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?
$Volumouse$Uvolumouse.exeVolumouse from Nirsoft. "Provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system - simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse"No
12CFG214-K641-12SF-N85PXvsbntlo.exeAdded by the SLENUGGA.A TROJAN!No
12CFG214-K641-24SF-N85PXvsofat.exeAdded by the HAMWEQ.DD WORM!No
12CFG515-K641-55SF-N55PXvslmq.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
12CFG914-K641-26SF-N31PXvsexy1.exeAdded by the HAMWEQ.DD WORM!No
12CFG914-K641-26SF-N31PXvsse32.exeAdded by the SILLY.LC WORM!No
12CFG914-K641-26SF-N32PXvse432.exeAdded by the SLENUGGA.A TROJAN!No
13CFG914-K641-26SF-N31PXvsse33.exeAdded by the SLENUGGA.A TROJAN!No
A Verizon AppUVERIZO~1.EXEPart of Verizon Online Support ManagerNo
ACTX1Xv1201.exeAdded by the VB.IS TROJAN!No
Adobe Version Cue CS2UVersionCueCS2Tray.exeExclusive feature of the Adobe Creative Suite until CS4, Version Cue™ helps you "find files fast, track versions across applications, link files together, and share them in creative collaboration without fear of overwriting someone else's work"No
AdobeVersionCueUVersionCueTray.exeExclusive feature of the Adobe Creative Suite until CS4, Version Cue™ helps you "find files fast, track versions across applications, link files together, and share them in creative collaboration without fear of overwriting someone else's work"No
Adobe_ID0ENQBOUVERSIO~2.EXEExclusive feature of the Adobe Creative Suite until CS4, Version Cue™ helps you "find files fast, track versions across applications, link files together, and share them in creative collaboration without fear of overwriting someone else's work"No
Adobe_ID0ENQBOUVersionCueCS4Tray.exeExclusive feature of the Adobe Creative Suite until CS4, Version Cue™ helps you "find files fast, track versions across applications, link files together, and share them in creative collaboration without fear of overwriting someone else's work"No
Adobe_ID0EYTHMUVERSIO~2.EXEExclusive feature of the Adobe Creative Suite until CS4, Version Cue™ helps you "find files fast, track versions across applications, link files together, and share them in creative collaboration without fear of overwriting someone else's work"No
Adobe_ID0EYTHMUVersionCueCS3Tray.exeExclusive feature of the Adobe Creative Suite until CS4, Version Cue™ helps you "find files fast, track versions across applications, link files together, and share them in creative collaboration without fear of overwriting someone else's work"No
Anti-VirusXvpms.exeAdded by a variant of the SLAPER TROJAN!No
AntivirusXvav.exeVista Antivirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AntiVirus ProcessXvirprot.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
AppconUvAppCon.exeVital Application Console - part of POS-partner 2000 point-of-sale software that enables merchants in multiple industries to accept and process payments. Originally developed by Vital Processing Services. Taskbar icon enabled at startup by the "Auto-start when OS starts" option. Required for a connection to be establishedNo
ASERUvmaser.exeMailRedirector surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
ASUS SmartDoctorUVGAProbe.exe"ASUS SmartDoctor is a group of special tools to help users make the most of their ASUS graphics cards. It monitors the Fan RPM, AGP Power Level, GPU and RAM temperature, and has a slide bar for easy manual overclocking"No
ASUSKeyNV38SHELL.EXESystem tray Icon for quickly changing video modesNo
a_vpd?vpd.exeLocated in an IBMTOOLS\VPD sub-directory. What does it do and is it required?No
BigDog303NVM303_STI.EXEVimicro webcam USB utility - allows the webcam to initiate data transfer to a program. Create a shortcut and start it manually when neededNo
BigDog305NVM305_STI.EXEVimicro webcam USB utility - allows the webcam to initiate data transfer to a program. Create a shortcut and start it manually when neededNo
BigDogPath?VM_STI.EXEBundled with some software for digital cameras that use a USB connection - what does it do and is it required?No
BitDefender Virus ShieldYvsserv.exeBitDefender antivirusNo
C:\WINDOWS\VCMnet11.exeXVCMnet11.exeWindows AFA Internet Enhancement - browser hijacker redirecting to adsourcecorp.com. Removal instructions hereNo
CallCenter Main ApplicationUV3calmcp.exe"V3 Inc. CallCenter is a free 32-bit, integrated fax, voicemail and data communications application with a simple to use interface providing fax send and receive functionality, basic (single mailbox) answering machine capability, and sophistcated data communications." Main applicationNo
CallCenter Printer InterfaceUV3faxecp.exe"V3 Inc. CallCenter is a free 32-bit, integrated fax, voicemail and data communications application with a simple to use interface providing fax send and receive functionality, basic (single mailbox) answering machine capability, and sophistcated data communications." Fax printerNo
ChinagnqXvasdd.exeAdded by the SDBOT-SE WORM!No
Cisco Systems VPN ClientUvpngui.exeSets up IPSec communications for Cisco's VPN ClientNo
cmdsXvtsqn.dllAdded by a variant of the VUNDO TROJAN!No
cmsoundXvcpdll.exeAdded by the TCXMEDI-D downloader TROJAN!No
cmsoundXvcsystem.exeAdded by the TCXMEDI-D downloader TROJAN!No
ComSpecXVLOBPULQ.exeAdded by the AGENT-NZO TROJAN!No
CSAV_CheckVirusesYvchk.exeCommand Antivirus relatedNo
CU1XVCClient.exeAssociated with the Surf Sidekick adware and should be removedNo
CU2XVCMain.exeAssociated with the Surf Sidekick adware and should be removedNo
Data FileXvdehost.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DOS TROJAN!No
Default System ResearchXvhchost.exeAdded by the TARNO.I TROJAN!No
DenecaXVirus salvadoAdded by the DELUZ VIRUS!No
djdsdvqwaXvjdhdg.exeAdded by the SDBOT-EF BACKDOOR!No
DLF_00000400NVcdlf.exeKnown to cause problems with "Out of memory" errors. Otherwise, it's purpose is unknownNo
DLF_00001000NVcdlf.exeKnown to cause problems with "Out of memory" errors. Otherwise, it's purpose is unknownNo
EleFunAnimatedWallpaperUValentines Day.exeValentines Day animated wallpaper from No
eMailEncryptionUVELOZSYS.EXEeAcceleration Stop-Sign security software related - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendationNo
Epsilon SquaredXvmmreg32.exeAdded by the AGENT.MVC TROJAN!No
ffeqOMEXvcvsav.exeAdded by the RANKY.AB TROJAN!No
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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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