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?
Atomic Time SynchronizerUTimeSync.exeTimeSync - lets you synchronize your computer's clock with any internet atomic clockNo
Atomic-x27XAtomic-x27.exeAdded by the KATOMIK-A WORM!No
Atomic-x27CXAtomicpartC.exeAdded by the KATOMIK-A WORM!No
Atomic.exeUAtomic.exeAtomic Clock Sync - synchronizes your computer's time with the NIST time serverNo
AtomicaNatomica.exeAtomica runs from the System Tray and allows the user to find out more about a word or phrase on any screen by pointing at it with the mouse and clicking button one while holding down the Alt keyNo
AtomicTimeUATOMICTIME.EXEAtomicTime - utility that synchronizes your PC clock to an atomic clockNo
AtomSyncUatomsync.exeAtomSync - "this NTP client synchronizes your PC clock with an internet atomic time server or with a time server on your LAN"Yes
AtrackUatrack.exeNew feature of Norton Internet Security (NIS) and Norton Personal Firewall (NPF) 3.0 is the Alert Tracker, an instant notification feature. The Alert Tracker displays information about events as they happen. This way, when a rule has been triggered or an access to the Internet made, you know about it immediately rather than finding out about it when you check your logs or notice that the NIS icon indicates a security alertNo
AtrayUAtray.exeActive Tray is a utility which lets you configure the system tray. You can also create your own tray iconsNo
ATSpoolerUAppsTraka.exeDeskTopScout keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
ATT-SST_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for AT&T usersNo
ATTBroadbandUpdateUSAUpdate.exeBig Brother from Quest Software. System and network monitorNo
ATTRedUpdateUAutoUpdate.exeAdditional item added to start-ups after AT&T took over the now bankrupt Excite@home high-speed internet service. Included for automatically downloading and installing updates. Leave it unless you plan to regularly run it to check for updatesNo
Attune DownloadXAttunel.exeAveo Attune automated helpdesk software - regarded as adwareNo
AttuneClientEngineXattune_ce.exeAveo Attune automated helpdesk software - regarded as adwareNo
AttuneContentUpdaterXattune_cu.exeAveo Attune automated helpdesk software - regarded as adwareNo
AttuneDiscoveryXattune_di.exeAveo Attune automated helpdesk software - regarded as adwareNo
AttunelXAttunel.exeAveo Attune automated helpdesk software - regarded as adwareNo
AttuneSystrayXattune_st.exeAveo Attune automated helpdesk software - regarded as adwareNo
aTunerNatuner.exeaTuner - tweak tool for GeForce based graphics cardsNo
atuvpUdtor.exeEZKeylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
atwtusbYatwtusb.exeUSB interface for Aiptek Graphics Tablet (USB)No
AtxBrwXIexplor.exe"Pop Marketing" adwareNo
auUDealioAu.exeDealio Toolbar is a free shopping comparison toolbar that allows users to search for a wide range of consumer productsNo
AU AgentUAUagent.exeAu Agent from Zilab Software. Win2K/NT enhancement tool. Allows you to run applications under any security context without closing the whole logon session to process a new logonNo
au.exeXau.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.B WORM!No
AUCBPNPYaucbnpn.exeAdaptec USB CardBus Safe-Eject - driver for the Adaptec USB 2.0 CardBus which provides USB 2.0 ports for laptop users via a PCMCIA card slotNo
AucompatXAucompat.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
AudcntrXaudcntr.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
AudCtrl?RunDll32 AudCtrl.dll, RCMonitorAudio control panel?No
audi32Xaudi32.exeAdded by the RANCK-FL TROJAN!No
AUDIOXSOUND.exeAdded by the PLOYB-A TROJAN!No
Audio Device ManagerXwinfp.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-XS WORM!No
Audio Device ManagerXWinNT.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.USP BACKDOOR!No
Audio Device ManagerXWNDXP.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AJL BACKDOOR!No
Audio Device ManagerXsfhgj.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-ZA BACKDOOR!No
Audio HD DriverX[random.exe]Added by the AGENT-OAL TROJAN!No
Audio3DadminchkXadminchkwindows5.00.2195.1620.exeAdded by the TRITE-A WORM!No
audiocfg.exeXaudiocfg.exeAdded by the VB.ATE WORM!No
AudiocntlXaudiocntl.exeAdded by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!No
AudioCommanderNAudioCommander.exeSystem Tray access to the AudioCommander user interface for Andrea USB devices - including features such as noise cancellation, graphic equalizer, echo Cancellation and beam formingYes
AudioCommander ApplicationNAudioCommander.exeSystem Tray access to the AudioCommander user interface for Andrea USB devices - including features such as noise cancellation, graphic equalizer, echo Cancellation and beam forming. This entry is taken from the XP version of Windows DefenderYes
AudioCommanderVistaNAudioCommander.exeSystem Tray access to the AudioCommander user interface for Andrea USB devices - including features such as noise cancellation, graphic equalizer, echo Cancellation and beam forming. This entry is taken from the registry "Run" key in the Vista versionYes
AudioDeckUADeck.exeVia Audio Deck - audio control panel for motherboards with supported on-board VIA audio chipsetsNo
AudiodevUSVCHOST.exe AudiodevKey Spyware surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself. 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
AudiodrvXaudiodrv.exeAdded by the CRYPTER-C TROJAN!No
AudioDrvEmulatorUDLLML.exe AudDrvEm.dllCreative DLL Module Loader for the Sound Blaster range of internal and external soundcards. Used to load modules such as remote control or mixing. This instance is related to an Audio Emulator functionNo
AudioHQNAhqtb.exeFor Creative Soundblaster Live! series soundcards. System tray application for SB Live! functions. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
AudioHQXaudiohq.exeAdded by the BANKER-EHK TROJAN!No
AudioHQUNAHQTBU.EXESystem Tray application installed with the drivers for Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! Can be run from Start -> Programs 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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