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Should I remove istartsurf uninstall?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,736
United States Rank #32,213
Reach 0.1466%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.90 days
350.90 days >
Average installed length: 184.37 days

istartsurf uninstall

What is istartsurf uninstall?

istartsurf is an advertising supported (adware) extension that runs in the context of the user's web browser as well as a process in the background. This adware program is typically bundled by a third-party download manager which bundles potentially unwanted software offers in order to monetize installs. Once running, the software is designed to deliver advertisements to the browser in a number of common formats such as banner, text hyper-links, inline text ads and/or transitional. These ads are not affiliated with nor endorsed by the underlying website on which they appear. Many banners are either injected in the header or footer of the web page or simply replace any legitimate ads the web site already has. Many of the advertisements are considered malvertising since they promote products that could cause harm to the user's PC. A typical promotion is for additional software downloads (including adware and bundlers) as well as price comparison and search ads. In some cases, ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad (by clicking the "About this Ad".)


The main program executable is UninstallManager.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 2.07 MB (2,174,131 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in istartsurf uninstall.
UninstallManager.exe (a5bfd6a87161d5dfa81cb5c2c6d29488) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Mutabaha.124
ESET-NOD32 9.11463 a variant of Win32/ELEX.CP potentially unwanted
Sophos 4.98 Elex
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Trojan.Win32.A.Autoit.1911808[h]
istartsurf uninstall has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

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

Program filesFiles installed by istartsurf uninstall

Program executable:UninstallManager.exe
Additional files:
  • UninstallManager.exe
  • 277.json
  • 278.json
  • 467.json
  • 471.json
  • 473.json
  • 474.json
  • 478.json
  • 479.json
  • 527.json
  • 543.json
  • 544.json
  • 562.json
  • 586.json
  • 593.json

How do I remove istartsurf uninstall?

You can uninstall istartsurf 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 istartsurf 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 istartsurf 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 10 44%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.84%
Windows 10 44.49%
Windows XP 5.25%
Windows Vista 1.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.53%
Windows 8.1 17.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.38%
Windows 7 Professional 10.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.51% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 11.51%
  Germany 11.36%
  France 9.01%
  Italy 5.20%
  Australia 3.92%
  United Kingdom 3.38%
  India 2.60%
  MA 2.49%
  Russia 2.49%
  Mexico 2.49%
  Spain 2.42%
  DZ 2.14%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Saudi Arabia 2.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.85%
Acer 21.49%
Dell 12.84%
ASUS 12.18%
Lenovo 8.15%
Toshiba 6.61%
Samsung 4.52%
Medion 3.36%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Intel 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.06%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.64%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.52%
ASUS All Series 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.39%


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