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Should I remove Fast Start?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,448
United States Rank #3,774
Reach 0.2548%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.05 days
119.34 days >
Average installed length: 62.71 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 0.08% 56.37% 43.39%

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Fast Start

What is Fast Start?  (from Samsung Electronics)

Power up and start working in seconds. Save your work and shut down instantly, just by closing the lid. From classroom to dorm room and beyond, Fast Start makes sure your Samsung laptop is always ready—even before you are. Fast Start eliminates waiting around for your laptop to start— just open the lid, and your lapto...  Read more


Fast Start is a program developed by Samsung Electronics. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 executor.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 14.04 MB (14,718,709 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 29% of users of Fast Start come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsungmobile.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\SamsungFastStart
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{77F45ECD-FAFC-45A8-8896-CFFB139DAAA3}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009Remove -removeon
Estimated size: 14.04 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Fast Start

Program executable:executor.exe
Execution program for SamsungFastStart
Path:C:\Program Files\samsung\samsungfaststart\executor.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartRestarter.exe - Fast Start Software (Smart Restarter Program)
  • FastStart.exe - Samsung Fast Start (Setting program for Fast Start Function)
  • Sabi3.dll - SABI3 Library For Windows7 (SABI3 Library For Windows7 (x86))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FastStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{89A04511-9391-4FFE-B893-DE841F433EB4}' (runs on registration).
  • SmartRestarter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SmartRestarter'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SmartRestarter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SmartRestarter.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000686295%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004854%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002009%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:745
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Fast Start?

You can uninstall Fast Start 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 Fast Start, 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 Fast Start.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.42%
Windows 10 7.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.20%
Windows 7 Starter 14.91%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.54%
Windows 10 Home 5.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.16%
Windows 7 Professional 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.52%
  Brazil 13.83%
  United Kingdom 11.22%
  Germany 7.87%
  Italy 4.29%
  France 3.69%
  Poland 2.48%
  Canada 2.32%
  Australia 1.88%
  Spain 1.51%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Chile 1.26%
  Belgium 1.26%
  Russia 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 99.11%
Hewlett-Packard 0.43%
Dell 0.30%
Acer 0.12%
Lenovo 0.04%
Common models
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 10.52%
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 10.24%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 9.79%
Samsung RV415/RV515 9.71%
Samsung RC530/RC730 6.90%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 5.69%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com


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