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 CLIStart.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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Description: CLIStart.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CLIStart.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 90,112 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 61,440 bytes and 45 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). CLIStart.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you still experience problems with CLIStart.exe, you can do the following:
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If CLIStart.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 641,664 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. The CLIStart.exe file is digitally signed. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The CLIStart.exe file is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CLIStart.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Virus.Win32.Sality.gen or Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Agent.jh (detected by Kaspersky), and PE_SALITY.RL (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the CLIStart.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CLIStart. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 CLIStart.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.