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?
Norman Worl System AbilityXnwcss32.exeAdded by the DELF.IO TROJAN!No
Norman ZANDAUZLH.EXESystem Tray icon for Norman AntivirusNo
NortE AntivirusXnorte.exeAdded by the RBOT.BQQ WORM!No
NortE AntivirusXnorten.exeAdded by the RBOT-AFF WORM!No
norten Software IntrenetXnorten.pifAdded by the RBOT-AWA WORM!No
Norton AntiBotYNortonAntiBot.exeControl Center for Norton Antibot from Symantec - which "provides advanced, real-time protection against emerging threats, including bots that are used to perpetrate identity theft and other online crimes" and "protects your PC from unauthorized access and tampering, detects and stops attempts by hackers to take remote control of your computer, and delivers extra protection against emerging 'zero-day' threats." Designed to work with existing antivirus software but now discontinuedYes
Norton Antiviral ScannerXnavscnr.exeAdded by the DELBOT-K WORM!No
Norton AntivirusXnortonav.exeAdded by the RBOT-AYE TROJAN! Note - this is not the real Norton AV!No
Norton Antivirus 2004XSYMANTECAV2.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-DY WORM! Note - this is not the real Norton AV!No
Norton Antivirus 7.0aX[path to file]Added by the PERDA-B or RANCK-CT TROJANS!No
Norton AntiVirus AutoProtectYnavapw32.exeBackground scanning process for older versions of Norton AntiVirus which continuously detects and repairs viruses and other malwareNo
Norton Antivirus AVXFVProtect.exeAdded by the NETSKY.P WORM! Note - this is not the popular AV software!No
Norton Antivirus CCDebugXCCSEVRT.exeAdded by the SDBOT.ACJ WORM!No
Norton AntiVirus SysXNAVsys32.exeAdded by a variant of the WOOTBOT WORM!No
Norton Antivirus UpdaterXnortonav.exeAdded by the DELBOT-T WORM! Note - this is not the real Norton AV!No
Norton Auto ProtectXnava.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
Norton Auto ProtectXcrss32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.ATF WORM!No
Norton Auto-ProtectYnavapw32.exeBackground scanning process for older versions of Norton AntiVirus which continuously detects and repairs viruses and other malwareNo
Norton Auto-ProtectXccApp.exeAdded by the AKHER.D WORM! Note - for the valid Norton AV entry the filename is "navapexe". This is also not the valid Norton AV file with the same filenameNo
Norton Auto-ProtectXSERVICES.exeAdded by the AHKER.B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%. Also, this is not part of Norton AVNo
Norton Auto-ProtectXffbaqe.exeAdded by the SLINBOT.RF BACKDOOR! Note - this is not a valid Norton productNo
Norton AutoProtectXnavprot32.exeAdded by the RBOT-UX WORM! Note - this is not a valid Symantec/Norton entryNo
Norton AV Preload?Premend.exeNorton Antivirus related. What does it do and is it requiredNo
Norton AV Protection StartupXAti2xxx.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Norton Crashguard MonitorNcgmenu.exeTroublesome program that doesn't actually work with WinME so Norton removed it from SystemWorks 2001No
Norton Disk DoctorNNDD32.EXENorton Disk Doctor from older versions of Norton Utilities (either as a standalone product or as part of Norton SystemWorks) - which "diagnoses and repairs a variety of disk problems. It performs several tests, checking everything from the disk's partition table to its physical surface. If Norton Disk Doctor finds a problem, it notifies you before making repairs. If you check Automatically Fix Errors, Norton Disk Doctor makes the necessary repairs automatically"Yes
Norton Disk DoctorNSrtStub.exe NDD32.EXEPart of the version of Norton Utilities included with the 2008/9 of the now discontinued Norton SystemWorks suite. This entry appears when Norton Utilities is installed on XP (2009 version) or Vista (2008/9) and is the launcher for Norton Disk Doctor - which "diagnoses and repairs a variety of disk problems. It performs several tests, checking everything from the disk's partition table to its physical surface. If Norton Disk Doctor finds a problem, it notifies you before making repairs. If you check Automatically Fix Errors, Norton Disk Doctor makes the necessary repairs automatically"Yes
Norton Drive ProtectionXmsdt32.exeAdded by the FORBOT-GB WORM! Note - this not a valid Norton program!No
Norton eMail ProtectYPOPROXY.EXEProxy E-mail protection from Norton Anti-Virus (prior to 2002). If you have it installed, leave it enabled to automatically check for suspect attachments in E-mails that may contain viruses. It downloads the E-mail into poproxy, which serves as a proxy server on the local machine, before scanning itNo
Norton FirewallX[path to trojan]Added by the BANKER-ET TROJAN!No
Norton GhostUVProTray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for versions 12.0 to 15.0 of Symantec's Norton Ghost backup softwareYes
Norton Ghost 10.0NGhostTray.exeSystem Tray access to version 10.0 of Symantec's Norton Ghost backup software (either as a standalone product or as part of Norton SystemWorks 2006 Premier)No
Norton Ghost 12.0UVProTray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for version 12.0 of Symantec's Norton Ghost backup softwareYes
Norton Ghost 14.0UVProTray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for version 14.0 of Symantec's Norton Ghost backup softwareYes
Norton Ghost 15.0UVProTray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for version 15.0 of Symantec's Norton Ghost backup softwareYes
Norton Ghost 9.0NGhostTray.exeSystem Tray access to version 9.0 of Symantec's Norton Ghost backup software (either as a standalone product or as part of Norton SystemWorks 2005 Premier)No
Norton GoBackUGBTray.exeSystem Tray access to Symantec's Norton GoBack system restoration software - which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty, performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag and not required for WinMe/XP users - but recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users. Previously released by Roxio, Adaptec and Wild FileYes
Norton GProtectXngrfn.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Norton Guard 32Xntguard32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Norton Live Update ServerXcpsdv.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.EW TROJAN!No
Norton Live UpdaterXCavapsvc.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!No
Norton Live UpdaterXSochost.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!No
Norton Live UpdaterXAvapsvc.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-BG BACKDOOR!No
Norton Navigator LoaderNnnloader.exeAn older Norton utility for file management under Windows 95. More information hereNo
Norton Online BackupUNOBuClient.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for Symantec's Norton Online Backup online storage utilityYes
Norton PasswordManagerUcfgwiz.exeConfiguration wizard for Symantec's now discontinued Norton Password Manager security product. On the first run after installation or a significant software update via LiveUpdate this entry looks after registration, subscription and post-installation tasks (such as LiveUpdate) and confirms the default configuration settingsNo
Norton Personal FirewallXjah.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Norton Personal FirewallXnpfw.exeAdded by the RBOT-UI WORM!No
Norton Personal FirewallXlah.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Norton Personal FirewallXnpfw32.exeAdded by the RBOT-UQ WORM!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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Portions Copyright Peter Forrest, Denny Denham, Sylvain Prevost, Tony Klein, CastleCops & Bleeping Computer
Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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