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?|
|%FP%012-L2TP fts.exe||N||fts.exe||012.Net.il Israeli ISP software front-end||No|
|%FP%012-L2TP FWPortal.exe||U||FWPortal.exe||012.Net.il Israeli ISP dial-up software||No|
|%FP%1776 Internet fts.exe||N||fts.exe||1776 Internet US ISP software ISP software front-end||No|
|%FP%1776 Internet FWPortal.exe||U||FWPortal.exe||1776 Internet US ISP dial-up software||No|
|%FP%AIRTEL fts.exe||N||fts.exe||Bharti Airtel Broadband - Indian ISP software front-end||No|
|%FP%Barak013 fts.exe||N||fts.exe||Barak013 Israeli ISP software front-end||No|
|%FP%Barak013 FWPortal.exe||U||FWPortal.exe||Barak013 Israeli ISP dial-up software||No|
|%FP%Friendly fts.exe||N||fts.exe||Friendly ISP software front-end||No|
|(Default)||X||fada.exe||Added by the VB.HEI TROJAN! 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|
|acocash||X||fastdown.exe||Adult content dialler||No|
|acocash||X||FASTFOWN.EXE||Adult content dialler||No|
|ActiveX File Registration Service||X||filereg.exe||Added by the RBOT-DVD WORM!||No|
|AdobeFonts||X||fonts.hta||Browser hijacker - redirecting to Hugesearch.net||No|
|afskfask8||X||fsfjasj8.exe||Added by the ONLINEG-L TROJAN!||No|
|akgkagaksad9||X||fsakfask9.exe||Added by the ONLINEG-M TROJAN!||No|
|Alcom PCL Capture||?||FMW_PCAP.EXE||??||No|
|All Sea web link||X||FWLink.exe||Free screensaver, installs lots of foistware - remove it||No|
|anycom bluetooth||?||ftflauncher.exe||Associated with an Anycom bluetooth wireless card. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|ARCHIVE CONTROL||X||fixupdattr.exe||Added by the MYTOB.GU WORM!||No|
|ASDPLUGIN||X||france.exe||AsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer||No|
|ASDPLUGIN||X||fullgames.exe||AsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer||No|
|ASDPLUGIN||X||Finland.exe||AsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer||No|
|Ask and Record FLV Service||U||FLVSrvc.exe||Part of Applian Technologies Replay Media Catcher (streaming video and audio/MP3 downloader) and Freecoder (save video and audio from the web and convert to many popular formats - formally known as Ask & Record Toolbar). "Allows the video history tool to save videos you've played from your computer's cache" - see here. As it's based upon the Ask.com tooblar it sets your default search engine to Ask if not unchecked||No|
|ATI Video Driver Control||X||ftpex.exe||Added by the BZUB.FAS TROJAN!||No|
|avnort||X||formatsys.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.A WORM!||No|
|BellSouth Internet Security||Y||Freedom.exe||BellSouth Internet Security - sourced by Freedom from Zero Knowledge, Inc (now Radialpoint). Provides anti-virus, personal firewall, parental controls and a pop-up blocker. Also safeguards your personal information, encrypts your passwords and much more. No longer available||No|
|blah service||X||FaLeH.exe||Added by the RBOT-AES WORM!||No|
|BlazeChanger||N||FBZPaper.exe||Ember graphic file viewer, manager, and touch-up system||No|
|BMail Installation||N||FTP_back.exe||Part of iMesh - a file sharing system. Reported by Norton AntiVirus as a trojan. Once deleted does not prevent file sharing working. Older versions of iMesh re-instate this but the newer versions do not||No|
|boowudo||X||fafegoubu.exe||Added by the LINEAG-FX TROJAN!||No|
|BrowseProxy||X||FindService.exe||Actual Names (AdvSearch) Internet Keywords parasite||No|
|BSserver||X||FileKan.exe||Added by the VB.CBW WORM!||No|
|Buttons & OSDs control application gen2||U||FastUserSwitching.exe||Allows for fast user switching between user accounts without logging off via a hotkey on some HP/Compaq machines - see here||No|
|Buttons & OSDs control application gen3||U||FastUserSwitching.exe||Allows for fast user switching between user accounts without logging off via a hotkey on some HP/Compaq machines - see here||No|
|BySoft FreeRAM||U||FreeRAM.exe||"Bysoft FreeRAM is a program that frees up ram manually or automatically. It shows current memory status , memory load and CPU usage graphically". MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See this article and make up your own mind||No|
|CallControl||N||ftctrl32.exe||FaxTalk Messenger Pro is a Windows TAPI based 32-bit application. When installed, the software automatically loads FaxTalk CallControl when you start Windows. When FaxTalk CallControl is running, any TAPI compliant application can request to use the modem from Windows||No|
|Charter High-Speed Security Suite||Y||fspex.exe||Charter High-Speed Security Suite - security software in collaboration with F-Secure||No|
|Compaq Drivers||X||F1rewalls.exe||Added by the SDBOT-WD WORM!||No|
|Configuration Loader||X||FILENAME.EXE||Added by the AGOBOT-DQ WORM!||No|
|CstlFaxTray||U||FaxTray.Exe||System Tray access to OpenText Fax Appliance, FaxPress (formerly Castelle FaxPress) - which "offers a combined hardware and software faxing solution, providing every possible computer-based, network fax option"||No|
|dago||X||fault.exe||Added by the PUNYA-A WORM!||No|
|dasxdads||X||fsdqd.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.BIQ WORM!||No|
|DataCaching||N||FlashKsk.exe||SmartMedia Card management from the installation of a SanDisk reader for a camera's SmartMedia card and also adds the "Unplug and Eject Hardware" System Tray icon||No|
|deejay||X||forboo.exe||Added by the FORBOT-AY WORM!||No|
|Dell 968 AIO Printer||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell 968 AIO printer||No|
|Dell 968 AIO Printer Fax Server||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell 968 AIO printer||No|
|Dell AIO Printer 948||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell AIO Printer 948||No|
|Dell AIO Printer 948 Fax Server||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell AIO Printer 948||No|
|Dell V310-V510 Series||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell V310-V510 Series AIO printers||No|
|Dell V310-V510 Series FaxServer||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell V310-V510 Series AIO printers||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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