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?
Συντόμευση σελίδας ιδιοτήτων του High Definition AudioUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Greek versionNo
000hpdllhosXhpdllhost.exeLZIO.com adware downloaderNo
1:Nhpdrv.exeHP utility for monitoring when and how many recoveries have been doneNo
3-habibieXhabibie.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-CR WORM!No
Atalho para a Página de Propriedades do High Definition AudioUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Portuguese versionNo
Automatic Media UpdateXHPLNT32.RVDAdded by an unidentified WORM/TROJAN!No
auto__hloader__keyXhloader_exe.exeAdded by the BAGLE.AB TROJAN!No
AvastXhmu8399.exeAdded by the VB-ECZ TROJAN!No
BadxXHELLRAIDER.EXEAdded by the MINDCTRL.A BACKDOOR!No
Bcvsrv32Xhe3.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.AKB WORM!No
BT00003*Xhiklmnop27.exeAdded by the VB-VT TROJAN where * = 2,3 or 4!No
BUFFALO Power Save Utility for HDUHDManage.exePower Save utility for Buffalo backup hard discsNo
CamMonitor?hpqcmon.exeFrom HP and related to digital imagingNo
ccctpXHistoryJMTi.exeAdded by the GANBATE.A WORM!No
cdoosoftXherss.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BCT WORM!No
ColorificNHgcctl95.exeColorific® from E-Color - "delivers accurate gamma and color temperature across your entire system - monitor to printer and digital camera to monitor." Now superseded by ColorWizzard™No
Colorific Control PanelNHgcctl95.exeColorific® from E-Color - "delivers accurate gamma and color temperature across your entire system - monitor to printer and digital camera to monitor." Now superseded by ColorWizzard™No
ControlPanelXhost32.exe internat.dll,LoadKeyboardProfileAdded by the DELF.DW TROJAN!No
CPQHotKeysXhotkeysvc.exeAdded by the RBOT-XA WORM!No
cpytXhidep.exeAdded by the MIRJACK-A TROJAN!No
CXMonNHpi_Monitor.exeAutodetects when a HP camera is attached to the computer and launches the "HP Photoimaging Software"No
debuggerXhelp.pifAdded by the DELF-DRA WORM!No
Default_Page_URLXhttp://find.naupoint.comNaupoint browser hijackerNo
Default_Search_URLXhttp://find.naupoint.comNaupoint browser hijackerNo
delolXhiquooc.exeAdded by the BDOOR-AMP TROJAN!No
DeviceDiscoveryUhpotdd01.exeDetection of new imaging, printing and other peripherals on HP machines such as USB printers, cameras and Bluetooth productsNo
DiskstartXhit.exeAdult content diallerNo
Display SettingsNhptasks.exeAllows for the adjustment of the display for LCD screen, CRT Monitor and TV output on HP computersNo
downXhlp32.exeAdded by the DLOADER.BG TROJAN!No
DRam prosessorXHWAPI.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - this is not the McAfee HackerWatch process which has the same filenameNo
DriverabXhelz.exeAdded by the RBOT-ABH WORM! Note - the file is a hidden, read-only, system fileNo
DrvStartXHPMedia.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-QE TROJAN!No
drvsyskitXhidr.exeAdded by the BAGLE.HR WORM!No
drvsyskitXhldrrr.exeAdded by the BAGLE.QU TROJAN!No
drv_st_keyXhidn.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.FF WORM!No
EechXhoor.exePurityScan adwareNo
eFax Tray MenuNHotTray.exeeFax Messenger Tray Menu system tray icon for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs. Disabling instructions available hereNo
eFax.com Tray MenuNHotTray.exeeFax Messenger Tray Menu system tray icon for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs. Disabling instructions available hereNo
EFI Hot FoldersUhffw.exe"EFI Hot Folders improves productivity by simplifying the printing of PostScript and PDF files into a select, drag, and drop process. Once users create Hot Folders with different printing and finishing parameters, files are printed without opening an application or print driver menu." Part of EFI's high-end printing solutionsNo
exmon?hpimoniter.exeSome kind of hp digital camera maybe or a photo smart connection probe?No
ExplorerXhxpf.exeAdded by the DELF-DMZ TROJAN!No
FhzepgyiXHELLRAIDER.EXEAdded by the MINDCTRL.A BACKDOOR!No
File Mapping ServicesXhp-1003.exeAdded by the RBOT.FAN WORM!No
First Home PageXhttp://find.naupoint.comNaupoint browser hijackerNo
Genväg till egenskapssida för High Definition AudioUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Swedish versionNo
Genväg till egenskapssida för High Definition AudioNHDAShCut.exeHigh definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required. Swedish versionNo
Genvej til egenskabsside for High Definition AudioUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Danish versionNo
GIGABYTE Gamer HUDUHUD.exeGigabyte's Gamer HUD graphics card utility. Primarily used for overclocking to adjust the voltage and working frequency of the GPU, Shader, and video memoryNo
GIGABYTE Gamer HUD LiteUHUD.exeLite version of Gigabyte's Gamer HUD graphics card utility. Primarily used for overclocking to adjust the voltage and working frequency of the GPU, Shader, and video memoryNo
h4te Service DriversXh4te.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!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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