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?
Logitech SetPointUKHALMNPR.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
Logitech SetPointUSetpoint.exeLogitech SetPoint control software for their range of wired and wireless keyboards and pointing devices (mice, trackballs, etc). Required if you want to use the advanced features or modify the default settings of these devices and located in %ProgramFiles%\Logitech\SetpointYes
Logitech UtilityULogi_MwX.exeLogitech Mouseware driver. Needed to support some additional functionality of Logitech mice/trackballs such as "SmartMove". If you disable it and find you don't need it leave it disabledYes
Logitech VidNVid.exe"Logitech Vid™ is the fast, free and easy way to make a video call." Available as part of the Logitech Webcam Software or as a separate download. Run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
Logitech WakeupNlgwakeup.exeLoads at startup and monitors the scanner. When a document is inserted in the scanner the wakeup program feeds the document a fraction of a inch into the scanner and then it launches the control center software. From the control center you can select whether to fax or copy or print the scanned documents. If you uncheck the Logitech wakeup software from the startup it no longer launches the control center or feeds the document a fraction of an inch. You can manually launch the control center software via Start ->Programs and still be able to scan imagesNo
Logitech WirelessXlogitechwls.exeAdded by the MYTOB-BS WORM!No
LogitechCameraAssistantUCameraAssistant.exeEntry added when you install versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and used to configure and tweak your webcam settings. Includes support for the Quick Assistant - which launches when a video application (such as video conferencing in an instant messaging client) accesses to camera so you can quickly fine tune face tracking and zoom, for example. If you don't use the camera on a daily basis create your own shortcut and run it manually when requiredYes
LogitechCameraService(E)?ElkCtrl.exeEntry added when you install versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software. It's exact purpose is unknown at the present timeYes
LogitechCommunicationsManagerYCommunications_Helper.exeEntry added when you install versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software. Used to interface your webcam with third party chat and voice programs such as instant messaging clients and Skype. Also, if it's disabled the camera will not work - at least not in the QuickCapture modeYes
LogitechDesktopMessengerNLogitechDesktopMessenger.exeInstalled with the software for Logitech products. Automatically checks for software upgrades and new products, services and special offers from LogitechNo
LogitechGalleryRepairUISStart.exeInstalled with Logitech's ImageStudio webcam software. The exact purpose of this startup entry is unknown at present, with opinions varying from: (i) adding a tray icon when a camera is connected - apparently no longer the case, (ii) repairing a problem with the image gallery and (iii) being required with some versions to take pictures and capture videosYes
LogitechImageStudioTrayULogiTray.exeSystem Tray access to ImageStudio, Camera Settings and other features for Logitech's ImageStudio webcam software. Create your own shortcut and run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
LogitechQuickCamRibbonNQuickCam10.exeLoads versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and is required to support features such as face tracking. If enabled, System Tray access is also available to the main user interface "ribbon" - otherwise you'll have to use the desktop shortcut or Start menu to display it. Run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
LogitechQuickCamRibbonNLWS.exeLoads versions of the Logitech Webcam Software and is required to support features such as face tracking. If enabled, System Tray access is also available to the main user interface "ribbon" - otherwise you'll have to use the desktop shortcut or Start menu to display it. Run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
LogitechQuickCamRibbonNQuickcam.exeLoads versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and is required to support features such as face tracking. If enabled, System Tray access is also available to the main user interface "ribbon" - otherwise you'll have to use the desktop shortcut or Start menu to display it. Run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
LogitechRegisterVideoApplicationsYInstallHelper.exeEntry added when you install versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and used to register video applications that can use the webcam on the first reboot after installing the softwareYes
LogitechsXLogitechs.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BWE WORM!No
LogitechSoftwareUpdateNManifestEngine.exeAutomatic updater for versions of Logitech QuickCam webcam software. Check for updates via the System Tray icon - see the LogitechVideoTray entryYes
LogitechVideoRepairUISStart.exeInstalled with Logitech's QuickSmart and QuickCam (older versions) webcam software. The exact purpose of this startup entry is unknown at present, with opinions varying from: (i) adding a tray icon when a camera is connected - apparently no longer the case, (ii) repairing a problem with the image gallery and (iii) being required with some versions to take pictures and capture videosYes
LogitechVideoTrayULogiTray.exeSystem Tray access to My Logitech Pictures, Camera Settings and other features for Logitech's QuickSmart and QuickCam (older versions) webcam software. Create your own shortcut and run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
LogitechVideo[inspector]UInstallHelper.exeEntry added when you install versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software and used to monitor and register video applications that can use the webcam. It isn't normally running but you could disable it and re-enable it before you install supported applicationsYes
LogiTrayULogiTray.exeSystem Tray access to My Logitech Pictures, Camera Settings and other features for Logitech's QuickSmart, ImageStudio and QuickCam (older versions) webcam software. Create your own shortcut and run it manually when required unless you use it all the timeYes
Logi_MwXULogi_MwX.exeLogitech Mouseware driver. Needed to support some additional functionality of Logitech mice/trackballs such as "SmartMove". If you disable it and find you don't need it leave it disabledYes
LogmanXlogman.exe /waitserviceAdded by the HORST.Q TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate logman.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in either %Windir%, %Windir%\System, %Temp%, %AppData%, %AppData%\Microsoft or %System%\driversNo
LogMeIn GUIULogMeInSystray.exeRemotelyAnywhere is a remote administration and remote control solution for Windows. It allows access to the host computer via the network (the LAN, an intranet or the Internet) - and on the client side all you need is a web browser, a terminal emulator or a WAP-enabled phoneNo
LogMeIn GUIUragui.exeLogMeIn remote access and management software which allows you to connect to a computer or device at any time, from anywhere there is an Internet connection and configure, monitor, diagnose and support multiple remote computersNo
LogoX[path to trojan]Added by the DLOADER-RH TROJAN!No
LogoffYSCTUINotify.exePart of Windows SteadyState, which is designed to make life easier for people who set up and maintain shared computers - enabling the system administrator to prevent users from making changes to the system configuration, windows desktop, restricting program access, etc. It's intended for shared user environments such as internet cafés, libraries and schools but can be used in any environment. This entry displays the timeout messages on the restricted computer/account - which warns users how long they have until automatic log-off when they log-in and when there are only 2 minutes leftYes
Logon LoaderULogonLoader.exeLogon Loader - customize boot & login screensNo
Logon Loader RandomULogonLoader.exeLogon Loader - customize boot & login screensNo
Logon<user>XCSRSS.EXEAdded by the BRONTOK-BH WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\WINDOWSNo
Logon.exeXlogon.exeAdded by the ZINS.A BACKDOOR!No
LogonAdministratorXimoet.exeAdded by the RAHIWI.A WORM!No
LogonAdministratorXCSRSS.EXEAdded by the KORRON.B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\WINDOWSNo
LogOnHookULogOnHook.exePart of McAfee Data Backup (now Online Backup) - which "takes the hassle out of manually backing up all of your valuable digital files - from Microsoft Outlook email and contacts to treasured family photos". Available as a stand-alone product or included in Internet Security and Total Protection. The exact purpose of this entry is unknown at present but it unloads after startupYes
Logonrepclient1XCSRSS.EXEAdded by the BRONTOK-BT WORM and variants! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\WINDOWSNo
LogonsaraXcsrss.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-BS WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\WINDOWSNo
LogonStudioUlogonstudio.exePart of an older version of LogonStudio from Stardock Corporation - a free program that allows users to change their XP logon screens. Changes the logon/logoff screens to random one each time a user logs on or off and then exits. Still currently available to download from the downloads page under the "LogonStudio For XP Download" headingYes
logonUiInitXRundll32.exe rgtndz.dllIdentified as a variant of the Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Agent.bqy malware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "rgtndz.dll" file is found in %System%No
LogoVistaXVistalogo[7.0.jpg].exeAdded by the AUTORUN-IG WORM!No
LogServiceXwincalc.exeAdded by the PAPROXY TROJAN!No
LogServiceXlsass.exeAdded by the BDOOR-IU BACKDOOR! 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
LogServiceXlsrss.exeAdded by the PAPROXY-D TROJAN!No
LogServiceULogService.exeSmartKeylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
LogWatchUlogwat95.exeLicensing patch for products installed on NT by Computer Associates such as eTrust. Detects and updates old versions of lic98.dll. Not required if you already have a newer version or the patch has been appliedNo
lolololX_hideme_imhiddenlololol.exeAdded by the HIDEME-A TROJAN!No
longosXWIWT.EXEAdded by the BANKER-CD TROJAN!No
Look 'n' StopYlooknstop.exeLook 'n' Stop personal firewallNo
LookNMeetNAgent.exeLooknMeet dating serviceNo
Lookup_SysXlookupsys.exeP04n trojanNo
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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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