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What is StarOpen?


StarOpen.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if StarOpen.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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StarOpen.sys file information

The process known as Samsung New PC Studio belongs to software RPS Burn or VideoNow Media Wizard by Verizon (www.verizon.com) or AT&T (www.att.com) or Rocket Division Software (www.starwindsoftware.com) or TELUS (www.telus.com) or Virgin Broadband (www.virginmedia.com) or Hasbro (www.hasbro.com).

Description: StarOpen.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file StarOpen.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 5,632 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 5,504 bytes, 7,168 bytes, 13,120 bytes or 4,224 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/staropen.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The StarOpen.sys file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The StarOpen.sys file is not a Windows system file. StarOpen.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You could uninstall RPS Burn or AquaSoft DiaShow XP five software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).

Recommended: Identify StarOpen.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as StarOpen.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the StarOpen.sys 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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User Comments

Installed as part of Samsung PC Studio 3 mobile phone software
  Andrew Benn  
Yes, It's a part of Samsung PC Studio 3.
  joshua chong  
Kaspersky prompted me about suspicious activity of StarOpen.sys unknown file. Googled the file, came here and saw Andrew Benn's comment and, as I had just installed Samsung PC Studio 3 mobile phone software (downloaded direct from Samsung), I thought "OK".
  Son Of Nimrod  
Showed up after CDburnerXP program install.
  Rick  
Also on here, installed after SAMSUNG PC Studio was installed, and does no harm. Gets left behind when the STUDIO application is uninstalled.
  philbert  
just came out after install cdburnerXP..
  niele  
Showed up after CDburnerXP program install [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\StarOpen]
  Ad  
I was wondering about this, I've got CDBurnerXP as well, so most likely harmless.
  DB  
It caused an error on my Win 7: \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system.
  Marko  
Inspected content of file sized 77,168 bytes contained the strings "StarOpen CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD access helper driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn" and "Copyright (c) Rocket Division Software 2001-2008. All rights reserved."
  ozcatsnapper  
CDBurnerXP related, essential file
  TG  
Know nothing about it but Online Armor Reported it first today and I do have CDBurnerXP installed
  CRB  

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Summary: Average user rating of StarOpen.sys: based on 13 votes with 12 user comments. 3 users think StarOpen.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 4 users don't grade StarOpen.sys ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving StarOpen issues

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