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?
readericonUreadericon45G.exeTray icon to set various configuration settings for Sunkist (and maybe other) media card readersNo
readericon10?readericon10.exeRelated to a multimedia card reader - possibly based upon an Alcor Micro chipset. What does it do and is it required?No
reader_sXreader_s.exeAdded by the AGENT-IUT TROJAN!No
Reader_slNReader_sl.exeSpeeds up the time it takes to load the free Adobe Reader PDF file viewer. "The Speed Launcher quickly opens and closes all of the files that Acrobat or Adobe Reader will use when the application starts. Opening and closing the files allows your virus protection software to check these programs and add them to its list of safe files". Not required for Adobe Reader to function properlyYes
REALNrealjbox.exeReal Jukebox - MP3 and music files player No
Real Internet PlayerXReaiplay.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
Real Media PlayerXrealplayer2.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Real player updaterXrealupd.exeAdded by the PARLAY TROJAN!No
real scheduler.htaXRealAudio.exeAdded by the CEEGAR TROJAN! Note - this is not associated with the popular RealPlayer media playerNo
Real Spy MonitorUWinrsm.exeRealspy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
Real Statics AgentXccreal.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Real-TensXReal-Tens.exeDownloadWare adwareNo
RealAudioXRealAudio.exeAdded by the CEEGAR TROJAN! Note - this is not associated with the popular RealPlayer media playerNo
Realaudio PlayerXrealaudio32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.AFR WORM!No
RealAV.exeXRealAV.exeReal Antivirus rogue security suite - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
RealDownloadNRealPlay.exeDownload manager. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
RealDownload ExpressXnpnzdad.exeAdvertising spywareNo
Reality Fusion GameCam SENRFTRay.exeReality Fusion GameCam Video Interaction Technology Software that comes with the Logitech QuickCam PC video camera and other USB cameras. It's only an icon that appears on your System Tray. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
RealJukeboxSystrayNtsystray.exeSystem Tray icon for RealJukeboxNo
realone_nt2003Xmoniker.exeAdded by the SNONE.A WORM!No
RealP1ayerX[path to file]Added by the RPLAY.A TROJAN! Note that the name has a number "1" in place of the second lower case "L"No
realplayNrealplay.exeSystem Tray icon for RealPlayer. If you subsequently start RealPlayer manually it adds itself back to the start-up list. You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling StartCenter via PreferencesNo
realplay lptt01Xrealplay.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "realPlay" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it. Note - this is not RealPlayer which can have the same executable nameNo
realplay ml097eXrealplay.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "realPlay" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it. Note - this is not RealPlayer which can have the same executable nameNo
RealPlayerNrealplay.exeSystem Tray icon for RealPlayer. If you subsequently start RealPlayer manually it adds itself back to the start-up list. You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling StartCenter via PreferencesNo
RealPlayer Ath CheckXrnathchk.exeAdded by the MYTOB.AG WORM!No
RealPlayer Ath CheckXmathchk.exeAdded by the MYDOOM-AJ WORM!No
Realplayer Codec SupportXrealsched.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AAD WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate RealOne Player (realsched.exe) application of the same nameNo
Realplayer OneXrealplay.exeAdded by the RBOT-NK WORM! No
Realplayer VideoXRealPlay.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Realplayer.exeXRealplayer.exeAdded by the DELF.CNV TROJAN!No
RealPlayer2NMsgCenterExeRealNetworks RealPlayer related - disabling this application will not affect Real Player in any wayNo
RealPlayerUpdaterXrealupd32.exeAdded by the LOHAV-T TROJAN!No
Realpopup?Realpopup.exeRealPopup - "Replaces old winpopup with a full featured freeware tool which remains stable and simple as its predecessor"No
RealschedNrealsched.exeApplication Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Runs independently of RealOne Player, to remind AutoUpdate and Message Center to perform their tasks at pre-scheduled intervals. If it can't be disabled try deleting or renaming realsched.exe and then delete the entry in the registryNo
RealSPEEDURealSPEED.ExeRealSPEED - tweaking utility to speed-up your internet connection No
Realtek AC97 Audio - Event MonitorUALCMTR.EXERealtek Azalia Audio - Event Monitor, installed with the XP/2K drivers for on-board Realtek HD audio codecs. Some users believe that Realtek uses this file in order to gather data about the customer but it's exact purpose is unknown and it doesn't run on an ALC885 based test system or try to access the internet. Some users report problems with their on-board sound if this is disabled - hence the "U" recommendationYes
Realtek HD Audio ManagerNRAVCpl64.exeRealtek HD Audio Manager, installed with the 64-bit Vista/7 drivers for on-board Realtek HD audio codecs. Unless you have the default (but optional) System Tray icon enabled, the only purpose this entry serves is to detect and allow you to configure any devices plugged into the jacks - such as headphones and a microphone. With the System Tray icon enabled it will also inform you when devices are removed and give you access to the Sound Manager and other multimedia functions. The Sound Manager is also available via the Control Panel and this entry is therefore only required if you regularly change sound schemesNo
Realtek HD Audio ManagerNRtHDVCpl.exeRealtek HD Audio Manager, installed with the Vista/7 drivers for on-board Realtek HD audio codecs. Unless you have the default (but optional) System Tray icon enabled, the only purpose this entry serves is to detect and allow you to configure any devices plugged into the jacks - such as headphones and a microphone. With the System Tray icon enabled it will also inform you when devices are removed and give you access to the Sound Manager and other multimedia functions. The Sound Manager is also available via the Control Panel and this entry is therefore only required if you regularly change sound schemesYes
Realtek HD Audio Sound Effect ManagerNRTHDCPL.EXERealtek HD Audio Control Panel, installed with the XP/2K drivers for on-board Realtek HD audio codecs. Unless you have the default (but optional) System Tray icon enabled, the only purpose this entry serves is to detect and allow you to configure any devices plugged into the jacks - such as headphones and a microphone. With the System Tray icon enabled it will also inform you when devices are removed and give you access to the Sound Manager and other multimedia functions. The Sound Manager is also available via the Control Panel and this entry is therefore only required if you regularly change sound schemesYes
Realtek HD Sound ManagerUSOUNDMAN.EXERealtek Sound Manager, installed with the drivers for on-board Realtek HD audio codecs. On an ALC885 based test system it doesn't run after the drivers have been installed and the startup entry is then removed. Disabling it appears to have no ill effects but it's exact purpose is unknown - hence the "U" recommendationYes
Realtek Sound ManagerXTecompntwx.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Realtek Voice ManagerUSkytel.exeRealtek Voice Manager, installed with the drivers for on-board Realtek HD audio codecs. On an ALC885 based test system it doesn't run after the drivers have been installed and the startup entry is then removed. Disabling it appears to have no ill effects but it's exact purpose is unknown - hence the "U" recommendationYes
Realtime Audio EngineUmmrtkrnl.exeAssociated with ALCATech BPM StudioNo
Realtime MonitorYrealmon.exeReal-time scanner part of the now discontinued eTrust Antivirus/InoculateIT version 6 virus scanners from CANo
RealTimeProtectorXwinlogon.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.DIB WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ~A~m~B~u~R~a~D~u~L~� subfolderNo
RealTimeUpdate?RealTimeUpdate.exeProduct description in properties is "InternetExplorerCommunicationAgent Module" ?No
realtpskXrealsched.exeChinese originated adware - detected by Panda as NewWeb. Note - this is not the legitimate RealOne Player (realsched.exe) application of the same name and this file is located in %System%No
RealTrayNRealPlay.exeSystem Tray icon for RealPlayer. If you subsequently start RealPlayer manually it adds itself back to the start-up list. You can stop this from happening by right-clicking on the tray icon and disabling StartCenter via PreferencesNo
RealUpdaterXrealupd.exeAdded by the PARLAY or MITGLIEDER.I TROJANS!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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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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