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PC Magazine WheelStart

What is PC Magazine WheelStart?  (from PC Magazine)

Windows has a bevy of application launchers available and with the latest version of Windows no longer sporting the Start orb, you might be in the market for one. WheelStart is a new application launcher from PCMag that enables you to put your favorite programs within easy reach.

Simply add your applications to ...  Read more


PC Magazine WheelStart is a software program developed by PC Magazine. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named wheelstart.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.23 MB (2,340,818 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 91% of users of PC Magazine WheelStart come from the United States, it is also popular in Portugal.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcmag.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\WheelStart\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\WheelStart\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Magazine WheelStart

Program executable:wheelstart.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\pc magazine utilities\wheelstart\wheelstart.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • updatedll.dll (by Ziff Davis Publishing) - Update Dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • WheelStart.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WheelStart' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Magazine Utilities\WheelStart\WheelStart.exe" /startwithwindows.

How do I remove PC Magazine WheelStart?

Quickly and completely remove PC Magazine WheelStart from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PC Magazine WheelStart 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Magazine WheelStart, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 PC Magazine WheelStart.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Server 2003 7%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 35.71%
Windows Server 2003 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  Portugal 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Gateway 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
MSI 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Common models
Samsung QX311/QX411/QX412... 16.67%
ASUSTeK N550JV 16.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 8.33%
MSI MS-7589 8.33%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 8.33%
Gateway GT5692 8.33%

Publisher URL: www.pcmag.com


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