Start Killer removes the Start button from your taskbar. When you run Start Killer it remove the Start button from taskbar and give you additional space on taskbar, when you close Start Killer the Start button is again shows.
Though the Start Button is removed, you can still open Start Menu using CTRL+ESC or WIN key. StartKiller place icon into system tray. Right-click on icon to close StartKiller or to open Settings dialog. You can remove icon from system tray. In this case use CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F12 to open settings dialog box.
Start Killer is free, you can use this utility as you want.
I recommend to use StartKiller together with True Launch Bar to forget about Start Menu.
Start Killer can be installed on Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7. Start Killer supports both 32 and 64 bit systems.