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?
GIGABYTE Gamer HUDUHUD.exeGigabyte's Gamer HUD graphics card utility. Primarily used for overclocking to adjust the voltage and working frequency of the GPU, Shader, and video memoryNo
GIGABYTE Gamer HUD LiteUHUD.exeLite version of Gigabyte's Gamer HUD graphics card utility. Primarily used for overclocking to adjust the voltage and working frequency of the GPU, Shader, and video memoryNo
Giganews AcceleratorUGiganewsAccelerator.exeGiganews Accelerator from Giganews, Inc. - "a software-based news proxy which will allow you to compress headers and enable 256-bit SSL encryption, regardless of whether or not SSL is supported natively by your news client"No
Gilat SOM EnumeratorYdllhost.exeFor Gilat Communications internet satellite systems - associated with SkyBlaster modem. Required if you have this systemNo
GilatFTCYftc.exeFor Gilat Communications internet satellite systems - associated with SkyBlaster modem. Required if you have this systemNo
gimmygamesX[path to trojan]Added by the DLOADR-LN TROJAN!No
gimmysmileysXgimmysmileys.exeGimmySmileys adwareNo
GinaDllXntgina.dllAdded by the ANIG.A WORM!No
GisdnLog?gisdnlog.exeBT Digital Access USBNo
Glass2kUGlass2k.exe"Glass2k is a small little program that allows Win2K/XP users to make any window transparent"No
Glassy Calculator IIUGlassy Calculator II.exeGlassy Calculator II widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Glassy Calculator II.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Glassy Calculator IIUGLASSY~1.EXEGlassy Calculator II widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Glassy Calculator II.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Glassy Calculator II.exe" is shown as "GLASSY~1.EXE"Yes
Glassy CalendarUGlassy Calendar.exeGlassy Calendar widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Glassy Calendar.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Glassy CalendarUGLASSY~2.EXEGlassy Calendar widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Glassy Calendar.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Glassy Calendar.exe" is shown as "GLASSY~2.EXE"Yes
GLF Network Lan MonitorXNPFMNTOR.exeAdded by the RBOT-AGY WORM!No
GlideYGlidew32.exeCirque touchpad driverNo
Global StartupXWinDash.EXEDetected by Kaspersky as the VB.Q WORM!No
GlobalFlagACERXACER.exeAdded by the VB.BL WORM!No
GlobalFlagimglogXimglog.exeAdded by the AGENT-GYK TROJAN!No
GlobalSCAPEX[random filename]Added by the RBOT-AYM WORM!No
GlobeCom_Full_Client_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for GlobeCom\TELUS usersNo
GlobeTrotter ConnectUglobetrotter connect.exeGlobeTrotter Connect - easy-to-use software application that "simplifies the management of Windows-based broadband Internet connections to WWAN networks, worldwide, automatically configuring connection to the service provider according to the SIM card inserted"No
Glock Suite 1.1Xglock32.exeAdded by the TINY.GV TROJAN!No
GLSetIT32Xmsiexec16.exeAdded by the OPTIX PRO TROJAN!No
GLSetIT32Xisass.exeAdded by a variant of the OPTIX PRO TROJAN!No
GLSetT32Xsmsiexec.exeAdded by the OPTIX-D TROJAN!No
gluon?gluon.exeIn a gluon/bin sub-directoryNo
glvXglv.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NG TROJAN!No
Gmail CheckerUGmail Checker.exeGmail Checker widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Checks for new E-mail on Google via their Atom feed. Once started, Gmail Checker.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Gmail CheckerUGMAILC~1.EXEGmail Checker widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Checks for new E-mail on Google via their Atom feed. Once started, Gmail Checker.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Gmail Checker.exe" is shown as "GMAILC~1.EXE"Yes
GMedia2XGSM2.exeMalware downloader - detected by Kaspersky as the VB.UX TROJAN!No
GMedia2XGSMedia3.exeMalware downloader - detected by Kaspersky as the VB.UX TROJAN!No
GmouseYGmouse.exeAmouse mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver featuresNo
Gmsvc32Xgmsvc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.ABN WORM!No
GnetmousUgnetmous.exeGenius mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver featuresNo
GNETMOUSEUgnetmouse.exeGenius mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver featuresNo
GNP Generic Host ProcessXsvchost.exeAdded by the ZAPCHAS-F BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
gnub?gnub.exe??No
goXcvir.exeAdded by the SILOV-A WORM!No
Go And StartXsvdll32.exeAdded by the RBOT.AI BACKDOOR!No
Go!ZillaXgozilla.exeDownload manager for resuming downloads and choosing multiple download locations. Advertising spywareNo
Go!Zilla Monster DownloadsXGo.exeDownload manager for resuming downloads and choosing multiple download locations. Advertising spywareNo
GoBackUGBMenu.exeSystem Tray access to Roxio's GoBack system restoration software (before it became Norton GoBack) - which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty, performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag and not required for WinMe/XP users - but recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users. Previously released by Adaptec and Wild FileNo
GoBackUGBTray.exeSystem Tray access to Roxio's GoBack system restoration software (before it became Norton GoBack) - which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty, performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag and not required for WinMe/XP users - but recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users. Previously released by Adaptec and Wild FileNo
GoBack Polling ServiceYGBPoll.exePart of Symantec's Norton GoBack system restoration software - which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty, performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Provides essential background support services for GoBack and loads via the registry "Run" or "RunServices" keys in 98/Me and as a service in XP. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag and not required for WinMe/XP users - but recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users. Previously released by Roxio, Adaptec and Wild FileNo
GOGXGOG.exeAdded by the PHILIS.B VIRUS!No
goidrXgoidr.exeGoidr adwareNo
golbolaXwindows32.exeAdded by the BANKER.CIY TROJAN!No
GoldenAntiSpyXpgs.exeGoldenAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare familyNo
Goldensoft_MndlSvrUMndlSvr.exeGoldensoft CD Ghost related - turns a computer into a 200X-speed CD-ROM tower. Working from the hard drive, users can simultaneously access as many as 23 virtual CD-ROM drives at a speed of 200X for true multitaskingNo
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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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