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
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Name or Startup ItemStatusCommand or DataDescriptionTested?
keyhookUkeyhook.exeHotkey manager for Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) based graphics chipsets - disable unless you use hotkeysYes
KeyLoggerUsyssafe.exeGhostLog surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
KeyMaestroUkmaestro.exeMultimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the multimedia keysNo
keymapUkeymap.exeSystem Tray utility and background task used by games produced by Kesmai (published by Interactive Magic) and which enables you to program keys to do specific actions during the gameNo
keymgrldrXrundll32 setupapi, InstallHinfSection... keymgr3.infCoolWebSearch Oemsyspnp parasite variantNo
KeyPatrolYKeyPatrol.exeKeyPatrol - keylogger detector using both behavioral and pattern-matching algorithms. Part of the original anti-malware program by PestPatrol, Inc. Acquired by CA where it became eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware and then CA Anti-Spyware - which is now included in CA AntiVirus PlusYes
keyplusplusUstartk.exeKey++ Invisible Spy Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
KeyScramblerYkeyscrambler.exeKeyScrambler from QFX Software Corporation - "encrypts your keystrokes deep in the kernel, foiling keylogging attacks with scrambled, undecipherable data"Yes
keyservXkeyserv.exeKeyThief spywareNo
Keyspan Digital Media RemoteUKDMRdmn.exeRemote control driver for Keyspan Digital Media Remote devicesNo
keystrokeUkeystroke.exeQuickLaunch surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
KeyWalletUKWallet.exe"KeyWallet is a useful and convenient desktop utility that spares you the trouble of filling in your logins, passwords and other personal data manually"No
KeywordSearchUpdaterXKeywordSearchUpdater.exeKeyword Search adwareNo
Kf3pn4Xmyclient.exeAdded by the VBINJ-S TROJAN!No
kfienqXmasbl.batAdded by the KIFER TROJAN!No
kgjdi27Xkgjdie27.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AP BACKDOOR!No
KgjgXrnnypbw.exeAdded by the QuickLinks/Forethought adwareNo
KHALMNPRUKHALMNPR.EXEPart of Logitech's SetPoint control software for their range of wired and wireless keyboards and pointing devices (mice, trackballs, etc). When using SetPoint to adjust the mouse sensitivity it is maintained separately from the Windows setting, but is combined with the Windows setting to determine the final sensitivity. For this reason, this entry sets the Windows setting to 0 so it doesn't affect the one you set in SetPoint and then unloads. A separate instance of KHALMNPR.EXE loads via the main Setpoint.exe program to control communication between your radio/bluetooth wireless mouse/keyboard and SetPointYes
KHATARNAK LoaderXKHATARNAK.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.ACO WORM!No
khookerNkhooker.exeSiS Keyboard Daemon. System Tray utility which gets installed by the drivers of the latter day SiS VGA cards. Can cause errors at startup and isn't requiredNo
Kiamat Sudah Dekat_16_04XISASS.exeAdded by the PAHATIA.B WORM!No
KICKMON.EXEUKICKMON.EXEKeepItClean - utility that deletes safe to remove files, cookies, browsing history, etc. This is the scheduler - if you don't schedule clean-ups it isn't requiredNo
KiesUKiesHelper.exeInstalled with the SAMSUNG Kies mobile device management software. Preloads part of Kies into memory to speed up the loading time of the main program and exits after running. Tested without a supported device on a system with more than 1GB of memory it took twice as long for Kies to start with this entry disabledYes
Kies TrayAgentNKiesTrayAgent.exeSAMSUNG Kies mobile device management software which also allows you to view apps in full screen on your PC, no matter what network you're on. Allows you (amongst other options) to backup your devices contents to your PC, use it to connect to the internet, transfer files and synchronize contacts, etc. Only required if you want to autostart Kies when your device is connectedYes
KiesHelperUKiesHelper.exeInstalled with the SAMSUNG Kies mobile device management software. Preloads part of Kies into memory to speed up the loading time of the main program and exits after running. Tested without a supported device on a system with more than 1GB of memory it took twice as long for Kies to start with this entry disabledYes
KiesTrayAgentNKiesTrayAgent.exeSAMSUNG Kies mobile device management software which also allows you to view apps in full screen on your PC, no matter what network you're on. Allows you (amongst other options) to backup your devices contents to your PC, use it to connect to the internet, transfer files and synchronize contacts, etc. Only required if you want to autostart Kies when your device is connectedYes
Kill PopupUKillPopup.exeKillPopup - pop-up stopperNo
KillAndCleanXKillAndClean.exeKillAndClean rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
kimochiz.exeXkimochiz.exeAdded by the MDROP-BB TROJAN!No
KinberlinkNKinberlink.exeKinberlink network messaging. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
King_arXarking.exeAdded by the PWS-BOS TROJAN!No
king_hgXhgking.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-BMQ WORM!No
king_jpXjpking.exeAdded by the AGENT-POO TROJAN!No
King_koXkoking.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-BMU WORM!No
king_mgXmgking.exeAdded by the AGENT-PGG TROJAN!No
Kinofilmoff.NetXReklamer.exeAdded by the AGENT-NGX TROJAN!No
kisYavp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 from Kaspersky Lab. Runs together with a related service - AVP - which runs a separate instance of the same file. Also Steganos Internet Security 2007 - by Kaspersky and now discontinued. Found in either a Kaspersky or Steganos sub-directoryNo
kissXpingy.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! The file is located in a random subfolder of %ProgramFiles%No
KIT3Xhpprintqueue.exeAdded by the ADCLICK-DS TROJAN!No
kjEenXNPEgLSPXkjEenXNPEgLSP.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-MD TROJAN!No
KK LoaderUloadkk.exeKeyKey XP Professional from KeyKey.com. "Monitor Instant Messages, Chats, Emails, Web Site URLs, Passwords, Computer Programs, Start Up and Shut Down time and much more completely undetected to the user."No
KKM ServiceXkkm.exeAdded by the NANPY-I WORM!No
KL AntiFunLoveXflcss.exeAdded by the FUNLOVE.4099 VIRUS!No
KLogUKeyspy.exeKeyLoggPro.B keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself! No
klopX[path to file]Added by the AGENT-WQ TROJAN!No
klopX[random].tmpFound with Trojan.Win32.StartPage.aw. Possibly a variant of the AGENT-WQ TROJAN! No
klpUrun32dll.exePAL PC Spy - key recorder and screen capture utility which controls and monitors everything that happens on your pc and onlineNo
klpUexplorer.exeComSurveilSys keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself! Note - the legitimate Windows Explorer (same filename) is located in %Windir% and would not normally appear in Msconfig/Startup unless you added it manually! This one is located in %System%\PAL\CSSNo
KM9801UUMMHotKey.exeMultimedia key handling for the relevant type of Turbo-Media keyboard. Shortcut available. Note that with this running it can crash DirectX8/9 under WinXP when a game switches to full-screenNo
kmmsoftXrevo.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-QR WORM!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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