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?|
|SetecCertUtil||U||Certutil.exe||Setec 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 TV||No|
|setFTPBack||X||createsw.exe||Added by the FTP_BMAIL TROJAN!||No|
|SFtrb Service||X||cftrb32.exe||Added by the SOBIG.D WORM!||No|
|shambl3r||X||cnf.bat||Added by the REMABL WORM!||No|
|Shcenter||N||chcenter.exe||IMSI HiJaak - "the easiest way to convert, capture, and manage all your graphic files"||No|
|Shockwave||X||csrss.exe||Added 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|
|siscolor||U||color.exe||Probably 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-board||No|
|Sistema de Comm||X||conmsyrtl.exe||Added by the AGENT-LMV TROJAN!||No|
|Sistema de Comm||X||coxdsyrtl.exe||Added by the AGENT-NDQ TROJAN!||No|
|Sistema Operacional||X||cmd.exe [path] aaa.bat||Added 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|
|smr||U||cvshost.exe||Silent Monitoring surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|SMS Client Service||U||clisvc95.exe||When 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|
|SMSERIALWORKSTARTER||X||comsysobj.exe||Added by the FAKEALERT-AH TROJAN! Installed with the SpyBurner spyware remover - which is not recommended, see here||No|
|smss.exe||X||csrss.exe||Added 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|
|Software||X||cipsn.exe||Added by the FORBOT-DM WORM!||No|
|SP2 Firewall/Internet Updater||X||crssrs.exe||Added by the RBOT.BJO WORM!||No|
|Speed racer||N||CTSRReg.exe||Part of the Creative PlayCenter for their range of soundcards - now replaced by Creative MediaSource||No|
|spoolsvr32||X||csmss.exe||Added by the AGENT-AU TROJAN!||No|
|spoolsvr32||X||csmss32.exe||Added by the AGENT-AU TROJAN!||No|
|SQConfigChecker||X||cc.exe||Xupiter SQWire toolbar related. Use Spybot S&D, Adware or similar to detect and remove and to prevent it re-installing in the future see here||No|
|SSWPlauncher||X||comet.exe||Comet Cursor adware||No|
|Start CurePCSolution||X||CurePCSolution.exe||CurePCSolution rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Start RF Wireless Mouse||Y||cm20.exe||Yuanxun Electronics RF wireless mouse driver||No|
|start uploading||X||crsss.exe||Added by the RBOT-SZ WORM!||No|
|StartCCC||N||CLIStart.exe||Puts the ATI Catalyst Control Center Icon/Shortcut on the System Tray - available via Start → Programs||No|
|startkey||X||CKOTS.exe||Added by the BIFROSE-HM TROJAN!||No|
|Startup Update||X||Cvshost.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!||No|
|State Service||X||csrss.exe||Added 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|
|SunJavaSched||X||ccEvtMngr.exe||Added by the SDBOT-YP WORM!||No|
|svchost||X||conhost.exe||Added 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%\Microsoft||No|
|svchost.exe||X||csrsc.exe||Added by the BUZUS.AAUP TROJAN!||No|
|svcshare||X||CTMONTv.exe||Added by the FUJACKS-AJ WORM!||No|
|svhoost||X||checksys.exe||Added by a downloader TROJAN of Chinese origin!||No|
|SX Virtual Link||U||Connect.exe||SX Virtual Link from Silex Technology America, Inc. Utility to connect USB devices||No|
|Sygate Personal Port||X||crss.exe||Added by the RBOT-PX WORM!||No|
|Sygate Personals Firewalls||X||ccsrn.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Symantec||X||ccapp.exe||Added by the REATLE WORM! Note - this is not a Symantec file||No|
|Symantec Configuration Loader||X||ccApp32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-EE WORM!||No|
|Symantec Service||X||ccApp.exe||Added by the AKHER.D WORM! Note - this is also not the valid Norton AV file with the same filename||No|
|SymRun||X||ccApps.exe||Added by the KAGEN-A TROJAN!||No|
|System||X||csrss.exe||Added 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|
|System||X||cber.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN!||No|
|System Config Manager||X||crss.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.GH WORM!||No|
|System DLF||N||cpqdiaga.exe||Compaq Diagnostic record system utility which allow you to view information about your computer's hardware and software configuration. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|System Drivers||X||cpsq32.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AXH WORM!||No|
|System Failure Statistic||X||cnstat.exe||Added by the RBOT-LF WORM!||No|
|System Firewalls||X||commandprompt32.exe||Added by the RBOT.BJT WORM!||No|
|System Log Event||X||csrss32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-JI WORM!||No|
|System Monitoring||X||cute.exe||Added by the RAHIWI.A WORM!||No|
|System Process||X||csrss.exe||Added 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|
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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