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?
HelpXWizardnil.exeAdded by the BANCOS-BCZ TROJAN!No
HelpXlshost.exeIdentified as a variant of the Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Delf.aro malwareNo
Help Temp FilesXnetreg.exeAdded by the FORBOT-EM WORM!No
Help Temp FilesXemp32.exeAdded by the FORBOT-EC WORM!No
HelpCenterUsprtcmd.exe /P HelpCenterSelf-help support tool for BellSouth's FastAccess® DSL (now owned by AT&T) broadband service (provided by SupportSoft, Inc). Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
HelpCenter4.1Usprtcmd.exe /P HelpCenter4.1Self-help support tool for BellSouth's FastAccess® DSL (now owned by AT&T) broadband service (provided by SupportSoft, Inc). Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
helpctl.exeXhelpctl.exeAdded by the GASLIDE TROJAN!No
HelpDeskXHelpDesk.exeAdded by the BANKER.CIY TROJAN!No
HelperXeschlp.exeAdded by the BLASTER.T WORM!No
HELPERXgreece_nm.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer variantNo
HELPERXNetherlands.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer variantNo
HELPERXnew_zealand.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer variantNo
HELPERXsweden.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer variantNo
HELPERXcanada.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer variantNo
HELPERXfrance.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer variantNo
HELPERXtemp532.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer variantNo
helper.dllXrundll32.exe [path] helper.dllCnsMin (Chinese Keywords) hijacker related. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
HelpExp.exeXHelpExp.exeAttune HelpExpress - spyware. Disable and uninstall - see hereNo
helpmanagerXspoler.exeAdded by the RANDEX.J WORM!No
helpoXhelpo.exeAdded by the BANLOA-BU TROJAN!No
helpwXhelpw.exeAdware downloader No
henX[filename].exeAdded by the TARNO.G TROJAN!No
heomstoolXheomstool.exeAdded by the HEOMS TROJAN!No
HEProtectYHSockPE.exePart of the AntiSpam function of the HAURI ViRobot Desktop internet security suiteNo
HerculesCamService?CamService.exeRelated to the Hercules Dualpix HD Webcam. What does it do and is it required?No
hErcUnesXsofthost.exeAdded by the GARROCH WORM!No
herjekXherjek.exeAdded by the NUWAR.APJ WORM!No
Hermes MessengerUDGDRHE~1.EXEA LAN messenger alternative to WinPopUp - Digital Dreams SoftwareNo
Hewlett Packard ManagerXhpmanager.exeAdded by the MYTOB.KE WORM! Note - this is not a valid Hewlett-Packard programNo
Hewlett Packard RecorderNRemind32.exeHP multifunction registrationNo
HeypPtdMGKlWjXHeypPtdMGKlWj.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-DVM TROJAN!No
HfUHf.exeHide Folders - hide your folders so only you can view themNo
HF SecurityXhfsecure.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-TI WORM!No
hfdtubvnxXkeepSafe.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
hffsrvYhffsrv.exeHide Files & Folders - "great easy-to-use password-protected security utility working at Windows kernel level you can use to password-protect certain files and folders, or to hide them securely from viewing and searching just with a click of mouse". If this entry is disabled, any files/folders that are protected/hidden will no longer be accessible without first accessing the main programYes
hffsrv.exeYhffsrv.exeHide Files & Folders - "great easy-to-use password-protected security utility working at Windows kernel level you can use to password-protect certain files and folders, or to hide them securely from viewing and searching just with a click of mouse". If this entry is disabled, any files/folders that are protected/hidden will no longer be accessible without first accessing the main programYes
hfxpUhfxp.exeHide Folders XP - hide your folders so only you can view themNo
hgkytweXkeepSafe.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
hgqhp.exeXhgqhp.exeAdded by the FLUSH.F TROJAN!No
HGTXPEINFirstReboot.exeHerucles Audio tool for the Hercules Game Theater XP soundcard. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control PanelNo
Hhjg5jfd93dftdfXwinlogan.exeAdded by the ERTFOR.A TROJAN!No
hhtnsnXrnxntup.exeAdded by a variant of the ORCU.B TROJAN!No
HiberMonitor?HCount.exe??No
HibernationUhib32.exeReduces the power consumption when the laptop isn't being used to preserve battery power. Similar programs on other laptops reduce the processor clock rate, etc. Required if you run of battery regularlyNo
Hid.exeXhid.exeAdded by the RATSOU.B TROJAN!No
Hide and Protect any Drives for Win95/98/Me/2k/XPUHPDAgent.exeLoads Hide and Protect any Drives - which allows you to "Protect Hard drive, CD, DVD, floppy and flash, and deny access to partitions of your hard drives. Stop unauthorized software installations and data leak by removable media". If disabled, hidden and locked drives still retain their original status so the user will only be able to change their status them via the main UIYes
hidenXhiden.exeAdded by the AGENT-IW TROJAN!No
HideOEUHideOE.exeHideOE - allows you to 'hide' Outlook Express or minimize it to the System TrayNo
HideRun.exeXHiderun.exe and svhost.exe and pro.gifAdded by the BOOHOO WORM!No
HideStyleXAnte Browse Trust.exeIE toolbar taking you to Lop.com. If the exe is running, close it and remove the %ProgramFiles%\Stupidmore directoryNo
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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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