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?
GhostSurfDelSatelliteYDeleteSatellite.exePart of SpyCatcher spyware remover from Tenebril. Prevents rogue programs from sending personal information to a remote user via the Internet. If you use SpyCatcher with real time scanning, you'll want to leave this file in place No
Gilat SOM EnumeratorYdllhost.exeFor Gilat Communications internet satellite systems - associated with SkyBlaster modem. Required if you have this systemNo
Gravis AppawareloaderUdbserver.exeLooks like it's associated with Gravis game controllers and the Keyset Manager, allowing the user to program the buttons for games that don't support themNo
Hermes MessengerUDGDRHE~1.EXEA LAN messenger alternative to WinPopUp - Digital Dreams SoftwareNo
hkeyXdllMOLEULTR-A malwareNo
HP_dlaNdlatray.exeOn HP PCs, tray icon for dla - which provides drive letter access to HP's and Veritas' version of DirectCDNo
httpdXdeamon.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!No
HydarVisionDesktopManagerUdesk95.exeATI's HydraVision desktop management software, allowing for multi-monitor support, as included in ATI HydraVision versions 2.5 and earlier. Has been reported to cause problems, such as this one. HydraVision can be uninstalled through Add/Remove ProgramsNo
HydraVisionDesktopManagerUdesk98.exeATI/Appian HydraVision Desktop Manager software - monitors and regulates window and dialog box placement according to user preferences when using a multi monitor setupNo
I am not Ranky. I am eTunnel!Xdisney.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
iConfigLoaderXDIIhost.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!No
igndlm.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
iktcXdmiy.exeAdded by the AGENT-RDY TROJAN!No
ImageTuneUdthtml.exeImageTune from Hyundai ImageQuest. Rebranded version of Display Tune from Portrait Displays, Inc. - which "is the perfect software utility to initially set-up and adjust your display to achieve its optimum performance. All adjustments are made through a simple graphical user interface"No
InControl Desktop ManagerNDMHKEY.EXEFor Diamond Multimedia video cards. Allows System Tray access to desktop utilities such as screen resolution. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
Index ServiceXdllhost32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.CH WORM!No
InstallerXdial.exeMalware - detected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.MM TROJAN!No
ioloDelayModuleUdelay.exePart of Iolo System Mechanic. Used to delay the start of an application which loads automatically as Windows loadsNo
Iomega Backup SchedulerNdtiom98.exeUsed by Iomega drives. Details of its purpose can be found here. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
ItunesXdials.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.MM TROJAN!No
KE9801UDriBat32.exeKE9801 multimedia keyboard driver - required if you use the multimedia keysNo
KernelConfigXdestiny32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.AMB WORM!No
kernelfaultcheckNdumprep 0 -kUsed in connection with memory dumps - you can disable these by - right clicking on My Computer, selecting Properties and then the Advanced tab. Click on the Settings button in 'Startup and Recovery'. In the bottom pane - under 'Write debugging information' - click on the down arrow and then select 'None' - OK your way outNo
LANXdhcp.exeAdded by the RBOT-GYI WORM!No
li-speed****Xdlres.exeAdult web-dialler - **** is randomNo
Live MenuNDllcmd32.exeeFax Send button for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs Disabling instructions available hereNo
LivreXDibane.batAdded by the BANEDI VIRUS!No
load=Xdapdll.exeAdded by the ATAK.E WORM!No
LoadDvpApi9xYDVPAPI9X.exeCommand AntiVirus for Windows 95/98/MeNo
LthoXdees.exePurityScan adwareNo
Lto ManagerYDesktopLtoManager.exeRelated to Global Positioning System (GPS) found on HP iPAQ hw6500 unit and others No
M-Audio Delta Taskbar IconNDeltTray.exeM-Audio Delta Control Panel for M-Audio brand Delta series audio cards. System Tray access to audio settings - available through Control Panel No
M-Audio Taskbar IconUDeltaIITray.exeSystem Tray access to the Delta Control Panel for the M-Audio Delta series of PCI audio cardsNo
main_moduleXdrvmmx32.exeAdded by the DILA TROJAN!No
MediaLoadsXdw.exeMedialoads adwareNo
MediaLoads InstallerXdw.exeMedialoads adwareNo
MessangerXdeamon.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!No
messngerXDvldr32.exeAdded by the DELODER.A WORM!No
Micro UpdateXdailin.exeAdded by the RBOT-ER WORM!No
Microsoft Debug ServiceXdbgbgr.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft DirectxXdirectxat.exeAdded by the SDBOT-BXF WORM! Note - disables autostart for the SharedAccess service and deactivates the Microsoft Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)No
Microsoft Directx clickXdirectxclick.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT-GHT WORM!No
Microsoft Directx clicksXdirectxclickers.exeAdded by the RBOT-GHT WORM!No
Microsoft Directx pushXdirectxpushup.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT-GHT WORM!No
Microsoft DirectxspXdirectxbt.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT-GHT WORM!No
Microsoft DirectxspnewXdirectxnew.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT-GHT WORM!No
Microsoft DLL AuthentificationXdllsecure.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft DLL Host ServiceXdllmemhost.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft DLL ManagerXdllmgr.exeAdded by the SDBOT-KJ WORM!No
Microsoft DLL MonitorXdllmon32.exeAdded by the AGENT.WP WORM!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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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