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What is startapps.exe?

Part of Boosting for Main Application by Tweaking Tools

What is it?

PC Optimizer Pro is a program that is promoted as a system optimization tool. Some versions of this program may display deceptive or fraudulent claims about files, registry entries and/or other items on the system.
Description of startapps.exe from Tweaking Tools
There are numerous factors which tend to bother the performance of your system, time being the biggest of them all. As time flies by, and you keep on installing/uninstalling programs on your PC, it starts getting slower and slower due to the following critical reasons: Registry-related factors such as invalid entries, missing file references, dead keys, etc PC Optimizer Pro is a comprehensive software application which, apart from protecting your privacy and managing your system startup, combats a variety of PC-envy factors. PC Optimizer Pro is multilingual, multi-utility software suit having the following basic features: Universal Fixer for managing all aspects of your PC’s performance and speed.Hybrid optimization technology for advanced registry care and repair.
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How is startapps.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - startapps.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\PC Optimizer Pro startups'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (all users) run - startapps.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PC Optimizer Pro' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro\StartApps.exe" "C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro\PCOptimizerPro.exe -w31"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the startapps.exe file.Of the 0.2% of startapps.exe users, 72.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\pc optimizer pro\startapps.exe

Are there other versions of Boosting for Main Application?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: startapps.exe
Publisher: Tweaking Tools (verified)
Name: Boosting for Main Application
Description: Starting up the applicaiton
Size: 341.27 KB
Original file name: StartApps.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Expiration date: 10/23/2013

Scheduled task details

Name: PC Optimizer Pro Updates
Command: \PC Optimizer Pro Updates

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: PC Optimizer Pro
Command: "C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro\StartApps.exe" "C:\Program Files\PC Optimizer Pro\PCOptimizerPro.exe -w31"

Image hashes

MD5: c057e9de04199d693eba1ed439509ca8
SHA-1: ae68d6012d47434423816be555228e94af7babd7

PE image details

File packed: No
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