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What does the ISStart.exe file do?

The ISStart.exe process is also known as Logitech QuickCam Startup Application or, as the case may be, ImageStudio Startup Application and is a part of Logitech QuickCam Software or, as the case may be, Labtec WebCam Software. This software is produced by Logitech (www.logitech.com) or, as the case may be, Labtec (www.labtec.com). An obsolete or defective version of ISStart.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ISStart.exe Logitech QuickCam Startup Application

ISStart.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ISStart.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 458,752 bytes (95% of all these files), 155,648 bytes, 188,416 bytes, 532,480 bytes or, as the case may be, 454,656 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This process hides the ISStart file from Windows Explorer and anti-virus software. ISStart.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 70% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ISStart.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about ISStart?

LogitechGalleryRepair / LogitechVideoRepair - part of Logitech Image Studio - installed with Logitech QuickCam cameras. Required from version 8.11 onwards if you use the software to take pictures and capture videos, not if you don't. Also not required for versions up to and including 7.30 and after version 8.30
Josef S
Logitech ImageStudio
Pascal
Internet Information services. Runs on startup so you can host your own webserver on a PC that has a static IP. Other uses.
SoFX
Not Much on start up menu
Addition to previous comment: I was no longer able to change the webcam's settings *in QuickCapture*. I had access to all the normal audio and video settings through all other programs
CamTester
This info applies to Logitech QuickCam driver version 8.3.0.1096 for the QuickCam Pro 4000. As Josef S says, ISStart.exe is loaded on startup under the name LogitechVideoRepair. I have run the Logitech QuickCam software, including capturing images and video using QuickCapture successfully with ISStart.exe at least not loaded on startup. The only anomaly that I noticed was that I was no longer able to change the webcam's settings.
CamTester

Summary: 3 users judge ISStart.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted ISStart.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Logitech QuickCam Software or Labtec WebCam Software

ISStart.exe Logitech QuickCam Startup Application fix

To remove Logitech QuickCam Startup Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Logitech QuickCam Software or Labtec WebCam Software in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ISStart.exe (Logitech QuickCam Startup Application) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Logitech QuickCam Startup Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Logitech QuickCam Startup Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ISStart.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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