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?
CashBackXcashback.exeCashBackBuddy adwareNo
CashFiestaXCashfiesta.exeCASHFIESTA.A pay-per-surf adwareNo
Cashsurfers Cashbar NavigatorNCashbar.ExeCashsurfers CashBar Navigator - "The CashBar rotates banner advertisements once per minute and provides you with access to up to date special offers and deals"No
CashToolbarXMSCStat.exeAdded by the DOWNLOADER-MY TROJAN!No
CashToolbarXsvchost.exeBrowserAid/CashToolbar adware. 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 a "inetsrv" sub-directoryNo
Casino RoyaleXjamesbond.exeAdded by the RBOT-FZO WORM!No
CassandraX[10 to 14 random char]THD.EXEAdded by the KREPPER-AI TROJAN!No
CassandraXcassandra.exeSuperSpider hijacker - a CoolWebSearch parasite variant. Also detected as a variant of the KREPPER TROJAN!No
CasStubXcasstub.exeAdded by the CASS-A TROJAN!No
Catalyst Control CentreXatixvdm.exeAdded by the RBOT.DMW BACKDOOR! Note - this is not related to any legitimate AMD graphics softwareNo
CATEYEYCATEYE.EXEPart of older versions of the range of internet security products from Quick Heal - including Total Security, Internet Security and AntiVirus. "Prevents your system from virus attack by continuously monitoring the system and prevents virus infection from e-mail attachments, Internet Downloads, network, ftp, floppy, Data storage devices, CD-DVD ROM file executables and during suspected file copying." Also included by vendors who use the Quick Heal engine such as Omniquad and iQonYes
catsrvXcatsrv.exeAdded by the PAPLOK TROJAN!No
catxmlXcatxml.exeAdded by the AGENT.CE BACKDOOR!No
CAVRIDYCAVRID.exeReal-time scanning engine for versions of CA Anti-Virus products until 2009 (both stand-alone and as part of security suites) - including eTrust EZ Antivirus, eTrust Vet Antivirus and a version available from Yahoo! Scans files for viruses and other malware when you access, create or download themYes
CAVSYCAVS.exeCheyenne AntiVirus - acquired by CA and no longer availableNo
CAZNOVASXCAZNOVAS.exeAdded by the CAZNO TROJAN!No
CBACK.EXEXCBACK.EXEAdded by the PENTA-A TROJAN!No
cbInterfaceUcbInterface.exeSystem Tray access to Cobian Backup versions 8 thru 10 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista/7). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when requiredNo
cbvcsXurretnd.exeAdded by the FRETHOG-C WORM!No
CBWAttnUCBWAttn.exeRequired for Bitware to answer incoming faxes, can cause sleep mode problemsNo
CBWHostUCBWHost.exeRequired for Bitware to answer incoming faxes, can cause sleep mode problemsNo
CBWUser?CBWDial.exeAssociated with Bitware that integrates fax, voice, pager, and data communications on your desktopNo
CC2KUIXcomet.exeComet Cursor adwareNo
ccagent.exeXccagent.exeControl Center and Control Components rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here and hereNo
CcaoXregedit.exeProbably a variant of MediaTickets adware. Note - this is not the valid Windows registry editor which resides in %Windir% and will not figure in Msconfig/Startup! This version resides in a "mduu" subfolder, which may changeNo
ccAppYccApp.exePart of older versions of Symantec's security products including Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and the now discontinued Norton SystemWorks suite. Effectively the "master" process which calls the different program features and makes sure they are running. Auto-protect and E-mail check will not function without thisYes
ccAppX[random filename]Added by the OBSORB TROJAN! Note the random filename compared to the valid Norton AntiVirusNo
ccAppXWMADZ.EXEAdded by the RBOT-LJ WORM!No
ccAppX.EXEAdded by the RBOT-LJ WORM!No
ccAppXgcasServ.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Do not confuse with the Microsoft AntiSpyware executable of the same nameNo
ccAppXexample.exeTwoSeven spywareNo
ccApp.exeXccApp.exeAdded by the RBOT-HJ WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Symantec/Norton file normally located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Symantec Shared. This one is located in %System%No
ccApprXsvcrhost.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!No
ccApprXexpIorer.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN! Note that the filename has a capital "i" in itNo
ccApprXoutIook.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN! Note that the filename has a capital "i" in itNo
ccApprXsvcshost.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!No
ccAppsXservices.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
ccAppsXwinlogon.exeAdded by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
ccAppsXN/AAdded by the KANGAROO-A TROJAN!No
ccAppsXccApps.exeAdded by the KANGAROO-B WORM!No
ccctpXHistoryJMTi.exeAdded by the GANBATE.A WORM!No
CCD ManagerUDDS.EXEProject Labs Century CD manager for their CD/DVD storage deviceNo
CcdecodeNrundll32.exe streamci, StreamingDeviceSetupPart of the closed caption decdoder/MS VBI codec. Should only run onceNo
ccDHCP32XccDHCP32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-HJ WORM!No
CCDoctorLogonTestingYccdoctor.exeChecks your system to make sure it's configured properly for running IBM Rational ClearCase, a source code management tool. ClearCase is fairly sophisticated so there are a lot of system-related things that can cause it grief. If you run ClearCase you should not disable this as it provides a valuable service, but technically it isn't required to use the ClearCase productNo
ccenterYCCenter.exeRAV AntiVirus No
CcEvtMgrYccEvtMgr.exeCommon process for older versions of Symantec's security products including Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and the now discontinued Norton SystemWorks suite. Keeps track of all events occurring for these products and writes these into the Activity log - which can be viewed through the Reports section. Loads via the registry "Run" or "RunServices" keys in 98/Me and as a service in XPNo
ccEvtMrg.exeXccEvtMrg.exeAdded by the RBOT.GZ WORM!No
ccExecuteXbootcfg1.exeAdded by the NEMSI-B VIRUS!No
ccHelpXccHelp.htaSearchq adwareNo
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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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