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Should I remove Startup Master?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,124
United States Rank #35,380
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.39 days
689.86 days >
Average installed length: 362.47 days


2.0.144 56.58%
1.0.86 43.42%

Startup Master


Startup Master is a program developed by Smart PC Utilities. The most used version is 2.0.144, 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 main program executable is StartupMaster.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 4.45 MB (4,664,502 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 36% of users of Startup Master come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smartpcutilities.com
Help link: www.smartpcutilities.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Startup Master\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5E57A185-E238-4769-8466-04DC99BE2019}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Startup Master

Program executable:StartupMaster.exe
Name:Startup Master
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Startup Master\StartupMaster.exe
Additional files:
  • StartupDelayer.exe - Startup Master (Startup Delayer)
  • StartupGuard.exe - Startup Guard
  • StartupMaster.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • StartupDelayer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Startup Delayer' which loads as C:\Program Files\Startup Master\StartupDelayer.exe /Start.
  • StartupGuard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Startup Guard' which loads as C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Startup Master\StartupGuard.exe.

How do I remove Startup Master?

You can uninstall 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 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 Startup Master.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.21%
Windows XP 18.42%
Windows 10 13.16%
Windows Vista 9.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 5.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.63%
  United Kingdom 14.94%
  Spain 10.34%
  Brazil 6.90%
  Italy 6.90%
  Argentina 4.60%
  France 2.30%
  Australia 2.30%
  Mexico 2.30%
  Canada 2.30%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Finland 1.15%
  Russia 1.15%
  India 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.78%
ASUS 17.78%
Acer 13.33%
Dell 6.67%
Samsung 4.44%
Compaq 2.22%
Alienware 2.22%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 3.28%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
IBM -[6230MSG]- 3.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.64%


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