What is maximizer_startup.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 maximizer_startup.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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Maximizer_startup.exe file information

The process belongs to software Notebook Maximizer or Maximizer Startup by Ingenuiti.

Description: Maximizer_startup.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Maximizer_startup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,672 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 40,960 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Maximizer_startup.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with maximizer_startup.exe, you could also uninstall Notebook Maximizer software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as maximizer_startup.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the maximizer_startup.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.


User Comments

Toshiba Notebook Maximizer software - adjust settings to save battery power and increase efficiency. Important: Some malware camouflage themselves as maximizer_startup.exe
  Frenki   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of maximizer_startup.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving maximizer_startup issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with maximizer_startup. 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 maximizer_startup.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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