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Should I remove istart123 uninstall?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,476
United States Rank #7,432
Reach 0.0255%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.16 days
358.86 days >
Average installed length: 188.55 days

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istart123 uninstall

What is istart123 uninstall?

istart123 is an adware web browser application that displays banner ads as well as contextual link ads that are injected in the web page. The ads are injected by the web browser plugin (IE, FF and Chrome) and will display on any web site, even those not associated or affiliated with the publisher. The application is usually bundled by 3rd-party download managers that utilize deceptive advertising techniques in order to install the software. In addition to ads, the program will also modify the browser settings which could include lowering the normal security settings of the browser as well as changing the home page and search provider (known as web browser hijacking). The extension will also report back to the controlling server analytics which may include the behavior of the user on the Internet and reports back URLs and domains visited as well as what advertisements are displayed and clicked on. This adware is mostly bundled with 3rd party download managers that include a number of additional offers, all potentially unwanted programs.


The primary executable is named UninstallManager.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 2.07 MB (2,169,441 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in istart123 uninstall.
UninstallManager.exe (4ed02ce710f856ea419171cdc93d03e9) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3390 Generic
Malwarebytes v2014.08.06.09 PUP.Optional.Skytech.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: istart123
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\istart123
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\istart123\UninstallManager.exe -ptid=tugs
Estimated size: 2.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by istart123 uninstall

Program executable:UninstallManager.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • UninstallManager.exe (by Skytech Co) - Skytech
  • 174.json
  • 182.json
  • 211.json
  • 254.json
  • 256.json

How do I remove istart123 uninstall?

You can uninstall istart123 uninstall 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 istart123 uninstall, 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 istart123 uninstall.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.27%
Windows 10 36.83%
Windows Vista 8.51%
Windows XP 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.80%
Windows 8.1 26.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.40%
Windows 8 6.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.63%
  Canada 9.81%
  United Kingdom 5.65%
  France 1.61%
  Germany 1.21%
  Italy 1.21%
  Australia 0.67%
  Spain 0.40%
  Singapore 0.13%
  Austria 0.13%
  Romania 0.13%
  PR 0.13%
  Ireland 0.13%
  Saudi Arabia 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.04%
Dell 21.16%
Acer 13.60%
Toshiba 10.33%
ASUS 8.06%
Lenovo 3.78%
Samsung 1.76%
Alienware 0.76%
Sony 0.76%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.80%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.67%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.21%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%


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