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?
AVCleanXAVClean.exeAVClean rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AvconsoleEXEUAvconsol.exeFrom McAfee VirusScan up to version 4.x and Dr Solomon's VirusScan. Used to schedule regular scans. If you don't have scans scheduled you don't need itNo
AvengineXAvengine.comAdded by the DELF.LJ TROJAN!No
AVFX EngineUStartFX.exeAdvanced Video FX - supported by a number of Creative Web Cameras. "Have more fun by adding a wide range of special effects and backgrounds to your video chat with Advanced Video FX"No
AvGXsvchost323.exeAdded by the RBOT-ZA WORM!No
AVGXwindows.exeAdded by the POCHI.A WORM!No
AVG Anti-SpywareYavgas.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. This has now been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-SpywareYes
AVG Anti-Virus systemYavgcc.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the Control Center and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
AVG Anti-Virus SystemYavgemc.exeE-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry, it loads as a service in 2K and higherYes
AVG Anti-Virus SystemYavgw.exeThis entry is included with the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. Once installed (or on first run for a different user) it runs the configuration sequence to set up the product and doesn't run on subsequent restartsYes
Avg AntivirusXicpldrvx.exeAdded by the BANKER.BYU TROJAN!No
AVG Antivirus 2011Xavg.exeAVG Antivirus 2011 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Note - this should not be confused with the popular and legitimate AVG Anti-Virus 2011 by AVG TechnologiesNo
AVG AntiVirus ScannerXavgscnx.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BBE WORM! Note - this is not a legitimate AVG entryNo
AVG AntiVirus UpdaterXavgwusv.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BAX WORM! Note - this is not a legitimate AVG entryNo
AVG Grisoft UpdaterXupdater.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-OT WORM!No
AVG IDSYAVGIDSUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Identity Protection - identity theft prevention which is available as a stand-alone product or included with AVG Internet Security. "Always-on identity theft prevention for Windows from one of the world's most trusted security companies. Shop and ensure safe surfing of the web, make yourself secure in the knowledge that your passwords, account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other valuables are safe from identity thieves." It also loads the background activity monitoring process (AVGIDSMonitor.exe)Yes
AVG Internet SecurityUavgtray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the range of internet security products from AVG Technologies - including Internet Security, Anti-Virus and their free products such as Anti-Virus Free and LinkScanner®. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the main window and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
AVG7_AMSVRYAVGAMSVR.EXEThis is the AVG7 Alert Manager for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. It is essential for both scheduled activities (such as automatic updates and scans) and for displaying alerts and reports via the Control Center (avgcc.exe). Appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry and as a service in 2K and higherNo
AVG7_CCYavgcc.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the Control Center and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
AVG7_EMCYavgemc.exeE-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry, it loads as a service in 2K and higherYes
AVG7_RunYavgw.exeThis entry is included with the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. Once installed (or on first run for a different user) it runs the configuration sequence to set up the product and doesn't run on subsequent restartsYes
AVG8_TRAYUavgtray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 8.* series of internet security products from AVG Technologies - including Internet Security, Anti-Virus and their free products such as Anti-Virus Free and LinkScanner®. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the main window and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
AVG9_TRAYUavgtray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 9.* series of internet security products from AVG Technologies - including Internet Security, Anti-Virus and their free products such as Anti-Virus Free and LinkScanner®. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the main window and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
avgamsvr.exeYAvgamsvr.exeThis is the AVG7 Alert Manager for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. It is essential for both scheduled activities (such as automatic updates and scans) and for displaying alerts and reports via the Control Center (avgcc.exe). Appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry and as a service in 2K and higherNo
avgasYavgas.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. This has now been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-SpywareYes
avgccYavgcc.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the Control Center and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
avgcc32Yavgcc32.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 6.* (and maybe earlier) series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. Also enables scheduled tests, Outlook E-mail plug-in and automatic updatesNo
AVGCtrlYAVGCtrl.exePart of AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic antivirusNo
avgemcYavgemc.exeE-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry, it loads as a service in 2K and higherYes
avgfwsrvYAVGFWSRV.EXEIntegrated firewall for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. Protects the users computer from outside attacks, typically from the internet. Starts via a registry "RunServices" key on Windows 98/Me and as a service on Windows 2K/XP/VistaNo
AVGIDSYAVGIDSUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Identity Protection - identity theft prevention which is available as a stand-alone product or included with AVG Internet Security. "Always-on identity theft prevention for Windows from one of the world's most trusted security companies. Shop and ensure safe surfing of the web, make yourself secure in the knowledge that your passwords, account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other valuables are safe from identity thieves." It also loads the background activity monitoring process (AVGIDSMonitor.exe)Yes
AVGIDSUIYAVGIDSUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Identity Protection - identity theft prevention which is available as a stand-alone product or included with AVG Internet Security. "Always-on identity theft prevention for Windows from one of the world's most trusted security companies. Shop and ensure safe surfing of the web, make yourself secure in the knowledge that your passwords, account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other valuables are safe from identity thieves." It also loads the background activity monitoring process (AVGIDSMonitor.exe)Yes
avgmsvr.exeYavgmsvr.exeAVG Anti-Virus 7.0 relatedNo
AVGntYAVGnt.exeAntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic antivirus. System Tray icon and control programNo
Avgserv9.exeYAvgserv9.exeBackground monitoring and scanning for the 6.* (and maybe earlier) series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies when running on 9x/Me. Loaded from the "RunServices" registry keyNo
AVGTXantivirusGT.exeAntivirusGT rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
avgtrayUavgtray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the range of internet security products from AVG Technologies - including Internet Security, Anti-Virus and their free products such as Anti-Virus Free and LinkScanner®. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the main window and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
AVGuardYAVGuard.exeAntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic antivirus. Background task which scans files transparentlyNo
avguard3876X000b09274b.exeAntiVirus ransomware security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AVG_CCYavgcc32.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 6.* (and maybe earlier) series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. Also enables scheduled tests, Outlook E-mail plug-in and automatic updatesNo
AVG_EMCYAVGEMC.exeAVG Anti-Virus 7.0 Email Cleaner. Scans incoming and outgoing email for virusesNo
AVG_RegCleanerYAVGREGCL.exeBoot time registry cleaner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies - for checking the registry for virus additions and other security problemsNo
avidrvXdrvsc.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.PH TROJAN!No
AvimgtXAvimgt.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
Avimgt32XAvimgt32.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
avinitYAVINIT9X.EXECommand Antivirus relatedNo
Avira Anti-Virus Pro 2008Xexplorear.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
AvirTrXAvirTr.exeAntivirusTrigger rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AVK Mail CheckerYAVKPop.exeeXtendia AVK AntiVirus email checker No
AVKBarYAVKBar.exeGData AntiVirusKit Anti-virusNo
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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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