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?
Lto ManagerYDesktopLtoManager.exeRelated to Global Positioning System (GPS) found on HP iPAQ hw6500 unit and others No
LTSMMSGNLTSMMSG.exeLucent Tech. Soft Modem Messaging application - may be found on Fujitsu Lifebook, Acer and Sony Vaio notebooks, maybe others tooNo
LTSMSGXShell32.exeAdded by the LEMIR.B TROJAN!No
ltssvcXrundll32.exe ltssvc.dll,startAdded by the AKBOT-AG WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "ltssvc.dll" file is found in %System%No
LTT2Xrundll32.exeAdded by the LINEAGE-BI TROJAN!No
LTWinModem1Yltmsg.exeLucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) WinModem - which uses software rather than hardware, hence putting additional load on the CPU. Needed if you have it for loading the drivers. Popular before the advent of high-speed broadband and still used where broadband isn't available. See here for more WinModem informationNo
ltwobXformatsys.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.A WORM!No
ltwobXmsmbw.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.A WORM!No
ltwobXserbw.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.A WORM!No
luacaiXluacai.exeAdded by the AUTOINF-AK WORM!No
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES ltmsgYltmsg.exeLucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) WinModem - which uses software rather than hardware, hence putting additional load on the CPU. Needed if you have it for loading the drivers. Popular before the advent of high-speed broadband and still used where broadband isn't available. See here for more WinModem informationNo
Lucky charms CDXmylcuky.exeAdded by the SDBOT-SP WORM!No
LUGuardULUGuard.exePC-Duo Remote Control enables your help desk technicians to take instant control of any remote desktop PC at any location across the LAN, WAN or internetNo
lupXlup.exeAdded by the IRCBOT_GEN WORM! No
LusetupYLUSetup.exeSymantec LiveUpdate installer - required to install a new version of the application. Will only run once, and the entry is automatically deleted after a rebootNo
LVCOMSULVCOMS.EXEEntry added when you install Logitech's ClickSmart, ImageStudio and QuickCam (older versions) webcam software. It allows the camera to be accessed by both the Logitech software and (amongst others) NetMeeting and Windows Movie Maker. If you don't use the camera on a daily basis create your own shortcut and run it manually when requiredYes
LVCOMSXULVComSX.exeEntry added when you install versions of the Logitech QuickCam webcam software - allows the full camera features (such as face tracking) to be accessed by both the Logitech software and (amongst others) NetMeeting and Windows Movie Maker. If you don't use the camera on a daily basis create your own shortcut and run it manually when requiredYes
LWBKEYBOARDUKbdAp32A.exeKeyboard utility for a Labtec brand (and possibly others) keyboard. If you disable this entry you will not be able to use any of the keyboard hotkeys or other non-standard functions on the keyboardNo
LWBMOUSEUlwbwheel.exeMouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver featuresNo
LWBMOUSEUMOUSE32A.EXEMouse utility for a Lenovo brand (and possibly others) mouse. If you disable this entry you will not be able to use any of the non-standard functions of the mouseNo
LWEMonNLWEMon.exePart of Logitech Gaming Software (formerly Wingman Software) for their range of game controllers. Starts the profiler (button configuration) and loads the last used profile at start-up - including System Tray access. Unless you're a hard-core gamer it's best to leave it disabled and load when neededYes
Lwinst Run ProfilerNlwtest.exeLogitech Wingman Profiler for the Logitech joysticks. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
lwjcjuti.exeXlwjcjuti.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-GTQ TROJAN!No
LWSNLWS.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
LWS.exeNLWS.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
lxamsp32Ylxamsp32.exeLexmark Scan and Copy Control Program for the X63 (and maybe others) printer/scanner. Required for the scanner to workNo
LXbbmgr?LXbbmgr.exeLexmark printer button manager? Is it required?No
LXBLKsk?LXBLKsk.exeLexmark related. What does it do, and is it required?No
lxbmmon.exeUlxbmmon.exeLexmark 4200 Series printer device monitorNo
lxbrbmgrUlxbrbmgr.exe"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark 3100 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etcNo
LXBRKsk?LXBRKsk.exeLexmark printer related. What does it do and is it required? No
LXBSCATSYrundll32 [path] LXBStime.dll, _RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
LXBTCATSYrundll32 [path] LXBTtime.dll, _RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
lxbtmon.exeNlxbtmon.exeLexmark 5200 Series printer device monitorNo
LXBUCATSYrundll32 [path] LXBUtime.dll, _RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
lxbumon.exeUlxbumon.exeLexmark 6200 Series printer device monitorNo
LXBXCATSYrundll32 [path] LXBXtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
lxbxmon.exeUlxbxmon.exeLexmark 7100 Series printer device monitorNo
LXBYCATSYrundll32 [path] LXBYtime.dll, _RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
lxbymon.exeUlxbymon.exeLexmark P910 Series printer device monitorNo
LXCCCATSYrundll32 [path] LXCCtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
lxccmon.exeUlxccmon.exeLexmark 3300 Series printer device monitorNo
LXCDCATSYrundll32 [path] LXCDtime.dll, _RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
lxcdmon.exeNlxcdmon.exeLexmark 6300 Series printer device monitorNo
LXCECATSYrundll32 [path] LXCEtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
lxcemon.exeNlxcemon.exeLexmark 4300 Series printer device monitorNo
LXCFCATSYrundll32 [path] LXCFtime.dll, _RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
LXCGCATSYrundll32 [path] LXCGtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)No
lxcgmon.exeUlxcgmon.exeLexmark 2300 Series printer device monitorNo
LXCICATSYrundll32 [path] LXCItime.dll, _RunDLLEntry@16Resolves a timing problem where the Lexmark Communications service tries to communicate with the printer but Windows is too busy - by either delaying the start of the service or restarting if the service failed to load. See here for more details on a similar Lexmark DLL entry (LXDCtime.dll)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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