What is MUIStartMenu.exe?

The genuine MUIStartMenu.exe file is a software component of CyberLink Media Suite by CyberLink.
CyberLink Media Suite is a suite of software applications designed for media playback, editing and image burning. MUIStartMenu.exe is process that launches the user interface for CyberLink Media Suite. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. CyberLink Media Suite contains desktop programs such as PowerDVD, MediaShow, PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, PowerProducer, Power2Go, PowerBackup, PowerDVD Copy, LabelPrint, MediaEspresso, and InstantBurn, as well as mobile applications such as PowerDirector Mobile, PhotoDirector Mobile, and Power Media Player for the Windows, Android and iOS platforms. These programs are designed for media playback, editing, copying and conversion. CyberLink Corporation is a Taiwanese company that develops multimedia software products such as PowerDVD, MediaShow, Power Director, and more Cyberlink was founded in 1996 by Dr. Jau Huang, a professor at the National Taiwan University. In 2000, CyberLink became a publicly traded company, featuring on the Taiwanese stock exchange. Cyberlink is listed among the "200 Best under a Billion" companies by Forbes. It is currently headquartered in New Taipei, Taiwan.

MUIStartMenu stands for CyberLink Media Suite User Interface StartMenu Application

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 MUIStartMenu.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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MUIStartMenu.exe file information

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

The process known as MUI StartMenu Application or StartMen Application

belongs to software Power2Go or CyberLink YouCam or CyberLink Power2Go or HPAsset component for HP Active Support or PowerRecover or LabelPrint or MediaShow Espresso or Lenovo Power2Go or CyberLink PowerProducer or OLYMPUS ib or CyberLink LabelPrint or LG Burning Tool or PowerDirector or CyberLink or CyberLink DVD Suite or Lenovo Rescue System

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Description: MUIStartMenu.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MUIStartMenu.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Power2Go\MUITransfer\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 222,504 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 218,408 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. MUIStartMenu.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. MUIStartMenu.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with MUIStartMenu.exe, you can also ask the software vendor, [1][2], for advice or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPower2Go or CyberLink YouCam.

Recommended: Identify MUIStartMenu.exe related errors

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

UpdatePDRShortcut - Part of PowerDirector
muistartmenu.exe is automatic updater for CyberLink PowerDVD
MUIStartMenu.exe is a Media software Solution Created By Cyberlink Corp
  My Name? Whats Yours ;)  
Came installed on new Lenovo,
he don't let me open the internet and go to Add/remove programs
Startet die Anwendung CyberLink YouCam beim Systemstart. Kann unter Dienste deaktiviert werden. Kamera muss schließlich nicht bereit/aktiv sein, wenn sie nicht benötigt wird. Andere Programme, wie etwa Skype steuern die Kamera-Hardware mit eigener Software an.
  Ana Lyst  

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Summary: Average user rating of MUIStartMenu.exe: based on 10 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think MUIStartMenu.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks MUIStartMenu.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving MUIStartMenu issues

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