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How to remove the startpm virus

Most antivirus programs identify startpm.exe as malware—for example Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Agent.netmot or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.inkn, and BitDefender identifies it as Gen:Variant.Mikey.24707.

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Startpm.exe file information

The process known as Nethost or Sound Man appears to belong to software Nethost or Sound Man by Sound Man Company or Farfor.

Description: Startpm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The startpm.exe file is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 663,552 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,687,040 bytes, 1,007,104 bytes or 708,608 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/startpm.exe.html 
Startpm.exe is not a Windows system file. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: RunOnce). Startpm.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous.

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If startpm.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 1,693,184 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 812,016 bytes or 2,023,424 bytes. There is no description of the program. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: RunOnce). Startpm.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Startpm.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: You should check the startpm.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.

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Best practices for resolving startpm issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active startpm process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the startpm.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.



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