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Should I remove Start Killer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,353
United States Rank #22,951
Reach 0.0076%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.84 days
408.22 days >
Average installed length: 214.49 days


7.0 1.89%
6.0 18.87%
5.1 9.43%
5.0 0.94%
4.0 5.66%
3.2 54.72% 4.72%
3.1 3.77%

Start Killer


Start Killer is a software program developed by Tordex. The most common release is 3.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 startkiller.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files. 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 42% of users of Start Killer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tordex.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StartKiller
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\StartKiller\Uninstall.exe"
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Start Killer

Program executable:startkiller.exe
Name:StartKiller Application
Path:C:\Program Files\startkiller\startkiller.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Start Killer
  • ashook.dll - ashook Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • StartKiller.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Start Killer' and executes as C:\Program Files\StartKiller\StartKiller.exe.

How do I remove Start Killer?

Quickly and completely remove Start Killer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Start Killer 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 Start Killer, 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 Start Killer.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.02%
Windows 8 13.21%
Windows XP 2.83%
Windows Vista 0.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.36%
Windows 7 Professional 13.21%
Windows 8.1 3.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.83%
Windows 8 Pro 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.28%
  United Kingdom 8.94%
  Canada 7.32%
  India 4.88%
  Japan 4.07%
  France 3.25%
  Brazil 3.25%
  Germany 3.25%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Indonesia 2.44%
  Austria 1.63%
  Australia 1.63%
  Belgium 0.81%
  China 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.32%
Hewlett-Packard 18.92%
Acer 12.16%
Toshiba 6.76%
Lenovo 5.41%
ASUS 5.41%
Alienware 4.05%
Intel 4.05%
Sony 4.05%
Samsung 2.70%
Medion 1.35%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.37%
Acer Aspire 5745 3.37%
Alienware Aurora-R4 2.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.25%
MSI MS-7721 2.25%
Acer E1-510 2.25%


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