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Should I remove Start Menu Reviver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
47% remove it53% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,282
United States Rank #9,262
Reach 0.1244%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.38 days
158.58 days >
Average installed length: 83.32 days


VersionDistribution 1.31% 5.83% 0.29% 0.04% 35.70% 0.16% 5.75% 2.86% 2.24% 4.24% 24.24% 0.29% 8.00% 0.04% 2.61% 6.12% 0.04%

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Start Menu Reviver

What is Start Menu Reviver?  (from ReviverSoft)

Start Menu Reviver is an innovative application that adds a Start Menu to Windows 8 PCs and enhances the Start Menu on Windows 7 PCs. Start Menu Reviver is the only Start Menu utility to revive the Microsoft Windows Start menu, not just replace it. It restores the traditional "launchpad" functionality that is obviously...  Read more


Start Menu Reviver is a software program developed by ReviverSoft. The most common release is, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named startmenureviver.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 13.11 MB (13,750,697 bytes). The installed file sm_update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 37% of users of Start Menu Reviver come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ReviverSoft
URL: www.reviversoft.com/start-menu-reviver/welcome
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\reviversoft\start menu reviver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ReviverSoft\Start Menu Reviver\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 13.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Start Menu Reviver

Program executable:startmenureviver.exe
Name:Start Menu Reviver
Signed by:ReviverSoft
Path:C:\Program Files\reviversoft\start menu reviver\startmenureviver.exe
Additional files:
  • launcher.exe - Start Menu Reviver task launcher (Start Menu Reviver)
  • HookStartButtonDll.dll - Start Menu Reviver library
  • sm_update.exe - Start Menu Reviver
  • SMRWelcome.exe - Start Menu Reviver Help and guides
  • StartMenuReviver34.exe
  • StartMenuReviverService.exe - Start Menu Reviver Helper Service
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • StartMenuReviver.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ReviverSoft Start Menu Run once task' (runs on registration).
  • StartMenuReviverService.exe runs as a service named 'Start Menu Logon Manager' (Start Menu Logon Manager) "Start Menu Logon Manager".
Startup File (User Run)
  • StartMenuReviver.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'StartMenuReviver.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\ReviverSoft\Start Menu Reviver\StartMenuReviver.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:31.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025141235%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00085967%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00165446%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:2.02 MB
Total CPU:0.0000828431%
Kernel CPU:0.00002701%
User CPU:0.00005583%
CPU cycles/sec:1,356
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Start Menu Reviver?

You can uninstall Start Menu Reviver 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 Menu Reviver, 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 Menu Reviver.

Win 10 80%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 47%
Keep it 53%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 80.02%
Windows 7 19.24%
Windows XP 0.57%
Windows Vista 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 30.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.56%
Windows 8 Pro 9.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.30%
Windows 8 6.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.74% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 36.74%
  United States 18.64%
  MA 6.12%
  DZ 3.29%
  United Kingdom 2.84%
  France 2.70%
  Italy 2.16%
  Egypt 1.67%
  Brazil 1.44%
  Iran 1.44%
  Austria 1.31%
  Canada 1.22%
  Netherlands 1.13%
  IQ 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.60%
Acer 19.41%
Dell 14.23%
Medion 12.30%
ASUS 8.24%
Toshiba 6.62%
Lenovo 6.18%
Samsung 4.24%
Intel 1.12%
Sony 0.75%
Common models
MEDION MS-7797 4.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.03%
Acer Aspire V3-771 3.17%
MEDION MS-7800 2.88%
ASUS All Series 2.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.16%

About (from ReviverSoft LLC)

ReviverSoft was founded to provide trusted resources to help you repair, optimize and maintain your computer for optimum performance.
Publisher URL: www.reviversoft.com


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