What is StartupCopPro.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 StartupCopPro.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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StartupCopPro.exe file information

The process known as Startup Cop Pro startup manager utility belongs to software Startup Cop Pro application or PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro by Ziff-Davis Media (

Description: StartupCopPro.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. StartupCopPro.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,215,936 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 4,064,256 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). StartupCopPro.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with StartupCopPro.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Startup Cop Pro or PC Magazine Startup Cop Pro).

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

PC Magazine utility you must intstall to give you control over programs that want to start themselves when you start your computer. Despite minor drawbacks it's a good program.
  Don   (further information)
Program startup control utility from pcmag.

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

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Best practices for resolving StartupCopPro issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with StartupCopPro. 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 StartupCopPro.exe 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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