What is AutoStart-Manager.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AutoStart-Manager.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AutoStart-Manager.exe file information

The process known as AutoStart-Manager belongs to software Autostart-Manager or AutoStart-Manager by Wirth IT Design or Wirth New Media Sarl or Wolfgang Wirth - IT-Consultant / Visit my web-site at

Description: AutoStart-Manager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The AutoStart-Manager.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 356,352 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 393,216 bytes or 421,888 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with AutoStart-Manager.exe, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AutoStart-Manager.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AutoStart-Manager.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving AutoStart-Manager issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AutoStart-Manager. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AutoStart-Manager.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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