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How to uninstall Start Menu 8 from your system

Start Menu 8 is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by IObit. Open here for more details on IObit. The application is usually located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8 folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full uninstall command line for Start Menu 8 is C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\unins000.exe. Start Menu 8's primary file takes around 1.47 MB (1546560 bytes) and is called StartMenu8.exe.

The executable files below are part of Start Menu 8. They occupy an average of 12.09 MB (12680768 bytes) on disk.

  • AutoUpdate.exe (794.81 KB)
  • Check.exe (82.81 KB)
  • InstallServices64.exe (1.99 MB)
  • IObitDownloader.exe (1.01 MB)
  • KillAllStartMenu.exe (20.31 KB)
  • Sendbugreport.exe (56.88 KB)
  • StartMenu8.exe (1.47 MB)
  • StartMenu8_About.exe (372.31 KB)
  • StartMenu8_frmStartMenuLibrary.exe (550.31 KB)
  • StartMenuServices.exe (73.81 KB)
  • StartMenuSetting.exe (812.31 KB)
  • StartMenu_Hook.exe (29.81 KB)
  • ToggleDesktop.exe (68.31 KB)
  • unins000.exe (1.13 MB)
  • UninstallPromote.exe (1.54 MB)
  • Start_Menu8_FreeSoftwareDownloader.exe (2.15 MB) to view all...

This page is about Start Menu 8 version alone. You can find below info on other versions of Start Menu 8: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\VOS\Start Menu X version

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\AutoUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\BigUpgrade_SM.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\Check.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Start Menu 8\datastate.dll

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VOS\Start Menu X version
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IObit_StartMenu8_is1

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IObit_StartMenu8_is1\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IObit_StartMenu8_is1\Inno Setup: App Path
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IObit_StartMenu8_is1\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IObit_StartMenu8_is1\QuietUninstallString

A way to delete Start Menu 8 from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Start Menu 8 is a program released by IObit. Frequently, users want to remove this application. This can be hard because uninstalling this by hand takes some skill related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best QUICK manner to remove Start Menu 8 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Start Menu 8 or simply activate the Search field and type in "Start Menu 8". The Start Menu 8 program will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click Start Menu 8 in the list of programs, the following information about the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about Start Menu 8, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Start Menu 8.
Uninstall Start Menu 8

8. After removing Start Menu 8, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Start Menu 8 that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Start Menu 8 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove Start Menu 8 by IObit from your PC, nor are we saying that Start Menu 8 by IObit is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove Start Menu 8 in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2017-02-10 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-02-10 06:18:20.037