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?
BOC-423YBOC423.exeComodo BOClean anti-malware software - "Protect yourself from online identity theft. The greatest threat on the Internet today is having your personal information hijacked remotely". Version 4.23No
BOC-424YBOC424.exeComodo BOClean anti-malware software - "Protect yourself from online identity theft. The greatest threat on the Internet today is having your personal information hijacked remotely". Version 4.24No
BOC-425YBOC425.exeComodo BOClean anti-malware software - "Protect yourself from online identity theft. The greatest threat on the Internet today is having your personal information hijacked remotely". Version 4.25No
BOC-426YBOC426.exeComodo BOClean anti-malware software - "Protect yourself from online identity theft. The greatest threat on the Internet today is having your personal information hijacked remotely". Version 4.26No
BOC-427YBOC427.exeComodo BOClean anti-malware software - "Protect yourself from online identity theft. The greatest threat on the Internet today is having your personal information hijacked remotely". Version 4.27No
BOCleanautostartYBoclean.exeNSClean (now Comodo) BOClean anti-malware software - "Protect yourself from online identity theft. The greatest threat on the Internet today is having your personal information hijacked remotely"No
BOINC ManagerUboincmgr.exeBOINC manager - "controls the use of your computer's disk, network, and processor resources"No
Boingo Wireless UtilityUIcon###XXX#X#.exeStarts the Boingo Wireless utility, used to detect and login into Boingo wireless hotspots. The filename may be autogenerated when installing, two different variations along the lines listed here, where # is a number and X is a letter. Shortcut available via Start -> ProgramsNo
Bol IMNRediffMessenger.exeRediff Bol instant messengerNo
bolenjaXbolenja.exeAdded by the WANTVI.BF TROJAN!No
bolenjxXbolenjx.exeAdded by the ELDYCOW.O TROJAN!No
boler.exeXsyser.exeAdded by the RBOT-AYS WORM!No
bombshelUBOMB32.EXEPart of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. Protects your Windows system from application failure and crashes - similar to Norton Crashguard. Your choice - may cause problemsNo
Bonus.SSR.FR10NBonus.ScreenshotReader.exeBonus version of the ABBYY Screenshot Reader utility available to registered users of ABBYY FineReader version 10. ABBYY Screenshot Reader allows you to 'Create your own "snapshots" of images and texts from opened documents, file menus, Web pages, presentations, or PDF files with just several clicks'No
Bonzi BuddyX??BonziBuddy adware - see here for removal instructionsNo
BONZI Task SwitcherXTaskswitch.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.DTR WORM!No
booXboo.exeAdware downloader - detected by Kaspersky as the FAVADD.O TROJAN!No
BookedSpaceXRunDLL32.EXE bs2.dll,DllRunBookedSpace parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "bs2.dll" file is located in %Windir%No
BookmarkUbookmark.exeSystem Tray access to Power Favorites by Desksware - which "is a bookmark manager for Windows that helps you organize and synchronize your bookmarks. It takes bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera, merges them into one file, and automatically synchronizes them between computers. You can use it to detect dead links and duplicates if you have many bookmarks"Yes
Bookmark.exeUbookmark.exeSystem Tray access to Power Favorites by Desksware - which "is a bookmark manager for Windows that helps you organize and synchronize your bookmarks. It takes bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera, merges them into one file, and automatically synchronizes them between computers. You can use it to detect dead links and duplicates if you have many bookmarks"Yes
BookmarkCentralNBMLauncher.exeBookmark Express - "offers a more flexible way to manage Web site bookmarks, regardless of which browser you use". No longer availableNo
BookMarkSinkNsyncit.exeBookmark synchronization utilityNo
BookMarkSyncNsyncit.exeSync2IT BookMarkSync - "real-time automatic synchronization service that allows you to access your bookmarks, favorites and favorite files from any computer or any browser". Only installed with the users explicit permission and generally only remains running if the user decides to subscribe to the service. If it is no longer required it should be uninstalled to prevent a large number of clients 'checking in' to the server that have no chance of synchronizingNo
BookMarkSync2ItNsync2it.exeSync2IT BookMarkSync - "real-time automatic synchronization service that allows you to access your bookmarks, favorites and favorite files from any computer or any browser". Only installed with the users explicit permission and generally only remains running if the user decides to subscribe to the service. If it is no longer required it should be uninstalled to prevent a large number of clients 'checking in' to the server that have no chance of synchronizingNo
Boost XP ServiceUbxservice.exeBoost XP from Systweak - WinXP tweaking utilityNo
BoostSpeedUboostspeed.exeSystem Tray access to Auslogics BoostSpeed 4 system optimization utility - which "Start programs faster. Speed up computer start time. Increase Internet speed, optimize your Internet Explorer, Firefox and E-mail programs"Yes
bootXboot.exeAdded by the PUPPET-A TROJAN! Located in the %System%No
BootUBoot.exePart of Acer Empowering Technology. "Acer ePower Management is a straightforward interface that allows users to select from pre-configured power usage profiles, or to create their own customized profiles". Located in Acer\Empowering Technology\ePowerNo
Boot CheckXbootchk.exeAdded by the DELBOT-AB WORM!No
Boot ClientXbootcli.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-ACF BACKDOOR! No
Boot ConfigXbootconfig.exeAdded by the FLOOD-EV TROJAN!No
Boot KXbootk.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Boot ManagerXNjgal.exeAdded by the KILO TROJAN!No
Boot ManagerXbootmng.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
Boot ServerXbootserver.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Boot ServiceXbootservice.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Boot ServiceXbootsv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Boot VerifyXbootvfy.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
BootCfgXInstall.log.vbsAdded by the YPSAN.D WORM!No
BootCleanXsmartdrv.exeAdded by the LURKA-A VIRUS!No
BootCTRLXbootctrl.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
BootLoaderXBootLoader.exe.vbsAdded by the WATERWORKS WORM!No
bootpd.exeXbootpd.exeAdded by the AGENT-DT TROJAN!No
Boots Insert Detect?InsDetect.exePart of Boots Picture Suite. Detects a digital camera is plugged into a USB port or when a memory card with photos is inserted?No
BootsCfgXwscript.exe [path] Date.POP.vbsAdded by the KUULLIO WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deletedNo
BootsCfgXwscript.exe [path] All Users.vbsAdded by the SPILTRON WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deletedNo
BootsCfgXwscript.exe [path] All Users.vbeAdded by the SPILTRON WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deletedNo
BootsCfgXwscript.exe Install.log.vbsAdded by the YPSAN.E WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "Install.log.vbs" file is located in %System%No
bootsecXNAVSSE.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CY WORM!No
BootSkinUBootSkin.exePart of BootSkin XP by Stardock - which allows the user to change their Windows XP boot (loading) screens. This entry is required if the user chooses to select a random boot screen at startup and doesn't remain in memory. No longer supported but still available from the BootSkin downloads pageYes
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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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