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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 351.42 days


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Smart Start UP


Smart Start UP is a program developed by NewSoft Technology. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 6 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 39% of users of Smart Start UP come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.newsoftinc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NewSoft\Smart Start UP
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Start UP

  • PnPDetect.exe - PnPDetect Application (PnPDetect MFC Application)
  • GetPhotoPath.dll - GetPhotoPath Dynamic Link Library (GetPhotoPath DLL)
  • PnPInstall.exe - PnPInstall Application (PnPInstall MFC Application)
  • PnPUnInstall.exe - PnPUnInstall Application (PnPUnInstall MFC Application)
  • RegSessionPnp.dll - RegSession Dynamic Link Library (RegSession DLL)
  • Shfolder.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Shell Folder Service)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PnPDetect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Smart Start UP' which loads as C:\Program Files\NewSoft\Smart Start UP\PnPDetect.exe /Automation.

How do I remove Smart Start UP?

You can uninstall Smart Start UP 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 Smart Start UP, 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 Smart Start UP.

Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win Vista 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 36.36%
Windows Vista 28.79%
Windows XP 27.27%
Windows 10 7.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 27.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.62%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.62%
Windows 10 Home 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.24% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 39.24%
  United States 25.32%
  United Kingdom 5.06%
  Egypt 3.80%
  France 3.80%
  Iran 3.80%
  Italy 3.80%
  Saudi Arabia 2.53%
  United Arab Emirates 1.27%
  Argentina 1.27%
  Austria 1.27%
  BD 1.27%
  Switzerland 1.27%
  Spain 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 16.00%
Acer 16.00%
Medion 12.00%
Dell 8.00%
Sahara 6.00%
ASUS 6.00%
Intel 6.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
Samsung 4.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Gateway 4.00%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.70%
Samsung R510/P510 1.85%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.85%
Micro-Star MS-7373 1.85%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.85%

About NewSoft Technology

NewSoft provides document and image recognition and digital TV software whose products can be found around the globe, online in the NewSoft e-store, or through our many distributors in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Publisher URL: www.newsoftinc.com


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