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?
MyLifeXCmdServ.exeAdded by the HOLAR.A WORM!No
NAV Auto UpdatesXcsrssp.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
NB Common Dialog EnhancementsNCOMDLGEX.EXEPart of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. With Common Dialog Enhancements, you can add MRU list box to open dialogsNo
nClientXcnen.exeAdded by the DELBOT-AL WORM!No
NDAvXcsnss.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.C WORM!No
NETServicesXcsxrs.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
NetWorkXcsrs.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.JJ WORM!No
New Csnm ManagerXcsmn.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BZS WORM!No
NOMAD DetectorUctnmrun.exeDetects the Creative NOMAD jukebox/MP3 player at the time it is attached to USB and starts the needed application (Creative PlayCentre 2) that you use to copy MP3 files to and from it. This is required if you want PlayCentre 2 to take control of the NOMAD once connectedNo
Norton Antivirus CCDebugXCCSEVRT.exeAdded by the SDBOT.ACJ WORM!No
Norton Auto ProtectXcrss32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.ATF WORM!No
Norton Auto-ProtectXccApp.exeAdded by the AKHER.D WORM! Note - for the valid Norton AV entry the filename is "navapexe". This is also not the valid Norton AV file with the same filenameNo
Norton Crashguard MonitorNcgmenu.exeTroublesome program that doesn't actually work with WinME so Norton removed it from SystemWorks 2001No
Norton Live Update ServerXcpsdv.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.EW TROJAN!No
Norton Live UpdaterXCavapsvc.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!No
Norton PasswordManagerUcfgwiz.exeConfiguration wizard for Symantec's now discontinued Norton Password Manager security product. 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) and confirms the default configuration settingsNo
Norton Protect ActiviesXcsrss.exeAdded by the BANKER-CZ 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 "D5133" subfolderNo
Norton StartXccStart.exeAdded by the SDBOT-OX WORM!No
Norton SystemXcsrs.scrAdded by the BANLOA-AFM TROJAN!No
Norton UpdateXccUpdate.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM! No
Norton UpdateXcUpdate.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.APP BACKDOOR!No
Norton UpdaterXccUpdate.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
nortonavXCCUPD32.EXEAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
nortonsantivirusXccEvtMngr.exeAdded by the HZDOOR-A TROJAN!No
novavappXccsmn.exeSysinternals Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
novavapprXccsrr.exeSysinternals Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
NT Logging ServiceXcool.exeAdded by the SDBOT-OO BACKDOOR!No
NT Printing ServiceXchkdsks.exeAdded by the ARCHIVARIUS series of WORMS!No
NT Printing ServiceXchkdskss.exeAdded by the ARCHIVARIUS series of WORMS!No
NT Printing ServicesXchkdsks.exeAdded by the BUZUS-M TROJAN!No
NT Windows System Manager LoaderXcsrlss.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.OX WORM!No
NTdhcpXCiKewl.exeAdded by the QQROB-N TROJAN!No
NTDLMXcsrss.exeAdded by the HALE 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 "Qossrv" subfolderNo
ntuserXctfmun.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC WORM!No
ntuserXctfmon.exeAdded by the AGENT-GSG TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate ctfmon.exe process associated with alternate text inputs which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %UserProfile%No
nvdisplayXcsrss.exeAdded by the VB-FBO 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 %AppData%No
nvsv32.exeXcstr.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
nvsvca32Xclfmon.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.E TROJAN!No
Nvt32Xcomplaint_7251.exeAdded by the ARTIEF.B TROJAN!No
NxvstXcssrs.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.CD WORM!No
OperaXcsrsse.exeAdded by the MDROP-DFQ TROJAN!No
ORiNOCOUCmluc.exeClient Manager software for a Proxim ORiNOCO 11a/b/g wireless LAN PCI cardNo
p2snetisXcomippwa.exeAdded by the SPAMTOO-AL TROJAN!No
PAL Evidence EliminatorNCleaner.exePAL Evidence Eliminator - cover the tracks of your browsing habits and E-mails if you think you need to. Run manually on a regular basis No
Palm MultiUser Config?Configtool.exeMultiUser configuration for a Palm PDA device?. Is it required?No
PC-Config32Xcorona.exeAdded by the CORONEX.A WORM!No
PCprotXcrcss.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM!No
pdp ServerUctpdpsrvr.exeIncluded and setup with the drivers for my Compaq A3000 all-in-one printer/scanner - maybe for networking. Works fine without it - but may be needed when used over a networkNo
Pe2ckfnt SENchkfont.exeUsed to check whether the fonts are installed properly on your computer or not for a scanner. If you don't want to execute it, you can uncheck it in the startup menuNo
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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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