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Should I remove StartW8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,564
United States Rank #38,152
Reach 0.0054%


VersionDistribution 100.00%



StartW8 is a program developed by SODATSW spol. s r. o. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.47 MB (1,544,448 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 36% of users of StartW8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StartW8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7C6160B3-EC5F-456D-8084-DB7E5971F0B1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.47 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by StartW8

  • StartW8ButtonHelper.dll - StartW8ButtonHelper Dynamic Link Library
  • StartW8Button.exe - StartW8Button Application (Windows 8 Start Button Application)
  • StartW8Service.exe - StartWindows8 (Windows 8 Start Button Service)
  • StartW8Menu.exe - StartW8Menu
  • StartW8Menu.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • StartW8Service.exe runs as a service named 'StartW8Service' (StartW8Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartW8Button.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StartW8Button' which loads as C:\Program Files\StartW8\bin\StartW8Button.exe.

How do I remove StartW8?

Quickly and completely remove StartW8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall StartW8 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 StartW8, 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 StartW8.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.56%
  Italy 13.33%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  Czech Republic 8.89%
  Canada 4.44%
  Israel 4.44%
  Sweden 4.44%
  Belgium 2.22%
  Brazil 2.22%
  France 2.22%
  Croatia 2.22%
  India 2.22%
  Netherlands 2.22%
  Slovakia 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.33%
Dell 20.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Acer 15.00%
ASUS 6.67%
Samsung 1.67%
Medion 1.67%
Intel 1.67%
Alienware 1.67%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 5.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
LENOVO 20160 2.94%
Acer TravelMate 5744Z 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite P50t-A 1.47%


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