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Should I remove MyStart Apps?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,422
United States Rank #17,082
Reach 0.0059%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.86 days
467.74 days >
Average installed length: 245.76 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1.0.12 7.89%
3.1.0.7 2.63%
3.1.0.2 2.63%
3.0.0.7 2.63%
2.2.0.16 7.89%
2.0.1.1 15.79%
1.1.0.8 50.00%
1.1.0.4 7.89%
1.0.0.82 2.63%

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MyStart Apps

What is MyStart Apps?

MyStart Toolbar, bundled with MyStart Apps is a Visicom Media (VMN) toolbar that integrates with major web browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is an ad-supported program that is designed to display advertisements within the program itself, modify the browser's home page and search settings in order to capture web search traffic as well as collect and aggregate usage information and statistics. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's PC, the settings will need to be manually reverted back.

About  (from Visicom Media inc)

MyStart is a fresh, smart, and highly relevant home page where users love to start their navigation experience on the Web. MyStart Apps lets users customize their start page with their favorite and most used apps for the best browsing experience possible. MyStart Apps is in constant evolution. Our dedicated team of de...  Read more
Overview
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: apps.mystart.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\appgrid_ag
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\appgrid_ag\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyStart Apps

Program module:appgrid_ag.dll
Name:MyStart Apps
Path:C:\Program Files\appgrid_ag\appgrid_ag.dll
MD5:12ad5e82d83ae515a9fa2a629e8c45cf
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - MyStart Apps (MyStart Apps Uninstaller)
  • dtuser.exe - DtUser
  • appgrid_agDx.dll - MyStart Apps Link Library
  • agi.dll - MyStart Apps Browser Interface Library
  • agscripter64.dll - MyStart Apps Engine Library
  • agserv.dll - MyStart Apps Server Library
  • CrashRpt.dll - CrashRpt (Crash Handling Module)
  • CrashRpt64.dll
  • CrashSender.exe - Crash Report Delivery Module
  • CrashSender64.exe
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DtNotifier64.dll - DtNotifi Dynamic Link Library
  • dtTblHook64.dll - dtTblHoo Dynamic Link Library
  • mystartapps.exe - MyStart Apps Engine
  • daxdtuser.exe - MyStart Apps Window
  • mystartappsi.exe - MyStart Apps Browser Interface
  • mystartappsserv.exe - MyStart Apps Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • appgrid_agDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MyStart Apps' with the class of {dde06adc-37c8-41ef-80f2-2d0c2aedd57e}.
Service
  • mystartappsserv.exe runs as a service named 'MyStartAppsService' (MyStartAppsService) "MyStartApps".
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • mystartapps.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'mystartapps.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\MyStart Apps\mystartapps.exe.
  • mystartappsserv.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'mystartappsserv.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\MyStart Apps\mystartappsserv.exe.
  • mystartappsi.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'mystartappsi.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\MyStart Apps\mystartappsi.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • dtuser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\appgrid_ag\dtuser.exe'.
  • mystartappsserv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MyStart Apps\mystartappsserv.exe'.

How do I remove MyStart Apps?

Quickly and completely remove MyStart Apps from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall MyStart Apps from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MyStart Apps, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MyStart Apps.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by MyStart Apps you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 8 3%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.95%
Windows XP 13.16%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Windows 8 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.16%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.52%
  Iran 3.28%
  Brazil 1.64%
  Canada 1.64%
  Germany 1.64%
  India 1.64%
  Thailand 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 25.71%
GIGABYTE 8.57%
Acer 8.57%
Toshiba 5.71%
Sony 5.71%
Lenovo 2.86%
American Megatrends 2.86%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.78%
Sony VPCJ115FX 2.78%
Sony VGN-NW350F 2.78%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com

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