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?|
|Copernic Desktop Search 2||U||DesktopSearchService.exe||Copernic Desktop Search - search agent||No|
|Corel Desktop Application Director||N||dadx.exe||The Desktop Application Director (DAD) gives you easy access to all Corel applications - x represents ther version number. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|cpl||X||deamon.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!||No|
|Crusty||X||dmcpl.exe||Added by the RUSTY WORM!||No|
|CueX44||X||Dago.exe||Added by the PUNYA-B WORM!||No|
|D SYSTEM||X||dd.exe||Added by the MYTOB-FN WORM!||No|
|D066UUtility||N||D066UUTY.EXE||TWAIN driver for the CanoScan D660U flatbed scanner. Start scanning via your scanner management software||No|
|D3**.exe [* = random char]||X||D3**.exe [* = random char]||CoolWebSearch/HomeSearch adware - for examples, see this log||No|
|D3**32.exe [* = random char]||X||D3**32.exe [* = random char]||CoolWebSearch/HomeSearch adware - for examples, see this log||No|
|D4||U||D4.exe||Dimension 4 - network time synchronization freeware - starts-up, adjusts the system clock, then shuts down||No|
|d9fw5i91p||X||d9fw5i91p.exe||Added by the AGENT-GIW BACKDOOR!||No|
|DACONFIGEXE||N||daconfig.exe||3Com NIC Diagnostics. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|DadApp||Y||dadapp.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 Dell||No|
|Daemon||N||DAEMON32.EXE||Pre-loads game profiles for MS Sidewinder game controllers prior to release 2.0 of the software. Recommend upgrade. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|daemon||N||daemon.exe||Older 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 set||Yes|
|Daemon||X||daemon.exe c daemon2.exe||Added by the SELOTIMA.A WORM!||No|
|Daemon Tools ATAPI driver||X||daemontools.exe||Added by the AGENT-OTX TROJAN!||No|
|DAEMON Tools Pro Agent||N||DTProAgent.exe||System 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 reboot||No|
|Daily Planner||N||dayplan.exe||Daily Planner - discontinued, and now part of KMCS Deluxe System Suite. Tool to plan your days, and check activities off as you complete them||No|
|DamedWare Services||X||dwdrce.exe||Added by the RBOT-AOJ WORM!||No|
|DanBtR270414||X||DanBtR270414.exe||Added by the VB-NIB WORM!||No|
|Dancer||U||DncLE.exe||Part of Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition - see here||No|
|Dap||N||DAP.exe||Download Accelerator Plus from Speedbit. Download manager for resuming downloads, amongst other features. Available via Start -> Programs. Note that the free version is adware based||No|
|DASDS VSAVdjs||X||dsabdw.exe||Added by the SDBOT-RE WORM!||No|
|daskaskfsak6||X||dsfids6.exe||Added by the ONLINEG-J TROJAN!||No|
|daskgfkkcx15||X||dasdsaads15.exe||Added by the ONLINEG-Q TROJAN!||No|
|Data Layer 2||X||datalayer.exe||Added 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 installer||N||DLGLI.EXE||Backweb installer - see here||No|
|Data Protection||X||datprot.exe||Data Protection rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|DataCardMonitor||U||DataCardMonitor.exe||Mobile (USB) internet management tool by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd as used by a number of providers including T-Mobile, Virgin Media, tele.ring and blueconnect||No|
|DataHealer||X||DataHealer.exe||DataHealer rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|DataKeeper||U||DataKeeper.exe||PowerQuest DataKeeper (now owned by Symantec) backup software||No|
|DataLayer||Y||DATALA~1.EXE||Part 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.EXE||Toolbar associated with the iMesh and BearShare peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing clients||No|
|DataMngr||?||DataMngrUI.exe||Toolbar associated with the iMesh and BearShare peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing clients||No|
|DataProtect||X||DataProtect.exe||DataProtect rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|DataViz Inc Messenger||N||DvzIncMsgr.exe||Installed 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 Messenger||N||DvzMsgr.exe||Installed 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|
|Datcheck||X||datcheck.exe||Added by the KEYPANIC TROJAN!||No|
|Date Manager||X||datemanager.exe||Date Manager - calender program. Spyware/adware based provided by The Gator Corporation. Please note that Claria Corporation no longer support GAIN-Supported software - see here||No|
|DateMakerIntl||X||DateMakerIntl.exe||Premium rate adult content dialler||No|
|DateMngr||X||DATEMNGR.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-BR BACKDOOR!||No|
|DAW9532.exe||?||DAW9532.EXE||Loaded during installation of some 3Com network cards. Enables their DynamicAccess desktop management software. Is it required?||No|
|DayToday||U||DAYTODAY.EXE||DayToday from RoboMagic Software Corp. Displays the date on the taskbar||No|
|DAZEL Delivery Agent||U||DcDaemon.exe||Control and send documents, etc, to any destination. The Dazel Corporation has now been taken over by HP||No|
|DbgHlp32||X||DbgHlp32.exe||Added by the WINKO.AO WORM!||No|
|DBISQL9||U||dbisqlg.exe||Related to SQL Anywhere from Sybase. A comprehensive package providing data management and data exchange technologies||No|
|dbserv||N||dbserv.exe||Database Server for Norton Ghost on Win2k Pro. Ghost works fine when it is disabled||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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