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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,368
United States Rank #10,339
Reach 0.1213%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.83 days
142.51 days >
Average installed length: 74.88 days


10.0 1.00%
9.2 0.13%
9.01 0.04%
9.1 0.04%
9.0 28.24%
8.0 45.90%
7.02 4.77%
7.0 0.92%
6.3 4.10%
6.2 2.72%
6.1 1.84%
6.0 1.34%
5.5 1.34%
5.4 5.94%
5.3 0.29%
5.2 0.13%
5.1 0.38%
3.1 0.08%
2.5 0.79%


What is StartupStar?  (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Did you know that an average PC has more than 20 different applications that are launched automatically when you start your PC? A lot of those startup entires are unnecessary and they usually slow down your PCs starting time. You can see quick and efficient overview of all startup entries in the main screen and you can...  Read more


StartupStar is a software program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most common release is 8.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named startupstar.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 7.14 MB (7,483,274 bytes). The installed file AbUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 75% of users of StartupStar come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StartupStar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\StartupStar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 7.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by StartupStar

Program executable:startupstar.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\startupstar\startupstar.exe
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Die Assembly wurde aus der Typbibliothek "TaskScheduler" importiert.
  • XDMessaging.Transport.IOStream.dll (by TheCodeKing) - XDMessaging.Transport.IOStream
  • XDMessaging.dll (by TheCodeKing) - TheCodeKing.Net.Messaging (XDMessaging Library)
  • RegistryUtils.dll (by Ascora GmbH) - RegistrySystemWatcher
  • WPFToolkit.Extended.dll (by Xceed Software) - Extended WPF Toolkit
  • AbAutostartManager.dll - AbAutostartManager
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll (by Ascora) - AbWpfRegistration
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll (by Ascora) - AbSettingsKeeper
  • StartupStarLogic.dll (by Ascora GmbH) - StartupStarLogic
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • Ookii.Dialogs.Wpf.dll (by Ookii.org) - Ookii.Dialogs (Ookii.Dialogs.Wpf)
  • StartupLogic.dll - StartupLogic
  • AbFlexTrans.dll - AbFlexTrans
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • AbSettings.dll - AbSettings
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • AbApi.dll - AbApi
  • AbGui.dll - AbGui
  • nunit.framework.dll (by NUnit.org) - NUnit
  • nunit.mocks.dll (by NUnit.org)
  • closeapp.exe
  • TaskScheduler.dll (by Dennis Austin) - Task Scheduler Class Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • StartupStar.exe is scheduled as a task named 'StartupStar Firewall'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • StartupStar.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named StartupStar Firewall.
Startup File (User Run)
  • startupstar.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'StartupStar Block-check' and executes as C:\Systemprogramme\StartupStar\StartupStar.exe /blocklist.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartupStar.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StartupStar Firewall' which loads as C:\Program Files\StartupStar\StartupStar.exe -m.

How do I remove StartupStar?

You can uninstall StartupStar 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 StartupStar, 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 StartupStar.

Win 10 63%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.86%
Windows 7 32.58%
Windows Vista 2.43%
Windows XP 2.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 37.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.54%
Windows 10 Pro 14.72%
Windows 7 Professional 6.75%
Windows 8.1 5.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.18% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 75.18%
  United States 13.75%
  Netherlands 2.48%
  Austria 1.68%
  Australia 0.88%
  United Kingdom 0.84%
  Switzerland 0.68%
  Poland 0.56%
  France 0.52%
  Italy 0.48%
  Spain 0.48%
  Belgium 0.40%
  Czech Republic 0.36%
  DK 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 29.60%
Acer 21.63%
Hewlett-Packard 13.73%
ASUS 9.43%
Dell 8.59%
Lenovo 4.37%
Toshiba 3.14%
Samsung 1.23%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Sahara 1.07%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.90%
ASUS All Series 3.76%
MEDION MS-7800 2.94%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.94%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.78%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 2.61%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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