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.

Paul Collins

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

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Name or Startup ItemStatusCommand or DataDescriptionTested?
(Default)XDefault.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.BUK WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\RunOnce & HKCU\RunOnce in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blankNo
(Default)Xdiagcfg.exeAdded by the GWGIRL BACKDOOR! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\RunServices in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blankNo
Absolute ShieldUdseraser.exeAbsolute Shield Evidence Eliminator - internet history eraser No
Adaptec DirectCDNDirectcd.exeDirectCD primarily allows you to drag and drop files onto a suitably formatted CD-RW disc. Unless you use this on a frequent basis it isn't required and is available via Start -> Programs. Start the program before inserting a DirectCD formatted CD-RW in the drive. A re-boot is recommended if you close Adaptec DirectCD before re-opening it again later No
AdaptecDirectCDNDirectcd.exeDirectCD primarily allows you to drag and drop files onto a suitably formatted CD-RW disc. Unless you use this on a frequent basis it isn't required and is available via Start -> Programs. Start the program before inserting a DirectCD formatted CD-RW in the drive. A re-boot is recommended if you close Adaptec DirectCD before re-opening it again laterNo
Administrator di DagoXDago.exeAdded by the PUNYA-B WORM!No
Adobes UpdatesXddosw.exeAdded by the BACKDR-DC BACKDOOR!No
AdPopupXdcf5678.exeAdded by the AGENT-FZ TROJAN!No
AidemHotKey?DVMAIN.EXEKeyboard relatedNo
Answer ProblemXdSAFsqs.exeAdded by the SDBOT-SC WORM!No
antidialer.co.ukUDialer_Watcher.exeDialer_Watcher is an application that allows you to detect dialers on your computerNo
APC UPS StatusYDisplay.exeAPC PowerChute® Personal Edition status iconNo
ASDPLUGINXdsldbaccess.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialerNo
ASDPLUGINXdbaccess.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialerNo
ASDPLUGINXdslgeaccess.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialerNo
asdsaxcxz13Xdasxcsx13.exeAdded by the LEGMIR-ARF TROJAN!No
ATKMEDIAUDMEDIA.EXEDriver for the media buttons on the front of some Asus laptops, such as Forward,back,stop,pause etcNo
atuvpUdtor.exeEZKeylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
auUDealioAu.exeDealio Toolbar is a free shopping comparison toolbar that allows users to search for a wide range of consumer productsNo
AudioDrvEmulatorUDLLML.exe AudDrvEm.dllCreative DLL Module Loader for the Sound Blaster range of internal and external soundcards. Used to load modules such as remote control or mixing. This instance is related to an Audio Emulator functionNo
audlmne32Xdcmsxe.exeAdded by the MAILBOT-CF TROJAN!No
Auto StartXdosin.exeAdded by the SDBOT-GO BACKDOOR!No
Auto UpdateXdma.exeAdded by the RBOT-AVO WORM!No
Automatic Defrag ManagerXdefrag.exeAdded by the RBOT-AKE WORM!No
autorepairXdexs.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
avidrvXdrvsc.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.PH TROJAN!No
AvSerXdsm.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.B WORM!No
AXIS Print System DriverScannerUDriverScanner.exePart of AXIS Print System from AXIS Communications - "adds printer discovery, printer driver installation printing on Windows platforms. Printing is enabled by AXIS Print Monitor, which is one of the components. Another component in AXIS Print System is AXIS IP Installer." Now discontinuedNo
AXIS Print System DriverServerUDriverServer.exePart of AXIS Print System from AXIS Communications - "adds printer discovery, printer driver installation printing on Windows platforms. Printing is enabled by AXIS Print Monitor, which is one of the components. Another component in AXIS Print System is AXIS IP Installer." Now discontinuedNo
BayMgrUDockApp.exeHot-swappable drive management on laptops allowing you to change drives without closing down Windows. Only required if you frequently swap bay devicesNo
BDXdc.exeAdded by the RASDOOR-A TROJAN!No
BMNXdcmon.exeSystemDoctor rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
boqamahXdytevevi.exeAdded by the SDBOT-UH WORM!No
browserXdeamon.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!No
BTopenworldUDialBTYahoo.exeBT Yahoo! internet connection manager No
caidiysetupXdiynetsetupuni.exeDIYNet adwareNo
Camera DetectorUDEVDET~*.EXEACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automaticallyNo
CCD ManagerUDDS.EXEProject Labs Century CD manager for their CD/DVD storage deviceNo
CerbXDivXx.exeAdded by the KEYLOG-LV TROJAN!No
CiodiagXDECCONF.EXEAdded by the STRAT.EL TROJAN!No
Cliente DLOYDLOClientu.exePart of the backup suites from VERITAS - Backup Exec and NetBackup. Both have now been replaced by their Symantec equivalents since they acquired VERITAS in 2005No
CLSIDXdll.exeAdult content diallerNo
CmpntXDevices2.exeAdded by the TOMPAI-D TROJAN!No
Codename DashboardUdashboard.exeCodename: Dashboard - "an application that resides at the side of your screen. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, it is a host for interchangeable components through which C.D. allows you to have any information you want, on your desktop, all the time." No longer availableNo
COM+ Event SystemXDRWTSN16.EXEAdded by the LOVGATE.AB WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXdosrun32.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXdezi.exeAdded by the SDBOT-OB WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXDVD-Player.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Configuration Loader ServiceXdevl32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-XY WORM!No
Copernic Desktop SearchNDesktopSearch.exeCopernic Desktop Search - "Easily search your entire hard drive in less than a second to pinpoint the right file, e-mail, music or pictures"No
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

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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Presentation, format & comments Copyright 2001 - 2011 Pacman's Portal
Portions Copyright Peter Forrest, Denny Denham, Sylvain Prevost, Tony Klein, CastleCops & Bleeping Computer
Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
Software support by John Mayer
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