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?
System ProcessXCSRSR.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-SQ WORM!No
System Process UninstallXccapp.exeSystemProcess adware. Note - this is not the legitimate Symantec/Norton file normally located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Symantec Shared. This one is located in %System%No
System ServiceXcoderxt.exeAdded by the RBOT-ALD WORM!No
System ServicesXconnection.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
System startupUcharmapx.exeOnly required if using an oriental languageNo
System time updatorXCSysTime.exeAdded by the RANDEX.S WORM!No
System Update ServiceXcsrss32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-HI WORM!No
System Updater MachineXcrhwss.exeAdded by the CIADOOR-DQ TROJAN!No
System132XCsrtss.exeAdded by the LANFILT-I TROJAN!No
System32Xcrsvvc.exeAdded by the RBOT.BLY WORM!No
System32Xcsrss.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC 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 "drivers" subfolderNo
System32-DriverXcsrs32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CP BACKDOOR!No
SystemCleanerXClean2.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AZE WORM!No
SystemDriverXcsrss.exeAdded by the ASCETIC.B 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%\addins\explorerNo
SystemGentXCVT.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-H WORM!No
SYSTEMSars32Xcsrss.exeAdded by the AHLEM.A 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
SystemTraXCDPlay.EXEAdded by the LOVGATE.Z WORM!No
systrasxXCONSOLES.EXEAdded by the SDBOT-NW WORM!No
sysupdateXcmman32.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
SysW8Ucsta.exeClean Space internet evidence eliminatorNo
Task AlertXcmosvc.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
TaskBarNCTLTask.exeCreative SoundBlaster Audigy Taskbar - used to choose between different types of EAX Effects, not required in startup. NOTE: if you get a ctltask.exe error message while installing the Audigy drivers, see this Microsoft Knowledge Base articleNo
TaskMrgXcsrss.exeAdded by the LDPINCH-W 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
TasktrayNCTLTray.exeInstalled with the Sound Blaster Audigy range of soundcards. Allows you to set EAX effects or equalizer settings for the Sound Blaster Audigy from a systray icon. Also allows you to launch the Taskbar via right-click → Show Taskbar. The tasktray can be accessed via Start → Programs → Creative → Sound Blaster Audigy → TaskbarNo
TibiabotXcalc.exeAdded by the BACKDOOR-CEP!IC BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the valid Windows calculator which resides in %System% and will not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This version resides in %Windir%No
TimerXcomm.exeAdded by the BDOOR-IP BACKDOOR!No
TINTIMGXcssrs.exeAdded by the PASTA.KRI TROJAN!No
TMA distributionUcfinst.exePart of Intel's LANDesk Management Suite 6 and the Common Base Agent (CBA) - used for communicating between the core server and managed clientsNo
Topic cPanrXcPaner.comAdded by the SDBOT.AJP WORM!No
TrueMobile 1150 Client ManagerYcmdel.exeClient Manager for the Dell TrueMobile 1150 Series PC Card - "a wireless network PC Card that fits into any standard PC Card Type II slot. It has two LED indicators and an integrated antenna"No
TV878 Remote ControlUC7XRCtl.exeRelated to Kworld TV878 TunerNo
UCS Clean TempUCleanTemp.exeVersion 1.5 of CleanTemp - which automatically deletes the contents of the %Temp% folder that is used to store temporary files at Windows startup and uses no memory or processing powerYes
Ulead Calendar CheckerNCalCheck.exeUlead Photo Express 6 (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manuallyNo
Ulead Photo Express 3.0 SE Calendar CheckerNCalCheck.exeUlead Photo Express 3.0 SE (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manuallyNo
Ulead Photo Express 4.0 Calendar CheckerNcalcheck.exeUlead Photo Express 4.0 (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manuallyNo
Ulead Photo Express 4.0 SE Calendar CheckerNCalCheck.exeUlead Photo Express 4.0 SE (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manuallyNo
Ulead Photo Express Calendar CheckerNcalcheck.exeUlead Photo Express 5 SE and Ulead Photo Express My Scrapbook 2.0 (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manuallyNo
Ulead Photo Express Calendar CheckerNCalCheck.exeUlead Photo Express 4.0 and Ulead Photo Express 3.0 (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manuallyNo
Ulead Photo Express Calendar Checker For My Custom EditionNCalCheck.exeUlead Photo Express 4.0 My Custom Edition (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manuallyNo
Ulead Photo Express SE Calendar CheckerNCalCheck.exeUlead Photo Express 3.0 SE (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manuallyNo
UpdateXCDUpdater.exe"Carpe Diem" adult premium rate dialler relatedNo
UpdateXcsrss.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
UpdateXcsrss.exeAdded by the MEHEERWAR 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 a "winupdate" subfolderNo
Update32Xconfigs.exeHijacker, also detected as the QURL-2 TROJAN!No
UpdateComponentXCNF UPD.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT.GEN VIRUS!No
UpDaTerXcsrss.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.DIB 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~� subfolderNo
Updater Service ProcessXcsrss32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-GP BACKDOOR!No
USB driversXcrv.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-HS WORM!No
USD DriverXccrss.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BFH WORM!No
User Input ServicesXCTFMON32.EXEAdded by the MANCSYN.AK TROJAN!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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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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