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?
$WindowsRegKey%updateXIEXPLORE.EXEAdded by the RBOT-EZ WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%No
\IEService.exeXIEService.exeFastFind adware variantNo
(Default)Xifconfig.exeAdded by the RBOT-GFW 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 blankNo
-=+(L4r1$$4)+=-(4nt1)-=+(V1ru$)=-+XISASS.exeAdded by the ASSIRAL.B WORM!No
3P_UDEC_IAXIAInstall.exeInstaller for the Internet Antivirus and Internet Antivirus Pro rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
@Xiexpl0res.exeAdded by the RBOT.AEX WORM!No
AhstXiebs.exePurityScan adwareNo
ALG.EXEXiexplorer .exeAdded by the DEMOTRY-B WORM!No
AntiXIsass.exeAdded by the BROPIA.K WORM!No
antispyXieav.exeIE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AntivirusXiexpl0res.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
AntivirusBESTXInstaller.exeInstaller for the AntivirusBEST rogue security software - not recommended. Removal instructions hereNo
Apple iPod ServiceXiTunes.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-BLL WORM! Note - do not confuse with the legitimate Apple iTunes process with the same filename which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\iTunes. This one is located in %AppData%No
AppletINITXINITIATE.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT.XV TROJAN!No
AsicfcXicfca.exeAdded by the AGENT.AAJE WORM!No
AtxBrwXIexplor.exe"Pop Marketing" adwareNo
Avg AntivirusXicpldrvx.exeAdded by the BANKER.BYU TROJAN!No
BakraXIEHost.EXEAdded by the MULTIDR-AH TROJAN!No
bantoolXie_ban.exeDetected as the VB.PO TROJAN!No
blah serviceXinternet.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
blah servicesXiczw.exeAdded by the RBOT-GMP WORM!No
boby.XIsass.scrAdded by the BANCBAN-OH TROJAN! No
Boingo Wireless UtilityUIcon###XXX#X#.exeStarts the Boingo Wireless utility, used to detect and login into Boingo wireless hotspots. The filename may be autogenerated when installing, two different variations along the lines listed here, where # is a number and X is a letter. Shortcut available via Start -> ProgramsNo
BootCfgXInstall.log.vbsAdded by the YPSAN.D WORM!No
Boots Insert Detect?InsDetect.exePart of Boots Picture Suite. Detects a digital camera is plugged into a USB port or when a memory card with photos is inserted?No
boy lovers of bsdXilikeboys.exeAdded by the MYTOB.LY WORM!No
C:\WINDOWS\IEXPLOR.EXEXIEXPLOR.EXE"Pop Marketing" adwareNo
CAISafeYisafe.exeE-mail scanning part of EZ Antivirus - part of the eTrust range of security products formerly available from CA but now discontinued. Available as a stand-alone product or as part of the EZ Armor suite. Runs as the CAISafe service in later product versionsNo
Camio ViewerNIXApplet.exePart of Sierra Image Expert, an image viewing program that comes with digital cameras which shows pictures that are in the camera before downloading themNo
Camio Viewer 1.8.7NIXApplet.exePart of Sierra Image Expert, an image viewing program that comes with digital cameras which shows pictures that are in the camera before downloading themNo
Camio Viewer 2.0NIXApplet.exePart of Sierra Image Expert, an image viewing program that comes with digital cameras which shows pictures that are in the camera before downloading themNo
Camio Viewer 3.2NIXApplet.exePart of Sierra Image Expert, an image viewing program that comes with digital cameras which shows pictures that are in the camera before downloading themNo
CCWC7IUidxl.exeMoleculesoft Cache, Cookie & Windows Cleaner. No longer supported but available for freeNo
CheckVCRYIOMagic.exeDriver for the I/OMagic Personal Video Recorder (DR-PCTV100)No
chkdrvXiemon.exeDetected by Symantec as the ADCLICKER TROJAN!No
Cisco Systems VPN ClientUipsecdialer.exeCisco VPN Client - lets local users gain Administrator privileges on the operating systemNo
ClassesXint1.exe"Switch" premium rate adult content dialler variantNo
ClassesXintl.exe"Switch" premium rate adult content dialler variantNo
Client AgentXipxwping.exeAdded by the PPDOOR-N TROJAN!No
cmsXiserver.exeAdded by the DLOADER-WK TROJAN!No
cmssappXiexplore_.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-CQ TROJAN!No
cmssappXiexplore.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-GF TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
CnsMaxXInternat.exeAdded by the POINTEX TROJAN! Note - the real internat.exe resides in %windir%\system (where %windir% is the Windows directory - C:\Windows or C:\Winnt) whereas this version resides in %windir%No
Compaq Internet SetupNinetwizard.exeFor Compaq PC's. Runs Compaq internet setup wizard and offers you to signup from ISP listNo
Config LoadationXiEEexplore.exeAdded by the SDBOT.H TROJAN!No
Config LoadatiorinXI3Explorer.exeAdded by the SDBOT.H TROJAN!No
Configuration LoadedXiexploree.exeAdded by the SDBOT-KC WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXIEXPL0RE.EXEAdded by the SDBOT BACKDOOR! Note the number "0" in the filenameNo
Configuration LoaderXIEXPLORE.EXEAdded by the SDBOT-KW WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%No
Configuration Loader10Xip7.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-ANZ 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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Copyright

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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