What is StartMenu7.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 StartMenu7.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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StartMenu7.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with StartMenu7
StartMenu7.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Start Menu program belongs to software Start Menu (version 7) by OrdinarySoft (

Description: StartMenu7.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file StartMenu7.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,067,224 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 2,919,288 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program is not visible. StartMenu7.exe is a Verisign signed file. StartMenu7.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The file has a digital signature. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. StartMenu7.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of StartMenu7.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramStart Menu 7
  2) ask for help from Support.

Recommended: Identify StartMenu7.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as StartMenu7.exe. Therefore, you should check the StartMenu7.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

Free- und Sharewareersatz für das Starmenü
  Jürgen Rabenschlag   (further information)
is running normal on my system for the past 2 years ...

Summary: Average user rating of StartMenu7.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think StartMenu7.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving StartMenu7 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with StartMenu7. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the StartMenu7.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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