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1% remove it99% keep it
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Start Menu X version 4.87

What is Start Menu X?  (from OrdinarySoft)

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Start Menu X version 4.87 is a software program developed by OrdinarySoft. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named startmenux.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 17.48 MB (18,330,043 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 51% 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:\Office\Start Menu X\
Uninstaller: "C:\Office\Start Menu X\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Start Menu X version 4.87

Program executable:startmenux.exe
Path:C:\office\start menu x\startmenux.exe
Additional files:
  • TidyStartMenu.exe - Tidy Start Menu
  • StartMenuXHook.dll - StartMenuXP (StartMenuXP integration hook)
  • PinToStartMenuX.dll
  • shellext-proxy-64.dll
  • SkipMetro.exe
  • StartMenuXHook32.dll
  • PinToStartMenuX32.dll - Start Menu X (Pin .lnk files to Start Menu X)
  • SkinDesigner.exe
  • StartMenuXrunWin8.exe
  • 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.

How do I remove Start Menu X?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Start Menu X version 4.87, 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 Start Menu X.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.20%
Windows 10 38.28%
Windows XP 5.74%
Windows Vista 4.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.65%
Windows 8 Pro 10.19%
Windows 7 Professional 8.25%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 6.80%
Windows 8.1 6.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.65%
  Germany 18.18%
  United Kingdom 6.49%
  Australia 2.60%
  Turkey 2.16%
  Canada 1.73%
  India 1.73%
  Austria 1.30%
  France 1.30%
  Indonesia 0.87%
  Israel 0.87%
  Italy 0.87%
  Malaysia 0.87%
  Romania 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.80%
Dell 20.80%
Acer 19.20%
ASUS 8.00%
Medion 4.00%
Intel 3.20%
Lenovo 2.40%
American Megatrends 1.60%
Sahara 1.60%
Toshiba 1.60%
Common models
MSI MS-7693 2.86%
Gateway DX4831 1.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.90%
Gigabyte H55M-S2 1.90%
HP ProBook 4740s 1.90%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 1.90%

About (from OrdinarySoft)

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


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