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?
ScrapPadNScrappad.exeScrapPad allows you to quickly and easily record notes, thoughts, messages, and just about anything you want. Use it like you use scrap paperNo
scrbmkX[path to trojan]Added by the DLOADER-VP TROJAN!No
Screen CalendarUscrcal.exeScreen Calendar allows you to create custom desktop wallpapers with built in active calendar and schedulerNo
Screen GuardUlaunch.exePart of Access Denied security and privacy softwareNo
Screen Guard Message ScanUsgms.exePart of Access Denied security and privacy softwareNo
Screen SaverXscrnsaver.scrAdded by the RBOT-AGP WORM!No
Screen Saver ControlNFSScrCtl.exeScreen saver control applet used by the "Stardust Screen Saver Toolkit", SolidWorks and Hubble Space Telescope screen savers (and possibly others). Lets you control your installed screensavers from a System Tray iconNo
ScreenHunter 4.0 FreeNScreenHunter.exe"ScreenHunter 4.0 Free is a completely free screen capture software for you to easily take screenshots"No
ScreenPrint32NScreenPrint32.exeScreenPrint32 screen capture software - can be launched manuallyNo
ScreenSaverPlusXrundll32.exe MSA64CHK.dll,DllMostrarMatrixDialer/Mostrar parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "MSA64CHK.dll" file is located in %System%No
ScreenViewXScreenView.exeScreenView spywareNo
screxe?scruser2k.exe??No
script?script.batMaybe associated with DOS on a Win9x machineNo
ScriptBlockingYSBServ.exePart of the "Script Blocking" feature for older versions of Symantec's Norton AntiVirus which monitors script-based (ie, JavaScript, VB Script) viruses and alerts you of virus-like malicious behavior, stopping these viruses before they can infect your system. Loads via the registry "Run" or "RunServices" keys in 98/Me and as a service in XPNo
ScriptSentryYScriptsentry.exeScript Sentry from Jason's Toolbox. Blocks malicious scripts and allows safe scripts to run. Only required if you want it to check the file associations it guards at startup. It will function regardlesslyNo
Scroll-In-Mouse V2.0USCROLL.EXEToolkit for the Lynx-3D Net scroll mouse from QTronix. Required if you use the special featuresNo
scrollerXfpapli.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variantNo
scrssXscrss.exeAdded by the HACDEF-R TROJAN!No
scrsvcXscrsvc.exeAdded by the AGENT-DS TROJAN!No
ScrSvrXScrSvr.exeAdded by the OPASERV WORM!No
ScrSvrOldX[worm filename]Added by the OPASERV WORM!No
ScsiYScsi.exeSCSI Miniport driverNo
scssrr.exeXServices.exeAdded by the VB-EMX 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%No
sctrlmgrXsescmgr.exeAdded by a variant of the DWNLDR-GAH TROJAN!No
SCTUINotifyYSCTUINotify.exePart of Windows SteadyState, which is designed to make life easier for people who set up and maintain shared computers - enabling the system administrator to prevent users from making changes to the system configuration, windows desktop, restricting program access, etc. It's intended for shared user environments such as internet cafés, libraries and schools but can be used in any environment. This entry displays the timeout messages on the restricted computer/account - which warns users how long they have until automatic log-off when they log-in and when there are only 2 minutes leftYes
scvhostXsvzhost.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
scvhostUscvhost.exeWiretap surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
scvhostXscvhost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-LI WORM!No
scvhostUOverSpy.exeOverSpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
scvhost loaderXixplore.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CY TROJAN!No
scvhost.exeXscvhost.exeAdded by the LOHAV-N TROJAN!No
Scvsrv32Xscvsrv32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-PM BACKDOOR!No
sd32infoXsd32info.exeAdded by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!No
SDaemonUsdaemon.exePC Security™ from Tropical Software - "is the ultimate in computer security, offering multiple locking systems for the windows environment and internet. Lock files, monitor programs activities, even detect intruders!"No
SDAutoLiveupdateULiveUpdateSD.exeSpyware Detector - spyware remover. Initially not recommended due to false positives but the later versions have since improved - see hereNo
SDAvXcsnss.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.C WORM!No
SDAvXsvhost.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.C WORM!No
sdchosts32Xvbdd.exeAdded by the RANKY.AG TROJAN!No
SDClientMonitorUsdclientmonitor.exeLANDesk® Management Suite software componentNo
SDetectNSDetect.exeScanSuite Scanner Detector - part of ScanWizard, supplied with Microtek scanners. Waits until you press the "GO" button and seems to serve no other purpose. Automatically installed without prompting. Not required if you can start your scanning application before pressing the "GO" buttonNo
sdfgsdfgXhey.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-OR WORM!No
sdfsdfsdfXsp2update.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
sdfwfqXmxxcva.exeAdded by the SDBOT-QN WORM!No
SDIN AdapterXsdin.exeAdded by the FORBOT-AP WORM!No
SDJobCheck?triggusr.exePart of CA Unicenter Software Delivery - manage software across various systems, from desktops and servers to PDAs and mobile phones, in a controlled and standardized way - is it required at startup?No
SDK Codre Function22Xsdkimddprovment2.exeAdded by the SDBOT-YJ WORM!No
SDK Core ComponentXsdkcore.exeAdded by the SDBOT-WC WORM!No
SDK Core FunctionXsdkimprovment.exeAdded by the RBOT.BHL WORM!No
SDK Core Function2Xsdkimprovment2.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.OGX WORM!No
Sdk**.exe [* = random char]XSdk**.exe [* = random char]CoolWebSearch/HomeSearch adware - for examples, see this logNo
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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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