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?
SLDTXrundll32.exe [path] systemdrea.dllAdded by the LATAA-B TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "049ead.cpl" file is located in %Temp%No
SleepManagerNSleepMgr.exeThis program locates free contiguous disk spaces and allocates them for storing BASE MEMORY, EXTENDED MEMORY, VIDEO MEMORY, and SM RAM. It helps the computer come out of hibernate modeNo
Slibe.comUSliber.EXESliber - freeware screen capturing & online sharing toolNo
SlickRunUsr.exe"SlickRun is a floating command line utility for Windows. It gives you almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe becomes MAIL"No
slideXIexplore.exeAdded by the GASLIDE TROJAN! 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!No
slimp3NSliMP3 Server.exeSlimp3 Server - "presents an entirely new way of accessing and enjoying your music collection. Instead of storing your music on CDs or memory cards, the SliMP3 uses your home network to access the music stored on your PC"No
SlingshotNSLINGS~1.EXEAtomica Slingshot - "reference tool with access to dictionary and encyclopedia terms, bios, technical terms, history, geography, and much more". Now superseed by 1-Click AnswersNo
slipcoreYslipcore.exeCore module for Slipstream - internet acceleration through compression/decompression techniques, intelligent cacheing on the server side, and real-time conversion of large/high-bandwidth images to less bulky pix. Used by popular ISPs such as IceNet, Wanadoo, Terra, OnSpeed, United Online and AOL Canada. Required if the user's account is locked in to that proxy serverNo
slipguiYslipgui.exeUser interface for Slipstream - internet acceleration through compression/decompression techniques, intelligent cacheing on the server side, and real-time conversion of large/high-bandwidth images to less bulky pix. Used by popular ISPs such as IceNet, Wanadoo, Terra, OnSpeed, United Online and AOL Canada. Required if the user's account is locked in to that proxy serverNo
SlipStreamYslipcore.exeCore module for Slipstream - internet acceleration through compression/decompression techniques, intelligent cacheing on the server side, and real-time conversion of large/high-bandwidth images to less bulky pix. Used by popular ISPs such as IceNet, Wanadoo, Terra, OnSpeed, United Online and AOL Canada. Required if the user's account is locked in to that proxy serverNo
slmssXslmss.exeSecondThought adwareNo
sloadXsload.exeWin SynchroAd adware, also detected as DLOADER-QG TROJAN!No
sloadXsload32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-OY WORM!No
slvchost32Xslvchost32.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
smXsa_exe.exeAdded by the OLFEB.A TROJAN!No
smXsf_exe.exeAdded by the OLFEB.A TROJAN!No
smXsm_exe.exeAdded by the OLFEB.A TROJAN!No
smXsr_exe.exeAdded by the LUKUSPAM TROJAN!No
SMXiro.batAdded by the IROFFER.CT BACKDOOR!No
SM1BGNSM1BG.EXEUSB driver for downloading from within Napster and iTunes to portable MP3 players. Only required at startup if you use it all the time - otherwise start it manually when requiredNo
SM1NINTNSM1NINT.exeCypress USB Mass Storage Driver Notification Icon Application - tray notification for Cypress base memory sticks and external storage devices for Win98No
SM56 Helper Win32 UtilityNsm56hlpr.exeHelper utility for Motorola based SM56 software modems - resides in the System TrayNo
Sm56aclNsm56hlpr.exeHelper utility for Motorola based SM56 software modems - resides in the System TrayNo
smaUsma.exeSmartKeylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
SmallAndSecureXmssecure.exeAdded by the RBOT.CU WORM!No
smanXapp***.tmp [* = digit]Unidentified adwareNo
SManagerXsmanager.6.exeAdded by the AGENT.BJO TROJAN!No
SManagerXsmanager.7.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-GVG TROJAN!No
SmansaAppXwinlogon.exeAdded by the ROMARIO-A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
SmappNSmtray.exeSystem Tray icon for Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcards. Sound properties can be accessed through the Start Menu or Control PanelYes
Smart Antivirus-2009.exeXSmart Antivirus-2009.exeSmart Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Smart Card ServiceNScardSvr.exeFor Smart Card readers. Known to cause problems, especially for Windows 2000 users - see here. Probably not required unless you use such a device regularlyNo
Smart Connect MonitorUSCMon.exeAppears on a Sony Vaio. Smart Connect Version 2.1 enables data transfer between Vaios via i.LINK cable. Smart Connect supports File and Printer Sharing for MS networks. You can copy files from your Vaio to another Vaio or print using a printer connected to a remote VaioNo
Smart Connect SetupUSCSetup.exeAppears on a Sony Vaio. Smart Connect Version 2.1 enables data transfer between Vaios via i.LINK cable. Smart Connect supports File and Printer Sharing for MS networks. You can copy files from your Vaio to another Vaio or print using a printer connected to a remote VaioNo
Smart Defender PROXsmrtdefp.exeSmart Defender PRO rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Smart DefragUIObit SmartDefrag.exeThis is the original Smart Defrag disk defragmenter utility from IObit. Required if you use either of the "Auto Defrag" or scheduled options. Smart Defrag 2 runs as a scheduled task - as do both versions on Windows 7/Vista. Note - in November 2009 IObit were accused of stealing database information from Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and others so review the links on the Wikipedia page and make your own mind upYes
Smart EngineXSM[random characters].exeSmart Engine rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. The filename is typically in the form "SM***_***.exe"No
Smart KeyboardUSmartkbd.exeNetropa Smart Keyboard driverNo
Smart Label O ServerNssloserv.exePart of the printer software for the smart-label printer made by Seiko. Can be disabled safelyNo
Smart Label RFViewerNSSLFVIEW.EXEPart of the printer software for the smart-label printer made by Seiko. Can be disabled safelyNo
Smart Protector ProUSmartProtector-Pro.exeSmart Protector Pro internet eraser from SmartSoft - "keeps out prying eyes and protects your private data on all Windows systems"Yes
Smart SecurityXSMM[random characters].exeSmart Security rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. The filename is typically in the form "SM***_***.exe"No
Smart Start UPNPnPDetect.exePart of Presto! Mr.Photo - "an ideal program for creating, sharing, and manag-ing digital images and videos" No
Smart TouchUSTouch.exeRelated to Plustek OpticSlim scannerNo
Smart Type AssistantNsta.exeSmart Type Assistant - a complex typing automation tool, intended to make your work faster and saferNo
Smart Virus EliminatorXSM[random characters].exeSmart Virus Eliminator rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
SmartalecUpcaccel.exeSmartalec PC Accelerator - system optimization utilityNo
SmartAudioUSmartAudio.exeConexant SmartAudio PC audio chipset software - typically available on HP notebooks with built-in microphonesNo
SmartBarXPNSmartBarXP.exeSmartBarXP is a bar that runs down the side of your screen, and can be configured to display interactive panels known as 'panes'. These panes include media players, slideshow and image viewing panes, a virtual desktop manager, and live news, weather and stock feeds to mention but a fewNo
sMaRTcaPsNSMARTC~1.EXEsMaRTcaPs from Phoebus LLC - enables you to configure the time needed to depress Caps Lock, Num Lock & Insert keysNo
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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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