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?
EssSpkPhoneUessspk.exeESS Technologies Call waiting, which gets installed by the drivers for V92 modems based on ESS Technologies chipsetsNo
eSupInit?eSupCmd.exeRelated to SupportSoft (aka Support.com) "Real-Time Service Management software". What does it do and is it required?No
eSupport?eSupCmd.exeRelated to SupportSoft (aka Support.com) "Real-Time Service Management software". What does it do and is it required?No
EsutitydeXosutityde.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BQD WORM!No
ETB TesterXetbtest.exeAdded by the RBOT-ABR WORM!No
etbrunXelit***32.exe [* = random char]EliteBar adwareNo
eTCertMangerUeTCrtMng.exeeToken Certificate Manager from Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Inc. A USB-based authentication, providing strong user authentication and password management solutionsNo
ETD Security ScannerXETDScanner.exeETD Security Scanner rogue security software - not recommendedNo
ETDWareUETDCtrl.exeElantech smart-pad touchpad driver for the Asus Eee PC rangeNo
eth0 driverXexec.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-Z WORM!No
EthernetNtcaudiag.exe3Com NIC Installation/Diagnostic MFC application. Diagnostics may be run from the Start -> ProgramsNo
ethernetXairftp.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
ethernetXmsnger.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
ethernetXmsftp.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BXJ WORM!No
ethernet adapterXcsrmss.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Ethernet DriverXcmsrrs.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Ethernet DriversXsmrrs.exeAdded by the RBOT-AAK WORM!No
Ethernet DriversXethernet.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.CEZ WORM!No
Ethernet LinkingXethernet.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
EtrafficXJavaRun.exeTopMoxie adwareNo
eTrustXRealTimeMon.exeAdded by the DELF-EPG TROJAN!No
eTrust EZ FirewallYefpeadm.exeEZ Firewall - part of the eTrust range of security products formerly available from CA but now discontinued. Available as a stand-alone product or as part of the EZ Armor suiteNo
eTrust PestPatrolYPPActiveDetection.exeReal-time protection for eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware - which became CA Anti-Spyware and is now included in CA AntiVirus PlusYes
eTrust PestPatrol Active ProtectionUPPActiveDetection.exeReal-time protection for eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware - which became CA Anti-Spyware and is now included in CA AntiVirus PlusNo
eTrust Realtime MonitorXrealmon.exeAdded by the LAZAR.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate CA eTrust Antivirus file of the same name which is located in %ProgramFiles%\CA\eTrust\Antivirus. This one is located in %System%No
eTrust VPN Manager?evpn.exeRelated to eTrust VPN - part of the eTrust range of security products formerly available from CA but now discontinued. What does it do and is it required?No
eTrustCIPEYezdsmain.exeEZ Deskshield - part of the eTrust EZ Armor security suite formerly available from CA but now discontinued. Protects against malicious email attachments and unauthorized use of email by detecting and blocking unusual behaviorNo
eTrustPPAPYPPActiveDetection.exeReal-time protection for eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware - which became CA Anti-Spyware and is now included in CA AntiVirus PlusYes
eTunnelXwinfw.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN!No
EudoraUEudora.exeEudora from Qualcomm allows you to receive and send Internet e-mailsNo
EUP ServiceXeupsvc.exeAdded by the DELBOT-Q WORM!No
EuroGlotUEuroGlot.exeEuroglot - "multilanguage translating system, available in the languages Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian"No
Event Log?eventlog.exe??No
Event Planner RemindersNPLNRNote.exePart of Sierra/Hallmark Card Studio - System Tray notification of events such as birthdays and anniversaries that you've scheduled with the customizable Event PlannerNo
Event Planner Reminders Tray IconNPLNRnote.exePart of Sierra/Hallmark Card Studio - System Tray notification of events such as birthdays and anniversaries that you've scheduled with the customizable Event PlannerNo
Event ReminderNpmremind.exeEvent reminder for calendar dates, etc from Broderbund PrintMaster. Disable using the program's own option (if available) or a startup manager as it will re-instate if disabled via MSConfigNo
EventApplicationCmdXsmschk.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-AO TROJAN!No
EVENTLISTENERUEvLstnr.exeUsed with a Nikon digital camera to recognize when the camera is plugged inNo
eventmgrNeventmgr.exeUsed with a Microtek scanner. Manages the scanner's button events. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
eventwvrXeventwvr.exeAdded by the COSIAM_G TROJAN! No
EverioService?EverioService.exeRelated to the Cyberlink software supplied with JVC's Everio camcorders. What does it do and is it required?No
EVGAPrecisionUEVGAPrecision.exeEVGA Precision overclocking utility - "allows you to fine tune your EVGA graphics card for the maximum performance possible, with Core/Shader/Memory clock tuning, real time monitoring support including in-game, Logitech Keyboard LCD Display support, and compatibility with almost all EVGA graphics cards." Also works with many other brands of NVIDIA GeForce based graphics cardsYes
Evidence CleanerUecleaner.exeEvidence Cleaner cleans up tracks left by your PC and Internet activitiesNo
Evidence EliminatorNee.exeEvidence Eliminator - cover the tracks of your browsing habits and E-mails if you think you need to. Run manually on a regular basisNo
EvilXEvil.exeAdded by the MYTOB.JM WORM!No
evntsvcNevntsc.exeApplication Scheduler installed along with RealOne Player. Once installed, it runs independently of RealOne Player. See here for more information, including how to disable it. Also see evntsvc and Realsched. Note that eventsvc.exe no longer appears to be in a newer version. To disable "tkbell.exe" in the new version (1) Start RealOne Player (2) Tools -> Preferences (3) Automatic services in the Categories pane (4) Uncheck all options and then OKNo
EVOLOSTAUEVOLOSTA.EXEEvolo Status Monitor for wireless network cards. Allows a user to enter a specific access-point mode SSID, peer-to-peer mode channel, link speed, WEP encryption options, and has enable/disable and rescan buttons. It is not needed if using Windows XP or higher, as they have this built-in to the control panel. Also, if the user is very sure that there is ONLY ONE network available to connect to, then they can remove this. If it is not in startup, and the user needs to run it, they can simply type EVOLOSTA in the Start -> Run dialog to run itNo
Evoluent Mouse ManagerUEvoMouExec.exeMouse manager for Evoluent VertcialMouseNo
EvtHtmXevthtm.exeAdded by the DLUCA-EJ TROJAN!No
EvtMgr6USetpoint.exeLogitech SetPoint control software for their range of wired and wireless keyboards and pointing devices (mice, trackballs, etc). Required if you want to use the advanced features or modify the default settings of these devices and located in %ProgramFiles%\Logitech\SetpointYes
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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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