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?
stisrvXstisrv.exeAdded by the RBOT.BQF WORM!No
stlbdistXrundll32exe stlbdist.DLL, DllRunMainHijacker pointing to www.searchandclick.comNo
stlbupdtXrundll32.exe stlbupdt.DLL,DllRunMainBrowserAid adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "stlbupdt.dll" file is found in %System%No
STManagerNdrst.exeDr. SpeedTouch is some sort of diagnostics software which sends out information to a server which then relays the information back to the program to test the network to see if the SpeedTouch ADSL modem connection is working properly. Not required if connected via Ethernet (and probably USB). Can cause a slow down in Win2K - see hereNo
stmhaXwkfxi.jsAdded by the SPETH WORM!No
stonedrvXstonedrv.exeAdded by the COSIMA-K TROJAN!No
StopingSpyXStopingSpy.exeStopingSpy rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
StopSignPopupBlockerUsspopupblockerctrl.exePop-up blocker function of eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendationNo
StopSignSsFwMonURundll32.exe [path] ssfwmon.dll,VerifyStatuseAcceleration Stop-Sign security software related - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendationNo
StopSignSsSsMonURundll32.exe [path] ssssmon.dll,VerifyStatuseAcceleration Stop-Sign security software related - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendationNo
StopSignSsTsMonURundll32.exe [path] sstsmon.dll,VerifyStatuseAcceleration Stop-Sign security software related - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendationNo
StopSignStatusURundll32.exe [path] stopsinfo.dll,VerifyStatusInstaller for eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendationNo
STOPzillaUStopzilla.exeStopZilla! - pop-up killer No
STOPzilla ServiceUSZNTSVC.EXEStopZilla! - pop-up killer No
StorageGuardUsgtray.exeStorageGuard from Veritas. Free utility that integrates with Backup MyPC (formerly Backup Exec Desktop), Simple Backup and MS Backup. Provides system tray access and background monitoring - warning you of files that haven't recently been backed up. Required unless you backup manually on a regular basis or have scheduled backupsNo
StorageManagerUStorageManager.exeStorage Manager software for the Belkin F5D8235 & F5D8635 N+ Wireless (Modem) Routers - which include a single USB port for attaching a storage device (flash drive or external hard drive). This provides network-attached storage capabilities without having to purchase an expensive NASYes
StorageProtectorXSysRep.exeStorageProtector rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
StormCodec_HelperUStormSet.exeStorm Codec is a codec pack for WindowsNo
stpassYstpass.exeSticky Password (from Lamantine Software), Kaspersky Password Manager and My Password Manager in an earlier version of Kaspersky PURE (both by Kaspersky Lab and based upon Sticky Password). Password management utilities which automate the process of entering passwords and other data into websites and saves the user from going to the trouble of creating and remembering multiple passwordsNo
STPMGR?STPMGR.EXEPart of SafeTP which is transparent FTP security software. Does it need to be running permanently or can it be started manually via Start -> ProgramsNo
stratasXxmconfig.exeAdded by the RBOT-AHR WORM!No
stratasXlockx.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ADD WORM!No
StratasXggfig.exeAdded by the OPANKI.W WORM!No
StreamApplianceXwuauclt14.exeAdded by the RBOT-GMB WORM!No
StreamApplianceXwuauclt16.exeAdded by the RBOT-GME WORM!No
Streamload DownloaderNSlDB.exeDownloader for MediaMax (was Streamload) - "gives you a private and secure place to upload, store, access, and share your personal videos, photos, movies, music, and files"No
Streamload UploaderNStreamMgr.exeUploader for MediaMax (was Streamload) - "gives you a private and secure place to upload, store, access, and share your personal videos, photos, movies, music, and files"No
Streams DriversX[trojan filename]Added by the RESTARTER.E TROJAN!No
StreamZap RemoteUzremote.exeStreamZap PC Remote - control Windows Media Player, iTunes, RealPlayer, Winamp, PowerPoint, MusicMatch Jukebox, and many other multimedia applicationsNo
StrgSync.exeUStrgSync.exeSimpleTech Inc's StorageSync backup software - backs up an entire PC, or selected files and foldersNo
strkjhkXsdflkj3.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN - see hereNo
strmsnmgrsXmsnxmsgrsc.exeAdded by the SDBOT.JDR WORM! No
strmsnmsgrXmsnmsgrs.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACQ WORM!No
strmsnmsgrsXmsnmsgrsc.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
strmsnnmsXmsnmegrs.exeAdded by the SDBOT-YU TROJAN!No
strmsnnrsXmsnmcgrs.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACT TROJAN!No
strmsoumsXmsnmegrse.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ZK TROJAN!No
Strng32Xstrngbox.exeAdded by the STRANO WORM!No
StrokeItUstrokeit.exeStrokeIt is an "advanced mouse gesture recognition engine and command processor"No
strpmonXstrpmon.exePart of BugsDestroyer, ProtectingTool and other members of the ErrClean rogue system error and cleaning utility and other members of this family. See here for more examplesNo
strtasXlock1.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ADQ WORM!No
strtasXlockx.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AEB WORM!No
strtasXl074.exeAdded by the AGENT-II TROJAN!No
strtasXloc1.exeAdded by the RBOT-AZU TROJAN!No
strtasXlo71.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AGT WORM!No
strtoXstrto.exeAdded by the KILLPROC-F TROJAN!No
strtoX[path to trojan]Added by the KILLAV-AP TROJAN!No
strtupapYstrtupap.exeLauncher for the range of internet security products from Quick Heal - including Total Security, Internet Security and AntiVirus. Replaces the individual startup entries from older versions - such as Email Protection (EMLPROUI.EXE), Update Scheduler (UPSCHD.EXE), On-Line Protection (CATEYE.EXE) and Messenger (SCANMSG.EXE)Yes
StsXiwnujdss2.exeAdded by the SDBOT-YI WORM!No
StubbishXStubbish.exeAdded by the STUBBOT-A WORM!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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