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?
Instant AccessXrundll32.exe EGDACCESS_****.dll,InstantAccessInstantAccess premium rate adult content dialler variant - where **** represents for digits. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The DLL file is located in %System%No
Instant Buzz DaemonXIBDaemon.exeInstant Buzz adwareNo
Instant Messenger ServiceXimservice.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the HEUR TROJAN!No
instant messengersXinstantmsgtr.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-PC BACKDOOR!No
Instant Update CenterNreminder.exeEvent reminder for calendar dates, etc from Broderbund PrintMaster. Disable using the program's own option (if available) or a startup manager as it will re-instate if disabled via MSConfigNo
Instant Wireless Configuration UtilityUWUSB11cfg.exeUtility used by the LINKSYS LINKSYS wireless USB Adapter (WUSB11) and indicates when a wireless access connection is made by a screen colour change. Also used for configurationNo
Instant Wireless Configuration UtilityUWPC11Cfg.exeUtility used by the LINKSYS wireless USB Adapter (WUSB11) and indicates when a wireless access connection is made by a screen colour change. Also used for configurationNo
InstantAccessNINSTAN~1.EXEFrom TextBridge Pro 9.0 OCR scanner software. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
InstantDriveUInstantDrive.exePinnacle Systems (ex VOB) InstantDrive - creates a virtual CD-ROM drive on the computer's hard drive. Part of InstantCD/DVD burning softwareNo
InstantPleasureXinstantpleasure.exeAdult content diallerNo
InstantPleasureXXXXinstantpleasurexxx.exeAdult content diallerNo
InstantSpywareRemoval.exeXInstantSpywareRemoval.exeInstant Spyware Removal rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
InstantTrayNPCLETray.exePinnacle InstantCD/DVD disc creation software. Tray icon enabling a pop-up menu that lets you call up any of Instant CD/DVD's tools with one click. Can be started manuallyNo
institXinstit.batAdded by the OPASERV.H WORM!No
institXINSTIT.BATAdded by the OPASERV.K WORM!No
InstUtlR.exe?InstUtlR.exe??No
InSysSecureXInSysSecure.exeInSysSecure rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID familyNo
intdctrrXidctup20.exeSafeSurfing adware variant No
Intec Service DriversXmsmsgrs.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ADN WORM!No
Intec Service DriversX[path to worm]Added by the RBOT-GLU WORM!No
Intec Service DriversXwing32.exeAdded by the RBOT.HAZ WORM!No
Intec Service DriversXmsmsgredss.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AGL WORM!No
Intec Services DriverrsXwinrvc.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Intec Services DriversXmsupdate22e.exeAdded by the RBOT-CGC WORM!No
IntegardTrayUIntegardTray.exeSystem Tray access to Integardparental control software from Race River CorpNo
Intel Active MonitorUimontray.exeSystem tray monitoring of fans, temperature, voltage, etc for Intel motherboards. Only needed if you "overclock" or live in hot environment. Can also cause problems when running on a laptop if you change PCMCIA cardsNo
Intel Audio Studio V2.0Xfmideploy.exeDetected by VBA32 as the BIFROSE.ADR TROJAN!No
Intel DriverXcsrs.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Intel File TransferUxfr.exePart of Intel's LANDesk Management Suite 6 and the Common Base Agent (CBA) - used for communicating between the core server and managed clientsNo
Intel Management Services v32Xmstime32.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AYG WORM!No
Intel PDSUpds.exeIntel Ping Discovery Service (PDS). Part of Intel's LANDesk Management Suite 6 and the Common Base Agent (CBA) - used for communicating between the core server and managed clients. Will start the dial-up if installed and enabledNo
Intel Physical Routine 1.2AXstnetlib.exeAdded by the BACKDR-AS BACKDOOR!No
Intel Product Number UtilityUIntelProcNumUtility.exeIntel Processor Serial Number Control Utility allows you to enable and disable the processor serial number capability of an Intel PIII processor. You can find more information here. System Tray icon providing the user with a visual state indication. You can find more information hereNo
Intel PROSet Tray IconNpromon.exeSystem Tray icon for Intel PRO series ethernet adapters giving access to the diagnostic featuresNo
Intel Service DriversXmsconfig16.exeAdded by the MSCONFIG16 TROJAN!No
Intel system toolXhookdump.exeAdded by the SPYRE-H TROJAN!No
Intel system toolXwinnook.exeAdded by the SPYRE-C TROJAN!No
Intel system toolXsvehost.exeAdded by the AGENT-EBT TROJAN!No
Intel system worksXiis.exeAdded by the RBOT.QGA WORM!No
Intel(R) Common User InterfaceUigfxtray.exeSystem Tray access to display settings for Intel desktop and mobile motherboard chipsets with integrated graphics. With this enabled, you can access settings like graphics properties and hot key settings via the icon on the System Tray. Different chipset versions may have different options available. These options are normally also available via the system Control Panel - under Display (XP) or Personalization and Appearance (Vista)Yes
Intel(R) Common User InterfaceUhkcmd.exeHot Key handler for Intel desktop and mobile motherboard chipsets with integrated graphics. With this enabled, you can access settings like graphics properties and screen rotation via pre-programmed key combinations - such as CTRL+ALT+F12 which displays the graphics properties (otherwise available via a right-click on the desktop or the Control Panel). Different chipset versions may have different pre-programmed settings and in some cases these may be programmableYes
Intel(R) Common User InterfaceUigfxpers.exeInstalled with the graphics drivers for Intel desktop and mobile motherboard chipsets with integrated graphics. It's purpose or function isn't known at present but testing with it disabled would appear to indicate it isn't required - hence the recommended "U" statusYes
intel32.exeXintel32.exeAdded by the SmitFraud alias SPYJACK-B TROJAN!No
IntelAPMClientUamclient.exeLANDesk® Management Suite software componentNo
IntelAudioStudioNIntelAudioStudio.exe"Intel Audio Studio combines Intel® High Definition audio hardware features with Sonic Focus* Audio Refinement and Dolby* technologies to provide you with a comprehensive tool that puts you in control of your audio experience". Audio utility supplied with some Intel motherboardsNo
InteliSysXsmss.exeAdvertisingvision adware. 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 %Windir%No
intell32.exeXintell32.exeAdded by the SmitFraud alias Desktophijack.C TROJAN!No
intell321.exeXintell321.exeAdded by the SPYJACK-B TROJAN! No
Intelli Mouse Pro Version 2.0BXncsjapi32.exeAdded by the BUZUS-O WORM!No
Intelliflag_be.exeXIntelliflag_be.exeIntelliflag spywareNo
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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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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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