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?
SetecCertUtilUCertutil.exeSetec Web and Email Security. Setec PKI smart card software. The PKI technology enables secure and reliable user identification in services offered through Internet, mobile handsets and digital TVNo
setFTPBackXcreatesw.exeAdded by the FTP_BMAIL TROJAN!No
SFtrb ServiceXcftrb32.exeAdded by the SOBIG.D WORM!No
shambl3rXcnf.batAdded by the REMABL WORM!No
ShcenterNchcenter.exeIMSI HiJaak - "the easiest way to convert, capture, and manage all your graphic files"No
ShockwaveXcsrss.exeAdded by the SNDOG 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
siscolorUcolor.exeProbably on-board graphics related based upon the SiS chipsets. Has been seen on ASUS motherboards with SiS chipsets and known to cause conflicts if you choose another graphics card and disable the on-boardNo
Sistema de CommXconmsyrtl.exeAdded by the AGENT-LMV TROJAN!No
Sistema de CommXcoxdsyrtl.exeAdded by the AGENT-NDQ TROJAN!No
Sistema OperacionalXcmd.exe [path] aaa.batAdded by the BANKER.I TROJAN! Note - do not delete the legitimate cmd.exe process which is always located in %System%. The "aaa.bat" file is located in %Temp%No
smrUcvshost.exeSilent Monitoring surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
SMS Client ServiceUclisvc95.exeWhen the SMS Client service starts on a domain controller, the Client service modifies the SMSCliToknAcct & user account group membership, user rights, and account comment. The Client service then waits for the synchronization of the comment to verify that the account and user rights are properly set for this account. This account is used to obtain a token to start the SMS Client processes, such as the Software Inventory and Software Distribution agents (MS Systems Management Server)No
SMSERIALWORKSTARTERXcomsysobj.exeAdded by the FAKEALERT-AH TROJAN! Installed with the SpyBurner spyware remover - which is not recommended, see hereNo
smss.exeXcsrss.exeAdded by the DALBUG 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
SoftwareXcipsn.exeAdded by the FORBOT-DM WORM!No
SP2 Firewall/Internet UpdaterXcrssrs.exeAdded by the RBOT.BJO WORM!No
Speed racerNCTSRReg.exePart of the Creative PlayCenter for their range of soundcards - now replaced by Creative MediaSourceNo
spoolsvr32Xcsmss.exeAdded by the AGENT-AU TROJAN! No
spoolsvr32Xcsmss32.exeAdded by the AGENT-AU TROJAN!No
SQConfigCheckerXcc.exeXupiter SQWire toolbar related. Use Spybot S&D, Adware or similar to detect and remove and to prevent it re-installing in the future see hereNo
SSWPlauncherXcomet.exeComet Cursor adwareNo
Start CurePCSolutionXCurePCSolution.exeCurePCSolution rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Start RF Wireless MouseYcm20.exeYuanxun Electronics RF wireless mouse driverNo
start uploadingXcrsss.exeAdded by the RBOT-SZ WORM!No
StartCCCNCLIStart.exePuts the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Icon/Shortcut on the System Tray - available via Start → ProgramsNo
startkeyXCKOTS.exeAdded by the BIFROSE-HM TROJAN!No
Startup UpdateXCvshost.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!No
State ServiceXcsrss.exeAdded by the DADOBRA-CP 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
SunJavaSchedXccEvtMngr.exeAdded by the SDBOT-YP WORM!No
svchostXconhost.exeAdded by variants of the BACKDOOR-EXI.GEN.E TROJAN! See examples here and here. Note - this is not the legitimate Microsoft Windows 7 process with the same filename which is used to host the cmd.exe console window and is located in %System%. This one is located in %AppData%\MicrosoftNo
svchost.exeXcsrsc.exeAdded by the BUZUS.AAUP TROJAN!No
svcshareXCTMONTv.exeAdded by the FUJACKS-AJ WORM!No
svhoostXchecksys.exeAdded by a downloader TROJAN of Chinese origin!No
SX Virtual LinkUConnect.exeSX Virtual Link from Silex Technology America, Inc. Utility to connect USB devicesNo
Sygate Personal PortXcrss.exeAdded by the RBOT-PX WORM!No
Sygate Personals FirewallsXccsrn.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
SymantecXccapp.exeAdded by the REATLE WORM! Note - this is not a Symantec fileNo
Symantec Configuration LoaderXccApp32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-EE WORM!No
Symantec ServiceXccApp.exeAdded by the AKHER.D WORM! Note - this is also not the valid Norton AV file with the same filenameNo
SymRunXccApps.exeAdded by the KAGEN-A TROJAN!No
SystemXcsrss.exeAdded by the LDPINCH.E 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
SystemXcber.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN!No
System Config ManagerXcrss.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.GH WORM!No
System DLFNcpqdiaga.exeCompaq Diagnostic record system utility which allow you to view information about your computer's hardware and software configuration. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
System DriversXcpsq32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AXH WORM!No
System Failure StatisticXcnstat.exeAdded by the RBOT-LF WORM!No
System FirewallsXcommandprompt32.exeAdded by the RBOT.BJT WORM!No
System Log EventXcsrss32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-JI WORM!No
System MonitoringXcute.exeAdded by the RAHIWI.A WORM!No
System ProcessXcsrss.exeAdded by the ADCLICK-AG 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
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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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