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?
InCDYInCD.exeInCD packet writing utility which allows the user to format CDs/DVDs so that they can be used by simply dragging and dropping files to the disk or by saving to disk from within other applications. Included with Nero digital media suites (CD/DVD burning, authoring, etc) until version 9 (optional install for versions 7 thru 9) and now available as a separate download. If you prefer not to use InCD (due to the obvious alternatives such as USB flash drives) you can disable itYes
IncMailNIncMail.exe"IncrediMail is an advanced, feature-rich email program that offers you an unprecedented interactive experience. Unique multimedia features will enable you to tailor your email experience so that it fits your mood and personality"No
incognitoXincognito.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See hereNo
InControl Desktop ManagerNDMHKEY.EXEFor Diamond Multimedia video cards. Allows System Tray access to desktop utilities such as screen resolution. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
Incredible KeyloggerXAdvKeylog.exeIncredibleKeylogger spywareNo
IncredimailNincredimail.exe"IncrediMail is an advanced, feature-rich email program that offers you an unprecedented interactive experience. Unique multimedia features will enable you to tailor your email experience so that it fits your mood and personality"No
IncredimailNIncMail.exe"IncrediMail is an advanced, feature-rich email program that offers you an unprecedented interactive experience. Unique multimedia features will enable you to tailor your email experience so that it fits your mood and personality"No
Index ServiceXdllhost32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.CH WORM!No
Index WasherUWashIdx.exeWindow Washer from Webroot Software. Useful utility that deletes safe to remove files, cookies, browsing history, etc. Available via from Start -> Programs. Disable within the program options - otherwise it is re-enabled in MSCONFIGNo
IndexCleanerUIdxClnR.exeUtility that cleans the index.dat file when the system restarts. Index.dat files keep a track of pages, images, cookies or sounds from web sites you have visited, even if these files are deleted from your system. Recommended at "Users choice" status because it depends how the user cleans their internet history. Installed as part of the internet security suite packages sourced by Radialpoint for ISP customers such as Virgin Media, AT&T, Bell Canada, TELUS Corporation and Verizon OnlineYes
IndexCleanerUIndexCleanerR.exeUtility that cleans the index.dat file when the system restarts. Index.dat files keep a track of pages, images, cookies or sounds from web sites you have visited, even if these files are deleted from your system. Recommended at "Users choice" status because it depends how the user cleans their internet history. Installed as part of the internet security suite packages sourced by Radialpoint for ISP customers such as Virgin Media, AT&T, Bell Canada, TELUS Corporation and Verizon OnlineNo
Indexer?Indexer.exePart of the Sharpdesk from Sharp Electronics. "A desktop-based, personal document management application that lets users browse, edit, search, compose, process, and forward both scanned and native electronic documents". What does it do and is it required?No
IndexindicatorXIndexindicator.exeAdded by the LAZAR TROJAN!No
IndexSearchNIndexSearch.exePart of Nuance (ScanSoft) PaperPort - "scan, organize, find and share all of your documents including paper, PDF, application files and photographs". Creates an index of files associated with PaperPort for easy searchingNo
IndexTrayUIndexTray.exePart of Sharpdesk from Sharp Electronics. "A desktop-based, personal document management application that lets users browse, edit, search, compose, process, and forward both scanned and native electronic documents"No
IndicatorUtyUIndicatorUty.exeFujitsu Hotkey Utility displays icons on the screen when you use hotkeys on a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook, eg, when you press the hotkey for muting the sound, a loudspeaker icon with a cross on it is displayedNo
IndxStoreSvr_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}UNMIndexStoreSvr.exeIndexing and storage service for Nero Scout which is "a database program which indexes and catalogs all media files on your computer and makes the database available to all programs in the Nero product package." Included in version 8 of the Nero digital media suites (CD/DVD burning, authoring, etc). Integrated into a number of Nero applications and is of particular significance for the Nero Home media center - for more information see the linkYes
ineXsvchosts.exeAdded by the RBOT.BNL WORM!No
INETXinetsync.exeMeplex adwareNo
inetXsvhost.exeAdded by the SDBOT-M BACKDOOR!No
Inet DataBaseXInetdbs.exeAdded by the QEDS WORM!No
Inet DeliveryXinetdl.exeInet Delivery adwareNo
Inet DeliveryXinetdl_2.exeInet Delivery adwareNo
InetapiXNetapi.exeAdded by the NETDEVIL.14 BACKDOOR!No
InetChkXms[random value].exeAdded by the AGENT-IRL TROJAN!No
inetcntrlUinetcntrl.exeBsafe Online - internet filterNo
InetConf?inetconf.exe??No
InetdUINETD32.EXEWindows Inet Daemon from Hummingbird Communications. "Hummingbird Inetd has the advanced ability to conserve PC resources by listening for connection requests and launching server daemons". Provides PCs with the full functionality of a UNIX workstationNo
inetinfo.exeUinetinfo.exeExecutable used by MS Internet Information Server (IIS). If it's running, then so is IIS. Useful in knowing whether you require the patch for the Code Red worm. Comes with PWS (Personal Web Server) or NT4 and handles ASP-, PHP code (+ more)No
inetinfomon managerXinetinfomon.exeAdded by the DONBOMB.A TROJAN!No
inetmgrXinetmgr.exeActual Names (AdvSearch) Internet Keywords parasiteNo
InetMSNXmsnet.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT TROJAN!No
inetrunXinetrun.exeAdded by the AGENT.CE BACKDOOR!No
inetservXinetserv.exeAdded by the AGENT-OWJ TROJAN!No
InetServicesXwsock32.exeAdded by the WOCK32-A TROJAN!No
inetsysX[path to trojan]Added by the DELF-NV TROJAN!No
Inet_PerfUsvcwinra.exeSystem Surveillance Pro surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
infamous.exeXwmplayer.exeAdded by unknown malware. WMPLAYER.EXE is stored in the location and uses the same name as Windows Media Player but that valid Windows program doesn't load at startupNo
InfeStopXInfeStopRemover.exeInfeStop rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
InfiumUqip.exeQIP (Quiet Internet Pager) Infium multiprotocol instant messaging clientNo
infoXsmss.exeAdded by the VB.EIW WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%\inetsrvNo
INFO DATAXapc.exeAdded by the RANDON.B WORM!No
Info SelectUis.exeInfo Select from Micro Logic - personal information managerNo
Info32xXInfo32x.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
InfoDataXrundll32.exe ********.dll,realset [* = random char]Added by the VUNDO TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The random DLL file is found in %System%No
infoguardrXinfoguardrun.exeInfoGuard rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
InfoPenMSNUInfoPenIM.exeInfoPenMSN is a MSN Messenger plugin that allows you to send data written/drawn by hand No
Infoplay.exe?Infoplay.exeWritten by New Media Properties, LLC and you're asked if you want to download and install it if you visit one of their search engine websites (which I chose not to). What does it do and is it needed?No
InfoPureXInfoPure.exeInfoPure rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Information UpdateXiu.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the CENTIM.CH TROJAN!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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