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?
mmsassXmmdmm.exeAdded by the SDBOT.SO WORM!No
mmsddlxX[random filename]Added by a variant of the SLAPER TROJAN!No
mmsys?recover.exe??No
MMSystemXrundll32.exe mmsystem.dll, RunDll32Added by the FUNNER-A WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "mmsystem.dll" file is found in %System% No
MMTASKYmmtask.tskA check on the file's properties reveals "Multimedia background task support module". MMTASK is a very simple 16-bit program used by certain multimedia drivers (which are still 16-bit on Win9x) to perform background processing. Some soundcards need this to support MIDI, etcNo
mmtaskNmmtask.exePart of the MusicMatch Jukebox digital music player/CD burner and ripper/music organizer/playlist creator. Both MusicMatch Jukebox and it's successor (Yahoo! Music Jukebox) are no longer available after being bought by RhapsodyNo
MmtaskXmmtask.exeAdded by the BURMEC WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate MusicMatch Jukebox file which has the same filename and is normally located in %ProgramFiles%\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox. This one is located in %System%No
MMtask ServiceXmmtask.exeAdded by the BACKGAT.A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate MusicMatch Jukebox file which has the same filename and is normally located in %ProgramFiles%\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox. This one is located in %System%No
MMTrayNmm_tray.exeSystem Tray access to the MusicMatch Jukebox digital music player/CD burner and ripper/music organizer/playlist creator. Both MusicMatch Jukebox and it's successor (Yahoo! Music Jukebox) are no longer available after being bought by RhapsodyNo
MMTrayNMMTray.exePart of Morgan Multimedia Codecs. Only required when the codecs are usedNo
MMTray2KNMMTray2K.exePart of Morgan Multimedia Codecs. Only required when the codecs are usedNo
MMTrayLSINMMTrayLSI.exePart of Morgan Multimedia Codecs. Only required when the codecs are usedNo
mmusrstp?procrun.exe??No
mmvaXmmvo.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-TD WORM!No
mmxp2passion.exeXmmxp2passion.exeMediaMotor adwareNo
mmxrunXmsosa.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN or WORM! No
mmxrunXmswinindex.exeTwoSeven spywareNo
mm_serverUmm_server.exePart of MusicMatch Jukebox - a digital music player/CD burner and ripper/music organizer/playlist creator. Enables Universal Plug and Play devices (e.g. Apple's iPod) to access the music library. Both MusicMatch Jukebox and it's successor (Yahoo! Music Jukebox) are no longer available after being bought by RhapsodyNo
mnklinsXmnklins.exeVX2.Transponder parasite updater/installer relatedNo
MNPolXmnpol.exeAdded by the DLUCA.B TROJAN!No
MNSUMNS.exeMobile Net Switch enables you to use your computer on more then one network with the click of a button. It allows you to automatically select the correct drive mappings, printer settings, IP settings and much moreNo
mnsaXmnso.exeAdded by the LINEAG-AI TROJAN!No
mnsvcXmnsvc.exeAdded by the AUTOUPDER TROJAN!No
mnsvcspXmnsvcsp.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
mnu?igomnu.exeWanadoo broadband ISP (now rebranded as Orange) related. What does it do and is it required?No
Mobile Connectivity SuiteNApplication Launcher.exeSystem Tray access to the HTC Sync mobile phone management utility for models including the Hero, Magic and Tattoo. Used to synchronize your computer's Outlook contacts and calendar or your Outlook Express contacts with your phone and can be used to backup this information to your computer. Run manually via the Start Menu before connecting the phoneYes
Mobile Phone SuiteUMobilePhoneSuite.exeLogitech Mobile Phone Suite No
mobile PhoneToolsUmPhonetools.exeMotorola Phone ToolsNo
MobileMeUAppleSyncNotifier.exePart of Apple's MobileMe software and also installed with version 7.7 of the iTunes media management software. Enables users of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices to synchronize their emails and calendars on every device and computer they use - whether its a desktop, laptop or a Mac. Also see here for more informationYes
MobileMeterUmobmeter.exeMobileMeter by Hexmagic - "is a system monitoring utility designed for laptop PCs running under the Windows environment". It can show the following information - CPU clock, CPU temperature, Battery charge/discharge rate and HDD temperatureNo
Mobipocket Reader NotificationsUreadernotify.exePart of Mobipocket Reader - "Store all your eBooks, eNews & self-published eDocs on your PC. Download eBooks in Mobi format from your favorite ebookstores to read on your smartphone, PDA, laptop or on your desktop PC"No
Mobipocket Web CompanionUwebcomp.exeRelated to Mobipocket eBook ReaderNo
mobiswingX[random].exeMobis adwareNo
mobsyncUmobsync.exeMicrosoft Synchronization Manager for 2K/XP - used to update network copies of materials that were edited offline, such as documents, calendars, and e-mail messages. Available via Start → All Programs → Synchronize, this entry appears if you select Setup → "When I log on to my computer"Yes
MOBSYNC32.EXEXmobsync32.exeAdded by the FINERO TROJAN!No
MODNmuamgr.exeUsing MicroAngelo On Display, you can easily select the icon images that you prefer rather than the default icons displayed by Windows. On Display provides a consistent and elegant method to customize the icon display for almost every icon on your systemNo
ModemXlocatesvc.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
Modem Driverz UpdatesXmdmdrv.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
MODEMBTRUMODEMBTR.EXEModem Booster from inKline Global to improve ISP connectionsNo
ModeminfXModeminf.exeAdded by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!No
ModemListener?ModemListener.exeRelated to USB based mobile broadband services such as those available from Virgin Media, VIVCOM and othersNo
ModemOnHoldUMOH.EXENetWaiting/Modem-on-Hold - allows you to place your Internet connection on hold while you take a voice call (if Call Waiting is supported by your phone company). See here for more informationNo
ModemOnHoldUnetWaiting.exeNetWaiting/Modem-on-Hold - allows you to place your Internet connection on hold while you take a voice call (if Call Waiting is supported by your phone company). See here for more informationNo
ModemUtilityNmdmsetpe.exeSystem Tray configuration icon for Aztech modemsNo
Modifiet Amateur HTPBXwuaclt.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AYS WORM!No
ModPS2UModPS2Key.exeHotkey drivers for Chicony keyboard. Required if you use the hotkeysNo
ModularConfigXsyscnfg.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! "syscnfg.exe" is found in %Windir%\fonts\font2 where no *.exe files should resideNo
Module Call initializeXRUNDLL32.EXE reg.dll, ondll_regAdded by the LOVGATE.C WORM!No
Module LoaderUDLLML.exeCreative DLL Module Loader for the Sound Blaster range of internal and external soundcards. Used to load modules such as remote control or mixingNo
Module WinMeterXwimmtre.exeAdded by the SDBOT-BF BACKDOOR!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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