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?
Winamp to Google TalkUwinamptogoogletalk.exeWinamp to Google Talk, available here shows your current Winamp track in your Google Talk statusNo
Winamp UpdateXyhn.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ACR WORM! No
winampaUwinampa.exeLoads the optional System Tray icon and maintains file associations for the popular Winamp media player. If disabled, other media players like iTunes, QuickTime and RealPlayer could become the default player for various file types when you double-click on them in My Computer or Windows ExplorerYes
WinampaXwinampa.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-GS TROJAN! Note - this is NOT associated with the popular Winamp media player. The valid file for the Winamp Agent resides in a "Winamp" subdirectory of %ProgramFiles% whereas this file is located in %System%No
Winampa AgentXWINAMPA.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-BR WORM! Note - this is NOT associated with the popular Winamp media player. The valid file for the Winamp Agent resides in a "Winamp" subdirectory of %ProgramFiles% whereas this file is located in %System%No
winampa.exeXwinampa.exeAdded by the PINCAV.PRC TROJAN! Note - this is NOT associated with the popular Winamp media player. The valid file for the Winamp Agent resides in a "Winamp" subdirectory of %ProgramFiles% whereas this file is located in %Windir%No
winampa.exeUwinampa.exeLoads the optional System Tray icon and maintains file associations for the popular Winamp media player. If disabled, other media players like iTunes, QuickTime and RealPlayer could become the default player for various file types when you double-click on them in My Computer or Windows Explorer. This is the Windows Defender entry for earlier versionsYes
WinampAgentUwinampa.exeLoads the optional System Tray icon and maintains file associations for the popular Winamp media player. If disabled, other media players like iTunes, QuickTime and RealPlayer could become the default player for various file types when you double-click on them in My Computer or Windows ExplorerYes
WinAmpAgentXMsexploren.exeAdded by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filenameNo
WinAmpAgentXShch.exeAdded by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filenameNo
WinAmpAgentXsvchst.exeAdded by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filenameNo
WinAmpAgentXWinagent.exeAdded by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filenameNo
WinAmpAgentXmsnexploren.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.B TROJAN!No
WinAmpAgentXsdhch.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.B TROJAN!No
WinampPluginXwinampa.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CNF WORM! Note - this is NOT associated with the popular Winamp media player. The valid file for the Winamp Agent resides in a "Winamp" subdirectory of %ProgramFiles% whereas this file is located in %System%No
WinAnonymousXGDC.exeWinAnonymous rogue privacy tool - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the PCPrivacyTool familyNo
WinAntiSpyware 2005Xwas5.exeWinAntiSpyware 2005 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntiSpyware 2006Xwas6.exeWinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntiSpyware 2006 FreeXwas6.exeWinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntiSpyware 2006 ScannerXwas6.exeWinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntiSpyware 2007Xwas7.exeWinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
WinAntiSpyware 2007 FreeXwas7.exeWinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
WinAntispyware2008XWinAntispyware2008.exeWinAntiSpyware 2008 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntivirusXAVSVC.EXEPart of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2005 rogue security software when installed in Win98/Me - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntiVirus Pro 2007XWinAv.exeWinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntivirusProXWinAntivirusPro.exeWinAntivirusPro rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntivirusProXWinAntiVirusPROSetup.exeWinAntivirusPro rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinAntiVirusPro2006XWinAV.exeWinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WinApiXwinapix.exeAdded by a variant of the TIBSER.A downloader TROJAN!No
WINAPLOGUPDXWINAPLOGUPD.EXEAdded by the CAPSIDE-C WORM!No
WinappXwinpup32.exeProduces popup ads to adult content sitesNo
WinApp32Xmsapp.exeAdded by the RSBOT TROJAN!No
WinAppLogUsvchost.exeStingKeyLogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
WinAuthXwinlogon.exeAdded by the STRTPAGE.BE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
WinAvXXWinAvX.exeAdded by the VIRANTIX TROJAN!No
WinAvXXWinAvXX.exeMalware installed by different rogue security software including SpyKillerPro. Also detected as the SPYWAD-AR TROJAN!No
WinAwkXWinAwk.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AYF WORM!No
WinBackup 2.0Uwbtray.exeSystem Tray access to and backup status monitor for the WinBackup 2.0 backup utility from Uniblue Systems Limited - now discontinuedYes
WinBackup SchedulerUWbsched.exeScheduler for the WinBackup backup utility from LI Utilities (now Uniblue Systems Limited) - now discontinued. Required if you have regularly scheduled backup jobsYes
WinBarUWinBar.exe"WinBar is a free and compact program that lets you monitor your system and provides easy access to frequently used controls"No
winbar.pifXpacke.pifAdded by the RBOT-AVI WORM!No
WinbedXwinbed.exeHijackerNo
WinbinXswchost.exeAdded by the RBOT.CLS WORM!No
winbin32Xwin32exe.exeAdded by the RBOT-ZL WORM!No
WinBlueSoftXWinBlueSoft.exeWinBlueSoft rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
winbo32Xwinbo32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GRU WORM!No
winbootXwinboot.exeAdded by the BANLOAD-W TROJAN!No
winbotXwinbot.exeAdded by the MIDRUG-A TROJAN!No
WinBrushUwinbrush.exeWinBrush - "handy tool that keep your privacy and make your system clean. It works by cleaning up your tracks (document histories, recent opened files from popular software, cookies, temporary internet files, etc)"No
WinButlerXWinButler.exeIdentified as a variant of the Trojan-Dropper.Agent.DKN malwareNo
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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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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