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?
DiagnosticConfigurationXdiagcfg.exeAdded by the GWGIRL BACKDOOR!No
Dial22Xdlm.exeAdult content diallerNo
Dial33Xdlm.exeAdult content diallerNo
DialerXrundll32.exe MSA32CHK.dll,RegMatrixDialer/Lanzar parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "MSA32CHK.dll" file is located in %System%No
Dialer ControlUdc.exeDialer-Control. Detects and protects from premium rate adult content diallersNo
Dialer DetectUdd.exeDialerDetect detects stealth installed premium rate diallers, and sounds the alarm when such a connection is being installed without you knowing it No
Dialgo SDKUPhoneAnswer.exeDialgo Wave Modem ActiveX - "Telephone Answering Machine for scripting your own professional call center business scripts using a voice modem. Features Caller-ID, Wave Playback, Wave Recording, Digit Monitoring, POP3 e-mail Manipulation, Speech Recognition and Synthesis"No
DialNetXmxt32.exeAdult content diallerNo
Dialog Box AssistantNOSDEx.exeDialog Box Assistant from Duality Software. Helps with the standard Open and Save As dialog boxes by showing recently used files and foldersNo
Dialog HelperNPDDLGHLP.EXEDialog Helper from PowerDesk Pro by Ontrack. Helps with the standard Open and Save As dialog boxes by showing recently used files and folders. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
DialUp Network ApplicationXRnaap.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Diam prlaerXoqedrhg.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DEU WORM!No
Diamond Delivery Center?DeliveryCenter.exe??No
DiamondbackUrazerhid.exeRazer Diamondback 3G gaming mouse driver - required if you use the additional features and programmed keys/macrosNo
Diamondview?Diamondview.exeManulife Financial Insurance program. Is it required at startup?No
DIECOXXcsrss.exeAdded by a variant of the ATM.GEN TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
DieselXRecalculate.exeAdded by the LAZAR TROJAN!No
DietKUDietK.exeDiet Kazaa add-on for Kazaa Media Desktop - "removes all adware and popups, built in Download Accelerator, makes searches faster and helps produce more results" No
DigiCellUDigiCell.exeMSI DigiCell - "the most useful and powerful utility that MSI has spent much research and efforts to develop, helps users to monitor and configure all the integrated peripherals of the system, such as audio program, power management, MP3 files management and communication / 802.11g WLAN settings. Moreover, with this unique utility, you will be able to activate the MSI well-known features, Live Update and Core Center"No
DigiDXDigitalSound.exeAdware downloader No
DigiGuideNCLIENT.EXETV guide and reminderNo
DigiGuideNclient01.exeTV guide and reminderNo
Digisoft AntiDialerUAntiDialer.exeDigisoft AntiDialerNo
DigiSrvUDigiSrv.exeRelated to camera software from DigitalDreamsNo
Digital DashboardNdevgulp.exeFor Compaq PC's. Loads Digital Dashboard optionsNo
Digital Line DetectNDLG.exeDetects whether your are plugged into a digital telephone line and displays the information graphically. Installed by Dell (and maybe others) and is included with all Connexant V.92 and Broadcom modemsNo
Digital Patrol Update 5Yupdate.exeDigital Patrol - "a powerful anti trojan scanner, which detects and eliminates more than 180'000 Trojan Horses and Spywares. Digital Patrol detects viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, malicious ActiveX controls and Java applets"No
Digital ProtectionXdigprot.exeDigital Protection rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Digital River eBotNdownlo~1.exeDigital River Systems EBOT for downloading software from their site. In some cases, if you purchase software online for a download from a software manufacturer, you will be sent to this online company's site for the download after the purchase is complete. Read more hereNo
DigitalMETERUDIGITA~1.EXEDigitalMETER widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays free drive space, free memory, CPU usage and system running time on the desktop. Once started, DigitalMETER.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "DigitalMETER.exe" is shown as "DIGITA~1.EXE"Yes
DigitalMETERUDigitalMETER.exeDigitalMETER widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays free drive space, free memory, CPU usage and system running time on the desktop. Once started, DigitalMETER.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
DigitalNamesXDigitalNamesStart.exeDigitalNames spyware variantNo
DigitalWizardNISWizard.exeInstallShield's DigitalWizard - free, complete Digital Content Management Solution that makes it easy to experience digital contentNo
DigitalWizard MonitorNdwMon.exeInstallShield's DigitalWizard - free, complete Digital Content Management Solution that makes it easy to experience digital contentNo
DIGServicesNDIGServices.exeCreated by Disney but licensed to ESPN for watching videosNo
DIGStreamNdigstream.exeDIGStream Cache Manager - part of ESPN Motion and Disney Motion that periodically check for new videos and indication they're available in the System Tray. Starting ESPN Motion/Disney Motion starts digstream automaticallyNo
DimensionUDimension.exeDimension - a program which lets you customize MSN messenger such as adding animated and coloured nicknames, personal toast creator, war tools (login flooder), and allows viewing and interacting with the raw MSN protocolNo
Dimension4Ud4.exeDimension 4 - network time synchronization freeware - starts-up, adjusts the system clock, then shuts downNo
Dino3Xdino3.exeRelated to Jurassic Park III and enables a dinosaur to walk across the screen. Also generates adverts and classified as adware as a resultNo
DinstXdinst.exeIMIServer/IEPlugin adwareNo
DiomacdXfdafbfd.exeAdded by the MULDROP.F TROJAN!No
Dir1XcaKeAdded by the CAKE WORM!No
Direct settingsXsdchost.exeAdded by the DAEMONI-I TROJAN!No
Direct UpdateUDUControl.exeDirectUpdate dynamic DNS updaterNo
Direct XXDirect X9.exeAdded by the ZANAYAT.A WORM!No
Direct X Direct3DXdxd3d.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM! No
Direct X OpenglXdxopengl.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT-CJ WORM! No
direct3d.exeXdirect3d.exeAdded by the CERTIF-F TROJAN!No
DirectCDNDirectCD.exeDirectCD primarily allows you to drag and drop files onto a suitably formatted CD-RW disc. Unless you use this on a frequent basis it isn't required and is available via Start -> Programs. Start the program before inserting a DirectCD formatted CD-RW in the drive. A re-boot is recommended if you close Adaptec DirectCD before re-opening it again laterNo
Director VideoXbtnmgern.exeAdded by the MYTOB-KL WORM!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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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