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)XNOTEPAD.exeAdded by the RUSTY WORM! Note - not to be confused with the valid Windows "NOTEPAD" text editor! 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
*Intelli Mouse Pro Version 2.0B*Xncsjapi32.exeAdded by the BUZUS-O WORM!No
.protectedXN/ASmitfraud variantNo
/l:engNN/ARelated to the Dell OEM version of the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card. If this item is listed and checked in startup, the System32 Folder will appear on every startup. A patch is available - filename R75304.EXE - that fixes the issue. You can find that file at support.dell.com by typing that name in the 'Search' box available there. It addresses the root of the problem in Creative's software and corrects it. Unfortunately there is no direct link to the file, but it's easily available using the search functionNo
/sNN/ARelated to the Dell OEM version of the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card. If this item is listed and checked in startup, the System32 Folder will appear on every startup. A patch is available - filename R75304.EXE - that fixes the issue. You can find that file at support.dell.com by typing that name in the 'Search' box available there. It addresses the root of the problem in Creative's software and corrects it. Unfortunately there is no direct link to the file, but it's easily available using the search functionNo
17779Proj2002?N/A??No
1CmailS?NETMAIL.EXE??No
32.exeXnvscv32.exeAdded by the AGENT-LOL TROJAN!No
4684735485910Xnetdll32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DEV WORM!No
4wd!!!XNatal!.pifAdded by the OPASERV.AI WORM!No
9UmxQPSiTJMbAXNVUKZ.exeAdded by the AGENT-LMN TROJAN!No
ActiveScript32Xnod.exeAdded by the SOHANA-AJ WORM!No
AdobeReaderProXntkernell32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ATY WORM!No
anbv32Xnabv32.exeAdded by the TITOG.C WORM!No
Application ExplorerUNaldesk.exeNovell Zenworks Application Explorer Executable. "For almost all users the Novell ZENworks agent (either Application Launcher or Application Explorer) will be run via the user's login script on each successful login. ZENworks is used to periodically deliver software updates and is also used to install the remote management components." No
Application ExplorerUNalView.exeApplication Explorer - file manager type access to Novell Application Launcher for installing and updating network residing applicationsNo
ARCSolo RecoveryNN/ABackup software by Computer Associates - no longer supportedNo
ASDPLUGINXnetherlands.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialerNo
AUTOPROTECTUXnavapq32.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
AVSTRTXnavpsrvc.exeAdded by the FORBOT-EF WORM!No
Batchreg1NN/APart of the Windows System Recovery process. Added to the registry via Msbatch.inf. The existence of this key or process after the last reboot during installation indicates an unsuccessful installation, as that key should be deleted automatically. See hereNo
bobyXnetburn.scrAdded by the BANCBAN-OX TROJAN!No
Boot ManagerXNjgal.exeAdded by the KILO TROJAN!No
bootsecXNAVSSE.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CY WORM!No
Bron-SpizaetusXnorBtok.exeAdded by the RONTOKBRO.B WORM!No
BsqxXnetsfigx.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-BDL WORM!No
C:\Program Files\NetMeter\NetMeter.exeUNetMeter.exe"Net Meter is a small, customizable network bandwidth monitoring program for Win9x/Me/NT4/2K/XP. NetMeter is and will always stay freeware. The program has been tested extensively on Win2K/XP, but it should work just as well on all other Win32 operating systems"No
ccAppsXN/AAdded by the KANGAROO-A TROJAN!No
ChckupXNetverchk.exeCovert Sys Exec malware variantNo
Ci ServsXnewbin.exeAdded by the RIMECUD-BC TROJAN!No
clfmonXnvsvca32.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.E TROJAN!No
Compaq Service DriversXnavapqwa.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BBQ WORM!No
Compaq Service DriversXNtKernelSystem.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Compaq Service DriversXntsys32.exeAdded by the RBOT.CIW WORM!No
Compaq Services DriversXndt32.exeAdded by the RBOT.CQZ WORM!No
ConfigurationXntsys32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-LN WORM!No
ConfigurationXntsyst32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-LT WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXntdm.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.RV WORM!No
Corel ReminderNNAVBROWSER.EXEIf you don't want to register Corel products and be reminded about it every 2 weeks disable itNo
Corel ReminderNNAVBrowser.exeRegistration reminder for CorelDRAW 10No
CostAwareUniIPCApp.exeNetInternals CostAware - download quota measuring toolNo
cpntmgcXnavpmc.exeAdded by the SIMCSS TROJAN!No
csrssXnwiz.exeAdded by the CHODE-J WORM!No
DashIE?N/ACould be related to "Dash Power Shopping" tool bar in IE?No
Datechecker?N/ACould be related to this?No
DDT?N/A??No
DeewooXncntnkwd.exeZenoSearch adware variantNo
directxXNTCmd.exeAdded by the SDBOT.D TROJAN!No
Disable EHCI?nousb20.exe??No
Disk Panel SetupXnpcsvc.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!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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