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Should I remove Vista Start Menu?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,967
United States Rank #14,377
Reach 0.0166%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.24 days
184.19 days >
Average installed length: 96.78 days


3.88 100.00%

Vista Start Menu 3.88

What is Vista Start Menu?  (from OrdinarySoft)

Vista Start Menu was specifically designed to replace the often confusing menu in Windows XP and Windows Vista. For your convenience, the interface has been developed with human psychology taken into account. Solve tasks in a simpler and quicker way. Vista Start Menu offers many new features not available in the system...  Read more


Vista Start Menu 3.88 is a software program developed by OrdinarySoft. 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 VistaStartMenu.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 6.04 MB (6,334,150 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of Vista Start Menu come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ordinarysoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Vista Start Menu 3.88

Program executable:VistaStartMenu.exe
Name:Start Menu
Start Menu program
Path:C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\VistaStartMenu.exe
Additional files:
  • run64.exe - Vista Start Menu (Vista Start Menu 64bit run Application)
  • VistaHookApp.exe - Vista Start Menu 64bit integration launcher
  • VistaHookDll.dll - Vista Start Menu 64bit integration hook
  • VistaStartMenu.dll - Hook dll for integration with start menu
  • VistaStartMenu_AVG_RESTORED.exe - Vista Start menu (Vista Start Menu program)
  • VistaStartMenu_Setup_3_88_freeware.exe - Vista Start Menu Setup
  • qUninstall.dll - Quick Uninstall
  • StartMenuX_Setup_5_02_freeware.exe - Start Menu X (Start Menu X Setup)
  • VistaStartMenu.exe - Start Menu (Start Menu program)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstall.exe
  • ECN001.DLL - EZCmpInstCaller Dynamic Link Library (EZCmpInstCaller DLL)
  • FavBackup.exe (by FavBrowser) - FavBackup (Backup web browser settings and data)
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • ProdLic.DLL - ProdLic Dynamic Link Library (ProdLic DLL)
  • shfolder.dll (by Microsoft) - Shell Folder Service
  • VSM64bitProcessing.exe (by Vista Start Menu 64bit processing Application) - Vista Start Menu 64bit processing Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • VistaStartMenu.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VistaStartMenu.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\VistaStartMenu.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VistaStartMenu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VistaStartMenu' which loads as C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\VistaStartMenu.exe.

How do I remove Vista Start Menu?

You can uninstall Vista Start Menu 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 Vista Start Menu 3.88, 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 Vista Start Menu.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.72%
Windows Vista 13.72%
Windows 10 12.20%
Windows XP 10.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.49%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.99%
  Germany 21.36%
  Canada 6.78%
  France 2.26%
  Japan 2.01%
  Austria 1.51%
  Spain 1.51%
  Czech Republic 1.51%
  Italy 1.51%
  United Kingdom 1.51%
  DK 1.26%
  Brazil 1.01%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Sweden 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.29%
Acer 24.29%
Dell 16.95%
Medion 8.47%
ASUS 7.34%
Toshiba 5.65%
Lenovo 2.82%
Sahara 2.26%
Intel 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.62%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.62%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.90%
Acer Aspire M1200/3200/52... 2.17%
eMachines ET1840 2.17%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 2.17%

About (from OrdinarySoft)

OrdinarySoft has been developing innovative Windows software for business and home users.
Publisher URL: www.ordinarysoft.com


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