Startup Applications List

Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at 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)XQQUpdate.exeAdded by the QUADRULE.A WORM! 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
60xu9Xqtfcyyp.exeAdded by the VIRUT.CE VIRUS!No
auto repair systemXqualityx.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN - probably a SPYBOT variantNo
Dell QuickSetNquickset.exeDell taskbar icon allowing you to quickly change settingsNo
disc detector?qnetquestnotifty.exe??No
Encarta Dictionary QuickshelfNQSHLFED.EXEProvides quick access to Encarta's Dictionary features?No
Exif LauncherUQuickDCF.exeUSB mass storage driver used by some digital cameras such as the Fuji Finepix. Only required if you use it regularlyNo
HOT FIXXQOching.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.VH WORM!No
InfiumUqip.exeQIP (Quiet Internet Pager) Infium multiprotocol instant messaging clientNo
Iomega QuickSync?Quicksync.exe??No
LManagerUQtZpAcer.exeAcer Launch Manager - on Acer laptops it supports the dedicated multimedia buttons and allows users to configure their function. If the optional WLAN module and Bluetooth radio are installed the associated buttons can set their operating stateNo
LManagerUQtaET2S.EXEAcer Launch Manager - on Acer laptops, provides configurability for the special keys on their range of multimedia keyboards No
loadXQQ.exeAdded by the QUADRULE.A WORM! Note - this is not the Tencent QQ Asian instant messanger program which is located in %Windir%No
LoadFujitsuQuickTouchUQuickTouch.exeMaps the keys on a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook application panel to various programs and functionsNo
MicrosoftXqtask.exeAdded by the RBOT-GCA WORM!No
Microsoft Server ApplacationsXQ8See.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.GEN3 TROJAN!No
Microsoft Update MachineXqwerty.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
MSOfficeCfgXqservice.exePremium rate adult content dialerNo *.*.* office suite quick start (where "*.*.*" is the version number)No xNQUICKS~1.EXEDisplays OpenOffice quick start applet in System tray. Right clicking on the icon allows rapid starting up of components of the OpenOffice suite. Available via Start -> Programs. Will automatically be started when any OpenOffice component is started from Start -> Programs. A resource hog (takes > 16 MB of memory). "x" represents the version numberNo
PhotoWise QuickLinkNquicklnk.exeAgfa PhotoWise - "PhotoWise QuickLinkTM lets you drag and drop photos right from the camera into your document (applications must be OLE-compliant). Use PhotoWise to print contact sheets and photographic prints. Create slide shows, screen savers, wallpaper and more."No
PorcnsmXqavbap.exeAdded by the RANCK-CB TROJAN!No
PrivacyInfoXQScan.exeQScan rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
QAGENTNqagent.exeQuicken program is controlled by a separate utility program called the Quicken Download Manager (also known as Qagent). When Quicken Download Manager option is enabled, background downloading takes advantage of unused bandwidth to download current financial information anytime your computer is connected to the InternetNo
qappsrvc32.exeXqappsrvc32.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the WEBBER.M TROJAN!No
QBReminderFlashNQBReminder.exeUpgrade reminder for Intuit's QuickBooksNo
qBrowse?qbrowse.exe??No adwareNo
Qchex Tray IconUQchex.exeRelated to G7 Productivity Systems Check SoftwareNo
QDMUQdmStart.exeQDM (QDI Desktop Manager) - part of QDI ManageEasy for QDI's series of motherboards for monitoring PSU, temperatures, BIOS information, etc. Only required if you overclock system components and need to monitor temperatures, etcNo
QDMStartUQdmStart.exeQDM (QDI Desktop Manager) - part of QDI ManageEasy for QDI's series of motherboards for monitoring PSU, temperatures, BIOS information, etc. Only required if you overclock system components and need to monitor temperatures, etcNo
QdrModule10XQdrModule10.exeInternet Speed Monitor adwareNo
QdrModule11XQdrModule11.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrModule12XQdrModule12.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrModule13XQdrModule13.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrModule15XQdrModule15.exeInternet Speed Monitor I adwareNo
QdrModule16XQdrModule16.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrModule17XQdrModule17.exeInternet Speed Monitor I adwareNo
QdrModule9XQdrModule9.exeInternet Speed Monitor H adwareNo
QdrPack10XQdrPack10.exeInternet Speed Monitor H adwareNo
QdrPack11XQdrPack11.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrPack12XQdrPack12.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrPack13XQdrPack13.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrPack14XQdrPack14.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrPack15XQdrPack15.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrPack16XQdrPack16.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrPack17XQdrPack17.exeInternet Speed Monitor adware related - see example hereNo
QdrPack9XQdrPack9.exeInternet Speed Monitor adwareNo
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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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
Software support by John Mayer
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