Startup Applications List

Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at 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?
Cdrom ControllerXcdromcntrl.exeAdded by the BATTRY-A TROJAN!No
cdsXcds.exeAdded by the SPYMON TROJAN!No
CDSpeed.exeXCDSpeed.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AEX BACKDOOR!No
CDTrayNCDTray.exeOn HP PCs, this is the small CD icon next to the timeNo
ceeiLjmUBGBADuXceeiLjmUBGBADu.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-DVF TROJAN!No
CeEKEYUCeEKey.exeHot Key utility included on Toshiba Satellite laptopsNo
CeEPOWERUcepmtray.exeToshiba's Power Management Utility - allows the user to setup different profiles for both AC power and Battery Power on laptops. Contols CPU speed, Monitor Shut Off, Hard Drive Shut-Off, Monitor Brightness, System Stand-by and System Hibernate timesNo
CertRegUcertreg.exeRelated to Gemplus Card Reader No
CertStoreInitYCertStoreInitAladdin eToken authentication and password managementNo
CEventMgrXCell.exeAdded by the BIFROSE-AK TROJAN!No
CFDNCFD.exeBroadJump Client Foundation. Broadband troubleshooting software installed by various companies. Not required and you can remove it via Add/Remove programsNo
cfFncEnabler.exeNcfFncEnabler.exeToshiba "Config Free" wireless network manager on their range of laptopsNo
cfgboostXcfgboot.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
cfgintprYcfgintpr.exeConfiguration Interpreter - part of Tiny Personal Firewall V4No
CfgwizUCfgWiz.exeConfiguration wizard for older versions of Symantec's Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security and Norton SystemWorks security products. On the first run after installation or a significant software update via LiveUpdate this entry looks after registration, subscription and post-installation tasks (such as LiveUpdate, full scan and scheduling) and confirms the default configuration settings. If this entry is disabled, the configuration wizard will run the next time the software is launched via the Start MenuYes
CFi ShellToys Utility ManagerUCFiShlMan.exeManager for CFi ShellToys from Cool Focus International Ltd - which "puts all the tools you need right where you need them - just a click away on your context menu. Right-click one or more files or folders, the desktop or the window background for instant access to 50 context-sensitive shell extensions"No
cFosDNT?cFosDNT.execFos DSL Modem driver related. What does it do and is it required?No
cFosInst_Check?cfosinst.execFos DSL Modem driver related. What does it do and is it required?No
cFosSpeedUcFosSpeed.execFos Software Internet acceleration program related. Note - may be necessary for the software to work properlyNo
CFSServ.exeUCFSServ.exeBelongs to Toshiba's configfree utility and searches for Wireless DevicesNo SearchForIt adware variantNo
CGI Firewall ScriptXCGIAGENT.EXEAdded by the BROPIA-U WORM!No
CGServerUcgserver.exeAssociated with an Eicon Networks ISDN or ADSL modem. Call Guard Server (CGserver) watches your modem and blocks incoming or outgoing calls. You need cgard.exe (from Startmenu) to configure cgserver with rules and telephone numbers. Good against unwanted dialer programsNo
Cgtask ServicesXcgtask.exeAdded by the LALA.B TROJAN!No
CgywinXcgywin32.exeAdded by the RBOT-AEI WORM!No
ChamClockUChamClock.exeChameleon Clock - system tray clock replacementNo
Chat loginXchatlogin.exeAdded by the ANTINNY.F WORM!No
ChatangoNChatango.exeChatango - "allows people to be connected in real time through their Web browsers. Include your Chatango contact link or button when you create eBay auctions, blogs, personal websites, Friendster profiles, and your visitors will be able to contact you instantly, without downloading anything, or registering. Alo use it to send email to your friends, allowing them to respond to you in real time!." The 'MessageCatcher' icon in the System Tray notifies you when you get a message. When you get a message, a little alert pops up, which you can click on and start chatting immediatelyNo
ChatStatUChatStat.exeChatStat from ChatStat Technologies, Inc. Provides live chat assistance in up to 16 languages allows your operators to be more productiveNo
ChcenterNchcenter.exeIMSI HiJaak - "the easiest way to convert, capture, and manage all your graphic files"No
chcp.exeXchcp.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BMH BACKDOOR!No
che32Xche.ocx.vbsAdded by the ADENU-B VIRUS!No
CheckXCheck.exeAdded by the VB-DRN WORM!No
Check MessengerUcmesseng.exeCheck Messenger from - program that helps you manage the activity of your Qchex account. Qchex appear to be no longer in buisnessNo
Check&GetUCheck&Get.exeCheck&Get from ActiveURLs. Manages your browser bookmarks and favorites. Monitors Web sites for changes and updates, captures and highlights the changed contentsNo
CheckCustomWorksUpdateNCheckCWupdate.exeUpdate checker, part of CustomWorks - "customize any embroidery designs to design your own unique creations"No
CheckDialerUChkDial.exeAdded by the CheckDialer modem connection monitoring toolNo
CheckIt 86UCheckIt86.exeCheckIt 86 popup blockerNo
checktime?ct.exeFound in the HPSelectFrontend directory on a HP machine. What is it's purpose and is it required?No
chiCkieXchiCkie.exeAdded by the CHIKO WORM!No
ChikkaDefaultUChikkaLauncher.exeChikka PC text messanger and IM clientNo
ChilyClientUChilyClient.exeChily Employee Activity Monitoring surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
china11msnXCHINA11MSN.EXEAdded by the ENVID.O WORM!No
ChineseStarUcstar.exeChinese language support softwareNo
CHK DiskerXchkdsker.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
CHK NTXchkntf.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
ChkAdminNCHKADMIN.EXECompaq Network Management System. When running, it places an icon in the system tray titled "Intelligent Manageability"No
ChkDiskXchk_disk.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
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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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