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?
Quick HelpUmatcli.exe"matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, county, etc and gets written to a log file". Bluewin Quick Help is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck Bluewin Quick Help and then run Help and Support it will add another Bluewin Quick Help in the startup menu. If you remove this software in "add/remove programs" some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decideNo
Quick Hide WindowsUqhw.exeQuick Hide Windows from CronoSoft - "provides a quick and easy way for home and office PC users to quickly get sensitive materials off the screen without closing programs or losing documents"No
Quick OfficeXactivate.exeAdded by the RANSOMLOCK.D TROJAN! Note - this infection hooks the keyboard to prevent anything except numbers from being typed and displays a Russian message requesting a valid license keyNo
Quick Shelf xxNqushelfxx.exePlaces an icon in the system tray for launching MS Bookshelf. Available via Start -> Programs"xx" represents the version number - ie, 98, 99No
Quick StartupYFquick32.exeFor a Nisis G6 USB Graphics Tablet. Re-enables itself if disabled therefore best left aloneNo
Quick Time file managerXquicktimeprom.exeAdded by the SDBOT TROJAN!No
Quick Time TaskNqttask.exeSystem Tray access to Apple's QuickTime Player media player from version 5 onwards. Disabling this entry via the programs preferences leaves the entry in place but it no longer runsNo
Quick Time UpdaterXqtime8_32.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-IIZ TROJAN!No
Quick View PlusNQVP32.EXEQuick View Plus from Inso Corporation. Multiple file type viewer. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
QuickBooks Database Server ManagerUQBServerUtilityMgr.exePart of QuickBooks Pro/Premier from Intuit - "QuickBooks Database Server Manager is a utility that allows you to configure the QuickBooks Server for multi-user access." See here for further informationNo
QuickBooks Delivery AgentNQBDAGENT.EXEAs far QAGENT but for QuickBooks. Can also have the version number in the nameNo
Quickbooks Update AgentNqbupdate.exeAssociated with Intuit's Quickbooks but not required. Possibly to do with the payroll update service but you're prompted to check for updates when appropriate whether this is running or notNo
QuickcamNQuickcam.exeLoads versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and is required to support features such as face tracking. If enabled, System Tray access is also available to the main user interface "ribbon" - otherwise you'll have to use the desktop shortcut or Start menu to display it. Run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
Quickcam.exeNQuickcam.exeLoads versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and is required to support features such as face tracking. If enabled, System Tray access is also available to the main user interface "ribbon" - otherwise you'll have to use the desktop shortcut or Start menu to display it. Run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
QuickCam10NQuickCam10.exeLoads versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and is required to support features such as face tracking. If enabled, System Tray access is also available to the main user interface "ribbon" - otherwise you'll have to use the desktop shortcut or Start menu to display it. Run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
QuickCam10.exeNQuickCam10.exeLoads versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and is required to support features such as face tracking. If enabled, System Tray access is also available to the main user interface "ribbon" - otherwise you'll have to use the desktop shortcut or Start menu to display it. Run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
QuickCamProUQuickCamPro.exeSystem Tray for Picture Capture utility that can run unattended. Pictures every 30 seconds for example, auto FTP Upload, etcNo
QUICKCAREUsprtcmd.exe /P QUICKCAREQwest Broadband QuickCare (provided by SupportSoft, Inc) is a free self-help tool for Qwest DSL users. Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
QuickCare2.2Usprtcmd.exe /P QuickCare2.2Qwest Broadband QuickCare (provided by SupportSoft, Inc) is a free self-help tool for Qwest DSL users. Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
QuickDVBTUQuickDVB-T.exeAVerTV_DVB-T connects Digital TV with your PC or Notebook and allows you to watch free-to-air digital terrestrial television channels with no subscription to payNo
quickenXquicken.exeCoolWebSearch Therealsearch parasite variantNo
quickenXWinrar.exeCoolWebSearch Therealsearch parasite variant. Note - this is not the file zipping utility also known as WinRAR!No
quickenXWaol.exeCoolWebSearch Therealsearch parasite variantNo
Quicken Scheduled UpdatesNbagent.exeQuicken background downloading moduleNo
Quicken StartupNQWDLLS.EXEQuicken option to load DLLs at startupNo
QuickenSEMessageNQsemsg.exeQuicken optionNo
QuickFinder SchedulerNQFSCHD100.exeUsed in Corel 2002 & Corel Suite 7 - finds files faster by indexing your files (similar to Microsoft's Find Fast or Fast Search for its Office products)No
QuickFinder SchedulerNQFSched.exeUsed in Corel 2002 & Corel Suite 7 - finds files faster by indexing your files (similar to Microsoft's Find Fast or Fast Search for its Office products)No
QuickFinder SchedulerNQFSCHD110.EXEUsed in Corel WordPerfect Office 11 - finds files faster by indexing your files (similar to Microsoft's Find Fast or Fast Search for its Office products). See hereNo
QuickFinder SchedulerNQFSCHD130.EXEUsed in Corel WordPerfect Office X3 - finds files faster by indexing your files (similar to Microsoft's Find Fast or Fast Search for its Office products). See hereNo
QuickHealCleanerXQuickHealCleaner.exeQuickHealCleaner rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard familyNo
QuickInstallPackXQuickInstallPack.exeInstalled and used by rogue security products such as Cleaner2009, AntiMalwareSuite, SecureExpertCleaner and System Guard CenterNo
QuickInstallPackXCLN_2009FreeInstall.exeInstalled and used by rogue security products such as Cleaner2009, AntiMalwareSuite, SecureExpertCleaner and System Guard CenterNo
QuickLaunchErYQuickLaunchEr.ExeQuickLaunchEr - allows you to quickly launch programs from an icon in the system trayNo
Quicklink IIINQL.EXEHP fax program and only needs to be in the start-up group if you allow your phone to automatically answer your phone in fax mode, that is, to receive faxes after a certain number of rings. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
QuicknoteNquicknote.exeJC&MB Quicknote Virtual ScrapbookNo
QuickPasswordUagquickp.exeSmart card-based authentication and digital signature client softwareNo
QuickResNQUICKRES.EXEUtility to quickly change desktop resolution - left over from Win95 Power Toys. In Win98 and above incorporated via Control Panel -> Display. Not required unless you have to change resolutions on a regular basisNo
quicksetNquickset.exeDell taskbar icon allowing you to quickly change settingsNo
QuickSetXmmspng.exeAdded by a variant of the IROFFER.Z TROJAN!No
QuicktimeXqttasks.exeAdded by the ADCLICK-AK TROJAN!No
QuicktimeXshch.exeAdded by a variant of the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR!No
QuickTimeXqttask.exeAdded by the AGENT-ENG TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Apple "Quick Time" viewer that has the same startup name and filename and is normally located in %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime. This one is located in %System%No
QuickTimeNQTTask.exeSystem Tray access to Apple's QuickTime Player media player from version 5 onwards. Disabling this entry via the programs preferences leaves the entry in place but it no longer runsYes
Quicktime MediaplayerXwinmplyer32.exeAdded by the RBOT-PM WORM! No
Quicktime MediaplayrXwnmplyr.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Quicktime Pro 3.0Xwinuodps.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.BH WORM!No
QuickTime TaskNQTTask.exeSystem Tray access to Apple's QuickTime Player media player from version 5 onwards. Disabling this entry via the programs preferences leaves the entry in place but it no longer runsYes
QuickTime TaskXqttasks.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variantNo
Quicktime TaskX[random filename]Trafficadvance dialerNo
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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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