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)Xxtreme.exeAdded by the DROPR-CZ TROJAN! 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
0_AVD32Xxzboot.exeAdded by the AGENT-IWI TROJAN!No
AntivirusXxpa.exeXpert Antivirus Enterprise rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Application Layer Gateway ServiceXx32.exeAdded by the POISON-AG TROJAN!No
ASDPLUGINXXadult1.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialerNo
asdxXxwinrpc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.VO WORM!No
avpXxar6000v7.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the ALPHABET.B TROJAN!No
avx communicatorYxcommsur.exeAnti-virus part of BitDefender virus scanner/firewallNo
BitDefender CommunicatorYxcommsvr.exeBitDefender antivirusNo
BullGuard XCommYXCOMMSVR.EXEPart of Bullguard antivirusNo
CirebonPunyaXXXrocks.exeAdded by the BHARAT.A WORM!No
ControlCentreTrayNXWCTray.exeSystem Tray access for the Xerox ControlCentre 2.0 software for their range of printers, copiers, faxes, etcNo
DepassxXXfsa.exeAdded by the SDBOT-SK WORM!No
EasySync ProUXCPCMenu.exe"IBM® Lotus® EasySync® Pro is a personal productivity solution that provides data synchronization between your IBM Lotus Notes® desktop and handheld devices running PalmOS and Windows CE/Pocket PC operating systems"No
Excite Private Messenger Pipe?x8impipe.exe??No
fqfewnXxcze.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CJ WORM!No
Iamnacho On Is a Homosexual!XXBox64.exeAdded by the RANDEX.Y WORM!No
IECheckXxpssl.exeAdded by the TIRBOT-E WORM!No
IEDriverXxplore.exeIeDriver adware variantNo
ifperxXxmliwvug.exeAdded by the SLAPER.U TROJAN!No
imcsslXxmliwvug.exeAdded by the SLAPER.U TROJAN!No
Intel File TransferUxfr.exePart of Intel's LANDesk Management Suite 6 and the Common Base Agent (CBA) - used for communicating between the core server and managed clientsNo
jidifedigXxudexoli.exeAdded by the SDBOT-UW WORM!No
JMB36X IDE SetupUxInsIDE.exeJMB36x series IDE (or Parallel ATA) configuration utility from JMicron Technology for their PCI Express to SATA II and PATA Host Controllers. This is normally located in %Windir%\RaidToolNo
loopsosXxiaosos.exeAdded by the GENOME.ANTS TROJAN!No
mark the serviceXxxtra32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.APP WORM!No
Media Player UpdateXxpsp1mfh.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Mediafour XPlay Tray Notification IconUXptryicn.exeXplay 2 from Mediafour Corporation - "expands what you can do with any iPod, including the iPhone and touch, and a Windows computer." No longer supportedNo
Micromedia Flash UpdateXxptxt.exeAdded by the RBOT-GAB WORM!No
Microsoft Locals466Xxagwxzy.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.EL WORM!No
Microsoft Synchronization ManagerXxXx.exeAdded by the SDBOT-KZ WORM!No
Microsoft Telecoms CenterXxpfilesys.exeAdded by the RBOT.BCJ TROJAN!No
Microsoft UpdateXxpupdate.exeAdded by the RBOT-QE WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXxvshost.exeAdded by the RBOT.QP WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXxagwxzy.exeAdded by the RBOT.S WORM!No
microsoft xdaemon 2.0Xxdaemon.exeAdded by the DELF.D TROJAN!No
Microsoft XPSP ProtocolXxp386.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft xpsp2Xxpsp2.exeAdded by the SDBOT-YQ WORM!No
Micrsft UpdeseXxagwxz.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
mozilla_cleanupNxpicleanup.exeFirefox Mozilla cleans up after installation. It is invoked on a restart after installation, to remove the bits and pieces resulting from the installationNo
MS Java for Windows NT, XP & MEXxpjavams.exeAdded by the KASSBOT-V WORM!No
MSConfigXxwpwqf.exeAdded by the AGENT-NEW TROJAN!No
msjava serviceXxpcd.exeAdded by the SDBOT.VM WORM!No
NvCplDaemonXXplorer.exeAdded by the ORBINA-A WORM!No
NvXplDeamonXxstyles.exeAdded by the SMALL.AJ VIRUS!No
OneMoreKeyXxpa.exeXP Antivirus rogue security software - not recommendedNo
OperatorUxtmop.exeFax/Phone answering facility for Extreem Machine - as supplied with the old Diamond SupraExpress modems. No longer supportedNo
PoliceAVXxppolice.exeXP Police Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Start UppingXxdcc.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.OY WORM!No
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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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