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?
wltray.exeNwltray.exeSystem tray access to wireless LAN card configuration optionsNo
WLWinXWINSYS.EXEAdded by the NAVER.A WORM!No
wmXsvhost32.exeAdded by the LINEAGE.CIS TROJAN!No
WM VCRNWMVCR.exeWM Recorder allows you to record Windows Media(tm) streaming Video or Audio content. Can be accessed via Start Menu -> ProgramsNo
Wm24PanYWm24Pan.ExeESI external sound card driverNo
wm41a398Xrundll32.exe wm41a398.dll, EnableRunDLL32LZIO.com adware downloader. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wm41a398.dll" file is found in %System%No
WMAudioXservices.exeAdded by the NEVEG.B or NEVEG.C WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
WMAudioXwinlogon.exeAdded by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
WMBootNN/AAssociated with Logitech Wingman game controllers. Not required but what does it do?No
wmcbaacaXrundll32.exe wmcbaaca.dll, EnableRunDLL32LZIO.com adware downloader. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wmcbaaca.dll" file is found in %System%No
WMC_RebootCheckNunregmp2.exeCorrects problems with installations of Windows Media Player from version 9 onwards - see here and search for "unregmp2.exe"No
WMDM PMSP ServiceXcssrss.exeAdded by the KNOCKIT-A TROJAN!No
WMedia32Xwmedia32.exeAdded by the BANGER TROJAN!No
WMI Application InterfaceXwmiapi.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.RBY WORM!No
WMI Performance Adapter ServicesXwmiapsrvs.exeAdded by the RBOT.COU BACKDOOR!No
WMI Service ClientXwmispv.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-ASX WORM!No
WMI Standard Event Consumer - hostingXscrcs.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.ATP WORM!No
WMI Standard Event Consumer - ScriptingXscrcons32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GRD WORM!No
wmi32Xwmimgmt.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AVX WORM!No
wmi32Xwinmgmt.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.HT WORM!No
WMIEXE.exeUwmiexe.exeNT component, used by Windows Millennium to detect Plug and Play-compliant IEEE 1394 devices during the startup process. Since this is important for the computer to work properly if you have these, Windows Millennium protects wmiexe.exe and will restore the file even if it's deleted or renamedNo
WminfXWminf.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
WminfoXWminfo.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
wmiprevseXwmiprevse.exeAdded by the BANKER-EPN TROJAN!No
wmiprvXwmiprv.exeAdded by the RBOT-WM WORM!No
wmisrvXwmisrv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
wmonXjusched.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-OW WORM! Note that this is not the legitimate Oracle (was Sun Microsystems) file (of the same name) which is usually located in %Program Files%\Java\version number\bin. This one is located in %System%No
WMP Auto UpdateXWINMEDUP.EXEAdded by the RBOT.CF WORM!No
WMP54Gv4YWMP54Gv4.exeLinksys WMP54Gv4 wireless PCI adapter driver - required in order to automatically connect to the wireless router/gateway at bootup. Note - may not install correctly on Windows9x/ME computers which have Slipstream accelerator installed. Uninstall Slipstream first, disabling slipcore and slipgui are insufficientNo
wmplayerXvergon1885.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-DG WORM!No
wmplayerXlsrvc.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CRY WORM!No
wmplayerXmplayer2.exeAdded by the VB.AG WORM!No
wmplayerXwmplayer.exeAdded by the BANCOS.VN TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Windows Media Player as the file is located in %Root%\MessengerPlus rather than %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media PlayerNo
wmplayerXwmplayer.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-JH WORM! Note - this is not the valid Windows Media Player as the file is located in %System% rather than %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media PlayerNo
wmplayer.exeXwmplayer.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-CZ TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Windows Media Player as the file is located in %Windir% rather than %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media PlayerNo
WMPNSCFGUWMPNSCFG.exeNetwork sharing tool for Windows Media Player 11 for XP & Vista. When using WMP 11 on home network you can choose to share your favorite music, videos, and pictures to others on the network. This entry is used to notify users when new media rendering devices are found on the network (including media players and other PCs running Windows Media Player 11) - see here for a more detailed explanationYes
WMPVer?WMPVer.EXEDritek System Inc. 3DMouse related. A 3D Mouse works in all 3-dimensions instead of the usual 2, similar to the Ninteno Wii Remote - see here. What does it do and is it required?No
wms3Xwms3.exeAdded by the LEGMIR-AQG TROJAN!No
wmsdk64_32.exeXwmsdk64_32.exeAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WMSDOS-ServicePack2Xcmd.exe /c C:\WMSDOS.sysDetected by Bitdefender as the DELF.OFC TROJAN! See here. Note that cmd.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file normally located in %System% and shouldn't be deletedNo
Wmsncs ServiceXwmsncs.exeAdded by the BBJC.A TROJAN!No
wmsrc.exeXwmsrc.exePrivacyRedeemer rogue privacy program - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
wmsys32Xwmsys32.exeAdded by the BANPAES.B TROJAN!No
wmtsXwmts.exeAdded by the VB-EUF WORM!No
WMUAgent.exeUWMUAgent.exe"WakeMeUp! is an advanced alarm clock for computers with Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003"No
wmupdateXwmupdate.exeAdded by the AGENT-GGJ TROJAN!No
wmvXwinmonv.exeAdded by the AGENT-DG TROJAN!No
WM_LOGIN?MSGLOGIN.EXEPart of McAfee Firewall. What is it for and is it needed?No
WN ServicesXwnsvc.exeAdded by the KBBOT-A TROJAN!No
WNADXWNAD.EXESpyware added as a result of running a program called "Yo Mama Osama" (osama.exe). See here for more and how to get rid of it. There are other ways this can show up on your system, and it will manifest itself by periodically opening a new browser window with advertising for copy DVD software and the likeNo
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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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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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