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Should I remove Classic Start 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,866
United States Rank #8,404
Reach 0.0369%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.28 days
273.69 days >
Average installed length: 143.80 days


VersionDistribution 10.32% 0.55% 57.36% 19.26% 3.30% 6.88% 1.93% 0.41%

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Classic Start 8

What is Classic Start 8?

During setup of this program the installer offers the user's the ability by default to install the potentially unwanted Crawler Toolbar.

About  (from Crawler)

Classic Start 8 is a free application which adds a traditional-style start button to the Windows® 8 desktop taskbar. With full functionality just like in Windows® 7, Classic Start 8 brings back all the familiar features of a traditional start menu into Windows® 8, including quick access to the search box, control panel...  Read more


Classic Start 8 is a software program developed by Crawler. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named CStart8Tray.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 3.71 MB (3,890,090 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 60% of users of Classic Start 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Classic Start 8.
CStart8Tray.exe (20d7a80938a9897905231aff31c4e1d5) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.340
Classic Start 8 has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.classicstart8.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CStart8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CStart8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Classic Start 8

Program executable:CStart8Tray.exe
Name:Classic Start 8
Classic Start 8 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\CStart8\CStart8Tray.exe
Additional files:
  • CStart8Desk.dll - Classic Start 8 (Classic Start 8 Deskband Icon)
  • CStart8Desk64.dll
  • CStart8Tray.exe - Classic Start 8 Application
  • CStart8Tray64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CStart8Tray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CStart8' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CStart8\CStart8Tray.exe" /STARTUP.
  • CStart8Tray64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CStart8' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CStart8\CStart8Tray64.exe" /STARTUP.

How do I remove Classic Start 8?

You can uninstall Classic Start 8 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Classic Start 8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Classic Start 8.
  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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.73%
  United Kingdom 7.11%
  Italy 4.11%
  Canada 2.24%
  Australia 1.75%
  Germany 1.75%
  India 1.62%
  Brazil 1.37%
  France 1.00%
  Spain 1.00%
  Netherlands 0.87%
  United Arab Emirates 0.75%
  South Africa 0.62%
  Czech Republic 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.14%
Dell 16.19%
Acer 14.39%
ASUS 13.49%
Toshiba 9.17%
Lenovo 7.55%
Samsung 3.60%
Sony 2.16%
Intel 1.44%
Medion 0.72%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.55%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.19%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.84%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.84%
Dell XPS 8500 2.84%

About Crawler

Run by Xacti Group Companies Crawler provides toolbar type programs for various Web browsers.
Publisher URL: www.crawler.com


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