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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
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,623
United States Rank #26,166
Reach 0.0057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.84 days
408.22 days >
Average installed length: 214.49 days


7.0 4.46%
6.0 19.64%
5.1 8.93%
5.0 0.89%
4.0 5.36%
3.2 52.68% 4.46%
3.1 3.57%

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. 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 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 10. While about 45% 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.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartKiller.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StartKiller.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\StartKiller\StartKiller.exe".

How do I remove Start Killer?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Start Killer.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? 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 81.25%
Windows 10 15.18%
Windows XP 2.68%
Windows Vista 0.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.89%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 8.1 3.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.68%
Windows 8 Pro 2.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.70%
  United Kingdom 9.09%
  Canada 8.33%
  India 4.55%
  Japan 3.79%
  Brazil 3.03%
  France 3.03%
  Germany 3.03%
  Indonesia 2.27%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Australia 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%
  Hong Kong 0.76%
  UA 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.78%
Hewlett-Packard 16.46%
Acer 12.66%
ASUS 7.59%
Lenovo 6.33%
Sony 5.06%
Intel 5.06%
Toshiba 5.06%
Alienware 3.80%
Samsung 2.53%
Medion 2.53%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.19%
Acer Aspire 5745 3.19%
Sony VPCSA290S 3.19%
MCJ Co.,Ltd. MS-7522 2.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.13%
MSI MS-7721 2.13%


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