What is HandyStartMenu.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 HandyStartMenu.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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HandyStartMenu.exe file information

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

The process known as Handy Start Menu belongs to software Handy Start Menu or Konstantin Polyakov by ChemTable Software.

Description: HandyStartMenu.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file HandyStartMenu.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,556,920 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 2,914,560 bytes, 4,204,120 bytes, 4,571,224 bytes or 4,410,112 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. HandyStartMenu.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with HandyStartMenu.exe, you could also do the following:

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If HandyStartMenu.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 2,914,560 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 4,194,904 bytes. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. HandyStartMenu.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with HandyStartMenu.exe, you could also do the following:
  • go to the support area of the Chemtable website
  • uninstall the software Konstantin Polyakov using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

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

Spyware or what? This program (Versipn 1.91) is looking into for example my download folder (I used Filemon, and Process Monitor to check this)! I have no idea why this program is doing that

Summary: Average user rating of HandyStartMenu.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks HandyStartMenu.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving HandyStartMenu issues

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