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?
Windows Service AgentXczf.exeAdded by the RBOT-GAJ WORM!No
Windows Service AgentX[random filename].exeAdded by the IRCBOT-XE TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgentXagl23.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQU WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXco0l.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQY WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXdsass.exeAdded by the RBOT.MIRCO.BNG WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXmsnmagr.exeAdded by a variant of the SLAPER TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgentXtaskmgr32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GMN WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwin32wins.exeAdded by the RBOT-LOL WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwinup32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQX WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwinupds32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQT WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwit.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQV WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwmscc.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQP WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXspoolvs.exeAdded by the RBOT-GXI WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXspools.exeAdded by the AGENT-GJF TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgentXmsngear.exeAdded by the RBOT.AHW BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXmsngerr.exeAdded by the RBOT.EOZ WORM!No
Windows Service AgentX[3 random letters].exeAdded by the AGENT.AMEB TROJAN - see examples here and hereNo
Windows Service AgentXcxfrru.exeAdded by the SDBOT.GAV WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXizszbayz.exeAdded by the KOLAB.TC WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXjnxrcyc.exeAdded by the RBOT.XAT BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXkafdprs.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.HDE BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXkrqbs.exeAdded by the IRCBRUTE.AZ TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgentXlcaqmsp.exeAdded by the RBOT.WFR BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXmsnmsgr.exeAdded by the RBOT.ABIK BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the valid MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) utility which is located in either %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger or %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger. This one is located in %System%No
Windows Service AgentXmxjunj.exeAdded by the RBOT.EMC BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXndibbeu.exeAdded by the RBOT.XVD BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXnimcoo.exeAdded by the RBOT.EWV WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXnod32.exeAdded by the RBOT.BNG BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXsjbsm.exeAdded by the SMALLTRO.II TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgentXsjbsmgm.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AHX WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXtjybssd.exeAdded by the RBOT.XVD BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXumvcnm.exeAdded by the RBOT.EMC BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXuqgpq.exeAdded by the SMALLTRO.II TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgentXvbsxkhk.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AHX WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwge23.exeAdded by the RBOT.HHK BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXWindo.exeAdded by the RBOT.NQS WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXywgma.exeAdded by the RBOT.DZT BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXwinupd32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.SYM WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXWinTcpip.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.AP WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXidvcqv.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AJB WORM!No
Windows Service Agent 32Xmrthd.exeAdded by the AGENT-GAQ TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgntsX[8 random letters].exeAdded by the SDBOT.BCQ WORM!No
Windows Service AjavXjava128.exeAdded by the RBOT.BNG WORM!No
Windows Service algeX[random filename]Added by the RBOT.GJO TROJAN!No
Windows Service ControllerXservices.exeAdded by the KALEL-B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
Windows Service Controller AgentXtaksmgr.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows Service DCXuhpnjcjl.exeAdded by the RBOT-GLY WORM!No
Windows Service ExecXServiceLayer.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-OI WORM! Note - do not confuse this with the Nokia service of the same name which resides in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\PCSuite\Services or %Program Files%\PC Connectivity Solution. This one is located in %Windir%No
Windows Service FindXwrfkuk.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-XZ TROJAN!No
Windows Service helpXwinservices.exeAdded by the DROPPER.TT 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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