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?|
|Windows Printing Driver||X||ciadvs.exe||Added by the BUZUS-M TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Printing Driver||X||ciadvss.exe||Added by the ARCHIVARIUS series of WORMS!||No|
|Windows Registry Security||X||crss.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Windows RPC Host Service||X||csrssr.exe||Added by the AGENT-QRP TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Agent||X||czf.exe||Added by the RBOT-GAJ WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Agent||X||co0l.exe||Added by the RBOT-GQY WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Agent||X||cxfrru.exe||Added by the SDBOT.GAV WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Layer||X||config.exe||Added by the RBOT.DDJ WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Update||X||crsss.exe||Added by the SDBOT.CWX WORM!||No|
|Windows Services Layer||X||configure.exe||Added by the RBOT-GAK WORM!||No|
|Windows Services M7||X||ctfmon32.exe||Added by the AGENT.WOH TROJAN!||No|
|Windows svchost||X||ctfmon32.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See here||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM||X||ctech.exe||Added by the MYTOB-KD WORM!||No|
|Windows System File||X||cmxp.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.KHO WORM!||No|
|Windows System Manager||X||CRSL.EXE||Added by the SDBOT.MG WORM!||No|
|Windows System Manager||X||crssm.exe||Added by the RBOT-AFH WORM!||No|
|Windows System32||X||clsas32.exe||Added by the RBOT-AZO WORM!||No|
|Windows System32 Driver||X||clsass32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AGG WORM!||No|
|windows taskbar||X||Chouf-This.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-BQP WORM!||No|
|Windows Taskmanager Data||X||csrrss.exe||Added by the RBOT-BBH WORM!||No|
|Windows Tracking Client||X||ctwsvc.exe||Added by the AGENT-GMB TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update||X||csrss.exe||Added by the BANKER-HM 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|
|Windows Update Firewall System||X||ctfmoom.exe||Added by the RBOT-GAN WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Firewall System||X||ctfmom.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.ANDM WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Service||X||csrs.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-NI WORM!||No|
|WindowsDiskLog||X||cstsm.exe||Added by the STINX-C or STINX-D TROJANS!||No|
|WindowsExplorer||X||csrss.exe||Messenger Blocker rogue security software - not recommended. 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 %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\System||No|
|WindowsFileSystem||X||cidaemon32.exe||Added by the RBOT-FSP WORM!||No|
|WindowsNT CWServices||X||CWServices.com||Detected by Bitdefender as the AGENT.AGDK TROJAN! See here||No|
|windowspis||X||convertor.exe||Added by the GENOME.AKNH TROJAN!||No|
|Windowsupdate Service||X||csrss.exe||Added by the BABA-B 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 the root folder (ie, C:\)||No|
|WindowsUpdatecrss||X||crss.exe||Added by a variant of the AGENT-HZ TROJAN!||No|
|WINDVDpatch||U||CTHELPER.EXE||CTHELPER is a background task that is a plug-in manager for Creative drivers. The theory is that 3rd party manufacturers can use the CTHELPER plug-in interface to produce drivers, add-on features, and fixes that will integrate with a tighter fit with Creative's sound drivers and utilities. Given its purpose CTHELPER would normally be classified as a "leave alone" background task. It also allows Creative speaker setup to be synchronized with Windows Control Panel speaker setting. Without it running that check box in Creative speaker setting is not functional (settings are not in sync). Unfortunately there are often problems with CTHELPER, most notably that it can use 100% of CPU time so it's best left disabled unless you need it||No|
|WinFX||X||cssrs.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.FX WORM!||No|
|WinFX||X||cssrs.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.CD WORM!||No|
|winlogon||X||cleanmg.exe||Added by the AGENT-ICR TROJAN!||No|
|winlogon_user||X||ccIsass.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC.BBT WORM!||No|
|WinProfile||X||Command.exe||Added by the BUDDY.E TROJAN!||No|
|winprotection||X||ccsrss.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC.BBT WORM!||No|
|Wins32 Online||X||cfgpwnz.exe||Added by the BROPIA.R WORM!||No|
|winservit||X||cassl.exe||Added by the RBOT.ASG WORM!||No|
|WinShowUpdate||X||copy [path] winshow.new [path] winshow.dll||Winshow parasiate related - from the "RunOnce" keys it replaces "winshow.dll" with a new version||No|
|Winsock2 driver||X||CFTMON.EXE||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!||No|
|Winsock2 driver||X||CSRSC.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-CF WORM!||No|
|WINTASKMGR||X||ccsrs.exe||Added by the MYTOB.Q WORM!||No|
|WinUpdateAdministrator||X||CSRSS.EXE||Added by the PUNYA-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 C:\Application Data\WINDOWS||No|
|WinUpdateProtection||U||csrss.exe||EmployeeWatch is a commercial surveillance software program designed to monitor user activity on a computer. 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 subfolder of C:\windowsupdate\ufp||No|
|WinXP||X||csrss.exe||Added by the BANCOS-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 %ProgramFiles%\WinXP\Tools||No|
|Winxp update||X||Cappp.exe||Added by the RBOT.DKO WORM!||No|
|WinXP-98||X||CSRSS.exe||Added by the BANKER-DS 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 %ProgramFiles%\WinXP-98\Tools||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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