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Should I remove ViStart?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #10,406
United States Rank #12,574
Reach 0.0397%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.62 days
224.77 days >
Average installed length: 118.10 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.1.0.5198 36.09%
8.1.0.5180 1.08%
8.1.0.5146 7.54%
8.1.0.5145 1.08%
8.1.0.5132 20.29%
8.1.0.5129 1.80%
8.1.0.5077 10.23%
8.1.0.5061 0.36%
8.0.0.4040 11.67%
1.6.0.4002 2.15%
1.6.0.3866 2.15%
1.6.0.3821 0.18%
1.6.0.3804 0.18%
1.6.0.3765 0.18%
1.6.0.3759 0.54%
1.6.0.3685 4.13%
1.6.0.3680 0.36%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Lee-Soft.com

ViStart

What is ViStart?  (from Lee-Soft.com)

ViStart now includes a brand new Start menu Windows 7 skin + more skins like the Windows 8 start menu Metro skin in the online gallery. Times are changing and ViStart is changing with them! When reprogramming ViStart I made a crucial decision, instead of just making a new layout like Windows 7 for ViStart I decided to ...  Read more

Overview

ViStart is a software program developed by Lee-Soft.com. The most common release is 8.1.0.5198, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The programs's main executable is vistart.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 12.23 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 1.98 MB (2,075,826 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows XP. While about 35% of users of ViStart come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: lee-soft.com/vistart
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vistart
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ViStart\KillMe.exe
Estimated size: 1.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ViStart

Program executable:vistart.exe
Name:ViStart - The 7 Start Menu
Path:C:\Program Files\vistart\vistart.exe
MD5:0c9b1a4d57161c9487468dc87f888d42
Additional files:
  • Language Changer.exe - ViStart Language Changer (A utility for changing the language settings file for ViStart)
  • ViConfig.exe - ViConfigure
  • KillMe.exe - ViStart (A utility to simulate the Windows 7 Start Menu for XP)
  • ViStart OneStep.exe
  • MetroProvider.exe - MetroProvider (Provides Metro Services to ViStart)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • ViStart.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ViStart' and executes as C:\Program Files\ViStart\ViStart.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

vistart.exe
Memory:12.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005015692%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018762%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031395%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:37,030,592
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.92 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:97 Bytes
105.02 KB average
MetroProvider.exe
Memory:11.01 MB
Total CPU:0.0098370577%
Kernel CPU:0.00641190%
User CPU:0.00342516%
Switches/sec:29

How do I remove ViStart?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 84%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 84.38%
Windows XP 9.52%
Windows 7 5.92%
Windows Vista 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 24.55%
Windows 8 18.23%
Windows 8 Pro 11.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.57%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.86%
  Italy 7.97%
  Germany 7.97%
  United Kingdom 5.58%
  India 2.59%
  MA 2.39%
  Australia 2.19%
  Brazil 1.99%
  Canada 1.99%
  DZ 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  France 1.59%
  Saudi Arabia 1.39%
  Egypt 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.05%
Acer 16.92%
Dell 10.77%
Toshiba 8.97%
ASUS 8.46%
Lenovo 7.95%
Samsung 4.36%
GIGABYTE 3.85%
Intel 3.59%
Medion 2.31%
Sahara 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.85%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.90%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.93%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 2.93%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.44%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 2.44%

About (from Lee-Soft.com)

Lee-Soft was formed in mid 2007 a year before I began my university study. It was launched with a 1 product, ViStart the Windows Start Menu.
Publisher URL: www.lee-soft.com

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