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?|
|Συντόμευση σελίδας ιδιοτήτων του High Definition Audio||U||HDAudPropShortcut.exe||Realtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Greek version||No|
|000hpdllhos||X||hpdllhost.exe||LZIO.com adware downloader||No|
|1:||N||hpdrv.exe||HP utility for monitoring when and how many recoveries have been done||No|
|3-habibie||X||habibie.exe||Added by the BRONTOK-CR WORM!||No|
|Atalho para a PÃ¡gina de Propriedades do High Definition Audio||U||HDAudPropShortcut.exe||Realtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Portuguese version||No|
|Automatic Media Update||X||HPLNT32.RVD||Added by an unidentified WORM/TROJAN!||No|
|auto__hloader__key||X||hloader_exe.exe||Added by the BAGLE.AB TROJAN!||No|
|Avast||X||hmu8399.exe||Added by the VB-ECZ TROJAN!||No|
|Badx||X||HELLRAIDER.EXE||Added by the MINDCTRL.A BACKDOOR!||No|
|Bcvsrv32||X||he3.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.AKB WORM!||No|
|BT00003*||X||hiklmnop27.exe||Added by the VB-VT TROJAN where * = 2,3 or 4!||No|
|BUFFALO Power Save Utility for HD||U||HDManage.exe||Power Save utility for Buffalo backup hard discs||No|
|CamMonitor||?||hpqcmon.exe||From HP and related to digital imaging||No|
|ccctp||X||HistoryJMTi.exe||Added by the GANBATE.A WORM!||No|
|cdoosoft||X||herss.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC.BCT WORM!||No|
|Colorific||N||Hgcctl95.exe||Colorific® 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 Panel||N||Hgcctl95.exe||Colorific® 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|
|ControlPanel||X||host32.exe internat.dll,LoadKeyboardProfile||Added by the DELF.DW TROJAN!||No|
|CPQHotKeys||X||hotkeysvc.exe||Added by the RBOT-XA WORM!||No|
|cpyt||X||hidep.exe||Added by the MIRJACK-A TROJAN!||No|
|CXMon||N||Hpi_Monitor.exe||Autodetects when a HP camera is attached to the computer and launches the "HP Photoimaging Software"||No|
|debugger||X||help.pif||Added by the DELF-DRA WORM!||No|
|Default_Page_URL||X||http://find.naupoint.com||Naupoint browser hijacker||No|
|Default_Search_URL||X||http://find.naupoint.com||Naupoint browser hijacker||No|
|delol||X||hiquooc.exe||Added by the BDOOR-AMP TROJAN!||No|
|DeviceDiscovery||U||hpotdd01.exe||Detection of new imaging, printing and other peripherals on HP machines such as USB printers, cameras and Bluetooth products||No|
|Diskstart||X||hit.exe||Adult content dialler||No|
|Display Settings||N||hptasks.exe||Allows for the adjustment of the display for LCD screen, CRT Monitor and TV output on HP computers||No|
|down||X||hlp32.exe||Added by the DLOADER.BG TROJAN!||No|
|DRam prosessor||X||HWAPI.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - this is not the McAfee HackerWatch process which has the same filename||No|
|Driverab||X||helz.exe||Added by the RBOT-ABH WORM! Note - the file is a hidden, read-only, system file||No|
|DrvStart||X||HPMedia.exe||Added by the BANCBAN-QE TROJAN!||No|
|drvsyskit||X||hidr.exe||Added by the BAGLE.HR WORM!||No|
|drvsyskit||X||hldrrr.exe||Added by the BAGLE.QU TROJAN!||No|
|drv_st_key||X||hidn.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.FF WORM!||No|
|eFax Tray Menu||N||HotTray.exe||eFax Messenger Tray Menu system tray icon for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs. Disabling instructions available here||No|
|eFax.com Tray Menu||N||HotTray.exe||eFax Messenger Tray Menu system tray icon for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs. Disabling instructions available here||No|
|EFI Hot Folders||U||hffw.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 solutions||No|
|exmon||?||hpimoniter.exe||Some kind of hp digital camera maybe or a photo smart connection probe?||No|
|Explorer||X||hxpf.exe||Added by the DELF-DMZ TROJAN!||No|
|Fhzepgyi||X||HELLRAIDER.EXE||Added by the MINDCTRL.A BACKDOOR!||No|
|File Mapping Services||X||hp-1003.exe||Added by the RBOT.FAN WORM!||No|
|First Home Page||X||http://find.naupoint.com||Naupoint browser hijacker||No|
|Genväg till egenskapssida för High Definition Audio||U||HDAudPropShortcut.exe||Realtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Swedish version||No|
|Genväg till egenskapssida för High Definition Audio||N||HDAShCut.exe||High definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required. Swedish version||No|
|Genvej til egenskabsside for High Definition Audio||U||HDAudPropShortcut.exe||Realtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Danish version||No|
|GIGABYTE Gamer HUD||U||HUD.exe||Gigabyte's Gamer HUD graphics card utility. Primarily used for overclocking to adjust the voltage and working frequency of the GPU, Shader, and video memory||No|
|GIGABYTE Gamer HUD Lite||U||HUD.exe||Lite 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 memory||No|
|h4te Service Drivers||X||h4te.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||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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