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?
FhzepgyiXHELLRAIDER.EXEAdded by the MINDCTRL.A BACKDOOR!No
FieldForms SyncUSyncService.exeResco FieldForms. A solution for building of mobile forms that can be viewed or filled in on the run, on a wide range of mobile devices. Supports Microsoft Access databases, and provides for synchronization of other data as wellNo
FiendlyTypeXcsrss.exeAdded by the WEBUS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
FILEXabcdefg.exeAdded by the KELVIR.DD WORM!No
file indexing service?msfindfile.exeNew version of MS FindFast and still a resource hog?No
file laoder configurationXrnd32.exeAdded by the RBOT.BQJ WORM!No
File Mapping ServicesXhp-1003.exeAdded by the RBOT.FAN WORM!No
File Protection MonitorXfilemon.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
File SystemXtaskmqrs.exeAdded by a variant of the TOXBOT/CODBOT WORM!No
File SystemXtaskmqr.exeAdded by the RBOT.BWQ WORM!No
File System ServiceXwmiprvsc.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-HZ TROJAN!No
File UpdaterXSPY_NET_RAT.exeAdded by the AGENT-LRO TROJAN!No
File-Sharing WizardXshwizard.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
File0_0XMD1.exeAdded by the DLOADER-OR TROJAN!No
File1XDia Claro.htmAdded by the DLOADER-OR TROJAN!No
FileFreedom_PluginXwtm.exeFileFreedom peer-to-peer sharing programNo
filehippo.comNUpdateChecker.exeChecks for new releases available in the popular FileHippo.com repository for any software you may already have installed on your computer. Run manually when requiredYes
FileHippo.com Update CheckerNUpdateChecker.exeChecks for new releases available in the popular FileHippo.com repository for any software you may already have installed on your computer. Run manually when requiredYes
FileManager32XWscript.exe ChkMgr32.vbsAdded by the NOTUP.A WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "ChkMgr32.vbs" file is located in %System%No
filenXfilen.exeAdded by the VBNAM-A WORM!No
filenameXfilename.exeAdded by the VB.FSY TROJAN!No
filename processXkerneldll.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-PO WORM!No
filename processXexplore.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-QN WORM!No
filename processXRundil16.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.ZX WORM!No
Files DriverXsdphost.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DKZ WORM!No
Files DriverXsfdhost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AJC BACKDOOR!No
FileSoftXWscript.exe UpdataFiles.vbsAdded by the SST.B WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "UpdataFiles.vbs" file is located in %Windir%No
FileSystemX[random].exeAdded by the ROHIMAFO BACKDOOR!No
filitX[path to trojan]Added by the PERDA-G BACKDOOR!No
FilmLoopUFilmLoopService.exeRelated to FilmLoop - a photocasting network. Share your pictures with your family and friendsNo
FilterGateUfiltergate.exeFiltergate internet filtering software - filters sounds, popup ads, background sound and other unnecessary website itemsNo
FilterguardUFiltrgrd.exeAn icon located in the lower left of the screen and looks like a lifesaver. This icon is a "short-cut" to access the basic features of SOS-Guardian, SOS-KidProof Lite, SOS Best Defense and SOS Pro such as Internet filtering utility. You can access this menu by "right-clicking" on the iconNo
FilterProgramXGDC.exeFilterProgram rogue privacy tool - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the PCPrivacyTool familyNo
FindXfind.exeAdded by the OPANKI WORM!No
Find FastNFindfast.exeFrom older versions of MS Office - searches disk drives for Office file types and creates an index to make opening them easier. When indexing is in progress it can use lots of CPU time and memory - especially on slower/older machinesNo
Find Virus Launch ProgramYfvlaunch.exePart of Dr. Solomon's AntivirusNo
findfastXfindfast.exeAdded by the DLOADER.PFR TROJAN! Note - the is not the legitimate file of the same name installed with older versions of MS OfficeNo
findfast.exeXfindfast.exeIdentified as the RUNDIS.A TROJAN! Note - the is not the legitimate file of the same name installed with older versions of MS OfficeNo
FindHackX[path to worm]Added by the KELVIR-BA WORM!No
FinePrint Dispatcher v4Ufpdisp4a.exeFinePrint Dispatcher - handles the spooling of print jobs to the FinePrint printer. Version 4.x of the software. "FinePrint saves ink, paper, time and money by controlling and enhancing printed output"No
FinePrint Dispatcher v4Ufpdisp4.exeFinePrint Dispatcher - handles the spooling of print jobs to the FinePrint printer. Version 4.x of the software. "FinePrint saves ink, paper, time and money by controlling and enhancing printed output"No
FinePrint Dispatcher v5Ufpdisp5a.exeFinePrint Dispatcher - handles the spooling of print jobs to the FinePrint printer. Version 5.x of the software. "FinePrint saves ink, paper, time and money by controlling and enhancing printed output"No
FineReader7NewsReaderProNAbbyyNewsReader.exeABBYY FineReader OCR software - version 7No
FingerPrintSoftwareUfpapp.exeSupports the fingerprint reader on selected IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad notebooksNo
Fire Wall servicesX[random filename]Added by the IRCBOT-QY WORM!No
Fire Wall servicesXwnlmzsfhobi.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-QY WORM!No
Fire Well serviceX[random].exeAdded by the RBOT-FJU WORM!No
FireBox Control Panel?FireBox.exeControl panel for the Presonus FireBox firewire based music recording system. Is it required?No
FireExplore UpdateXFireExplore.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
FireFoxXfirefox.exeAdded by the RBOT-ATP WORM! Note - this is not the popular FireFox web browser and is located in %System%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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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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