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?
BtcMaestroUKMaestro.exeMultimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the multimedia keysNo
btdnaNbtdna.exe"BitTorrent DNA is a FREE content delivery service based on the BitTorrent protocol which brings the power of user-contributed bandwidth to traditional content publishers while leaving publishers in full control of their files". Now a stand-alone product where the user creates the download, DNA used to be included with and used by earlier versions of the main BitTorrent client. As files are downloaded via a file-sharing network make sure you have good, up-to-date virus protection and check any downloads. Start manually via Control Panel → DNAYes
btdna.exeNbtdna.exe"BitTorrent DNA is a FREE content delivery service based on the BitTorrent protocol which brings the power of user-contributed bandwidth to traditional content publishers while leaving publishers in full control of their files". Now a stand-alone product where the user creates the download, DNA used to be included with and used by earlier versions of the main BitTorrent client. As files are downloaded via a file-sharing network make sure you have good, up-to-date virus protection and check any downloads. Start manually via Control Panel → DNAYes
BTHelena_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for BTHelena usersNo
BTHelena_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for FAHESS/Suadi Telecom usersNo
BTHelena_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for Saudi Telecom usersNo
btinst?btinst.exeAssociated with an Anycom bluetooth wireless card. What does it do and is it required?No
BTModemProtectionUBTModemProtection.exeBT Privacy Online modem protection software, see hereNo
btmsre.exeXbtmsre.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AM WORM!No
BTopenworldUDialBTYahoo.exeBT Yahoo! internet connection manager No
BTSETBOOTKEY?BTSetBootKey.exeRelated to a USB Bluetooth adaptor. What does it do and is it required?No
BTStacFrrXBTStacFrr.exeAdded by the BANCOS.AAI TROJAN!No
BTStacLrjXBTStacLrj.exeAdded by the BANCOS.AAI TROJAN!No
BTStacPgnXBTStacPgn.exeAdded by the BANCOS.AAI TROJAN!No
BtStartUbtstart.exeBroadcom (formerly WIDCOMM) Bluetooth Connectivity SoftwareNo
BTTrayUBTTray.exeSystem tray icon which shows the status of a Bluetooth wireless module (either integrated or via an adapter). Most systems with such a module installed can enable/disable the module and the icon changes from blue/white to blue/red when the module is turned off. Also allows access to explore bluetooth places, setup wizard, advanced configuration, quick connect and shutdown device. This entry is required in order to successfully "pair" your system with a Bluetooth device (such as a mobile phone, PDA, headset) using this wireless protocol (via a PIN)Yes
BTUSRBDGYBtUsrBdg.exeUsed with a Mitsumi USB Bluetooth adaptor (and maybe others)No
BTUSRBDGFYBtUsrBdg.exeUsed with a Mitsumi USB Bluetooth adaptor (and maybe others)No
BTVXbtv.exeBroadcastPC adwareNo
BtvCXbtvclean.exeBroadcastPC adwareNo
btwdins.exeXbtwdins.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-ML WORM! Note - this is not the valid Widcomm/Broadcom Bluetooth file with the same name which is typically located in %ProgramFiles%\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software. This one is located in %System%\driversNo
BubbleYBubble.exePart of Windows SteadyState, which is designed to make life easier for people who set up and maintain shared computers - enabling the system administrator to prevent users from making changes to the system configuration, windows desktop, restricting program access, etc. It's intended for shared user environments such as internet cafés, libraries and schools but can be used in any environment. Bubble allows notification messages to appear on a computer managed by Windows SteadyStateYes
BuddyizerNBuddyizer.exePart of the AIMster Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing application that runs over the AOL Instant Messenger networkNo
BudgetSipNBudgetSip.exeBudgetSip - internet telephony utility using the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Call online friends for free and regular phones either for free (limited use) or low rates. One of a number provided by Betamax - the others generally have different rate plans. Similar to the more popular SkypeYes
BUFFALO Power Save Utility for HDUHDManage.exePower Save utility for Buffalo backup hard discsNo
BufferZoneYCLIENTGUI.EXEBufferZone from Trustware - "is the only security software that creates a separate environment allowing you unlimited freedom to enjoy all Internet activities without the fear of external threats"No
Bug EliminatorNBug_Elim.exeBug Eliminator - "performs a complete health check on your computer safely, securely, and silently!"No
BugsDestroyerXSysRep.exeBugsDestroyer rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
bugwatcher serviceUbugwatcher.exeBugtoaster is a service that sends reports on system/program crashes (certain types) back to Bugtoaster. They relay information to program authors and provide, if available, any known solutions to the crashes. It doesn't take up any room in memory, just activates in the event of certain program failuresNo
BuildBUNbldbubg.exePart of Dell Alerts which provides customers with an update on latest updates for his/her systemNo
BuildLabXservices.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
BuildLabXwinlogon.exeAdded by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
BuildLabsXcsrss.exeAdded by the WEBUS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
BuildLabsXlsass.exeAdded by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
bulkXbulk.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-ACR WORM!No
Bulldog ServiceYupsd.exeProvides System Tray access to the management options and displays notifications for earlier versions of Belkin Bulldog UPS management software. Runs as a service on later versionsNo
BulletProof FTP ServerNbpftpserver.exeBulletProof FTP ServerNo
BullGuardYmgui.exePart of Bullguard antivirusNo
BullGuardYBullGuard.exePart of BullGuard antivirusNo
BullGuard UpdateUavxlive.exePart of Bullguard antivirus. Leave enabled unless you manually update virus definitionsNo
BullGuard XCommYXCOMMSVR.EXEPart of Bullguard antivirusNo
BullGuardInitYAVXINIT.EXEPart of Bullguard antivirusNo
BullguardoptInYbulldownload.exePart of Bullguard antivirusNo
BullsEyeXbargains.exeBargainBuddy adwareNo
BullsEye NetworkXbargains.exeBargainBuddy adwareNo
BullsEye Tracker?BeTrack.exeBullseye - intelligent research assistantNo
BunxXbeagle.exeAdded by the LEBREAT-E WORM!No
buohxqtfswbXgcjydr.exeAdded by the AGENT-NRC TROJAN!No
buritosXburitos.exeIdentified as a variant of the Downloader.FraudLoad.C malwareNo
BurnQuick QueueNBQTray.exeSystem Tray access to BurnQuick CD burning software. Only required if you use the queueing facility, hence the U recommendation. Create your own desktop shortcut to start manuallyNo
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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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