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?
WinNiteXniteaim.exeAdded by the OPANKI.B WORM!No
winnloadXwinnload.COMAdded by the DOWNLD-ABG TROJAN!No
Winnov Menu?WnvMenu.ExeWinnov Video Capture Card related. What does it do and is it required?No
Winnov Remote?WnvRsvr.ExeWinnov Video Capture Card related. What does it do and is it required?No
Winnov Status?WvStatus.ExeWinnov Video Capture Card related. What does it do and is it required?No
winnsvcXmsvc.exeAdded by the PWS.O TROJAN!No
winntXwinnt.exeAdded by the MONA-E WORM!No
WinNTXWinNT.comAdded by the AUTOSKY WORM!No
winnt DNS identXwuamgrd32.exeAdded by the RBOT-BAU WORM!No
winnt DNS identXiexplorer.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)No
winnt DNS identXpidchk32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACY WORM!No
winnt DNS identXwindowxp.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
winnt DNS identXWinupd32.exeAdded by the RBOT.AVU WORM!No
winnt DNS identXwinupdate32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
winnt DNS identXwuamgrd33.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Winnt DNS identXwindowsp.exeAdded by the RBOT.BAL WORM!No
Winnt DNS identXmsnmsrg.exeAdded by the RBOT.BVQ WORM! No
winNT updatcXwupgrd.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
winnt2Xwinnt2.exeAdded by the AGENT.CJZO TROJAN and variantsNo
winnt3Xwinnt3.exeAdded by the AGENT.CJZO TROJAN and variantsNo
winnt4Xwinnt4.exeAdded by the AGENT.CJZO TROJAN and variantsNo
winnt5Xwinnt5.exeAdded by the AGENT.CJZO TROJAN and variantsNo
winnt6Xwinnt6.exeAdded by the AGENT.CJZO TROJAN and variantsNo
WinNtBBXWinntBB.exeAdded by the DULOAD.C WORM!No
winntR1XwinntR1.exeAdded by the AGENT.CJZO TROJAN and variantsNo
winntR2XwinntR2.exeAdded by the AGENT.CJZO TROJAN and variantsNo
WinnupXwin32nls.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
winocx32Xwinocx32.exeAdded by the PROTORIDE.I WORM!No
WinOpinXxopin2.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DA BACKDOOR!No
WINOWS SYSTEMXwinnt.exeAdded by the MYTOB.ID WORM!No
WINPXwinmic.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-EB WORM!No
WinpackXwinpack.exeAdware - detected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.GG TROJAN!No
WinPatch ProtectionXwinpatch.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
WinPatrolUwinpatrol.exeWinPatrol - "Manage Startup programs, tasks, cookies; will sniff out Worms, Trojan horses, Cookies, Adware, Spyware, Klez, Assumption and other malicious programs"Yes
WinPatrol ExplorerYWinPatrolEx.exePart of WinPatrolNo
WinPatrol MonitorUwinpatrol.exeWinPatrol - "Manage Startup programs, tasks, cookies; will sniff out Worms, Trojan horses, Cookies, Adware, Spyware, Klez, Assumption and other malicious programs"Yes
WinPCDoctorXSysRep.exeWinPCDoctor rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
WinPerformanceXWinPerformance.lnkWindows Performance rogue optimization utility - not recommendedNo
winphonics7536Xvbsystem35.exe setups.exe vb.vbAdded by a variant of the MUTIN-C TROJAN!No
winpipeXwinpipe.exeBrowser hijacker redirecting to wow-access.comNo
WinPLOSIONUWinPlosion.exe"WinPLOSION allows you to immediately view and select from all the windows running on your computer, just those of the active application, or to minimise all windows and display a clear desktop"No
WinPN32Xwinpn32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-FJ WORM!No
WinPoetYWinPPPoverEthernet.exeWinPoET is the industry's first Windows-based PPP over Ethernet client. Developed by iVasion, WinPoET is attractive to equipment providers, modem suppliers, RBOCs and ISPs. For more info read here. It uses dial-up networking for new high-speed internet customers who are more familiar with analogue modems. If unchecked in MSCONFIG it reports Error 360 - Hardware Error in dial-up networkingNo
winpolXwinpol.exeAdded by the AGENT.IWD TROJAN!No
WinpoochYWinpooch.exe"Winpooch is a Windows watchdog, free and open source. Anti spyware and anti trojan, it gives a full protection against local or external attacks by scanning the activity of programs in real time. Associated with ClamWin antivirus, Winpooch keeps safe your computer against virus"No
WinPopXwinpop.exeBrudevic A adwareNo
WinPopupNWINPOPUP.EXEIntranet chat software provided by windows for chat on small networks. Handy little LAN messaging utility. Has been included in Windows since 95, and maybe in WFWG 3.11. Normally it won't set itself up to run unless the user specifically adds it to startupNo
winpopupXwinupie.exeAdware by Tradeexit.comNo
WinpowerNWinpower.exePart of InstallAnywhere from Zero G Software, now owned by MacrovisionNo
WinProc32Xwinproc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-4 WORM!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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