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 Update Firewall SystemXwinmsfw.exeAdded by the RBOT-EEO WORM!No
Windows Update Firewall SystemXctfmom.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.ANDM WORM!No
Windows Update GUI Executable x32xXwupdategux32.exeAdded by the RBOT.CXY WORM!No
Windows Update HostX[path to worm]Added by the SDBOT-CSW WORM!No
Windows Update IPv6 LayerXWIN32IPV6.EXEAdded by the RBOT.DUD WORM!No
Windows update loaderXxpupdate.exeMalware installed by different rogue security software including SpyKillerPro. Also detected as the BRAVE-A TROJAN!No
Windows Update ManagerXwupdmngr.exeAdded by the RANDEX.BTB WORM!No
Windows Update ManagerXWinlog0n.exeAdded by the AGENT-BO TROJAN!No
Windows Update ManagerXwupdate.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Update ManagerXbootwiz.exeAdded by the MYBOT WORM!No
Windows Update ManagerXWindowsUpdateManager.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Windows Update Manager for NTXwupdmgr32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AH WORM!No
windows update microsoftXupdatem.exeAdded by the RBOT-CHE WORM!No
Windows Update Monitoring ServiceXwinupdt.exeAdded by the RBOT-PL WORM! No
Windows Update ProcessXwmiprvsc.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CB WORM!No
Windows Update ServiceXcsrs.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-NI WORM!No
Windows Update ServiceXsmcg.exeAdded by the SDBOT.QY WORM!No
Windows Update ServiceXSP00ISS.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ZH WORM!No
Windows Update ServiceXupdate32.pifAdded by the RBOT-ALC WORM!No
Windows Update ServiceXtrest.exeIdentified by BitDefender as a variant of the PEED TROJAN!No
Windows Update ServiceXwmiprvse32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.NI WORM!No
Windows Update ServiceXregscv.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AM BACKDOOR!No
Windows Update ServiceXmsupdate32.exeAdded by the DLOADR-CRJ TROJAN!No
Windows Update ServiceXsvrhost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-LU BACKDOOR!No
Windows Update ServiceXwuacltl.exeAdded by the RBOT-KB WORM!No
Windows Update Service 2004/2005Xsystemupdate.exeAdded by the RBOT-JE WORM!No
Windows Update servicesXwins32svcs.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Update ServicesXwinupdate32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Update SoftwareXsystem.exeTOFGER.BX spywareNo
Windows Update SP3XWindat.EXEAdded by the RBOT-GTS WORM!No
Windows Update SvcXrundll32.exe xpupdate.dllContraVirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "xpupdate.dll" file is located in %System%No
Windows Update SystemXmswins.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.DN WORM!No
Windows Update SystemXSysFile.exeAdded by the AGENT-RDG TROJAN!No
Windows Update SystemXscheb.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.FJ BACKDOOR!No
Windows Update System ShellXsvhostcs32.exeAdded by the RBOT-AAZ WORM!No
Windows Update V6X[random filename]Added by the RBOT-KT WORM!No
Windows Update.exeXN/AHomepage hijackerNo
Windows UpdatedXspoolsae.exeAdded by the RBOT-APM WORM!No
Windows UpdatedXupdatr.exeAdded by the RBOT-AYB WORM!No
Windows UpdaterXwupdmgr32.exeAdded by a variant of the DOS.AUTOCAT TROJAN!No
Windows UpdaterXiexplorerrs.exeAdded by the RBOT-TN WORM!No
Windows UpdaterXsvigost.exeAdded by the RBOT-VS WORM!No
Windows UpdaterXwupdate.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.AJ WORM!No
Windows UpdaterXsdsys.exeAdded by the FORBOT-JG WORM!No
Windows UpdaterXsvchost.batAdded by the MSIL-AZ MALWARE!No
Windows Updater OnlineXwinupdatexx.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Updater ServcXxpuupdate.exeContraVirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Windows Updater Service ManagerXwinupdatr.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Windows Updater ServicesXmsnupdate.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Updater SP2XSPY_NET_RAT.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT-LRO TROJAN! See hereNo
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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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