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?
DkServiceYDkService.exeFrom Executive Software's Diskeeper defragmenting utility - a replacement for Windows Disk Defragmenter. It's recommended to leave this enabled, otherwise you could have problems starting it manually.No
DKTimeXdktime.exeAdded by the LUNII TROJAN!No
Dkware lptt01Xdkware.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "DonkySoft" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove itNo
Dkware ml097eXdkware.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "DonkySoft" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove itNo
DlaTrayNDlatray.exeSystem Tray access to DLA - Drive letter access to HP's and Veritas' version of DirectCD. Does the same thing as DirectCD. From HP - "This is a needed file as it controles the readability of the Combo drives. Without this file loading the end user will be able to burn CD's but wont be able to read them. The drive itself will be able to read store bought master Cd's without the file but not burnt ones"No
dlbcservNdlbcserv.exeRelated to Dell Photo Printers and provides additional configuration options for these devicesNo
dlccmon.exeUdlccmon.exeDell Photo AIO Printer 924 device monitorNo
dlcdmon.exeUdlcdmon.exeDell Photo AIO Printer 944 device monitorNo
dlcgmon.exeUdlcgmon.exeDell Photo AIO Printer 810 device monitorNo
dlcipsclXdcpavss.exeAdded by the MAILBOT-CB TROJAN!No
dlcjmon.exeUdlcjmon.exeDell Photo AIO Printer 964 device monitorNo
dlcqmon.exeUdlcqmon.exeDell Photo AIO Printer 966 device monitorNo
dlcxmon.exeUdlcxmon.exeDell Photo AIO Printer 926 device monitorNo
dlderXdlder.exeDlder spyware. Also creates a fake "explorer.exe" file and can be installed via versions of Grokster, Lime Wire and KaZaA file-sharing utilitiesNo
dldfmon.exeUdldomon.exeDell AIO Printer 948 device monitorNo
dldomon.exeUdldomon.exeDell 968 AIO Printer device monitorNo
dldtamonUdldtamon.exeDell AIO Printer V305 device monitorNo
dldtmonUdldtmon.exeDell AIO Printer V305 device monitorNo
dldtmon.exeUdldtmon.exeDell AIO Printer V305 device monitorNo
dldwamonUdldwamon.exeDell V505 AIO device monitorNo
dldwmon.exeUdldwmon.exeDell V505 AIO device monitorNo
dleamon.exeUdleamon.exeDell V310-V510 Series AIO device monitorNo
dleemon.exeUdleemon.exeDell V715W AIO device monitorNo
DLGNDLGCHBW.exeBackweb part of Data LifeGuard - diagnostic tools for Western Digital's series of hard drives. Automatically detects an internet connection and downloads any available updatesNo
dlhostXdlhost.exeAdded by the EXPHOOK-A TROJAN!No
DLink System TrayUdlnetst.exeRelated to D-Link DGE-530T PCI card for servers and workstationsNo
DliteXdllmanager.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.DN WORM!No
DLL ManagerXdllmngr32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
DLL32Xdllmem32.exeAdded by the KWBOT.E WORM!No
DLL32Xdllhost.dllAdded by the SUCLOVE.A WORM!No
Dllbin32Xdllsysbin.exeAdded by the SLINBOT.FU BACKDOOR!No
dllcache.exeXdllcache.exeAdded by the VISPAT.A WORM!No
DllCacherv2Xdllcachev2.exeAdded by the LATEDA TROJAN!No
dlldmtXdlldmt.exeAdded by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!No
dllhelpXdllhelp.exeAdded by the STARTPAGE.DQ hijackerNo
dllhelpXdllhlp.exeAdded by the Downloader-HI TROJAN! No
DLLHostXdllhst.exeAdded by the DELBOT-AC WORM!No
DllHostXdllhost.exeAdded by the PROSTI.AA BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate dllhost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\InfNo
dllhostxp.exeXdllhostxp.exeBrowser hijacker and adware downloaderNo
DllHstXdllhst3g.exe /waitserviceAdded by the HORST.Q TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate dllhst3g.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in either %Windir%, %Windir%\System, %Temp%, %AppData%, %AppData%\Microsoft or %System%\driversNo
dllregXdllreg.exeAdded by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!No
DLLService32Xdllsvc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.VX WORM!No
DLLUPDATE32Xdllupdate32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.IA WORM!No
DLM.exeNDLM.exeIGN Download Manager has become a requirement for downloading files through It is based on Internet Explorer and it installs through an ActiveX-plugin, hence Internet Explorer must be installed beforehand and downloads has to be initialized through that browserNo
DLO AgentYDLOClientu.exePart of the backup suites from VERITAS - Backup Exec and NetBackup. Both have now been replaced by their Symantec equivalents since they acquired VERITAS in 2005No
DLPSPUDLPSP.EXEDell laser printer status monitorNo
dlsp2mxXdlsp2mx.exeAdded by the MPB-B DIALER! An uninstall option can be accessed via the Add or Remove Programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. The software is listed as "dlsp2mx"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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