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?
LoadFontsXLoadFonts.vbsHomepage hijacker that changes your homepage to an adult content siteNo
LoadFontsXTahoma.vbsHomepage hijacker that changes your homepage to an adult content siteNo
LoadFujitsuQuickTouchUQuickTouch.exeMaps the keys on a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook application panel to various programs and functionsNo
LoadGolfCoursesXLoadGolfCourses.exePlayMiniGolf.com foistware - stealth installed!No
LoadhgXrundll32.exeAdded by the LINEAG-ABX TROJAN!No
LoadHTMLXrundll32.exe regsvr32.exe,MShtmpreMatrixSearch adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
LoadingAgentXZipLoader32.exeAdded by the OBLIVION TROJAN! This executable is one of the most common but there are moreNo
LoadingAgentXmsload32.exeAdded by the OBLIVION TROJAN! This executable is one of the most common but there are moreNo
LoadManagerXmsload.exeAdded by the OPASERV.T WORM!No
loadMecq0Xexplorer.exeAdded by the MUMUBOY.C TROJAN! 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 %ProgramFiles%No
loadMecq3Xrundll32.exeAdded by the LEGMIR-AS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate rundll32.exe process, which is found in %Windir% (98/ME) or %System% (NT/2K/XP). This one is located in the root folder (i.e., C:\)No
loadMect1Xexplorer.exeAdded by the LINEAGE-L TROJAN! 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 %ProgramFiles%No
loadMefsXrundll32.exeAdded by the LEGMIR-JB TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate rundll32.exe process, which is found in %Windir% (98/ME) or %System% (NT/2K/XP). This one is located in %Windir%\infNo
loadMefsXsmss32.exeAdded by the FLOOD-EL TROJAN!No
LoadMSvcmmNmsvcmm32.exeAuto-update for the now defunct Movielink "web-based video on demand (VOD) and electronic sell-through (EST) service offering movies, TV shows and other videos for rental or purchase". Movielink LLC were acquired by Blockbuster in 2008No
LoadOrderVerificationX[random filename]Added by the TRON.A BACKDOOR!No
Loadout ManagerUnost_LM.exeManager for the Belkin Nostromo n50 SpeedPad game controller - see hereNo
LoadPFWXwmimgr.exeAdded by the QEDS-B WORM!No
LoadPowerProfileXASDAPI.EXEAdded by the CABRO TROJAN! Not to be confused with the valid LoadPowerProfile entry where the command is Rundll32.exe powrprof.dllNo
LoadPowerProfileURundll32.exe powrprof.dllPower management specifics such as monitor shut-off, system standby, etc. Associated with power management and is listed twice - see here. Loads your selected power scheme. May not be required - depends upon whether you modify the default Control Panel -> Power Options settingsNo
LoadPowerProfileXRundll.exe powerprof.dllAdded by the LOXOSCAM TROJAN! Note - do not confuse with the valid LoadPowerProfile entry! Notice that the infected version uses "Rundll.exe" whereas the uninfected version uses "Rundll32.exe"No
LoadPowerProfileXrundl.exeAdded by the TOFAZZOL TROJAN! Not to be confused with the valid LoadPowerProfile entry where the command is Rundll32.exe powrprof.dllNo
LoadPowerProfileXRundll32.exeAdded by the MIROOT WORM! Note - do not confuse with the valid LoadPowerProfile entry which has "powrprof.dll" appended to the command/data lineNo
LoadPowerSchemeXrundll32.exe powerprof.dll CheckPowerProfileUlubione adult content dialer. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
LoadQMUloadqm.exeInstalled with MSN Explorer and loads the MSN Queue Manager. Required to enable the WU AutoUpdate feature. Note that disabling this can sometimes prevent internet sharing working on Win2K Pro SP2. Reports also suggest that removing it will re-enable internet access - hence the "users choice" recommendation. If you have problems leave it, otherwise I recommend you disable itNo
loads.exeXloads.exeMediaMotor adwareNo
loads.exeXmedload.exeMedload adwareNo
loads.exeXsuploads.exeAdded by the AGENT-BZ TROJAN! No
LoadServiceXRest In PeaceAdded by the KANGAROO-A WORM!No
LoadServiceXMaaf, tempatmu bukan di sinAdded by the KAGEN-A TROJAN!No
LoadServiceXVirusAdded by the CAGER.A WORM!No
LoadServiceXuser32.comAdded by the BURMEC WORM!No
LoadSIPSXrundll32.exe SIPSPI32.dll, SIPSPI32123Mania adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "SIPSPI32.dll" file is found in the System folderNo
LoadWatcher?Test.exeReportedly part of a webcam surveillance program that's supposed to test SMTP dialling in the event of an alert? Is this correct?No
LoadWatcherXwatcher.exeWatcher spywareNo
loadwinXwinset.exeAdded by the QQPASS-I TROJAN!No
loadwinXwinsys.exeAdded by the QQPASS-J TROJAN!No
LoadWindowsFileXKernel32.exeAdded by the DELF.B BACKDOOR!No
Local Area NetworkXOpenGL.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Local Authority ServiceXlsass.exeAdded by the MARKTMAN-C TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
Local Internet ConnectionXLIC.exeAdded by the SDBOT-YA WORM!No
LOCAL INTERNET WEB DRIVERS FOR WIN32Xphqghume.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Local PageXhttp://find.naupoint.comNaupoint browser hijackerNo
Local runole serviceXsrvc32.exeAdded by the SMALL-DP TROJAN!No
Local Security Authority ServceXlssas.exeAdded by the POEBOT-T WORM!No
Local Security Authority ServiceXlssas.exeAdded by the POEBOT-J WORM!No
Local Security Authority ServiceXIsass.exeAdded by the LINKBOT.M WORM!No
Local ServiceXIntenat.exeAdded by the NUCLEAR-J TROJAN!No
Local ServiceXservices.exeAdded by the P2PWORM-T WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\CursorsNo
Local-Settings-of-[User Name]X[User Name].exeAdded by the GAVGENT.A 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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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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