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?
svhost.exeXsvhost.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC-AY WORM!No
svhost1Xmdsn.exeAdded by the VB-EPK TROJAN!No
svhost32Xsvhost32.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AWY WORM!No
SVIDC32M?SVIDC32M.exe??No
sVideo2Xvxdrun6.exeSwitch-D premium rate adult content dialler. The filename and path can be random but the most frequent example is "vxdrun6.exe" which is located in %System%No
sviload32Xsviload32.exeAdded by the RBOT-AAS WORM!No
SVM Pop?svmpop.exe??No
svnlitup32Xsvnlitup32.exeAdded by the RBOT.CBJ WORM!No
svnloaderXsvnload32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACU WORM!No
SVOHSTXsvohst.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-AEI WORM!No
Svost LoaderXsvost.exeAdded by the SDBOT.G BACKDOOR!No
svphost.exeXsvphost.exeAdded by the AGENT.CS TROJAN!No
SVPWUTILUSVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTILPart of Toshiba Hardware SetupNo
Svr32 spool serviceXspoolsrv32.exeTopantispyware adwareNo
svrhostXSvrhost.exeSatbo adwareNo
svrrunXsvrrun.exeAdware hailing from Deskwizz.com No
svsekinXsvsekt.exeAdded by the QQPASS.G TROJAN!No
svshostXsvshost.exeAdded by the CHODE-H WORM!No
svshostXmessenger.exeAdded by the LOONY-G TROJAN!No
Svshost Update ServiceXsvcbind.exeAdded by the MYTOB.LH WORM!No
svshost32Xmsgrsv32.exeAdded by the RANKY.AJ TROJAN!No
svshost32Xsvshost32.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
svshostdriverXsvshost.exeAdded by the SDBOT-HN TROJAN! No
svshostdriverXmsnmessengerupdate.exeAdded by the SDBOT-BI BACKDOOR!No
svtcinXn20050308.a.Stub.EXEAdded by the N20050308 TROJAN! No
svwin32Xunninst32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-NF WORM! No
SVX Control ServiceXsvxhost.exeAdded by the FORBOT-K WORM!No
svxhostXsvxhost.exeAdded by the MEXBANK.A spywareNo
SWXSpyOnThis.exeSpyOnThis rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
SW CfgWizUcfgwiz.exeConfiguration wizard for Symantec's now discontinued Norton SystemWorks security product. On the first run after installation or a significant software update via LiveUpdate this entry looks after registration, subscription and post-installation tasks (such as LiveUpdate, full scan and scheduling) and confirms the default configuration settingsYes
SW20Usw20.exeRelated to MSI's Dynamic Overclocking TechnologyNo
SW24Usw24.exeRelated to MSI's Dynamic Overclocking TechnologyNo
swAgentexeYSWAGENT.EXEPart of the now obsolete McAfee Managed VirusScan anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businessesNo
Swap NutNjavaw.exejavaw.exe can be loaded by other programs at startup but in this instance it's SwapNut, a peer-to-peer file sharing and searching utility developed and marketed by File Metrics, Inc. Users can search for and find almost any type of digital file (audio, video, photos etc.) through a secure peer-to-peer networkNo
SWCallerXSWcaller.exeSwporta homepage hijackerNo
SWCallerXSwcaller2.exeSwporta homepage hijackerNo
SwchostXSwhost.exeAdded by the BDOOR-MP BACKDOOR!No
SWClientUswsys.exeActivMonAgent keyboard logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourselfNo
SWClientUswclient.exeStealth Watcher surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
swcrootXswcroot.exeAdded by the SOLENO-A TROJAN!No
SWdUwinwd.exePC Security™ from Tropical Software - "is the ultimate in computer security, offering multiple locking systems for the windows environment and internet. Lock files, monitor programs activities, even detect intruders!"No
Sweep95YICLOAD95.EXEPart of an older version of Sophos anti-virus softwareNo
Sweep95YSETUP.EXEPart of an older version of Sophos anti-virus softwareNo
SweetIMNSweetIM.exevSweetIM - send fancier smiley-faces and IM graphics to friends who are using MSN Messenger. They are only able to see these advanced smiley-faces if they also have SweetIM installedNo
Swf32XAVupdate.exeAdded by the MERKUR.E WORM!No
Swf32X_backup.exeAdded by the SYMTEN WORM!No
swgUGoogleToolbarNotifier.exePart of Google Toolbar (from version 4 onwards) for IE. "Google Toolbar Notifier allows you to set Google as your default search engine and prevents your search settings from being changed without your consent. An icon in your system tray blinks if the Notifier identifies an attempt to change your default search engine. You can click the icon to get more details and allow the change". There was a bug in earlier versions where disabling the option resulted in the entry still running at startup but this has now been resolvedYes
SwiftCleanerXSwiftCleanerScanner.exeSwiftCleaner rogue cleaning utility - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
SwimSuitNetworkXSwimSuitNetwork.exeAdvertising spywareNo
swingsysXSWINGSYS.EXEAdded by the BANCOS-CX 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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