Startup Applications List
Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at Sysinfo.org will no longer be updated and the off-line downloads are no longer available. The version at Pacman's Portal will, however, continue to be updated and it's recommended that you refer to that site for more up to date information. The reason for this change in policy cannot be disclosed at this time but I hope you have enjoyed using the database here and thank you for your support and kind comments over the years.
If you're frustrated with the time it takes your Windows 7/Vista/XP PC to boot and then it seems to be running slowly you may have too many programs running at start-up - and you have come to the right place to identify them. This is the original startup programs (as opposed to processes/tasks) list - one of the most accurate and comprehensive. Services are not included - see below. The database is mirrored in a slightly different format at Pacman's Portal.
"Name or Startup Item" in the table below refers to how an entry is displayed in MSConfig, Windows Defender or the registry "Run" keys. "Command or Data" refers to the program the entry runs. For further information on this and how to identify and disable startup programs you may want to also visit this page.
For further information on random startup entries please visit the Startups Info page.
Last update :- 29th July, 2011
24133 items listed
|Name or Startup Item||Status||Command or Data||Description||Tested?|
|!!!AntiHook||Y||AntiHook.exe||AntiHook - the "ultimate Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) for protection against Malicious Software"||No|
|'Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2 Guard'||Y||AntiSpyWare2Guard.exe||Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO, Winsock LSPs, Windows Hosts file, Autostart entries, etc||No|
|(Default)||X||ajsha5.exe||Added by the SPYBOT-NX WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run, HKLM\RunServices and HKCU\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank||No|
|(Default)||X||asdfsd343f.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-BBB WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank||No|
|(Default)||X||avg.exe||Added by the BANKER-ETV TROJAN! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank||No|
|(Default)||X||axeWen.exe||Added by the SCAR-AL WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank||No|
|*MSConfig32||X||aecache.exe||Detected by F-Secure as the OBFUSCATED.GP TROJAN!||No|
|..||X||ABC2007.exe||Added by the DLOADR-ASH TROJAN!||No|
|1||X||addit.exe||Added by the SDBOT-RI WORM!||No|
|388529725448||X||AutomaticUpdates.exe||Added by the SDBOT-DEN WORM!||No|
|76112549345328287||X||angpd.exe||ANG AntiVirus 09 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|9xHtProtect||X||AVprotect9x.exe||Added by the NETSKY.M WORM!||No|
|@Hoc Toolbar||N||AtHoc.exe||One-click activated browsing toolbar used by various web-sites. See here for more info||No|
|a||X||a.exe||Commercials file that registers itself in the system registry and redirects IE to a certain commercial website||No|
|A Note||N||A Note.exe||"A Note is a program that lets you create post-it like notes on your Microsoft Windows desktop"||No|
|a²||Y||a2guard.exe||System Tray access to and Anti-Malware Guard feature of Emsisoft Anti-Malware from Emsi Software GmbH - which provides "comprehensive PC protection against viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, worms, bots, keyloggers and rootkits". Previously known as "a-squared Antitrojan" and "a-squared Anti-Malware"||No|
|a2adguard||Y||a2adguard.exe||System Tray access to and Background Guard feature of Emsisoft Anti-Dialer from Emsi Software GmbH - which "provides a complete defense against Dialers"||Yes|
|a2dservice||?||a2dservice.exe||Related to the Air2Data Wireless HISA (High-Speed Internet Access) service. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|A4Proxy||U||A4Proxy.exe||Anonymity 4 Proxy - local proxy server that makes you anonymous when visiting web sites||No|
|a9z1eizA1e||X||atulabov.exe||Added by the AGENT-GWD TROJAN!||No|
|aaa||X||aaa.exe||Added by the POISON.PG BACKDOOR!||No|
|aaAPMClient||U||amclient.EXE||LANDesk® Management Suite software component||No|
|aacmeyf||X||aacmeyf.exe||Added by the AF.20 TROJAN!||No|
|AAK||U||aak.exe||Advanced Anti-Keylogger - "Anti-spy software to prohibit operation of any keyloggers currently in use or presently being developed anywhere"||No|
|aaLDTaskCompletion||U||amclient.EXE||LANDesk® Management Suite software component||No|
|AAMSFree702||X||Avengine.com||Added by the DELF.LJ TROJAN!||No|
|aauclient||?||ACNUpdater.exe||Appears to be related to software from Accenture.com||No|
|AAW||U||Ad-Aware.exe||Old versions of the Lavasoft Ad-Aware anti-malware tool||No|
|AAWTray||U||AAWTray.exe||System Tray access to older versions of the Lavasoft Ad-Aware anti-malware tool||No|
|abass||X||abass.exe||Added by a variant of the Storm/Nuwar/Zhelatin WORM! See here for an example||No|
|ABITEQ||N||abiteq.exe||Monitoring utility for ABIT Motherboards. Displays system voltages, temperatures and fan speeds||No|
|Abrada WIN32||X||abrada.exe||Added by the DERMON-G TROJAN!||No|
|ABRegmon||Y||ABregmon.exe||Part of the ArcaVir antivirus suite from Polish company Arcabit. What does this part do?||No|
|Absolute StartUp monitor||U||ASMon.exe||Absolute Startup - startup monitor from F-Group Software||No|
|ABsr||X||absr.exe||Added by the AUTOUPDER TROJAN!||No|
|AbyssWebServer||U||abyssws.exe||Abyss web server||No|
|AcBtnMgr_X63||U||AcBtnMgr_X63.exe||"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark X63 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etc||No|
|AcBtnMgr_X63.exe||U||AcBtnMgr_X63.exe||"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark X63 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etc||No|
|AcBtnMgr_X73||U||AcBtnMgr_X73.exe||"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark X73 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etc||No|
|AcBtnMgr_X83||U||AcBtnMgr_X83.exe||"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark X83 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etc||No|
|AcBtnMgr_X84-X85||U||AcBtnMgr_X84-X85.exe||"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark X84-X85 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etc||No|
|acc||U||acc.exe||Advanced Call Center - "full-featured yet easy-to-use answering machine software for your voice modem"||No|
|Accelerate||U||accelerate.exe||Webroot Accelerate - allows you to optimize Windows network registry settings in order to boost surfing speeds. Leave this enabled if you find it improves your connection||No|
|AccelerometerSt||Y||AccelerometerSt.exe||HP 3D DriveGuard uses a digital accelerometer protects your disk drive by parking and halting I/O requests if you drop your PC or if you move your PC with the display lid closed||No|
|AccelerometerSysTrayApplet||Y||AccelerometerSt.exe||HP 3D DriveGuard uses a digital accelerometer protects your disk drive by parking and halting I/O requests if you drop your PC or if you move your PC with the display lid closed||No|
Notes & Warnings
DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. We will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.
WARNING: This is NOT a database of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a database of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. For a list of tasks/processes you should try the Process Library from Uniblue, the list at PC Pitstop or one of the many others now available. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSConfig or the registry first. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. If in doubt, don't do anything.
To avoid the database becoming too large, all virus entries are only shown using the registry version which is common to all Windows versions. Otherwise there would be multiple entries for popular filenames that viruses often use - such as "svchost" above for example. Multiple viruses can also use the same startup entries, in this case only those with significant differences (such as file location) are repeated in this database.
NOTE: There are a number of virus and malware entries listed in this database where specific removal instructions haven't been given. If this is the case then you could try ComboFix, a program written by sUBs that can remove many different types of Trojans and Worms. See here for a tutorial on how to use the program
IMPORTANT: A number of entries are repeated due to the way that different operating systems display startup items. For example, WinMe lists "POPROXY.EXE" as "Norton eMail Protect" in both MSCONFIG and the registry whereas WinXP lists it as "Poproxy" in MSCONFIG and "Norton eMail Protect" in the registry.
SERVICES: "Services" from the NT/2K/XP/Vista/7 operating systems are not included. I fully understand that some programs with these OS's use "Services" as an alternative to load their component parts at startup but these are handled in a different way. We recommend you try BlackViper for information on services for the relevant operating systems.
If you're looking for a startup manager then why not try Spybot - Search & Destroy (by Safer Networking Ltd) as the startup programs section (select the Advanced mode) includes descriptions from this database. You might also want to try their RunAlyzer and FileAlyzer tools.As there are more than 10,000 entries in this database related to viruses, trojans, worms and other malware we recommend you use a quality internet security package. Which ever you choose, keep it updated.
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