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?
Windows Printing DriverXciadvs.exeAdded by the BUZUS-M TROJAN!No
Windows Printing DriverXciadvss.exeAdded by the ARCHIVARIUS series of WORMS!No
Windows Registry SecurityXcrss.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Windows RPC Host ServiceXcsrssr.exeAdded by the AGENT-QRP TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgentXczf.exeAdded by the RBOT-GAJ WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXco0l.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQY WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXcxfrru.exeAdded by the SDBOT.GAV WORM!No
Windows Service LayerXconfig.exeAdded by the RBOT.DDJ WORM!No
Windows Service UpdateXcrsss.exeAdded by the SDBOT.CWX WORM!No
Windows Services LayerXconfigure.exeAdded by the RBOT-GAK WORM!No
Windows Services M7Xctfmon32.exeAdded by the AGENT.WOH TROJAN!No
Windows svchostXctfmon32.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See hereNo
WINDOWS SYSTEMXctech.exeAdded by the MYTOB-KD WORM!No
Windows System FileXcmxp.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.KHO WORM!No
Windows System ManagerXCRSL.EXEAdded by the SDBOT.MG WORM!No
Windows System ManagerXcrssm.exeAdded by the RBOT-AFH WORM!No
Windows System32Xclsas32.exeAdded by the RBOT-AZO WORM!No
Windows System32 DriverXclsass32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AGG WORM!No
windows taskbarXChouf-This.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-BQP WORM!No
Windows Taskmanager DataXcsrrss.exeAdded by the RBOT-BBH WORM!No
Windows Tracking ClientXctwsvc.exeAdded by the AGENT-GMB TROJAN!No
Windows UpdateXcsrss.exeAdded 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 SystemXctfmoom.exeAdded by the RBOT-GAN WORM!No
Windows Update Firewall SystemXctfmom.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.ANDM WORM!No
Windows Update ServiceXcsrs.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-NI WORM!No
WindowsDiskLogXcstsm.exeAdded by the STINX-C or STINX-D TROJANS!No
WindowsExplorerXcsrss.exeMessenger 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\SystemNo
WindowsFileSystemXcidaemon32.exeAdded by the RBOT-FSP WORM!No
WindowsNT CWServicesXCWServices.comDetected by Bitdefender as the AGENT.AGDK TROJAN! See hereNo
windowspisXconvertor.exeAdded by the GENOME.AKNH TROJAN!No
Windowsupdate ServiceXcsrss.exeAdded 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
WindowsUpdatecrssXcrss.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT-HZ TROJAN!No
WINDVDpatchUCTHELPER.EXECTHELPER 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 itNo
WinFXXcssrs.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.FX WORM!No
WinFXXcssrs.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.CD WORM!No
winlogonXcleanmg.exeAdded by the AGENT-ICR TROJAN!No
winlogon_userXccIsass.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BBT WORM!No
WinProfileXCommand.exeAdded by the BUDDY.E TROJAN!No
winprotectionXccsrss.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BBT WORM!No
Wins32 OnlineXcfgpwnz.exeAdded by the BROPIA.R WORM!No
winservitXcassl.exeAdded by the RBOT.ASG WORM!No
WinShowUpdateXcopy [path] winshow.new [path] winshow.dllWinshow parasiate related - from the "RunOnce" keys it replaces "winshow.dll" with a new versionNo
Winsock2 driverXCFTMON.EXEAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Winsock2 driverXCSRSC.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-CF WORM!No
WINTASKMGRXccsrs.exeAdded by the MYTOB.Q WORM!No
WinUpdateAdministratorXCSRSS.EXEAdded 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\WINDOWSNo
WinUpdateProtectionUcsrss.exeEmployeeWatch 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\ufpNo
WinXPXcsrss.exeAdded 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\ToolsNo
Winxp updateXCappp.exeAdded by the RBOT.DKO WORM!No
WinXP-98XCSRSS.exeAdded 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\ToolsNo
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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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