84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,941
United States Rank #16,675
Reach 0.0211%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.10 days
238.99 days >
Average installed length: 125.57 days


VersionDistribution 99.04% 0.72% 0.24%

Other programs by Visicom Media inc

MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor

What is MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor?

MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor, will analyze the current web sites you are visiting against a URL database and determine if the site is a potential phishing threat. The toolbar is also included in both Panda Cloud Antivirus free and paid version. The toolbar will automaticlaly modify the user's web browser home page, DNS settings and search settings (per their EULA).


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 MyStart_antiphishing.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 946.7 KB (969,424 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Visicom Media Inc. (Powered by Panda Security)
URL: apps.mystart.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 946.7 KB

Program filesFiles installed by MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor

Program executable:MyStart_antiphishing.exe
Name:MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security)
Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security)
Path:C:\ProgramData\MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\MyStart_antiphishing.exe
Additional files:
  • MyStart_antiphishing.dll - MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security) (Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security))
  • MyStart_antiphishing.exe
  • uninstall.exe - MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor Uninstaller)
  • MyStart_antiphishing-tray.exe - Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MyStart_antiphishing.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\MyStart_antiphishing.exe".

How do I remove MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor?

You can uninstall MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor 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 MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor, 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 MyStart Anti-phishing Domain Advisor.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.78%
Windows 10 23.02%
Windows XP 4.80%
Windows Vista 2.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.68%
Windows 7 Professional 11.30%
Windows 8.1 7.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.81%
Windows 8 3.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.52%
  Brazil 5.57%
  MA 4.90%
  United Kingdom 4.68%
  Germany 3.56%
  DZ 3.34%
  Saudi Arabia 3.12%
  Australia 2.23%
  IQ 2.23%
  Netherlands 2.23%
  Canada 2.23%
  TN 2.00%
  Belgium 1.78%
  Egypt 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.45%
Dell 20.07%
Acer 18.28%
ASUS 12.90%
Toshiba 6.09%
Lenovo 5.02%
Samsung 4.66%
Intel 1.08%
Alienware 0.72%
MSI 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.38%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.88%
Dell Inspiron 3520 1.88%
Dell Inspiron 3421 1.88%

About Visicom Media inc

Visicom Media Network or VMN.net is a Web portal with a number of free services for users. Its headquarters is in Brossard, Quebec. The domain VMN.
Publisher URL: software.visicommedia.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.