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?
Sistema OperacionalXcmd.exe [path] aaa.batAdded by the BANKER.I TROJAN! Note - do not delete the legitimate cmd.exe process which is always located in %System%. The "aaa.bat" file is located in %Temp%No
sistrai.exeXsistrai.exeAdded by the PROVA TROJAN!No
sistrayXsistray.exeAdded by the PROVA TROJAN! Located in %Windir%\commandNo
sistrayUsistray.exeSystem Tray icon for SiS based graphics. Located in %System%No
SiSTrayUSiSTray.exeSystem Tray icon for SiS based graphics. Located in %ProgramFiles%\SiS VGA UtilitiesNo
Sistray32Xremotehost.pifAdded by the HOLCAS.A WORM!No
Sistray32Xwin.batAdded by the JUMPRED.A WORM!No
Sistray32Xvirus.exeAdded by the TOMETA-C TROJAN!No
sistryXsistry.exeAdded by the CEBE WORM!No
SiSUSBRGNSiSUSBrg.exeSiS USB Registry Patch File - fixes the undetectable problem with SiS USB controller on Windows XPNo
SiteAdvUSiteAdv.exePreloads the McAfee SiteAdvisor browser plug-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox. "With SiteAdvisor software installed, your browser will look a little different than before. We add small site rating icons to your search results as well as a browser button and optional search box. Together, these alert you to potentially risky sites and help you find safer alternatives". Not required as it will load with your browserYes
SiteAdvisorUSiteAdv.exePreloads the McAfee SiteAdvisor browser plug-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox. "With SiteAdvisor software installed, your browser will look a little different than before. We add small site rating icons to your search results as well as a browser button and optional search box. Together, these alert you to potentially risky sites and help you find safer alternatives". Not required as it will load with your browserYes
SiteAdvisorUSiteAv.exeRefer to the SiteAdv.exe entry. This entry only appears to originate from version 2.0.0.75 (Build 4295) of SiteAdvisor and the registry entry incorrectly points to the invalid filename "SiteAv.exe" - when it should be "SiteAdv.exe"Yes
SiteAdware.exeXSiteAdware.exeSiteAdware rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID familyNo
SiteAvUSiteAv.exeRefer to the SiteAdv.exe entry. This entry only appears to originate from version 2.0.0.75 (Build 4295) of SiteAdvisor and the registry entry incorrectly points to the invalid filename "SiteAv.exe" - when it should be "SiteAdv.exe"Yes
Sitecom Wireless LAN UtilityUWLANUTL.exeSitecom wireless LAN configuration utilityNo
Sitecom Wireless UtilityUWLANUTL.exeSitecom wireless LAN configuration utilityNo
Sitecom WL-112 UtilityUWLANUTL.exeSitecom WL-112 wireless LAN configuration utilityNo
Sitecom WL-115 UtilityUWLANUTL.exeSitecom WL-115 wireless LAN configuration utilityNo
SiteRankerUSiteRankTray.exe"SiteRanker brings you ratings and reviews of websites while you browse and allows you to post your own ratings and reviews. By posting your ratings and reviews youll help other users stay away from websites you found to be dangerous, recommend an eshop whose services you were satisfied with, etc." Not available for download, it's usually distributed together with other productsNo
SiteVillainXSiteVillain.exeSiteVillain rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AntiAID familyNo
sittachasnahalbasyaXntoskernel.exeAdded by the HANSAH-A WORM!No
Six EngineUSixEngine.exePower management utility included with some ASUS motherboards. "The new ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) - the world's first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 6 engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time"No
sixer566Xsscc.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
sixtysixXsixtypopsix.exeMedload adwareNo
sjduwiwxXrnxntup.exeAdded by a variant of the ORCU.B TROJAN!No
SK51USK51.EXESaveKeys keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
SK60USK60.EXESaveKeys keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
SK9910DMUSK9910DM.EXEMulti-function keyboard driver. Allows the use of programmable keys on multimedia keyboards. Required if you use the additional keysNo
SKDAEMONUSKDAEMON.EXEMulti-function keyboard driver. Allows the use of programmable keys on multimedia keyboards. Required if you use the additional keysNo
SkinClockUAtomicAlarmClock.exeAtomic Alarm Clock - "Alert yourself about important events with different alarms and replace your computer tray clock using different skins. Computer Alarm clock that will play any MP3 file. It can also run a program, log off, wake up, reboot, shut down, turn off etc..."No
skinkersUskinkers.exeSelection of desktop messaging/marketing tools with celebrity tie-ins including MTV's "Desktop Ozzy" and Arsenal's "Desktop Wenger" - see here. Leave enabled if you want to receive messagesNo
Skrót do strony właściwości High Definition AudioUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Polish versionNo
SkraXSkra.exeIdentified as a variant of the TrojanDownloader.Matcash malwareNo
SKRSpyWarnUWarn.exeSmartKeylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
sks-32USKS32P~1.EXESpyKeySpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
sks-32Usks32proc.exeSpyKeySpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
SkunkXSkunk.exeAdded by the SUNK-A WORM! Note - this file is found in the root folder (i.e., C:\)No
SkyBlaster SchedulerYSSFSch.exeFor Gilat Communications internet satellite systems - associated with SkyBlaster modem. Required if you have this systemNo
skynetave.exeXskynetave.exeAdded by the SASSER.D WORM!No
SkynetRevengeXwinlogon.scrAdded by the NETSKY.AA WORM!No
SkypeNSkype.exeSkype is "free calls, video calls and instant messaging over the internet. Plus great value calls to phones anywhere in the world"Yes
Skype StartupXskyp.exeAdded by the VANBOT-C WORM!No
SkypeMateNSkypeMate.exeSkypeMate acts as a bridge between networks of VoIP and PSTNNo
SkypeStartupXSkype.exeAdded by the PYKSE-A WORM!No
SkySurfer Management ServiceYSmaServ.exeFor Gilat Communications internet satellite systems - associated with SkyBlaster modem. Required if you have this systemNo
SkytelUSkytel.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
sl4 rulesXrbot32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-QC WORM!No
slack12Xmfcee.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Slayhacker734Xslay7383.exeAdded by the SIKBOT-A TROJAN!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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