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?
OvisLink WL-5430USBUZUtility.exeWireless LAN configuration utility for the OvisLink WL-5430USB 802.11g Pen-Size WLAN USB AdapterNo
ovyriwiXtelace.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BVS WORM!No
OWCCardbusTrayUocbtray.exeIcon in the system tray for safely removing PCMCIA cards. Only required if you have a laptop or desktop which includes a PCMCIA card interfaceNo
OWCWebCamDVUwcdvtray.exeWebCamDV from Orange Micro, Inc - enables the user to use a DV camera connected via Firewire as a WebcamNo
OWMngrXOWMngr.exeOnWebMedia/SearchSeekFind advertising foistwareNo
owqwowouXovswmcjtssd.exeAdded by the AGENT-MZE TROJAN!No
oxbvpenXgwthtis.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC-AH WORM!No
OxigenClientAdminUOxigen.exeOpen University Oxigen screensaver admin client. Downloads the latest information from the net to display in the screen saverNo
oz2Xoz2.exeAdded by the MYDOOM.W WORM!No
pXp.exeAdded by the AGENT-U TROJAN!No
P Antispyware 09Xpas.exeP Antispyware 09 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
P.S.GuardXPSGuard.exePSGuard rogue security software - not recommendedNo
P0w3rF1YXsvchost.exeAdded by the BDOOR-MM BACKDOOR! 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
P17HelperURundll32 P17.dll, P17HelperASIO (Audio Stream In/Out) drivers for the SoundBlaster Audigy 2 series soundcards - for recording and home project studios. Required if you use this functionalityNo
P17Helper?Rundll32 SPIRun.dll, RunDLLEntryRelated to Creative audio products. What does it do and is it required?No
P17RunE?RunDll32 P17RunE.dll,RunDLLEntryRelated to drivers for the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy & Audigy 2 soundcards. What does it do and is it required?No
P2Go_Menu?MUIStartMenu.exePart of the Power2GO all-media disc burning software from Cyberlink. The exact purpose of this entry is unknown at present but it unloads from memory once runYes
P2kAutostartUP2kAutostart.exeP2kCommander a filemanager application for Motorola p2k mobile phonesNo
P2P NETWORKINGNP2P Networking.exePeer to Peer (P2P) sharing of files on the internetNo
P2P NetworkingNP2PPeer to Peer (P2P) sharing of files on the internetNo
p2p networkingXp2pnetworking.exeAdded by the RBOT-ECP WORM!No
P2P Networking2XP2P Networking2.exeP2P Networking2.exe is an advertising program by Joltid. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups. This program is a registered security risk and should be removed immediatelyNo
P2P Networking3NP2P Networking3.exeP2P Networking, a component bundled with Kazaa that enables other applications to use Peer-to-Peer functionality. Not required - see hereNo
p2pnetworkXp2pnetwork.exeAdded by the ALCAN.A WORM!No
p2pnetworkingXp2pnetworking.exeAdded by the RBOT-AFL WORM!No
p2snetisXcomippwa.exeAdded by the SPAMTOO-AL TROJAN!No
P3000x_S2PUScanToPc.exeDell Laser MFP 1600N network application for scanning files to the PCNo
P3p4chkXP3p4chk.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
p4mx4Xp4mx4.exeAdded by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!No
PAC207_MonitorUMonitor.exeMonitor application for webcams using the PixArt PAC207 CMOS image sensor from PixArt Imaging IncNo
PAC7302_MonitorUMonitor.exeMonitor application for webcams using the PixArt PAC7302 CMOS image sensor from PixArt Imaging IncNo
PAC7311_MonitorUMonitor.exeMonitor application for webcams using the PixArt PAC7311 CMOS image sensor from PixArt Imaging IncNo
PaciSoftXpacis.exePacerD Media/Pacimedia.com adware installerNo
Packard Bell EverSafe Tray Control?TrayControl.exePackard Bell EverSafe software. What does it do, and is it required?No
PackersScreenServerUPackersScreenServer.exeScreensaver for the Green Bay Packers NFL football team - part of Sports Illustrated's MySI desktop download (by MercurySports Network) for streaming information on NFL football teams. No longer supportedNo
PackersScreenServerSvcUPackersScreenServer.exeScreensaver for the Green Bay Packers NFL football team - part of Sports Illustrated's MySI desktop download (by MercurySports Network) for streaming information on NFL football teams. No longer supportedNo
PadTouchNPadExe.exeToshiba Touch and Launch - offers easy movement and freedom of programs navigation with TouchPadNo
Pag Windows MonitorXpag.exeAdded by the AGENT-EOT TROJAN!No
Pagekeeper JobsUpkjobs.exePageKeeper Jobs is a separate PageKeeper program that handles the analysis of new documents and keeps track of the location and content of current documents in PageKeeper. Pagekeeper comes bundled with scanners such has HP, Microtek, etcNo
Pagekeeper LiteUpkjobs.exePageKeeper Jobs is a separate PageKeeper program that handles the analysis of new documents and keeps track of the location and content of current documents in PageKeeper. Pagekeeper comes bundled with scanners such has HP, Microtek, etcNo
PAgentXPAgent.exeScans your hard drive for the popular P2P file-sharing applications BearShare, Grokster, Kazaa, Limewire and Morpheus. After searching the entire local filesystem for any files with those names it connects to the DownloadWare servers and tells it what, if anything, is foundNo
Pagis Schedule MonitorUMonitor.exeScheduler for the Pagis scanning suite from Scansoft (now Nuance)No
Pagis SchedulerNMonitor.exeScheduler for the Pagis scanning suite from Scansoft (now Nuance)No
pagmstart?client.exe??No
PagooNPAGOO.EXEPagoo - internet call waiting. Intercepts telephone calls like an answering machine and plays the voice message on your PC. Only required when you're on-line and via dial-up modemNo
paint.exeXshnlog.exeAdded by the PUPER-A TROJAN!No
PaintingRoom evidence monitorXpaintingroom.exePaintingroom.com smiley software - not recommended as the site tries to drop a trojan on you...No
PaintingRoom smile monitorXpaintingroom.exePaintingroom.com smiley software - not recommended as the site tries to drop a trojan on you...No
PAL Evidence EliminatorNCleaner.exePAL Evidence Eliminator - cover the tracks of your browsing habits and E-mails if you think you need to. Run manually on a regular basis No
Paladin AntivirusXpav.exePaladin Antivirus 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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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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