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?
TLogonPathUtb2logon.exeTimbuktu Pro - remote desktop access softwareNo
tlzX47681727.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN!No
TM Outbreak AgentUTMOAgent.exePart of Trend Micro web-security products - PC-cillin 2004 and Virus Buster 2003-2004. Notifies users of virus outbreaks and offers to update the scannerNo
TMA distributionUcfinst.exePart of Intel's LANDesk Management Suite 6 and the Common Base Agent (CBA) - used for communicating between the core server and managed clientsNo
tmaxXpupdate.exeAdware pop-up generatorNo
tmchookXtmchook.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the VB.AA TROJAN!No
TMEEJME.EXEUTMEEJME.EXEToshiba TME (Toshiba Mobile Extension) ControlNo
TMERzCtl.EXEUTMERzCtl.EXEToshiba TME (Toshiba Mobile Extension) ControlNo
TMESBSUTMESBS21.EXEUtility related to inserting and removing the slim bay device (such as a DVD/CD-writer) on Toshiba laptops. You can disable this task if you have no intention of ever taking the device out while the laptop is turned onNo
TMESBS.EXEUTMESBS21.EXEUtility related to inserting and removing the slim bay device (such as a DVD/CD-writer) on Toshiba laptops. You can disable this task if you have no intention of ever taking the device out while the laptop is turned onNo
TMESBS.EXEUTMESBS31.EXEUtility related to inserting and removing the slim bay device (such as a DVD/CD-writer) on Toshiba laptops. You can disable this task if you have no intention of ever taking the device out while the laptop is turned onNo
TMESBS.EXEUTMESBS32.EXEUtility related to inserting and removing the slim bay device (such as a DVD/CD-writer) on Toshiba laptops. You can disable this task if you have no intention of ever taking the device out while the laptop is turned onNo
TMESBS32UTMESBS32.EXEUtility related to inserting and removing the slim bay device (such as a DVD/CD-writer) on Toshiba laptops. You can disable this task if you have no intention of ever taking the device out while the laptop is turned onNo
TMESRV.EXEUTMESRV11.EXEToshiba utility related to inserting and removing a laptop from a docking station. Not required if you don't use a docking stationNo
TMESRV.EXEUTMESRV21.EXEToshiba utility related to inserting and removing a laptop from a docking station. Not required if you don't use a docking stationNo
TMESRV.EXEUTMESRV31.EXEToshiba utility related to inserting and removing a laptop from a docking station. Not required if you don't use a docking stationNo
TMESRV31UTMESRV31.EXEToshiba utility related to inserting and removing a laptop from a docking station. Not required if you don't use a docking stationNo
TMExLogonUTMESRV.EXEToshiba utility related to inserting and removing a laptop from a docking station. Not required if you don't use a docking stationNo
Tmmkb?Tmmkysvr.exeToshiba multi-media keyboard software - possibly including creating keyboard shortcuts?No
TMMonitorNtmmonitor.exeSystem Tray access and sync monitor for TotalMedia from Arcsoft - "an all-in-one multimedia application that allows you to access and work with digital photos, home videos, recorded TV programs, radio and your digital music library right from your TV or home computer." The sync monitor initiates the sync schedule that you have set and once it's time to sync the scheduled files, the program starts automatically. Exiting the sync monitor prevents scheduled sync from occurring until it is restartedYes
TmNetDriver MonitorXexbce.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ABR WORM!No
Tmntsrv32XTmntsrv32.exeAdded by the STARTPAGE.O TROJAN!No
TMOUSEUtmouse.exeComponent of the Toshiba Mouse Control that allows users with an AccuPoint mouse to scroll MS-scroll-compatible documents by holding CTRL + ALT and moving the AccuPoint up or down. It also allows zooming by holding CTRL + SHIFT and moving the AccuPoint up or down. Disabling this item has no adverse effects, except disabling the scroll/zoom features of the AccuPointNo
tmpXdefender.exeFake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert - removal instructions hereNo
TMPINI34Usvcwinra.exeSystem Surveillance Pro surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
tmproxyYtmproxy.exePart of Trend Micro web-security products - Internet Security 2005, PC-cillin 2003, and Virus Buster 2003-2004No
tmp_upXsample.exeQuickBar adwareNo
TMRUBottedTrayUTMRUBottedTray.exeRUBotted (from Trend Micro) monitors your computer for suspicious activities and regularly checks with an online service to identify behavior associated with Bots. Upon discovering a potential infection, RUBotted prompts you to scan and clean your computerNo
TMTMTSRUTMTMTSR.exeThrustmaster Thrustmapper - "t-mapper - icon sits on your taskbar and automatically detects when the joystick is plugged in and configures it accordingly"No
TnPopUpUbillbrz.exeRelated to Technesis "award-winning solutions for tracking and managing print, copy, fax and scan activities"No
TNTClkUTNTCLK.exeOverclocking program for TNT, TNT2, and other graphics cards. This program can overclock the graphics card manually after startup when needed, especially before starting a gaming session. However, for simplicity, it can be left checked to let it run once at startup to automatically overclock the graphics card. In this case, it doesn't even run in the background after doing its jobNo
TO2SSM_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for Telefónica O2 usersNo
TO2WCM_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for Telefónica O2 usersNo
ToADiMon.exeUToADiMon.exeT-Online ISP software connection assistantNo
TodayUToday.exeToday from Xarka Software - "a calendar/event journal based on the Greek Orthodox Church holidays" which displays a panel including a calendar, events, feasts, astronomical data and the photo of the dayYes
TogglerUtoggler.exe"Toggler allows you to gain control over your Caps Lock, Num Lock, and Insert keys. It prevents you from writing in ALL CAPS when your finger has slipped to accidentally hit the Caps Lock key" No
Tok-CirrhatusXIDTemplate.exeAdded by the RONTOKBRO.A WORM!No
Tok-CirrhatusXsmss.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-A WORM and variants! 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 %AppData%No
Tok-CirrhatusX[path to file]Added by the BRONTOK-F WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-1464Xbr3951on.exeAdded by the BRONTOK.AD WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-1959Xbr4941on.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-J WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-1959X[random].exeAdded by the BRONTOK-CF WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-1959sarcXsv711224030r.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-R WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-1959sarcXyesbron.comAdded by the BRONTOK-R WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-2454Xbr5931on.exeAdded by the BRONTOK.AD WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-2784Xbr6591on.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-L WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-2784Xsmss.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-S WORM! 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 %AppData%No
Tok-Cirrhatus-[4 random digits]Xbr[4 random digits]on.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-M WORM!No
TomcatStartup?hpbpsttp.exeApache Tomcat web server, part of HP LaserJet "Printer Tools" software. What does it do and is it required?No
TomcatStartup 2.5?hpbpsttp.exeApache Tomcat web server, part of HP LaserJet "Printer Tools" software. What does it do and is it required?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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