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?
drkly16jUrundll32.exe drkly16j.dll, ServiceCheckKidsWatch Time Control parental control softwareNo
DRM UpgradeXdrmupgd.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AWU BACKDOOR!No
dRMON SmartAgentUSmartAgt.exePart of the network monitoring program group for 3Com NIC cards. See here for more infoNo
drmsrv32Xstmhosts.exeAdded by the AGENT.AGWU TROJAN!No
drmuXW95Mm.exeHomepage hijacker installing a toolbar: http://tdko.com/. Lop.com in disguiseNo
DrmupgdsXDrmupgds.exeMaxfiles adwareNo
drocherXd.exeAdult content diallerNo
DropboxNDropbox.exeSystem Tray access to the Dropbox online storage service which provides 2GB of space for free for you to save, sync and share filesYes
DropSpam LifestyleXdslifestyle.exeDropspam adwareNo
DrProtectionXDrProtection.exeDrProtection rogue security software - not recommendedNo
DRPU Pc Data managerUapcdm.exeDRPU PC Data Manager surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
drvddll.exeXdrvddll.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.AP WORM!No
Drvddll_exeXdrvddll.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.X WORM!No
DrvIconUDrvIcon.exe"Vista Drive Icon changes the drive icons shown in Windows "My Computer", to a nearly Vista drive icon, showing the drive's free space with a smooth colored horizontal bar"No
DrvListnr?DrvListnr.exeAnalog Devices SoundMAX soundcard related. What does it do and is it required?No
drvlsnrUdrvlsnr.exeCompaq/ADI SoundMAX integrated digital audio controller related. May solve a problem if your sound cuts out unexpectedlyNo
DrvMon.exeUDrvMon.exeAlcor drive monitor softwareNo
drvnetwXdrvnetw.exeAdded by the BROGGER-B TROJAN!No
drvr32hXdrvr32h.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
drvrmanagerXdrvrquery32.exeAdded by the BOOHOO WORM!No
DrvStartXHPMedia.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-QE TROJAN!No
drvsys.exeXdrvsys.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.W WORM!No
drvsyskitXhidr.exeAdded by the BAGLE.HR WORM!No
drvsyskitXhldrrr.exeAdded by the BAGLE.QU TROJAN!No
drvupdXrundll32 ..drvupd.infHijacker - drvupd.inf file installs a "searchforge.com" hijackNo
drv_st_keyXhidn.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.FF WORM!No
DrWatsonXdrwatson_.exeAdded by the LOHAV-S TROJAN!No
DrWatsonXdrwatson_32.exeAdded by the LOHAV-S TROJAN!No
DrWeb AntivirusXDRWEBAV.EXEAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
DrwebschedulerYDrwebscd.exeDrWeb antivirus related - scheduler that allows you to manage an automatic launch of applications, in particular the antivirus scanner or the update subsystemNo
DR_SXDR_S.exeIstBar adwareNo
dsXds.exeAdded by the SPYMON TROJAN!No
DS ClockUdsclock.exeDigital desktop clock including synchronization with atomic servers - see hereNo
dS35DLLXffqca.exeAdded by the SDBOT-KV WORM!No
dsaXdsa.exeHomepage hijacker - redirecting to downseek.comNo
DSAcassX[path to file]Added by the RANKY.M TROJAN!No
DSAcassXCACASP.EXEAdded by the SDBOT.AEL WORM!No
dsadlsa14Xdsakfsak14.exeAdded by the ONLINEG-P TROJAN!No
DSBXDSB.exeEnergyPlugin adwareNo
dscactivateUdsca.exeDell Support Agent offers additional support and update features for your Dell computer or laptopNo
dsdXzz.exeAdded by the RBOT-FOX WORM!No
DSentryNDSentry.exeAnti-spyware from Dell. Seems that after Dell found out certain applications being installed from DVD's would report back information about what customers were watching, they decided to implement an anti-spyware service. Run manually before installation startsNo
dsfghjgjXkeepSafe.exeAdded by the KILLAV.KAX TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate KeepSafe from Stardock Corporation which shares the same filename and is normally located in a %ProgramFiles%\Stardock subfolder. This one is found in %System%No
dsgbXlcsass.exeAdded by the AGENT.TGZ BACKDOOR!No
DsiXdp-******.exeAdded by an unidentified adware where ****** are random charactersNo
DsiXdp-him.exeAdded by the MULTIDR-AH TROJAN!No
DskcompatXDskcompat.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
DSKEYUDsKey.exePart of PC PhoneHome - "secretly sends an invisible email message to an email address of your choice containing the physical location of your computer every time you get an Internet connection". Security software from Brigadoon Security Group for tracking down lost/stolen computersNo
DSKEYX[path to trojan]Added by the STARTER-G TROJAN!No
DSL Connection ManagerNProDsl.exeSystem Tray access to the connection manager for Intel ADSL modems - such as the ProDSL 3200 and ProDSL 2100. Allows you to monitor a number of parameters for you DSL connection and modemNo
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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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