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.
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
|Name or Startup Item||Status||Command or Data||Description||Tested?|
|(Default)||X||ctmon.exe||Added by the BANCOS.AAN TROJAN! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank||No|
|*Microsoft Update||X||ctxma.exe||Added by the STMU TROJAN!||No|
|*Microsoft Update||X||cxma.exe||Added by the STMU TROJAN!||No|
|.svchost||X||CSRSS.EXE||Added by the WEBUS.F TROJAN! Note - this worm replaces the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|.TEXTCONV||X||csrss.exe||Added by the WEBUS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|.WMAudio||X||csrss.exe||Added by the WEBUS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|24Online Client||U||CyberoamClient.exe||Related to Cyberroam from Elitecore Technologies Ltd||No|
|27||X||csrss32.exe||Added by the SLSORVE-D TROJAN!||No|
|2k6 updatz||X||crss3.exe||Added by the RBOT-CPD WORM!||No|
|A1000 Settings Utility||U||cpqa1000.exe||Compaq A1000 Print Fax All-in-One copy scan printer software. Required in the Startup in order to scan, print, copy and fax. Only required if you use these features||No|
|ABBYY Community Agent||N||CAGENT.EXE||Installed with the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that comes bundled with a Compaq A3000 all-in-one printer/scanner. Its function appears to be to link you to the internet in an attempt to buy the 5.0 version of the software||No|
|AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser||U||cseraser.exe||AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser - "protects your privacy by cleaning up all the tracks of your Internet and computer activities"||No|
|AccessoriesPlus||U||clockplus.exe||Clock Plus, part of Accessories Plus allows you to select from dozens of alternatives for the Windows clock||No|
|Active CallerID||U||CallerID.exe||Active Caller ID from SoftRM - "is a powerful full-featured Caller ID detection software that will turn your PC into an advanced Caller ID device. It uses your MODEM and Caller ID service provided by your local phone company in order to identify who's calling"||No|
|AdobeReaderPro||X||cbdzfrsl.exe||Added by the RBOT.AZQ BACKDOOR!||No|
|AdobeReaderPro||X||chkdisk.exe||Added by the RBOT-BDV WORM!||No|
|Adobe_RLX||X||ccwap.exe||Added by the BCKDR-RCL TROJAN!||No|
|Advanced Internet Protocol||X||cerf.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|ALM||X||csrss32.exe||Added by the ANACON-D VIRUS!||No|
|Antivirus Protection Services||X||CCapp2.exe||Added by the RBOT.EXI WORM!||No|
|AolCon||X||config.com||Added by the TAPLAK WORM!||No|
|Application||X||csrss.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.EG 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 %Windir%||No|
|APVXDWIN||Y||ClShield.exe||"Panda ClientShield with TruPrevent is designed for companies that want the best protection for their workstations. It protects against viruses and other known and unknown threats including spam, spyware, dangerous or time-wasting content, phishing scams, hackers and intruders"||No|
|argq32||X||csrss_32.exe||Added by the RBOT-CPM WORM!||No|
|ASDPLUGIN||X||canada.exe||AsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer||No|
|ASDPLUGIN||X||czech.exe||AsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer||No|
|ASP.NET State Service||X||csrss.exe||Added by the DLOADER-QI TROJAN! 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 %Windir%||No|
|ASP.NET State Service||X||crsass.exe||Added by the BANLOAD-M TROJAN!||No|
|Ass and titties||X||CMD32.EXE||Added by the SDBOT-GG BACKDOOR!||No|
|ASUS ChkMail||U||ChkMail.exe||Mail-checking utility supplied with some ASUS notebooks that uses an LED to notify the user when an E-mail has arrived||No|
|ATI CATALYST System Tray||N||CLI.exe SystemTray||System Tray access to ATI's Catalyst Control Center. Note that this has "SystemTray" appended to CLI.exe in the "Command" column of MSCONFIG. Not required to run the control center - which is available via a right-click on the desktop||No|
|ATICCC||N||cli.exe runtime||ATI's Catalyst™ CONTROL CENTER. Required if you want to change graphics settings on a regular basis but you must have internet access and Microsoft's .NET framework installed. Note that this has "runtime" appended to cli.exe in the "Command" column of MSCONFIG. Recommend that start the program manually via Start → Programs → ATI Catalyst Control Center → Advanced → Restart Runtime as it can cause problems when starting Windows||No|
|ATICCC||N||CLIStart.exe||Puts the ATI Catalyst Control Center Icon/Shortcut on the System Tray - available via Start → Programs||No|
|AtiSound||U||csrss.exe||WinSpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself. Note - this is not the same file as the csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a "ComRoot" subfolder||No|
|Auto CD-ROM Startup||X||cdaccess.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.BLA WORM!||No|
|Auto updat||X||crcss.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AAG WORM!||No|
|autoload||X||cftmon.exe||Added by the SOCKS-E WORM!||No|
|Automatic Media Update||X||CACHE.RVD||Added by an unidentified WORM/TROJAN!||No|
|AutoVirusProtection||X||ciscv.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|avagent3974||X||chnb8895.exe||AntiVirus ransomware security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|AVManager||X||csrss.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-DV 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 a ~A~m~B~u~R~a~D~u~L~ subfolder||No|
|b5700x drive||X||cnssr.exe||Added by the MAHA-T TROJAN!||No|
|BagleAV||X||csrss.exe||Added by the NETSKY.AB 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 %Windir%||No|
|Bingo Charm||?||charms.exe||Some kind of screen icon kind of like desk flag, but it gives you a choice of icons?||No|
|BJ Printer Status Monitor||N||Cjstsr.exe||Canon BJ printer status monitor||No|
|BJ Status Monitor 522||U||CJSTR3G.EXE||Canon printer status monitor - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etc||No|
|BJ Status Monitor 530||U||CJSTR4B.EXE||Canon printer status monitor - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etc||No|
|BJ Status Monitor 550||U||CJSTR4Y.EXE||Canon printer status monitor - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etc||No|
|BJ Status Monitor 600||U||CJSTR5I.EXE||Canon printer status monitor - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etc||No|
Notes & Warnings
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.
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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