What is StartMenuXHook32.dll?

StartMenuXHook32.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if StartMenuXHook32.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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StartMenuXHook32.dll file information

The process known as StartMenuX integration hook or StartMenuXP integration hook belongs to software Start Menu X by OrdinarySoft (

Description: StartMenuXHook32.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The StartMenuXHook32.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 91,456 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 87,464 bytes, 78,272 bytes or 89,408 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. StartMenuXHook32.dll is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. StartMenuXHook32.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with StartMenuXHook32.dll, you can completely remove Start Menu X (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), consult’s Customer Service for advice or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify StartMenuXHook32.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as StartMenuXHook32.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the StartMenuXHook32.dll 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

habe noch mit keinem Filter eine Spionage festgestellt. Kann sein,daß es diese Date braucht, um nach einer Aktualisierung der Software auf der Internetseite zu Suchen. Also ein harmloses muss.
dient vermutlich dem Hersteller,um dem Programm mitzuteilen,wenn eine neue Version ect.verfügbar ist (und damit bekommst Du bekommst einen Hinweis auf den Desktop, der Dich dann auf deren Webseite schickt)

Summary: Average user rating of StartMenuXHook32.dll: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think StartMenuXHook32.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving StartMenuXHook32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with StartMenuXHook32. 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 StartMenuXHook32.dll 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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