What is run_startmenu.cmd?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the run_startmenu.cmd 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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Run_startmenu.cmd file information

The process run_startmenu.cmd has no company information.

Description: Run_startmenu.cmd is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file run_startmenu.cmd is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The run_startmenu.cmd file is not a Windows core file. run_startmenu.cmd appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify run_startmenu.cmd related errors

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

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