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?
ExtraDNSUExtraDNS.exeExtraDNS - DNS configuration toolNo
ExtraFilmHemmaAgentNAgent.exeExtraFilm Photo AssistantNo
Extranet AutoDial?AutoExt.exeNortel Networks Contivity Extranet Switching SoftwareNo
ExxtremeHelperDemon?exxdemon.exeCreative Exxtreme graphics card related?No
Eye Tide LauncherNoneeyetideone.exeNascar wallpaperNo
Eyeball ChatNEyeballChat.exeEyeball Chat free video instant messenger from Eyeball Networks IncNo
Eyes RelaxUEyesRelax.exeEyes Relax from The Mech - a freeware utility that reminds you about taking breaks from staring at a computer to avoid eye strainNo
EYOREXNotepad.scrAdded by the GIMLET-A WORM!No
EZ FirewallYca.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
EZ-DUB FinderUEZ-DUB.exeSupport software for the Lite-On EZ-DUB external DVD writer from Lite-On IT CorporationNo
ezagentNezagent.exeEzVCR recording software for the ASUS TV FM card. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
EzButtonNEzButton.EXEEZbutton is a quick launcher for the Media player app that comes with certain laptopsNo
EZDeskNEZDESK.EXEUtility that remembers icon locations for each user and resolution. Available hereNo
EZEJMNAPUEzEjMnAp.ExeEasyEject Utility for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad notebooks. Quote: "The IBM ThinkPad EasyEject Utility makes removing multiple devices from your computer faster and easier by enabling you to stop more than one device at once, rather than stopping each device individually." Configuration and performing of EasyEject actions is available via Fn+F9 key combination on some modelsYes
EZEJTRAYNEZEJTRAY.EXESystem Tray access to the EasyEject Utility for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad notebooks. Quote: "The IBM ThinkPad EasyEject Utility makes removing multiple devices from your computer faster and easier by enabling you to stop more than one device at once, rather than stopping each device individually." Configuration and performing of EasyEject actions is available via Fn+F9 key combination on some modelsYes
ezHelperNezHelper.exePart of the ezPeer+ ezHelper music sharing program.No
ezLifeX[random name].dllEZLife adwareNo
eZmmodXmmod.exeeZula adwareNo
EZNORUN?EZNORUN.EXEEasy Internet related?No
EzPrintNezprint.exeEzPrint - helps users of Lexmark, Dell and LG (and possibly other) printers to enhance, print and manage their photos quickly and easilyNo
ezPS_PxYezSP_Px.exeEngine that allows PrimoDVD from Veritas (was Prassi) and Drag'n Drop CD from Easy Systems (and maybe others) to record and protects against other software overwriting the settingsNo
ezShieldProtector for PxYezSP_Px.exeEngine that allows PrimoDVD from Veritas (was Prassi) and Drag'n Drop CD from Easy Systems (and maybe others) to record and protects against other software overwriting the settingsNo
ezShieldProtector for PxYezSP_PxEngine.exeEngine that allows PrimoDVD from Veritas (was Prassi) and Drag'n Drop CD from Easy Systems (and maybe others) to record and protects against other software overwriting the settingsNo
EZSMART AppUezsmart.exeEZ-S.M.A.R.T. hard drive monitoring software from StorageSoft - appears to be no longer supportedNo
EzTuneUdthtml.exeEzTune from Gateway. Rebranded version of Display Tune from Portrait Displays, Inc. - which "is the perfect software utility to initially set-up and adjust your display to achieve its optimum performance. All adjustments are made through a simple graphical user interface"No
ezulaXeZmmod.exeeZula adwareNo
eZulaMainXeZulaMain.exeeZula adwareNo
eZuluMainXeZuluMain.exeComes with "KaZaA" installation. Advertising Spyware. Not required but KaZaA won't workNo
ezurlXeasyurl.exeEzurl spywareNo
eZWOXwo.exeeZula adwareNo
E_S10IC2UE_S10IC2.EXEEpson Status Monitor 3 - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etcNo
E_S23UE_SICN03.exeEpson printer status monitor - for checking ink levels, etc.No
E_S4I2F1UE_S4I2F1.EXEEpson Status Monitor 3 for the Stylus Photo R300 Series printer - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etcNo
E_S4I2G1UE_S4I2G1.EXEEpson Status Monitor 3 for the Stylus CX5400 printer - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etcNo
E_SOEIC1UE_SOEIC1.exeEpson Status Monitor 3 - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etcNo
E_S[numbers]U[path] E_[various].EXE [path] E_S[numbers].tmpTemporary entry related to Epson Status Monitor 3 for their range of printer and AIO devices - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etcNo
fXftkclean.exeFlashEnhancer adwareNo
F-PROT Antivirus Tray applicationUFProtTray.exeSystem Tray access to F-PROT AntivirusNo
F-Secure 2005Xsvchost.exeAdded by the BIFROSE-CH TROJAN! 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 %Windir%No
F-Secure 2006Yfspex.exeF-Secure Anti-Virus automatic updaterNo
F-Secure Automatic UpdateYF-Secure Automatic Update.exeAutomatically checks for updates for internet security software from F-Secure CorporationNo
F-Secure GatekeeperX[malware name].exeAdded by the NUWAR.AXQ WORM!No
F-Secure Management AgentUFSMA32.EXEF-Secure antivirus - F-Secure Policy Manager provides tools for administering F-Secure software productsNo
F-Secure ManagerYFSM32.EXEF-Secure antivirus - carry out scheduled virus scans automaticallyNo
F-Secure Startup WizardYFSSW.EXEF-Secure antivirusNo
F-Secure TNBYTNBUtil.exeF-Secure antivirusNo
F-StopWYF-StopW.exeF-Prot anti-virus background scanner by F-Risk SoftwareNo
F0E84.exeXF0E84.exeTrustDefender, IronDefender and IronProtector rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here, here and hereNo
f1Tray.exeUF1TRAY.EXESystem Tray icon for FusionOne's MightyPhone software. "MightyPhone is a concept for wirelessly synchronizing the data on your mobile phone with your web-based or PC based organizer"No
f23mxins?f23mxinsRelated to the now discontinued ATI Fire GL3 graphics card. What does it do and is it required?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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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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