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What does the ViStart.exe file do?

The ViStart.exe process is also known as ViStart and is a part of ViStart - The (Version 7 Start Menu). This software is produced by Lee-Soft.com (lee-soft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ViStart.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 ViStart.exe ViStart

ViStart.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ViStart.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,310,720 bytes (50% of all these files), 1,282,048 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,306,624 bytes.
The ViStart file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). The ViStart file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. ViStart.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A ViStart.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 1,015,808 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,269,760 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. ViStart.exe is capable of record keystrokes.

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 ViStart.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 ViStart?

It is used for mimicing the Vista start menu in Windows XP. I don't think it's dangerous. (further information...)
ViStart is a theme modifier that makes your start bar look like Vista's start bar. (further information...)
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Summary: 2 users judge ViStart.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall ViStart - The

To remove ViStart from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate ViStart - The in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ViStart.exe (ViStart) 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 ViStart. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ViStart 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 ViStart.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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