead of a petty dozen of programs we have hundreds! This means that we need a solution developed by professionals for professionals. Find out how to find and launch programs without scr...  Read more


Start Menu X version 5.02 is a software program developed by OrdinarySoft. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 programs's main executable is startmenux.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 16.71 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 15.94 MB (16,717,913 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 46% of users of Start Menu X come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ordinarysoft.com
Help link: www.startmenux.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Start Menu X\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Start Menu X\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 15.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Start Menu X version 5.02

Program executable:startmenux.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\start menu x\startmenux.exe
(From the publisher) “Start Menu is a replacement of the system menu for professionals. Power users know how inconvenient and time-consuming it is to launch programs from the system menu. We have created a solution for you!”
Additional files:
  • TidyStartMenu.exe - Tidy Start Menu
  • PinToStartMenuX.dll - Start Menu X (Pin .lnk files to Start Menu X)
  • PinToStartMenuX32.dll
  • shellext-proxy.dll - Skip Metro feature
  • shellext-proxy-64.dll
  • StartMenuXHook.dll - StartMenuXP (StartMenuXP integration hook)
  • StartMenuXHook32.dll
  • StartMenuXService.exe - StartMenuX (StartMenuX Service)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • StartMenuXService.exe runs as a service named 'StartMenuXService' (StartMenuXService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • StartMenuX.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'StartMenuX' and executes as C:\Program Files\Start Menu X\StartMenuX.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartMenuX.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StartMenuX' which loads as C:\Program Files\Start Menu X\StartMenuX.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004077000%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012339%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028431%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Start Menu X?

Quickly and completely remove Start Menu X version 5.02 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Start Menu X 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 Start Menu X version 5.02, 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 Start Menu X.

Win 10 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.97%
Windows 7 37.47%
Windows XP 3.98%
Windows Vista 2.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 25.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.51%
Windows 7 Professional 8.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.36%
  Germany 21.21%
  United Kingdom 5.82%
  Canada 5.20%
  Australia 2.29%
  France 1.87%
  India 1.46%
  New Zealand 1.46%
  Austria 0.83%
  Belgium 0.83%
  Sweden 0.83%
  DK 0.62%
  Indonesia 0.62%
  Ireland 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.76%
Dell 16.86%
Acer 13.73%
Medion 8.63%
ASUS 7.84%
Toshiba 5.88%
Lenovo 2.75%
Samsung 2.75%
Intel 2.35%
MSI 1.57%
American Megatrends 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.05%
Dell XPS 8700 2.44%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.44%

About (from OrdinarySoft)

OrdinarySoft has been developing innovative Windows software for business and home users.
Publisher URL: www.ordinarysoft.com


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