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?
rscmptUrscmpt.exeRequired on the GeFroce 64 meg MX card to show the full 64 meg memory and appears to be a software memory emulator running under the Win2K - see here. High CPU useage results - hence the U statusNo
RSD_HDDThermoNHDD Thermometer.exeFreeware hard disk thermometer from RSD Software that constantly monitors the temperature of the hard disk and takes the necessary measures to avoid overheating by providing warnings with alarm tones or switching off the computer or entering hibernation mode. No longer supportedNo
rsmbXrsmb.exeAdded by the WAREZOV.C WORM!No
rsmb32Xrsmb32.exeAdded by the STRATION.AV WORM!No
rsMenuUrsMenu.exeEnterprise Harmony 99 for CASIO - synchronization software for use with Microsoft® Outlook 97/98/2000. Formally Randsoft Harmony '98No
RSPC DriverX[random filename].exeAdded by the RBOT-SN WORM!No
RSPC Driver DX[random filename]Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
RSRCMTZ?RSRCMTZ.exe??No
rsrvmon.exeXrsrvmon.exeAdded by the AGENT.NY TROJAN!No
RSSXrundll32 RSSToolbar.dll, DllRunMain"Related Sites" toolbar - SearchAndClick hijacker variantNo
RssReaderURssReader.exeRssReader - a free RSS reader able to display any RSS and Atom news feed (XML)No
rsvpXrsvp.exe /waitserviceAdded by the HORST.Q TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate rsvp.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in either %Windir%, %Windir%\System, %Temp%, %AppData%, %AppData%\Microsoft or %System%\driversNo
RsWinXlsass.exeAdded by the DELCANTI-B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a "12053" subfolderNo
RsWinXlsass.exeAdded by the SILLY.BR WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a "4350" subfolderNo
RSyncXnetsync.exeSafeSurfing adwareNo
rtasksXrtasks.exePart of rogue software including members of the AVSystemCare security suite family (see here for examples), WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 and WinAntiVirus Pro 2007No
rtcdllUrtcdll.exeRTCDLL is "Real Time Communication" and is associated with Windows Messenger (the IM application, not messenger service). It is only necessary if you use Windows Messenger. Most people use MSN Messenger instead, so it is not required in those casesNo
RTHDBPLXlsass.exeAdded by the ROUTROBOT WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %AppData%\SystemProcNo
RTHDCPLNRTHDCPL.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
RtHDVCplNRtHDVCpl.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
RtHDVCplNRAVCpl64.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
rtkernswX[random filename]Added by a variant of the SLAPER TROJAN!No
rtl.exeXrtl.exeAdded by the TIOTUA-J TROJAN!No
RtlAudioXRtlAudio.exeAdded by the GRAYBIR-U TROJAN!No
RtlMon.exeNRtlMon.exeMonitor for RealTek network cardNo
RTMonitorYRTMONI~1.exeReal-time monitor for Cheyenne AntiVirus - acquired by CA and no longer availableNo
rtosXrtos.exeIRC trojanNo
RTStartMute?N/A??No
rtvscn95YRTVSCN95.EXEReal-time virus scanner component of Norton Anti-Virus Corporate EditionNo
RtWLanURtWLan.exeConfiguration utility for the Netgear WG111 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter that "provides wireless access to your desktop or notebook PC through the computer's USB port"No
RubeLXRubeL.exeAdded by the RUBY-B TROJAN!No
Ruby13XRuby13.exeAdded by the MEXER.E WORM!No
Ruby14XRuby14.exeAdded by the FIGHTRUB-A WORM! No
rudll32Xspooler.exeAdded by the VB-EZJ WORM!No
ruinXsystem32.exeAdded by the DELF-JM TROJAN!No
RuLaunchURuLaunch.exeInstant Updater for McAfee's VirusScan, Internet Security, Quick Clean, Uninstaller and Firewall products. In the case of VirusScan leave it enabled unless you update manually on a regular basisNo
RunXreal.exeAdded by the LOVGATE.E WORM!No
runXAutoexec.comAdded by the HOLCAS.A WORM!No
runXinetinfo.exeAdded by the BINGHE TROJAN!No
RunXhelp.exeIESearchToolbar parasite. Identified by Ewido Security Suite (Ewido is now part of AVG Technologies) as the DELF.LF TROJAN!No
runXservices.exeAdded by the KREPPER-N TROJAN! 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%\inet10066No
runXrundll32.exe rsrc.dllChinese originated browser hijacker - redirecting to 4199.com Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
runXcchost.exeAdded by the SQUATBOT-C TROJAN!No
runXe.exeAdded by the IMONI-E TROJAN!No
runXwinsys32.exeAdded by the DELF.CP BACKDOOR!No
runXmexica.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.AEV WORM!No
RunXManager.exeAdded by the DELF.EUN TROJAN! The file is found in %AppData%\Roaming\Adobe - see the link for more informationNo
Run Google Web AcceleratorUGoogleWebAccWarden.exeGoogle Web AcceleratorNo
Run Msn MessengerXmsnmgr.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.HA WORM!No
Run MSupdt32Xwscript MSupdt32.vbsAdded by the CASER 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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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