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?
Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0Yavp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for Kasperksy Internet Security 6.0 from Kaspersky Lab. Runs together with a related service - Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 (AVP) - which runs a separate instance of the same fileNo
Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0Yavp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for Kasperksy Internet Security 7.0 from Kaspersky Lab. Runs together with a related service - Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 (AVP) - which runs a separate instance of the same fileNo
Kaspersky Password ManagerYstpass.exeKaspersky Password Manager from Kaspersky Lab - "is an indispensable tool for the active Internet user. It fully automates the process of entering passwords and other data into websites and saves the user from going to the trouble of creating and remembering multiple passwords"Yes
Kaspersky PUREYstpass.exeMy Password Manager from an earlier version of Kaspersky PURE. Password management utilty which automates the process of entering passwords and other data into websites and saves the user from going to the trouble of creating and remembering multiple passwordsYes
Kaspersky Total SecurityYavp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for an earlier version of the Kaspersky PURE security software. Runs together with a related service - Kaspersky PURE (AVP) - which runs a separate instance of the same file. This is the Vista/7 MSConfig and Windows Defender entryYes
kaspersky32XkasperskyLabs32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GOT WORM!No
KasperskyAvXkaspersky.exeAdded by the MIMAIL.T WORM! Note - this has nothing to do with the real Kaspersky anti-virusNo
KasperskyAVEngXKasperskyaveng.exeAdded by the NETSKY.V WORM!No
KasperskyPasswordManagerYstpass.exeKaspersky Password Manager from Kaspersky Lab - "is an indispensable tool for the active Internet user. It fully automates the process of entering passwords and other data into websites and saves the user from going to the trouble of creating and remembering multiple passwords"Yes
KATXKAT.vbsAdded by the SOAD-D WORM!No
KatMouseUKatMouse.exeKatMouse - utility to enhance the functionality of mice with a scroll wheel, offering 'universal' scrolling, etcNo
kavYavp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for older versions of internet security products from Kaspersky Lab - including Internet Security and Anti-Virus. Runs together with a related service - such as Kaspersky Internet Security (AVP) - which runs a separate instance of the same file. Also AOL's Active Virus Shield (by Kaspersky) - now discontinued. Found in either a Kaspersky or AOL sub-directoryNo
kavXkav.exeAdded by the DOGROBOT TROJAN! Note - this is not a valid old version of Kaspersky AV and is located in %System%No
kavaXkavo.exeAdded by the LINEAG-GLG TROJAN!No
KAVFOXXwin1ogoin.exeAdded by the GWGHOST-M TROJAN!No
kavirXkavir.exeAdded by a variant of the Storm/Nuwar/Zhelatin WORM! See here for an exampleNo
KavirsXKavirs.exeAdded by the AGENT-OJC TROJAN!No
Kavirs1XKavirs1.exeAdded by the AGENT-OPY TROJAN!No
KAVPersonalXsvchost.exeAdded by the LINEAGE-V TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
KAVPersonal50YKav.exeKaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0No
KAVPersonal90Xwscntfy.exeAdded by the BANKER-FZ TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Windows Security (wscntfy.exe) file which is located in %System%. This one is located in %Windir%No
KavPFWYKavPFW.exeKingSoft Personal FirewallNo
KavRunsXWindll.exeAdded by the TRYNOMA TROJAN!No
kavsXsvchost.exeAdded by the AGENT-GLC TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
KavStartYKAVStart.exeKingSoft Personal FirewallNo
kavsvcYkavsvc.exeKaspersky antivirusNo
KavSvcX[random].exeAdded by the QOOLOGIC TROJAN! Uses random file names (examples: nzkklz.exe, rzazzi.exe, ivpaan.exe)No
KAVutilX[worm filename]Added by the WINTOO.B WORM!No
KAZAANkazaa.exeKAZAA is a file-sharing program which unfortunately being ad-based includes "Cy-door" adware. Check here for information about "Cy-door" and here for a program that can remove itNo
KAZAAN[path] kpp.exe [path] kazaalite.kppSystem Tray access to later versions of the Kazaa Lite P2P file sharing utility - namely the K++ and Resurrection variants. Kazaa Lite is the unauthorized modification of the original Kazaa Media Desktop - with the malware removedNo
Kazaa Download Accelerator Updater (required)Xregsvr32 kdp****.dll [* = random char]SafeguardProtect/Veevo hijacker. Note that regsvr32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to register and unregister OLE controls and shouldn't be deleted. The random DLL file is found in %System%No
Kazaa lptt01Xkazaa.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "kazaa" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it. Note - this is not the valid KaZaA file sharing program which has the same executable nameNo
Kazaa ml097eXkazaa.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "kazaa" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it. Note - this is not the valid KaZaA file sharing program which has the same executable nameNo
KAZAACufX9Added by the KITRO.D (or ARGEN.A) WORM! No
kazaaliteNkazaalite.exeKazaalite is a file sharing client - not to be confused with the original Kazaa program. Unlike the original, this one does not contain any advertising or tracking mechanismsNo
KaZooMNKaZooM.ExeKaZoom from Blue Haven Media - "add-on application that automatically speeds up the download process and finds the files you want with far more power than regular KaZaA searches"No
kbXAUTO.txtAdded by the BRONTOK-CV WORM!No
KB1883574.exeXKB1883574.exeMalware Destructor 2011 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
KB891711YKB891711.exeInstalled by the Windows KB891711 critical update, see this security bulletin - this file reportedly needs to continue running in order to patch the vulnerability, at least until a more practical solution is found. There have however been reports of fatal exception errors in systems running Windows 98, and in such a case Microsoft advises to either uninstall the patch (Add/Remove Programs) or prevent it from running at startupNo
KB918547YKB918547.EXEBug-fix for a Microsoft graphics rendering engine vulnerability - see here. Windows 98/Me onlyNo
KB926239Yrundll32.exe apphelp.dll, ShimFlushCacheMicrosoft KB926239 fix. Windows Media Player 10 may close unexpectedly on a Windows XP-based computerNo
KBDUKBD.EXEMultimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the multimedia keysNo
KBDUKbdStub.EXEKey Watcher from HP - watches for Multimedia Keys on HP keyboardsNo
KBD MediaCenterUMEDIACTR.EXEMultimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the multimedia keysNo
kbddrv32Xkbddrv32.exeAdded by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!No
kbddrvinfXkbddrvinf.exeAdded by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!No
KbEkKJuBmaVdPXKbEkKJuBmaVdP.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-DIM TROJAN!No
KBR95674904.exeXKBR95674904.exeAdded by the BCKDR-RHB BACKDOOR!No
KCeasyNKCeasy.exeKCeasy - a Windows peer-to-peer filesharing application which uses giFT as its 'back end' foundation. The networks currently supported are OpenFT and GnutellaNo
KClientUkstatus.exeKClient Kerberos client software for Win32 systems. It provides the libraries and utilities needed to use Kerberos-based PC applications developed by Computing Services such as KWeb and NiftyTelnetNo
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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
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