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Should I remove CodeStuff Starter?

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 #4,085
United States Rank #4,000
Reach 0.1317%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.68 days
610.01 days >
Average installed length: 320.51 days


VersionDistribution 90.25% 7.86% 1.19% 0.50% 0.19%

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CodeStuff Starter

What is CodeStuff Starter?  (from CodeStuff)

As a primary purpose, Starter allows one to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever operating system is loading. It enumerates all the hidden registry entries, startup folders' items and some of the initialization files, so that the user could choose to temporarily disable selected e...  Read more


CodeStuff Starter is a program developed by CodeStuff. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is starter.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 564.36 KB (577,907 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 47% of users of CodeStuff Starter come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: CodeStuff.mirrorz.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CodeStuff\Starter
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CodeStuff\Starter\unStarter.exe"
Estimated size: 564.36 KB

Program filesFiles installed by CodeStuff Starter

Program executable:starter.exe
Startup Manager for Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Path:C:\Program Files\codestuff\starter\starter.exe
Additional files:
  • unStarter.exe - Starter (Startup Manager for Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista)
  • psapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Process Status Helper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Starter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F68C7780-E6CA-48C4-8682-82133453EE1D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Starter.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Starter.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\CodeStuff\Starter\Starter.exe.

How do I remove CodeStuff Starter?

You can uninstall CodeStuff Starter 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 CodeStuff Starter, 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 CodeStuff Starter.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.93%
Windows 10 21.94%
Windows XP 14.13%
Windows Vista 6.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.02%
Windows 7 Professional 11.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.60%
Windows 10 Home 5.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.30%
  France 8.64%
  Germany 8.23%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  Canada 3.67%
  Italy 3.41%
  Poland 2.14%
  Australia 2.11%
  Belgium 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Russia 1.47%
  Finland 1.24%
  Switzerland 0.73%
  Austria 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.77%
Dell 23.56%
Acer 15.32%
ASUS 9.56%
Toshiba 4.50%
Intel 3.95%
Samsung 2.63%
Lenovo 2.36%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Sahara 1.73%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.72%
ASUS All Series 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.47%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.32%
Dell XPS 8300 2.32%


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