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)Xmedia_driver.exeAdded by the TUPEG VIRUS! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blankNo
(Default)XMcafee.exeAdded by the AGENT.AY TROJAN! Note - this is not a valid McAfee program and is located in %System%. This malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKCU\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blankNo
(Default)Xmsarti.comAdded by the SILLYFDC.CJ WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blankNo
(Default)Xmsnupdate.exeAdded by the RBOT-GWT BACKDOOR! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run & HKLM\RunServices in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blankNo
*BandookXmsdll.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN - see hereNo
*winsocksXmsnmess.exeAdded by the PWS-ABU TROJAN!No
.msfupdateXmsveup.exeAdded by the ALLOCUP.A WORM!No
.mssecureXmssecure.exeAdded by the DDOS_BOXED.X TROJAN!No
.NET.Xmsnmgnr.exeAdded by the DELF.AYF WORM!No
1Xmrcmgr.exeAdded by the BANKER.RQK TROJAN!No
1A:Stardock MCPYmcpserver.exeMaster Control Program for Stardock apps, in development. People should leave it running if they're using any of the Stardock applicationsNo
2020DownloaderXmssvr.exe2020Search ToolbarNo
27Xmsm32.exeAdded by the SLSORVE-E TROJAN!No
2SearchXmain.exe2Search adwareNo
5-1-61-96Xmembers-area.exeAdult content diallerNo
5-megawatiXmegawati.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-CR WORM!No
802.11g Wireless AdatperUMonitor.exeRelated to wireless card (802.11) adapter/standard. System Tray icon that provides a shortcut to "Wireless Connection Status" and allows to turn WL on and off. Supplier unknown. Adapter is miss-spelledNo
aXMsSvrdll.vbsAdded by the MUTAFROG!INF WORM!No
absrXmwsvm.exeSecondThought adwareNo
abtuXmp3serch.exeLoads the executable for Lop.com - final versionNo
ACS_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for ACS usersNo
ActivboardUMMKeybd.exePackard Bell ActiveBoard keyboard - multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the additional keys and want to see the status of the Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock keysNo
ActiveShieldYmcvsshld.exeActiveShield - background scanner for older versions of McAfee VirusScan and the now obsolete McAfee VirusScan Online which scans files in the background as and when they are accessed, including scanning E-mails via the McAfee VirusScan E-mail Scan Module (McVSEscn.exe)Yes
ActiveX StreamerXmsgfix.exeAdded by the SDBOT.NQ WORM!No
AdobeReaderXmsni.exeAdded by the RBOT.DAO WORM!No
AdobeReaderProXmsnxpsp.exeAdded by the RBOT-ASK or RBOT-AUS WORMS!No
AdobeReaderProXmsnserve.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AKH WORM!No
AdobeReaderProXmsnservex.exeAdded by the RBOT.AKM BACKDOOR!No
AdobeReaderProXmsnsrcdv.exeAdded by the INJECT-H WORM!No
AdobeReaderProfessionalXmsx64.exeAdded by the RBOT-GAT WORM!No
ADSL Diagnostic ToolsNmapiicon.exeSystem tray access to ADSL modem diagnostic tools. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
Advanced Uninstaller PRO Installation MonitorUmonitor.exeInnovative Solutions Advanced Uninstaller PRO - "easy-to-use suite for uninstalling applications and keeping your computer fast, clean, and in its best shape"No
AlcmtrXMalware Doctor.exeMalwareDoc rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AliceRE_McciTrayAppUMCCITR~1.EXESystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for AliceRENo
AliceRE_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for AliceRENo
AliceRV_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for AliceRVNo
ALLTEL DSL Check-up CenterUmatcli.exe"matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, county, etc and gets written to a log file". ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center and then run Help and Support it will add another ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center in the startup menu. If you remove this software in "add/remove programs" some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decideNo
Alps Electric USB ServerYMonserv.exeAlps Electric USB Server - required according to this article No
AModemLockDownUModemLockDown.exeModemLockDown - allows you to supervise internet access by disabling the modem, protects againt dialers accessing dial-up connections, etcNo
angeleyesXmsdll.exeAdded by the VB.PI TROJAN!No
AntivirusXmaja.exeAdded by the NETSKY.H WORM!No
ANTIVIRUSXmicroAV.exeMicro Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AntivirusXMSA.exeMS Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AntiVirus UpdateXmsisvc.exeAdded by the RBOT-HX WORM!No
AOL Broadband Check-UpUmatcli.exe"matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, county, etc and gets written to a log file". The AOL Self Support Tool is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck AOL and then run Help and Support it will add another AOL entry in the startup menu. If you remove this software in "add/remove programs" some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decideNo
AOL Instant Messenger dll runtimeXMSAOL32dll.exeAdded by the RBOT-ATA WORM!No
APC_SERVICEUmainserv.exeAPC PowerChute® Personal Edition - "safe system shutdown software with sophisticated power management functions." Appears as a service in XP/Vista and under the "RunServices" registry key in Win98No
APIMonXmsreg.exeAdded by the DROPPER.Z TROJAN!No
ApplicationYmdmsetsp.exeAztech Labs modem driverNo
ASDPLUGINXmexico.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialerNo
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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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