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?
Copernic Desktop Search 2UDesktopSearchService.exeCopernic Desktop Search - search agentNo
Corel Desktop Application DirectorNdadx.exeThe Desktop Application Director (DAD) gives you easy access to all Corel applications - x represents ther version number. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
cplXdeamon.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!No
CrustyXdmcpl.exeAdded by the RUSTY WORM!No
CueX44XDago.exeAdded by the PUNYA-B WORM!No
D SYSTEMXdd.exeAdded by the MYTOB-FN WORM!No
D066UUtilityND066UUTY.EXETWAIN driver for the CanoScan D660U flatbed scanner. Start scanning via your scanner management softwareNo
D3**.exe [* = random char]XD3**.exe [* = random char]CoolWebSearch/HomeSearch adware - for examples, see this logNo
D3**32.exe [* = random char]XD3**32.exe [* = random char]CoolWebSearch/HomeSearch adware - for examples, see this logNo
D4UD4.exeDimension 4 - network time synchronization freeware - starts-up, adjusts the system clock, then shuts downNo
d9fw5i91pXd9fw5i91p.exeAdded by the AGENT-GIW BACKDOOR!No
DACONFIGEXENdaconfig.exe3Com NIC Diagnostics. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
DadAppYdadapp.exe"DadApp is the SW utility that controls the programmable buttons on Dell Laptops. Not required, but should be left in because it can create a hassle and doesn't always restore functionality to those buttons once unchecked and rechecked" - direct from DellNo
DaemonNDAEMON32.EXEPre-loads game profiles for MS Sidewinder game controllers prior to release 2.0 of the software. Recommend upgrade. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
daemonNdaemon.exeOlder version of Daemon Tools Lite from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso, .bin, etc) to a virtual CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive. The original can be stored in a safe place and the loading times are significantly reduced as the virtual drive is much faster. Required on later revisions if you use the automount feature to reload images on a reboot. This version is free for personal use and has a limited feature setYes
DaemonXdaemon.exe c daemon2.exeAdded by the SELOTIMA.A WORM!No
Daemon Tools ATAPI driverXdaemontools.exeAdded by the AGENT-OTX TROJAN!No
DAEMON Tools Pro AgentNDTProAgent.exeSystem Tray access to an older version of DAEMON Tools Pro from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso, .bin, etc) to a virtual CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive. The original can be stored in a safe place and the loading times are significantly reduced as the virtual drive is much faster. Required if you use the automount feature to reload images on a rebootNo
Daily PlannerNdayplan.exeDaily Planner - discontinued, and now part of KMCS Deluxe System Suite. Tool to plan your days, and check activities off as you complete themNo
DamedWare ServicesXdwdrce.exeAdded by the RBOT-AOJ WORM!No
DanBtR270414XDanBtR270414.exeAdded by the VB-NIB WORM!No
DancerUDncLE.exePart of Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition - see hereNo
DapNDAP.exeDownload Accelerator Plus from Speedbit. Download manager for resuming downloads, amongst other features. Available via Start -> Programs. Note that the free version is adware basedNo
DASDS VSAVdjsXdsabdw.exeAdded by the SDBOT-RE WORM!No
DashBarState?dashIE??No
daskaskfsak6Xdsfids6.exeAdded by the ONLINEG-J TROJAN!No
daskgfkkcx15Xdasdsaads15.exeAdded by the ONLINEG-Q TROJAN!No
Data Layer 2Xdatalayer.exeAdded by the RBOT-BNF WORM! Note - do not confuse with the legitimate Nokia file sharing the same filename - this one is located in %System%No
Data LifeGuard LifeLine Lite installerNDLGLI.EXEBackweb installer - see hereNo
Data ProtectionXdatprot.exeData Protection rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
DataCardMonitorUDataCardMonitor.exeMobile (USB) internet management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd as used by a number of providers including T-Mobile, Virgin Media, tele.ring and blueconnectNo
DataHealerXDataHealer.exeDataHealer rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
DataKeeperUDataKeeper.exePowerQuest DataKeeper (now owned by Symantec) backup softwareNo
DataLayerYDATALA~1.EXEPart of Nokia PC Suite version 5 - which "is a free PC software product that allows you to connect your Nokia device to a PC and access mobile content as if the device and the PC were one." Required by the Nokia status/connection monitor (NclTray.exe)No
DATAMNGR?DATAMN~1.EXEToolbar associated with the iMesh and BearShare peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing clientsNo
DataMngr?DataMngrUI.exeToolbar associated with the iMesh and BearShare peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing clientsNo
DataProtectXDataProtect.exeDataProtect rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
DataViz Inc MessengerNDvzIncMsgr.exeInstalled with DataViz Documents to Go - which "allows you to use your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on your handheld anywhere, anytime. In addition, it now synchronizes e-mail with attachments, PDF files, pictures and Excel-like charts"No
DataViz MessengerNDvzMsgr.exeInstalled with DataViz Documents to Go - which "allows you to use your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on your handheld anywhere, anytime. In addition, it now synchronizes e-mail with attachments, PDF files, pictures and Excel-like charts"No
DatcheckXdatcheck.exeAdded by the KEYPANIC TROJAN!No
Date ManagerXdatemanager.exeDate Manager - calender program. Spyware/adware based provided by The Gator Corporation. Please note that Claria Corporation no longer support GAIN-Supported software - see hereNo
DateMakerIntlXDateMakerIntl.exePremium rate adult content diallerNo
DateMngrXDATEMNGR.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-BR BACKDOOR!No
DAupdateXDAupdate.exeNavEnhance adwareNo
DAW9532.exe?DAW9532.EXELoaded during installation of some 3Com network cards. Enables their DynamicAccess desktop management software. Is it required?No
DayTodayUDAYTODAY.EXEDayToday from RoboMagic Software Corp. Displays the date on the taskbarNo
DAZEL Delivery AgentUDcDaemon.exeControl and send documents, etc, to any destination. The Dazel Corporation has now been taken over by HPNo
DbgHlp32XDbgHlp32.exeAdded by the WINKO.AO WORM!No
DBISQL9Udbisqlg.exeRelated to SQL Anywhere from Sybase. A comprehensive package providing data management and data exchange technologiesNo
dbservNdbserv.exeDatabase Server for Norton Ghost on Win2k Pro. Ghost works fine when it is disabledNo
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Notes & Warnings

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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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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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