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?
BestSync 2008UBestSyncApp.exeSystem Tray access to BestSync® 2008 from Risefly Software - "a professional utility for synchronizing files between your local folders and Network Drives, FTP servers, Removable Media (such as an USB disk)"No
BeSysXBEsys.exeBeSys adwareNo
betaXsvchost.exeAdded by a variant of the DELF.IT TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! The location of this file variesNo
BF4PXbf4p.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.GEN WORM!No
bfxtrayX[path to trojan]Added by the AGENT-GEB TROJAN!No
bgYbullguard.exeBullguard antivirus and firewall. The P2P version is free with KaZaA Media Desktop and GroksterNo
BGInfoUBginfo.exeBGinfo automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop's background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and moreNo
BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}UNMBgMonitor.exeLooks for new files which can be included in Nero Scout which is "a database program which indexes and catalogs all media files on your computer and makes the database available to all programs in the Nero product package." Included in version 7 of the Nero digital media suites (CD/DVD burning, authoring, etc). Integrated into a number of Nero applications and is of particular significance for the Nero Home media center - for more information see the link. If you have trouble disabling Nero Scout try hereYes
BGNewsAgentYbgnewsag.exeBullGuard antivirus updater No
bgoomain.exeXbgoomain.exeBaigoo.a malwareNo
bgsmsndNbgsmsnd.exePrinter driver to generate PDF files from any programNo
BharatayudaXGNB.exeAdded by the BHARAT.A WORM!No
BHOCopNBHOCop.exePC Magazine's BHO Cop that lets you see what browser helper objects are installed. Useful for detecting spywareNo
BHODemon 2.0UBHODemon.exeBHODemon "protects you from unknown Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), by letting you enable/disable them individually. When running, it also monitors your Registry and alerts you when a BHO is installed. Best of all, BHODemon knows about the most common BHOs - the good ones, and the not-so-good ones!". If you prefer forgoing resident protection, the application can also be run on demandNo
BHRUBHR.exeBrowser Hijack Retaliator - recovers your browser after it has been hijacked by spyware, adware, etcNo
BI1HelperStartUpUBI1HEL~1.EXEScreenScenes "Beach Islands" screensaver. The freeware version comes with GAIN branded ads (pop-ups and others). ScreenScenes do however offer you the option of doing away with the ads by purchasing the screensaver for a whopping $30. Please note that Claria Corporation no longer support GAIN-Supported software - see hereNo
BIEXRundll32.exe [path] BDSrHook.dll,Rundll32BDplugin parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
BIGXbiggy.exeAdded by the DELBOT-AG WORM!No
BigDog303NVM303_STI.EXEVimicro webcam USB utility - allows the webcam to initiate data transfer to a program. Create a shortcut and start it manually when neededNo
BigDog305NVM305_STI.EXEVimicro webcam USB utility - allows the webcam to initiate data transfer to a program. Create a shortcut and start it manually when neededNo
BigDogPath?VM_STI.EXEBundled with some software for digital cameras that use a USB connection - what does it do and is it required?No
BigfileSearchXBigfileSearch.exeBigfileSearch adware. File located in %ProgramFiles%\BigfileSearchNo
BigFixNbigfix.exeBigFix can automatically download and read technical support information provided by computer and software manufacturers and other technical support experts (published in the form of Fixlet® Messages) and can automatically check your computer for bugs, configuration conflicts, and security holes. Should only be started manually as it's a resource hogYes
biglowXbiglow.exeAdded by a variant of the Storm/Nuwar/Zhelatin WORM! See here for an exampleNo
bigorisXbigoris.exeAdded by the DORF-AZ TROJAN!No
BigPond ToolbarUbpumTray.exeTelstra BigPond Toolbar - "Introducing the free and easy to use BigPond Toolbar that is designed to make your internet experience and managing your Telstra internet account a whole lot easier"No
BigPondCableNbpcable.exeTelstra Bigpond Cable login software - can be started manually No
BigPondWirelessBroadbandCMYBigPond_CM.exeRelated to BigPond_Wireless_Broadband Service by TelstraNo
bikiniXbikini.exeAdded by the LOWZONE-CX TROJAN!No
BilbulonNBilbulon.exeBilbulon from EcoSoft - swaps text from Hebrew to another language and back. It helps correct typing mistakes which occur if you forget to switch to a different language before starting to type"No
BillGatesLoh.exeXBillGatesLoh.exeAdded by the AGENT-FZO TROJAN!No
BillminderNBillmind.exeCan be setup in Quicken to remind user of due payments. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
bin32hpuXppstub.exePrecisionPop adwareNo
Bing BarNmswinext.exeBing Bar - the latest incarnation of the MSN Toolbar from version 5.* onwards. This entry loads the toolbar into memory at start-up before you open your internet browser. Not required - it will load with the browser and remains in memory after the browser is closedYes
bingdianXBingdian.vbsAdded by the BINGD WORM!No
Bingo Charm?charms.exeSome kind of screen icon kind of like desk flag, but it gives you a choice of icons?No
BiomenuUmenusw.exeRelated to Sony VAIO - passwords, encryption, and a biometric fingerprint sensorNo
Bionix Wallpaper 5UBionix Wallpaper 5.exeBioniX Wallpaper Changer - "the most advanced wallpaper changer/wallpaper manager software in the world"No
BioniXWallpaperUBionix Wallpaper 5beta.exeBioniX Wallpaper Changer - "the most advanced wallpaper changer/wallpaper manager software in the world"No
BioniXWallpaperUBioniX Wallper.exeBioniX Wallpaper Changer - "the most advanced wallpaper changer/wallpaper manager software in the world"No
BioniXWallpaperUBionixWallpaper5.exeBioniX Wallpaper Changer - "the most advanced wallpaper changer/wallpaper manager software in the world"No
BiosXBios32.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
biosXbios.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-PW TROJAN!No
BIOS Net ServiceXBIOSserv.exeAdded by the RBOT-BFL WORM!No
BIOS XP LoaderX[random filename]Added by the RBOT-IC WORM!No
BIOS1XBIOS1.EXEAdded by the OPASERV.T WORM!No
BIOVCIP?BIOVCIP.exe??No
biproXrundll32 mmduch.dllAdded by the MDROP-CVM TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "mmduch.dll" file is located in %Windir%\$NtUninstallMTF1011$No
birelositXucilonyc.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AZW WORM!No
BisonHK?BisonHK.exeRelated to a Bison webcam - which is used on notebooks from a number of manufacturers including Acer, Asus, Lenovo & Samsung. 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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