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?
service32.exeX[path to trojan]Added by the DLOADR-AYX TROJAN!No
ServiceAdministratorXSERVICES.EXEAdded by the KORRON.B WORM! 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 Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\WINDOWSNo
ServiceConfigUispbeg.exeComcast Transition Wizard. On June 30th, 2003 it will migrate E-mail and web pages from AT&T Broadband Internet to Comcast High-Speed Internet. Until then it will run at startup and then terminate - hence the U recommendationNo
serviceconnectXserviceconnect.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.AIR WORM!No
ServiceControlAppXservices.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BDO WORM! 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 the root directory (i.e. C:\ or D:\)No
ServiceeXservices.exeAdded by the AGENT.DEI 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
ServiceHostXsvch0st.exeAdded by the VB.HE VIRUS!No
ServiceHstXsvcnost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-RS WORM!No
servicelayerXservicelayer.exeAdded by the RENOS.FJ TROJAN! Note - do not confuse this with the Nokia service of the same name which resides in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\PCSuite\Services or %Program Files%\PC Connectivity Solution. This one is located in %Windir%No
servicemngXservice.exeAdded by the TAME-C WORM!No
ServiceOptionMP3Xwinamp.dll.exeAdded by the SAMSON-A TROJAN!No
ServicerXservcr.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BAH TROJAN!No
Servicerepclient1XSERVICES.EXEAdded by the BRONTOK-BT WORM and variants! 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 Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\WINDOWSNo
servicesXstart.batAdded by the ZCREW TROJAN!No
ServicesX[path to trojan]Added by the METEORSHELL TROJAN!No
ServicesXback32.exe ...service.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! Back32.exe is the baddie whose purpose is to HIDE the MIRC32 server in service.exeNo
ServicesXservices.exeAdded by a number of VIRUSES, WORMS and TROJANS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
ServicesXwinread.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
ServicesXwindns.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
ServicesXmshost.exeAdded by the LANFILT-J TROJAN!No
servicesXSvchosts.exeAdded by the SDBOT-N TROJAN!No
ServicesXcsrss.exeAdded by a variant of the RANKY.U TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
ServicesXscks32.exeAdded by a Trojan-Proxy variant. The file is located in %Root% (i.e. C:\ D:\, etc)No
ServicesXsockys32.exeAdded by the RANKY.L TROJAN!No
ServicesXsys.exeAdded by a Trojan-Proxy variant. The file is located in %Root% (i.e. C:\ D:\, etc)No
servicesXwindows32.exeAdded by the FLYVB-C WORM!No
servicesXsocks.exeAdded by the WIN32.SMALL.N TROJAN!No
ServicesXservices.exeAdded by the ZINCITE.A 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
ServicesX[path to trojan]Added by the RANCK-DB TROJAN!No
ServicesXiexplore.exeAdded by the MOGI WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%No
ServicesXsvchost.exeAdded by the REPER-B WORM! 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
ServicesXsysamp.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
ServicesXprosys32.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
ServicesXiexplorer.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)No
ServicesXiexploler.exeAdded by the RANCK-LT TROJAN!No
ServicesXiexpolere.exeAdded by the RANCK.LU TROJAN!No
servicesXsample.exeAdded by a variant of the RANKY TROJAN!No
ServicesXcsrss32.exeAdded by the ANACON-D VIRUS!No
ServicesXanacon32.exeAdded by the ANACON-C WORM!No
ServicesXWinuoa.exeAdded by the PROXY-FBSR MALWARE!No
Services AdministratorXlocalsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services AdministratorXnetsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services AdministratorXspoolsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services AdministratorXsvcadmin.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services AdministratorXsvcman.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services AdministratorXsvcrun.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services AdministratorXtcpsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services AdministratorXwebsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services Control ManagerXservices.exeAdded by the DELF-CGI TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
Services ControllerXlsassa.exeAdded by the CIADOOR.122 VIRUS!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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