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?
StartwdXrundll32.exe wd081025.dll,HookAdded by the AGENT.DE TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wd081025.dll" file is found in %System%No
startwinXstartwin.exeAdded by the ANTIMAN.A WORM!No
startwindowskeyuserXrundle2.exeAdded by the JAVAKILLER TROJAN!No
Stat 'n' PerfNStatnPerf.exeStat 'n' Perf monitors your internet connection and displays information about sent and received bytesNo
StatBarXSTATBAR.exeStatBar (system status bar) allows you to quickly get an overview of your system's condition (memory, CPU, uptime, and much more). Due to the sheer number of resources (over 60%) consumed by this program, it is unsuitable for Windows 9x/MeNo
State ServiceXcsrss.exeAdded by the DADOBRA-CP TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
StationPlaylistStudioUSPLStudio.exeStationPlaylist Studio - "simple to use on-air broadcast playback software for the studio and/or DJ" for small to medium sized radio broadcasters, and internet webcastersNo
StatisticsXstatslist.exeAdded by the OPANKI-S WORM!No
statloadsXpgjd83sa.exeAdded by the SDBOT-UM WORM!No
Status MonitorNBrMfcWnd.exeBrother scanner status monitor - can be started manually No
Status Monitor CLJ1500UHPPOUMUI.exeStatus monitor for the HP Color LaserJet 1500 printer from Hewlett-Packard - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etcNo
Status Monitor XENENGSS.EXEThe Xerox Document WorkCentre XE Series Status Monitor displays information about your printer and currently active or waiting print jobs. You can use it to control your printing environment and manage your printing operations. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
StatusClient?StatusClient.exePart of Hewlett Packard network printer driversNo
StatusClient 2.6?StatusClient.exePart of Hewlett Packard network printer driversNo
StatusViewNStatusView.exeStatus View intra-office messaging No
Stay Connected!NStayCon.exeMore than just a pinger, actually simulates online activity. Supports AOL, NetZero, MSN, ATT WorldNet, CompuServe and many other ISPs as well. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
StayAliveUStayAlive.ExePart of RealSPEED - tweaking utility to speed-up your internet connection. Stay connected even after a period of inactivity on the net No
StayAliveUsa.exeStayAlive from TFI Technology. "This top-notch tool intercepts crashes when they happen, keeping your programs running so you can save your work."No
STBVision?STBVisn.exeRelated to the STB Velocity graphics card. What does it do and is it required?No
STBWEBTVNSTBWEBTV.EXEUsed to display TV on your PCNo
stcinstallerXid53.exeAdded by the SCTHOUGHT.L TROJAN! No
stcloaderXstcloader.exeSecondThought adwareNo
STCLOA~1XSTCLOA~1.EXESecondThought adwareNo
STCPOYSTCPO.exeSophos Sweep antivirus softwareNo
StdAFXXstdafx.exeAdded by the DELBOT-AF WORM!No
stdlibX[filename]Added by the PERDA-E TROJAN!No
STDSBYSTDSB.exeScrollbar driver for notebooks. If taken out of the Startup, it will not provide scrollingNo
Stealth Anonymizer 2.5Ustealth25.exeNow named Stealther - proxy server agent that lets you travel the Internet with maximum possible privacyNo
stealth.dcom.exeXstealth.dcom.exeAdded by the THEALS.A WORM!No
stealth.ddos.exeXstealth.ddos.exeAdded by the THEALS.A WORM!No
stealth.exeXstealth.exeAdded by the THEALS.A WORM!No
stealth.injector.exeXstealth.injector.exeAdded by the THEALS.A WORM!No
stealth.stat.exeXstealth.stat.exeAdded by the THEALS.A WORM!No
stealth.wm.exeXstealth.wm.exeAdded by the THEALS.A WORM!No
stealth.worm.exeXstealth.worm.exeAdded by the THEALS.A WORM!No
SteamNsteam.exeValve Corporation's STEAM broadband game client. Steam is Valve's new way of getting games into your hands ASAP. Games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero are all being made available through Steam. Steam games are automatically kept up-to-date with the latest content and revisions. Steam also includes an instant-message client which even works while you're in-gameYes
steamXsteam.exeAdded by the RBOT-AJT WORM! Note - the file steam.exe will be found in %System% and is not associated with Valve Software's game clientNo
SteamXPACsteam.exeAdded by the AGENT-SF MALWARE!No
Steam.exeX[path to file]Added by the DRACMETES.A password stealer!No
SteFanieXSteFanie.vbsAdded by the STEFAN WORM! Note - make sure you check the hyperlink as this one copies it's self to numerous dirves and foldersNo
stgclean?w32main2.exeRelated to IBM Standard Software Installer. What does it do and is it required?No
StickiesNStickies.exeStickies - "lets you put yellow sticky notes on your Windows desktop, much like the popular Mac OS application. It is very simple, very customizable, and completely free!". Available via Start → ProgramsNo
StickiesUSticky Notes.exeStickies virtual post-it widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Sticky Notes.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsNo
Sticky NotesNstikynot.exeMicrosoft Sticky Notes - virtual sticky notes tool from Windows Vista. This implementation of the popular yellow "Post-It" tool is part of the Tablet PC features and allows you to enter either handwriting (via a pen or mouse) or record a voice note. AVailable via Start → All ProgramsYes
Sticky PadUStickyPad.exeSticky Pad from Green Eclipse. Place sticky notes on your desktopNo
Sticky PasswordYstpass.exeSticky Password from Lamantine Software - "stores and protects all your personal data (e.g. passwords, user names, contacts, phone numbers, etc.). Sticky Password links passwords and accounts to applications and websites for which they are used. All information is stored in encrypted form in the Database, access to which is protected by a Master Password"Yes
Sticky Password ManagerYstpass.exeSticky Password from Lamantine Software - "stores and protects all your personal data (e.g. passwords, user names, contacts, phone numbers, etc.). Sticky Password links passwords and accounts to applications and websites for which they are used. All information is stored in encrypted form in the Database, access to which is protected by a Master Password"No
StickyNoteNStickyNote.exeUtility that allows you to put yellow "Post-It" type messages on your desktop. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
StickyPasswordYstpass.exeSticky Password from Lamantine Software - "stores and protects all your personal data (e.g. passwords, user names, contacts, phone numbers, etc.). Sticky Password links passwords and accounts to applications and websites for which they are used. All information is stored in encrypted form in the Database, access to which is protected by a Master Password"Yes
StillImageMonitorUStimon.exeStimon.exe enables a USB still-image device (such as a scanner) to initiate data transfer to a program. For example, if your scanning device has a scan button, it may start a program and begin scanning when you press it. Create a shortcut and start it manually when needed if your scanner otherwise fails to scan. May be required for your USB scanner to work - including all HP scanners and some of their SCSI scannersNo
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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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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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