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Viva Start Menu

What is Viva Start Menu?

Bundles the My Phone Support product which is a potentially unwanted application that provides subscription phone technical support..

About  (from ConsumerSoft)

Are you missing the old Start Menu in Windows 8? Viva Start Menu has the solution! Just download our free software to bring back your start menu. We also include a shortcut to the new modern desktop and lots of options to customize the start menu. In Windows 8, Microsoft has replaced the Start Menu with a new Start Scr...  Read more


Viva Start Menu is a software program developed by ConsumerSoft. 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. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 4.88 MB (5,114,652 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 8. While about 56% of users of Viva Start Menu come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Brazil.
Viva Start Menu has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vivastartmenu.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ConsumerSoft\Viva Start Menu
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ConsumerSoft\Viva Start Menu\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\ConsumerSoft\Viva Start Menu\install.log"
Estimated size: 4.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Viva Start Menu

  • VivaStartMenuService.exe - Viva Start Menu Service
  • VivaStartMenuDLL.dll - Viva Start DLL (Viva Start Menu)
  • VivaStartMenu.exe - Viva Start
  • NewStartMenuHelper.exe - NewStart (New Start Helper)
  • Uninstall.exe - Viva Start Menu
  • MyPhoneSupport.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • VivaStartMenuService.exe runs as a service named 'VivaStartMenuService' (VivaStartMenuService) "Launches the start button after logon".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:612 KB
21.09 MB average
Memory:3.52 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00045533%

How do I remove Viva Start Menu?

Quickly and completely remove Viva Start Menu from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Viva 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Viva Start Menu, 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 Viva Start Menu.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Australia 12.50%
  Brazil 12.50%
  Canada 6.25%
  Switzerland 6.25%
  MW 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Samsung 20.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-571 18.18%
Acer Aspire 5315 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite P850 9.09%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 9.09%

About ConsumerSoft

Makes and distributes utility software, such as My Faster PC, My Media Converter, and My Backup Drive, and provides technical support for consumers and small businesses.
Publisher URL: www.consumersoft.com


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