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?
@BackupSchedulerUOnlineBackup.exeWeb-based file sharing and file storage for backup protection from SwapDrive, Inc - now acquired by Symantec and rebranded and released as Norton Online BackupNo
AaepXopar.exePurityScan/Clickspring adwareNo
ccApprXoutIook.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN! Note that the filename has a capital "i" in itNo
ccRegVfYXoutIook.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN! Note that the filename has a capital "i" in itNo
ccwPinXopenS.exeAdded by the DELF-AJE TROJAN!No
cdoosoftXolhrwef.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AAG WORM!No
Ci ServsXoldbin.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-IOZ TROJAN!No
Ci ServsXoldbi.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-BNA WORM!No
CleanupNONICTASK.EXEInternet Cleanup from Allume Systems (used to be by OnTrack) - cleans up tracks left by browsing the internetNo
Cn911XODBCJET.exeAdded by the BIFROSE-PR TROJAN!No
CP4HPOTUOneTouch.EXESupports the additional multimedia keys on HP/Compaq laptops which give single button press access to standard functions such as Mail, Search, Internet, Quick Lock and Help and Support or user programmed alternatives. Required if you use these additional keysNo
ctfnom.exeXOSRSS.exeAdded by the DLOADER-UQ TROJAN!No
darkXOffice.EXEAdded by the BANLOAD.GW TROJAN!No
DevicesUolesvr.exeSalfeld Child Control - parental control softwareNo
Dialog Box AssistantNOSDEx.exeDialog Box Assistant from Duality Software. Helps with the standard Open and Save As dialog boxes by showing recently used files and foldersNo
Diam prlaerXoqedrhg.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DEU WORM!No
DriveLEDUOODLed.exeO&O DriveLED - hard disk monitoring and crash preventionNo
DyFuCAXoptimize.exeAdult content dialler - see hereNo
EsphXortu.exePurityScan adwareNo
EsutitydeXosutityde.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BQD WORM!No
Eye Tide LauncherNoneeyetideone.exeNascar wallpaperNo
Graphic UpdateXopenglx.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AMU WORM!No
hohohhahaXournik.comAdded by the IRCFLOOD.AL BACKDOOR!No
HotbarOEXOEAddOn.exeHotbar adwareNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_blueconnectUouc.exeUpdate client for the blueconnect mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_Cricket Broadband EC1705Uouc.exeUpdate client for the Cricket Broadband mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_MegaFon InternetUouc.exeUpdate client for the MegaFon Internet mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_PC SuiteUouc.exeUpdate client for a mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_PLAY ONLINEUouc.exeUpdate client for the Play Online mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_Reliance NetconnectUouc.exeUpdate client for the Reliance Netconnect mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_T-Mobile Internet ManagerUouc.exeUpdate client for the T-Mobile Internet Manager mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_tele.ring VerbindungsmanagerUouc.exeUpdate client for the tele.ring mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
HW_OPENEYE_OUC_Telekom Internet ManagerUouc.exeUpdate client for the Telekom Internet Manager mobile (USB) management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., LtdNo
Installed shell32.dllXOffice.exe...Added by the LOVGATE.AO WORM!No
Installed shell32.dllXOffice.exeAdded by the LOVGATE.E WORM!No
Internet OptimizerXoptimize.exeInternet Optimizer parasite - detected by Sophos as the DLUCA-G TROJAN and variantsNo
KASPUOESpamTest.exeKaspersky Anti-SpamNo
LanguageMonitorUOplmsb01.exeOKI Printer language support monitorNo
Launch Ai BoosterUOverClk.exeIncluded with some ASUS motherboards (such as the Maximus Extreme & Striker II Extreme), "AI Booster allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows without the hassle of booting the BIOS." Part of AI SuiteNo
LMgrOSDUOSDCtrl.exeOSD (on-screen-display) utility - part of Acer Launch Manager. Gives you control to customize the monitor to your liking...from sound, brightness, contrast, horizontal and vertical positions, phase, pixel clock, color and languageNo
LMgrVolOSDUOSD.EXEDisplays a message or graphic on-screen when you press a corresponding volume "hotkey" - such as increase, decrease or mute. Nice but not required if you don't adjust things regularly - and also known to cause a system freeze in some casesNo
Local Area NetworkXOpenGL.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
MaxtorOneTouchUOneTouch.exeMaxtor OneTouch Hard Drives/OneTouch Family hard disk backup softwareNo
memoryXoutlookrem.exeAdded by the NOPIR.C WORM!No
Microsoft Office OneNoteNONENOTEM.EXESystem Tray access to MS Office OneNote 2003 & 2007 - an electronic notebook that allows you to create free-form notes, including text, graphics and audio/video. When running, ONENOTEM.EXE also enables the WINDOWS KEY combinations - such as WINDOWS KEY+N (new Side Note - 2007 only) and WINDOWS KEY+S (insert screen grab into a note). Leave the icon enabled in OneNote but move the shortcut from Start → All Programs → Startup to the desktop or elsewhere on the Start menu and run when neededYes
Microsoft Office quick launchXOSA.exeAdded by the VBOT.A BACKDOOR! Note that OSA.exe was used in older versions of Office to launch common components to help speed up the launch but it is no longer normally used - see here. This file is located in a valid MS Office 2003 (aka Office 11) directory - %Program Files%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 - and may overwrite a valid fileNo
Microsoft Office StartupNosa.exeOn older versions of MS Office this launches common Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. On slower machines it can be a resource hog and some users claim there's no difference with or without it - but it usually isn't required. This must be left enabled if you use the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar (MSOFFICE.EXE) and have set it to load at startup. Available via Start → All ProgramsNo
Microsoft Office StartupNOsa9.exeOn older versions of MS Office this launches common Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. On slower machines it can be a resource hog and some users claim there's no difference with or without it - but it usually isn't required. This must be left enabled if you use the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar (MSOFFICE.EXE) and have set it to load at startup. Available via Start → All ProgramsNo
Microsoft OfficeXPXofficeXP.exeAdded by the KILLAV.MA WORM!No
Microsoft quick launchXOSA.exeAdded by a variant of the VBOT.A BACKDOOR! Note that OSA.exe was used in older versions of Office to launch common components to help speed up the launch but it is no longer normally used - see here. This file is located in a valid MS Office 2003 (aka Office 11) directory - %Program Files%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 - and may overwrite a valid fileNo
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Notes & Warnings

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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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