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?
wnddrvXsvchost.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
WNILOGONXWNILOGON.exeAdded by the LEWOR-M TROJAN!No
WNSAXwnsts**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
WNSCXwnsin**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
Wnsck2 driverXwlogf.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-AF WORM!No
WNSIXwnscp**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
WNSIXrwsa.exePurityScan adwareNo
WNSOXWNSO.exeBaidu.SoBar adwareNo
WNSTXwnsapi**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
wntlgnsXwntlgns.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variantNo
wnxpupdateXspvspool.exeAdded by the DABORA.B WORM!No
wnxupdateXupdatexp.exeAdded by the COMBRA-G WORM!No
woeadotXwoeadot.exeAdded by the MDROP-CYG TROJAN!No
won updateXWAPDATE.EXEAdded by the RBOT.N BACKDOOR!No
WonderFrogUWonderFrog.exeWonder Frog typing monitorNo
WooCnxMonNCnxMon.exeWanadoo ISP software related - not required - here's how to bypass itNo
Woods IncXwcmd.exeAdded by the KILLFIL-O TROJAN!No
WOOKIT?GestMaj.exe EspaceWanadoo.exeWanadoo broadband ISP (now rebranded as Orange) related. What does it do and is it required?No
WOOKIT?Shell.exe appLaunchClientZone.shlRelated to the Wanadoo broadband ISP (now rebranded as Orange). What does it do and is it required?No
WOOKIT?GestMaj.exe GestionnaireInternet.exeWanadoo broadband ISP (now rebranded as Orange) related. What does it do and is it required?No
woopieXwinamp.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.XV WORM! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which is located in %ProgramFiles%\Winamp. This one is located in %System%No
WOOTASKBARICONNGestMaj.exe TaskbarIcon.exeWanadoo broadband ISP (now rebranded as Orange) taskbar icon - not requiredNo
WoowatchNWatch.exeWanadoo broadband ISP (now rebranded as Orange) related - not requiredNo
WOOZXautodisc.exeAdded by the AGENT-CPS TROJAN!No
word pairXbopotsvr.exeAdded by the SHED-A TROJAN!No
WordPerfect Office 1215NRegistration.exeCorel WordPerfect Office 12 registration wizardNo
WordQ carat flagYWordQcrs.exeRelated to WordQ Writing Aid SoftwareNo
WordsXWords.exeAdded by the AGENT.GIT TROJAN!No
WordWebNwweb32.exeWordWeb - free theasaurus and dictionary. Start manuallyNo
WordWeb ProNwweb32.exeWordWeb Pro - theasaurus and dictionary. Start manuallyNo
WorkFileXWorkFile.exeAdded by the BANCOS-AWN TROJAN!No
Workflo?workflow.exeRelated to BroadJump Client Foundation - broadband troubleshooting software installed by various companies. Is it required?No
Working System AnalyzerXsyswork.exeAdded by the FORBOT-FZ WORM!No
worknote1X[filename].exeAdded by the MEETOT WORM!No
WorkPace 3.0Uworkpace.exeWorkPace - stress injury prevention software No
Works Calendar ReminderNwkcalrem.exeIf you schedule an event at any time in Microsoft Works Calendar and set a reminder then a shortcut will be added to Start → All Programs → Startup so this reminder service loads every time Windows startsNo
WorksFUDNwkfud.exeA marketing program for MS WorksNo
Workstation SchedulerUwm95.exeDesktop Management Scheduler. Part of Novell's Netware Client. Schedueles NDS events. If events have been schedueled, it is required, otherwise, it is useless and a memory hogNo
Workstation ServicesXwrkstn.exeAdded by the RBOT-OJ WORM! No
Workstation Ver 5.0Xvmware.exeAdded by the RBOT-AHB WORM! Note - this is note the legitimate VMware Player/Workstation file with the same name which is located in a %ProgramFiles%\VMware directory. This one is located in %System%No
WorldAntiSpyXworldantispy.exeWorldAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended, see hereNo
WorldTime.exeUWorldTime.exePart of AnyTime Organizer Deluxe from Individual Software Inc - "Check the time anywhere in the world and know when to communicate. Place up to twelve clocks on your desktop"No
Worm DetectorUwd.exeWorm Detector - antivirus add-on for Outlook 2K or XP for handling worms and spamNo
wormexeXwinstart.exeAdded by the EARLYBIRD WORM!No
WormsXlogon.batAdded by the DELMP3-A WORM!No
wovaxXwovax.exeAdded by the DAQA.A TROJAN!No
wowXbar.exePurityScan adwareNo
wowXwwf.exeAdded by the LINEAGE-Y TROJAN!No
wowXLauncher.exeAdded by the DELF-DOR TROJAN!No
wowXgewow.exeAdded by the WOWPWS-KA 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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