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
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Name or Startup ItemStatusCommand or DataDescriptionTested?
Modulo 00FE0F01 Host InternetXsyschost.exeAdded by the DELF-KW TROJAN!No
MonAppliX[random filename]Added by the DELF.IF TROJAN! The most common filenames are isys32.exe & msnmsg.exeNo
MonContenuassistantXGDC.exeMonContenuassistant French rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool familyNo
Money ExpressNmoneyexpress.exePart of MS Money. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
MoneyAgentNmoney express.exePart of MS Money. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
MoneyAgentNmnyexpr.exeMicrosoft MoneyNo
MoneyStartUpNMoney Startup.exeMicrosoft MoneyNo
MoneyStartUp10.0NActivation.exePart of MS Money 2002No
monitorXmonitor.exeBrowser hijacker, redirecting to NCM SearchNo
MonitorUSD Monitor.exe"Transfer data quickly between your memory card and your computer with SanDisk's Readers, Writers and Adapters"No
MonitorXexplor.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-EF BACKDOOR!No
MonitorUMonitor.exeMonitor application for the Philips SPC610NC webcam, those based upon CMOS image sensors from PixArt Imaging Inc (such as the PAC207 and PAC7302) and possibly others. Also the Leapfrog Connect ApplicationNo
Monitor Apache ServersUApacheMonitor.exeMonitoring interface tool for the Apache Web Server package. Useful only if you're running such a server on your PC. Available via Start → ProgramsNo
Monitor calibrationXAV1i.exeAnti-Virus-1 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Monitor HelperUmonitor.exeMyLittleSpy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
Monitor SynManagerXfecwvncd.exeAdded by the SDBOT-IW WORM!No
Monitor TestX[random filename]Added by the SDBOT-NC WORM!No
monitor1aXmonitor1a.exeAdded by the MSNAGEN-A TROJAN!No
Monitoring ServiceXsvchost.exeAdded by the CONE.C WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\tasksNo
MonitormgtXMonitormgt.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
MonitorSDUSDMonitor.exeSpyware Detector - spyware remover. Initially not recommended due to false positives but the later versions have since improved - see hereNo
mono.exeXmono.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DHV WORM!No
MONPluginSrIvcsXn3monap23.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
MonstersoundtrayNFreectrl.exeDiamond Multimedia sound card control panelNo
MonTestXvccxzq.exeAdded by the SDBOT-EA WORM!No
Montreal Canadiens WeatherUMontreal Canadiens Weather.exeWeather gadget included with the Montreal Canadiens theme for MyColors from Stardock CorporationNo
MoodBookUmb.exeMoodBook is a free Windows utility that brings art to your desktop No
MoodLogic Service?MLService.exePart of the MoodLogic music management utility - which "automates the process of fixing and organizing digital music (MP3, WMA, and .wav) files in bulk. Once the tunes are organized, you can sort music by genre, artist, tempo, and mood (aggressive, mellow, upbeat, happy, romantic, sad), and create playlists accordingly". Now discontinued but what does it do and is it required?No
MoodLogic UpdaterNUpdater.exeUpdater for the MoodLogic music management utility - which "automates the process of fixing and organizing digital music (MP3, WMA, and .wav) files in bulk. Once the tunes are organized, you can sort music by genre, artist, tempo, and mood (aggressive, mellow, upbeat, happy, romantic, sad), and create playlists accordingly". Now discontinuedNo
MoodLogicTV?mtv.exeRelated to the integration between the MoodLogic music management utility and the TiVo Home Media Option (HMO). What does it do and is it required?No
moon phaseNmoon.exeMoon Phase - tray icon that indicates the phases of the moonNo
Moon PhaseUMOONPH~1.EXEMoon Phase widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays the current phase of the Moon in true color using NASA imagery. Once started, MoonPhase.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "MoonPhase.exe" is shown as "MOONPH~1.EXE"Yes
Moon PhaseUMoonPhase.exeMoon Phase widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays the current phase of the Moon in true color using NASA imagery. Once started, MoonPhase.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
MooNlightXMySqld-nt.cmdAdded by the BOBANDY-A WORM!No
MoonyUmoony.exeMoony - ISDN software that lets you "always know who is calling or who called when you were away"Yes
MoreContentXrundll32.exe MSA64CHK.dll,DllMostrarMatrixDialer/Mostrar parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "MSA64CHK.dll" file is located in %System%No
MoreResultsXMoreResults.exeMoreResults adwareNo
MorpheusNmorpheus.exeMusicCity Networks' Morpheus - another peer-to-peer client based on Kazaa. Notable in that this one doesn't seem to install the adware that clog the Kazaa download. They claim they are adware free, and a visitor quotes "I have seen no instance of any since using it"No
morphstbXmorphstb.exeAdware - detected by Kaspersky as the STUBBY.C TROJAN!No
mosadlXmosadl.exeAdded by the RBOT-GWN WORM!No
mosearchXmosearch.exeFast Search in Office XP - similar to the new revision of the Find Fast feature in Office 2000. Fast Search uses the Indexing Services in Office XP to create a catalog of Office files on your computer's hard disk. As with Find Fast - a waste of resources. If it can't be disabled via MSCONFIG try hereNo
Motherboard ConfigXAti2xxx.exeAdded by the RBOT-AIK WORM!No
MotherBoard SoundsXSounds.exeAdded by the RBOT-AAP WORM!No
Motive SmartBridgeNmpbtn.exeSystem tray icon for the Virtual Assistant from AT&T Broadband, used to communicate internet problems via the network rather than telephone. Available via desktop shortcut or Start -> Programs - not requiredNo
Motive SmartBridgeNMotiveSB.exeSystem tray icon for the virtual assistant from a number of internet providers - used to communicate internet problems via the network rather than telephone. Known to cause various issues with slow performance and crashes so it's suggested you disable this software and run it only if instructed by your ISP's support staffNo
Motive SmartBridgeNBTHelpNotifier.exeSystem tray icon for help from BT Broadband, used to communicate internet problems via the network rather than telephone. Available via desktop shortcut or Start → All Programs - not requiredNo
MotiveMonitorUmotmon.exeFound on HP/Dell and Compaq systems (and maybe others). MotiveMonitor is used by the suppliers on-line support and allows the agent at the far end to do harddrive/ram/video/etc tests on the computer. Can cause some users problems with IE and Netscape by disabling this - in this case leave it to run. You may also wish to leave it alone if the PC is still within the support period from the manufacturer. For most users it's not requiredNo
MotiveSBNMotiveSB.exeSystem tray icon for the virtual assistant from a number of internet providers - used to communicate internet problems via the network rather than telephone. Known to cause various issues with slow performance and crashes so it's suggested you disable this software and run it only if instructed by your ISP's support staffNo
MotMonUmotmon.exeFound on HP/Dell and Compaq systems (and maybe others). MotiveMonitor is used by the suppliers on-line support and allows the agent at the far end to do harddrive/ram/video/etc tests on the computer. Can cause some users problems with IE and Netscape by disabling this - in this case leave it to run. You may also wish to leave it alone if the PC is still within the support period from the manufacturer. For most users it's not requiredNo
motoinXmm15201518.Stub.exeDelfin Promulgate adware variantNo
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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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