What is StartupManager.exe?

The genuine StartupManager.exe file is a software component of Glary Utilities by Glarysoft.
"StartupManager.exe" is an executable file from Glarysoft for Glary Utilities and sub-programs like Quick Startup. The file is the main executable and is installed in each program's folder. It launches the various utilities, controls user interface functionality, and lists all task options within the software while providing quick access to each function or task. Glarysoft is a global software company with a focus on software that makes computers and networks safe, easy to use, and fully functional. Their line of products offer better productivity, increased performance, and enhanced security. The file "StartupManager.exe" is also used by many other software companies since it has a general name. It is used by AVG PC TuneUp® (formerly Tune-Up Utilities by TuneUp Software) by AVG Technologies, products from Yamicosoft (WinXP Manager, Windows 8 Manager, Windows 10 Manager, etc.), BoostSpeed by Auslogics, Systweak Advanced System Optimizer by Systweak Inc., and tons more.

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 StartupManager.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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StartupManager.exe file information

The process known as Glary Utilities StartupManager or Windows (version 7 Manager - Startup Manager) or Strartup Manager belongs to software Glary Utilities or Glary Utilities PRO or Windows (version 7 Manager) or AVG PC Tuneup (version 2011) by Glarysoft ( or AVG ( or Yamicsoft (

Description: StartupManager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The StartupManager.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 37,152 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 43,984 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. StartupManager.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is digitally signed. It is a Verisign signed file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with StartupManager.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Glary Utilities or Glary Utilities PRO) or search the support area on the Glarysoft website.

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If StartupManager.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 17,408 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The StartupManager.exe file is not a Windows system file.

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

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Summary: Average user rating of StartupManager.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think StartupManager.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving StartupManager issues

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