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KidStart Savings Prompt

What is KidStart Savings Prompt?  (from KidStart Limited)

KidStart is a free shopping club that gives you money back for your children, grandchildren, friend's children or child to be, when you shop online at a wide range of retailers / other companies and in the high street at selected partners. KidStart savings are earned on eligible purchases made at retailers listed on Ki...  Read more


KidStart Savings Prompt is a software program developed by KidStart Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named BackgroundHost.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 4.03 MB (4,224,671 bytes). The installed file IEUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 50% of users of KidStart Savings Prompt come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States.
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: KidStart
URL: www.kidstart.co.uk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kidstart savings prompt
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\KidStart Savings Prompt\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KidStart Savings Prompt

Program executable:BackgroundHost.exe
Name:Add-ons Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\kidstart savings prompt\BackgroundHost.exe
Additional files:
  • ScriptHost.dll - Add-ons Framework
  • ScriptHost64.dll
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib.dll
  • AddonsFramework.Typelib64.dll
  • BackgroundHost.exe
  • BackgroundHost64.exe
  • ButtonSite.dll
  • ButtonSite64.dll
  • IEUpdater.exe
  • IEUpdater64.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ScriptHost.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KidStart Savings Prompt' with the class of {3CEE8D6D-D817-4B9B-83D6-CC9C242E9321}.

How do I remove KidStart Savings Prompt?

You can uninstall KidStart Savings Prompt 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 KidStart Savings Prompt, 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 KidStart Savings Prompt.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by KidStart Savings Prompt you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 20%
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 50.00%
  United States 50.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 60.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6750uk 20.00%
Acer Aspire Z5610 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 20.00%


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