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?
Network AccessXwinssh.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Network AdministrationXNAS.exeAdded by the ANTILAM.20.Q TROJAN!No
Network Administration ServiceXrsvc32.exeAdded by the RBOT.ABH WORM!No
Network Associates Error Reporting ServiceUTBMon.exeNetwork Associates Error Reporting Tool - tool traps errors and requests submission to NAI for the purpose of betatesting new softwareNo
Network ConnectionsXinternat.exeAdded by the VB-ZD TROJAN!No
network device driverXmsfirewall.exeAdded by the DELF-LB TROJAN!No
NetWork Device SwitchUNetDevSW.exeToshiba laptops with built-in Wi-Fi. Allows switching between Wi-Fi and internal ethernet. Only necessary if you have regular need to switch back and forward between these network interfaces. Located in Startup folder so make own shortcut to it and disable if not really necessaryNo
Network Host ControllerX[path to trojan]Added by the WHISPER TROJAN!No
Network Host ServiceXmsmnart32.exeAdded by the RBOT-CJV WORM!No
Network Host ServiceX[random]32.exeAdded by the RBOT-BAB WORM!No
Network manegerXsvchost.exeAdded by the AGENT.BX BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
Network Protocol ServiceXwuamgrd.exeAdded by the RBOT.EA WORM!No
Network protocol serviceXwintcp.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM! No
Network Provisioning ServiceXWinNPS.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM/TROJAN!No
Network SecurityXsecsvc.exeAdded by the RBOT-ALX WORM!No
Network SecurityXNSecurity.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AAV WORM!No
Network Security GuardX[random].exeCoolWebSearch parasite variantNo
Network Security GuardX[path to trojan]Added by the COLEM-A TROJAN!No
Network Security XPXnvsvc86.exeAdded by the RBOT-GUI WORM!No
Network ServiceXsvchost.exeAdded by the STARTPA-CC TROJAN! 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%No
Network ServiceXsvhost.exeAdded by the HACDEF-K TROJAN!No
Network ServiceXMccTrayApp.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
NETWORK SERVICEXSVÑHOST.exeAdded by the DELF-EW BACKDOOR!No
Network Service ManagerXnetsvc.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
Network ServicesXnetsvacs.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AIS WORM!No
Network Translation System ServiceXntss.exeAdded by the UNPDOOR TROJAN!No
NETWORK.EXEXNETWORK.EXEAdded by the DELF-GM TROJAN!No
NetworkAssociates IncXinternet.exeAdded by the LOVGATE.AB WORM!No
NetworkClientXNetworkClient.exeAdded by the LEMUR WORM!No
NetworkControlXnc.exeNetworkControl ransomware firewall - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Networking ServiceXalg2.exeAdded by the RBOT-BDT WORM!No
NetworkKeyXnetkey.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-AJ TROJAN!No
Networks ConfiguratorXNetConfs.exeAdded by the RBOT-OX WORM!No
Networks ControlerXNetsis.exeAdded by the RBOT-NG WORM!No
NetworkSetupNdlink.exeD-Link System Tray iconNo
netxXsvx.exeDetected by Bitdefender as a variant of DROPPER.LDPINCH.Q malwareNo
netzipXsvzip.exeAdded by the DELF.ZWL TROJAN!No
Netzip Smart DownloaderXnpnzdad.exeAdvertising spywareNo
NetZIPFoldersNnzfprop.exeNetzip Classic zip file managerNo
NeuerSchildXpgs.exeNeuerSchild, German rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare familyNo
NeuroMedia(IESpeaker)XNeuroMedia.exePart of an older freeware version of IESpeaker - a program that allows you to listen to web pages. NeuroMedia.exe only downloads advertisments. Not included in the paid-for version currently availableNo
NeuroSpeech OESpeakerNOEMonitor.exePart of OESpeaker - a program that allows you to listen to long E-mails instead of reading them in Outlook Express. OEMonitor.exe checks whether OE is open or notNo
New Anti VirusXSystem.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-CH WORM!No
New Csnm ManagerXcsmn.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BZS WORM!No
New PC StudioNNewPCStudio.exeSAMSUNG New PC Studio - "is the application to organize the contents between Samsung mobile and PC. NPS provides you with convenient access to your device, data management via easy backup and sync, and powerful multimedia features". This allows you (amongst other options) to backup your devices contents to your PC, use it to connect to the internet, transfer files and synchronize contacts, etc. Available from the start menuYes
New.net StartupXrundll32 [path] NEWDOT~1.DLL,ClientStartupNewDotNet foistware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
New.net StartupXrundll32 [path] NEWDOT~1.DLL,NewDotNetStartupNewDotNet foistware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
New.net StartupXrundll32 [path] NEWDOT~2.DLL,ClientStartupNewDotNet foistware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
New.net StartupXrundll32 [path] NEWDOT~2.DLL,NewDotNetStartupNewDotNet foistware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
New2CleanXNew2CleanLaunch.exeNew2Clean rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
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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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