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?
AutoStart PC StudioNNewPCStudio.exeSAMSUNG New PC Studio - "is the application to organize the contents between Samsung mobile and PC. NPS provides you with convenient access to your device, data management via easy backup and sync, and powerful multimedia features". This allows you (amongst other options) to backup your devices contents to your PC, use it to connect to the internet, transfer files and synchronize contacts, etc. Available from the start menuYes
AutoStartNPSAgentNNPSAgent.exeInstalled with the SAMSUNG New PC Studio mobile device management utility. Detects when a supported mobile device is connection and optionally automatically loads the main programYes
AutoSysUautosys.exeWinguardian surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
autotbarNautotbar.exeIf you disable the HP VIEW toolbar in IE and rearrange the toolbars on a reboot they will be back as they were before if this is left enabledNo
AutoTKitNAUTOTKIT.EXEOn HP PC's. Unclear what purpose it serves - but there's a known issue with Internet Explorer Toolbar settings not being saved with it enabledNo
autoupdNautoupd.exeRaxco Software auto update utilityNo
autoupdXautoupd.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! - found in a folder of the same nameNo
autoupdateXrundll32 DATADX.DLL,SHStartAdded by a variant of the QOOLOGIC TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "DATADX.DLL" file is found in %System%No
autoupdateXrundll32 SUPDATE.DLL,SHStartAdded by a variant of the QOOLOGIC TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "SUPDATE.DLL" file is found in %System%No
AutoUpdateXsmss.exeAdded by WINSPY.88! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\debug64No
Autoupdate ServiceXkaka.exeAdded by the SYMPE-B TROJAN!No
Autoupdate ServiceX[path to trojan]Added by the AGENT-CB TROJAN!No
AutoUpdate32Xservices.exeAdded by WINSPY.88! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\debug64No
AutoUpdaterXaupdate.exeTinybar variantNo
AutoUpdaterXAutoUpdate.exePeopleonPage foistwareNo
autoupdatev2X[path to file]Added by the DROPPER-BM TROJAN!No
autoupdatev2Xautoupdatev2.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.FQ TROJAN!No
AutoVaccineMainXAutoVaccine.exeAutoVaccine rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AutoVirusProtectionXciscv.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
auto__antiav__keyXantiav_exe.exeAdded by the BAGLEDI-AA TROJAN!No
auto__hloader__keyXhloader_exe.exeAdded by the BAGLE.AB TROJAN!No
aux.exeXaux.exeAdded by the ZINS TROJAN!No
auxAudioDeviceXaux32.exeAdded by the AIZU WORM!No
AUXXTRAYNau30setp.exeSystem Tray application for Aureal Vortex based soundcards. Can be run manually via Start -> Settings -> Control PanelNo
AVXUPDATE-28062004.exe[25 blank spaces].vbsAdded by the MIDFIN WORM!No
AVXAntivir.exeAntivir rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
avXexpressav.exeExpress Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AV AntiSpywareXava.exeAV AntiSpyware rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AV CareXAvCare.exeAvCare rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AV ClientXpatch31345.exeAdded by the MYDOOM.AD WORM!No
AV IndustryXpatch31345.exeAdded by the MYDOOM.AD WORM!No
AV UpDateXUpdate.exeAdded by the FUROOT-A TROJAN!No
AV7Xantivirus7.exeAntivirus7 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AV8Xav8.exeAntivirus8 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AvaFindNAvaFind.exeAvaFind file search utilityNo
avagent3974Xchnb8895.exeAntiVirus ransomware security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AVantivirusXAvconsol.exeAdded by the MSNVB-D WORM!No
avastXtroyan.exeAdded by the SMALL.CZ TROJAN!No
AvastXhmu8399.exeAdded by the VB-ECZ TROJAN!No
avastXWind.exeAdded by the GENOME.AKNH TROJAN!No
avastYavastUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 6.* series of antivirus and internet security products from avast! - giving left-click access to the main user interface, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
Avast!YashServ.exeMain part of earlier versions of avast! antivirus products - including the resident protection, virus chest and scheduler. Starts via a registry "RunServices" key on Windows 98/Me and as a service on Windows 2K/XP/VistaNo
avast!YashDisp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 4.* series of antivirus products from avast! - giving left-click access to the On-Access Scanner, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
avast! AntivirusYashDisp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 4.* series of antivirus products from avast! - giving left-click access to the On-Access Scanner, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
avast! AntivirusYavastUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 5.* and 6.* series of antivirus and internet security products from avast! - giving left-click access to the main user interface, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
avast! Web ScannerYAshwebsv.exeWeb scanning part of earlier versions of avast! antivirus products. Starts via a registry "Run" key on Windows 98/Me and as a service on Windows 2K/XP/VistaNo
Avast32YAstart32.exePart of earlier versions of avast! antivirus productsNo
avast5YavastUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 5.* series of antivirus and internet security products from avast! - giving left-click access to the main user interface, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
avastUIYavastUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 5.* and 6.* series of antivirus and internet security products from avast! - giving left-click access to the main user interface, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
avcXavmon.exeAdded by an unidentified 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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