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?|
|ColtsScreenServerSvc||U||ColtsScreenServer.exe||Screensaver for the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team - part of Sports Illustrated's MySI desktop download (by MercurySports Network) for streaming information on NFL football teams. No longer supported||No|
|Com+ Sys||X||csrs.exe||Added by the FORBOT-BT WORM!||No|
|COM-IP||N||COMIP.EXE||COM-IP Virtual Modem Driver (COM-IP Creates a Fake Serial Port that allows you to use older DOS Based Communications Programs over Telnet. Type atdt host.domain.com instead of atdt 5551212)||No|
|com.codeode.cactusspamfilter||U||cactusspamfilter.exe||Cactus Spam - free easy-to-use spam blocker||No|
|ComAgent||U||ComAgent.exe||ComAgent - MDaemon's instant messaging client||No|
|combo.exe||X||combo.exe||Added by the CHIMO-C TROJAN!||No|
|combop.exe||X||combop.exe||Added by the BOWFEED-A TROJAN!||No|
|comcfg||X||comcfg.exe||Added by the TOADCOM.A BACKDOOR!||No|
|comctl32||X||comctl32.exe||Adware - detected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.AM TROJAN!||No|
|Comm Driver||U||commh32.exe||G Data "PC Spion". PC monitoring and surveilling software, captures all users activity on the PC, see here. Disable/remove if you didn't install it yourself!||No|
|COMMAND||X||command.exe||Added by the QQPASS.E TROJAN!||No|
|Command Prompt32||X||CmdPrompt32.pif||Added by the ASSIRAL.B WORM!||No|
|Command WorkStation 4||U||cws 4.exe||EFI's Command WorkStation makes "managing demanding workflows easier by centralizing job management. The software automatically identifies the Fiery servers on the network and offers customization options for displaying information" - for high-end print environments||No|
|command32||X||command32.exe||Added by the LINEADI-A TROJAN!||No|
|CommCtr||N||commctr.exe||"Net2Phone CommCenter is the latest in Internet voice technology allowing you to place calls easily all over the world right from your PC!". Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|COMMUNICATOR||Y||Communicator.exe||Part of Microsoft Office Communicator, which is an integrated communications client that allows information workers to communicate in real time using a range of different communication options, including instant messaging (IM), voice, and video||No|
|Comodo Firewall||U||CPF.exe||Comodo Firewall||No|
|COMODO Firewall Pro||Y||cfp.exe||Comodo Firewall Pro||No|
|Comodo Launch Pad Tray||U||CLPTray.exe||System Tray access to LaunchPad as bundled with Comodo's freebie offerings such as Comodo Anti-Virus. Some allege that LaunchPad is impossible-to-uninstall adware, or worse - see here||No|
|COMODO Memory Firewall||Y||cmf.exe||"Comodo Memory Firewall is a buffer overflow detection and prevention tool which provides the ultimate defence against one of the most serious and common attack types on the Internet - the buffer overflow attack"||No|
|CompanionWizard||X||compwiz.exe||Part of WinAntiVirusPro 2007 rogue security software (and possibly others) - not recommended, see here||No|
|Compaq Alerter||U||CPQAlert.exe||Compaq's Insight Manager Agent - a tool that allows for "fault, performance, and configuration management". Recommended for corporate users only. It's best removed if installed but not wanted, rather than disabled at startup. See here for more information||No|
|Compaq Connections||N||COMPAQ~1.EXE||See here - "messaging service that automatically sends you support information, tips, ideas, and special offers from HP and our partners, especially designed for HP and Compaq desktop computer owners"||No|
|Compaq Connections||N||Compaq Connections.exe||See here - "messaging service that automatically sends you support information, tips, ideas, and special offers from HP and our partners, especially designed for HP and Compaq desktop computer owners"||No|
|Compaq DMI||N||cpqdmi.exe||Compaq version of the Desktop Management Interface||No|
|Compaq Message Server||N||COMPAQ-RBA.EXE||Applies to the CPQBootPerfDB entry as well. These files generate some kind of server or servlet that attempts to connect with Compaq online. They are like Trojans, but fairly harmless. They send information on the "Compaq Advisor/Compaq Message Screener" application that comes with every Compaq computer and provide feedback on how computer users use the Message Advisor. These messages appear occasionally and instruct and advise users on their computer and its use. They generally attempt to get you (these messages) to connect to Compaq's website. They may be safely disabled via (1) MSCONFIG or (2) Start -> Programs -> Compaq Advisor -> Advisor Settings under the "advanced" tab. Not required and can cause problems||No|
|Compaq PK Daemon||U||cpqkl.exe||For Compaq laptops for programming user configurable keys. Not required unless you use them||No|
|Compaq Print Fax||X||cpqa1000.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BCV WORM! Please take note of the difference between the legitimate Compaq Fax Utility Name (A1000 Settings Utility) and the name (Compaq Print Fax) used by this worm||No|
|Compaq Service Drivers||X||compq.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Compaq Service Drivers||X||compqs.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Compaq Service Drivers||X||compaq.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AFU WORM!||No|
|Compaq Service Drivers 32||X||compq32.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Compaq Service Drivrs||X||copq.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|CompaqHW Comp Manager||?||cpqhcm.exe||Running on a Compaq laptop - any ideas?||No|
|Compaqs Service Driver||X||copypad32.exe||Added by the SDBOT.CSO WORM!||No|
|Compaqs Service Drivers||X||compqs.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|CompaqSystray||N||cpqpscp.exe||Compaq System Tray icon||No|
|Compd Service Drivrs||X||codq.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|compmgmt||X||CTFM0N.EXE||Added by the INJECT.PT TROJAN! Notice the digit "0" in the filename rather than the upper case "o"||No|
|ComproRemote||U||ComproRemote.exe||VideoMate TV tuner and capture card - remote control driver||No|
|ComproSchedulerDTV||U||ComproSchedulerDTV.exe||VideoMate TV tuner and capture card - scheduler||No|
|CompuSpy||U||CompuSpy.exe||CompuSpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|CompuSpy KeyLogger||U||cswin2008.exe||CompuSpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|Computer Defender 2009||X||cd2009.exe||Computer Defender 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|ComRepl||X||comrepl.exe /waitservice||Added by the HORST.Q TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate comrepl.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in either %Windir%, %Windir%\System, %Temp%, %AppData%, %AppData%\Microsoft or %System%\drivers||No|
|COMServer||X||comsrvr.exe||Added by the AGENT.CWSH TROJAN!||No|
|COMSMDEXE||N||comsmd.exe||3Com tray icon||No|
|comxt||X||comxt.exe||Added by the COMXT TROJAN!||No|
|Config||X||CONFIG.EXE||Added by the PSWGIP.B TROJAN!||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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