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?|
|Microsoft DLL Monitor||X||dllmon64.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft DLL Monitor||X||dllmonitor.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Dll Printer Manager||X||dllpt.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BIH WORM!||No|
|Microsoft DLL Source||X||dllsrc.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft DLLSet32||X||dllset32.exe||Added by the RBOT.OZ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Driver Setup||X||dllhost.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-AOZ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Internal AntiVirus Systems||X||dIlhost.exe||Added by the RBOT-AEV WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Security Pansasagers||X||dgkztsqgn.exe||Added by the RBOT-BBJ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Service Disk Cycle||X||disksave.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft STS Service||X||DHCP32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-UK WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Synchronization Manager||X||devldr32.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - do not confuse with the legitimate Creative Labs devldr32.exe file||No|
|Microsoft System Checkup||X||dbnetlib.exe||Added by the DONK.L WORM!||No|
|Microsoft System Service||X||dnservice.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Time Manager||X||dveldr.exe||Added by the RBOT-HQ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||devmks32.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||drive.exe||Added by the BIFROSE-PN WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||dqbxhupdt||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM! See here||No|
|Microsoft UpMachine||X||doezs.exe||Added by the RBOT.BCT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Windows DLL Services Configuration||X||dllmanager32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-BTU WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Windows Services Edt||X||dllrun32.exe||Added by the RBOT-GAF WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Windows Workstation||X||devcode.exe||Added by the RBOT-AWL WORM!||No|
|MicrosoftDriverService32||X||drsys32.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.AKX BACKDOOR!||No|
|MicrosoftKs||X||Drivers.bat||Added by the SHUTDOWN-F TROJAN!||No|
|MicrosoftUpdate||X||downnew.exe||Added by the TANTO-D TROJAN!||No|
|Mircosoft Windows Developer Enviroment||X||devenv.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Mircosoft Windows Developer Enviroment||X||devenv.exe||Added by the RBOT.AUJ BACKDOOR!||No|
|Module Loader||U||DLLML.exe||Creative DLL Module Loader for the Sound Blaster range of internal and external soundcards. Used to load modules such as remote control or mixing||No|
|Motorola Desktop Suite||U||DesktopSuite.exe||Related to Motorola Desktop Suite - PC software managing Motorola mobiles such as the A1000||No|
|MS DLL Library Manager||X||dllsys64.exe||Added by the RANKY TROJAN!||No|
|msader15ADOR15||X||datamsadomd2.70.7713.0.exe||Added by the TRITE-A WORM!||No|
|msig||X||disk10.exe||Added by the BANBRA-KF TROJAN!||No|
|MSN Update||X||DLLCON.EXE||Added by the RBOT-EA WORM!||No|
|MSRegScan||U||DDSSDemo.exe||SystemSleuth surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|msvccc66||X||dload.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|msword||X||docx.exe||Added by the CODOX-A WORM!||No|
|NAV Auto Protect||X||dnsserv.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|NAV DefAlert||U||DefAlert.exe||Norton Anti-Virus Definitions Alert. Warns you if virus definitions are out of date. Leave enabled unless you manually update virus definitions on a regular basis||No|
|NDPS||U||DPMW32.EXE||Novell Distributed Printer Services - part of Novell's Netware Client and Groupwise products. Not required if you don't use this feature||No|
|Nero DriveSpeed||N||DriveSpeed.exe||Utility included with some Nero digital media suites (CD/DVD burning, authoring, etc) which allows the user to set the reading speed an spin down time of a CD/DVD drive on-the-fly - typically to avoid read errors on discs with surface scratches and to reduce the noise on high-speed drives||No|
|netmon||X||dllcache.exe||Added by the BCKDR-RAA TROJAN!||No|
|NetworkSetup||N||dlink.exe||D-Link System Tray icon||No|
|No-IP DUC||U||DUC20.exe||Part of http://www.no-ip.com provided service. Keeps No-IP's dynamic nameserver (DNS) updated if and when your computer's (network's) dynamic IP-address changes so that you can run servers on computers with dynamic IP. Shortcut available||No|
|NoDriveTypeAutoRun||X||dllcache32.exe||Added by the SPUNST TROJAN!||No|
|ntupdate||X||dnsvc.exe||Added by the SDBOT-TC WORM!||No|
|NvCplScan||X||dllmanager.exe||Added by the FORBOT.R WORM!||No|
|NVIDIA Display||X||DisplayMonitor.exe||Added by the ABI.C WORM! Note - this is not a legitimate nVidia entry||No|
|Optus Cable Data Monitor||U||datamonitor.exe||Allows Optus customers to monitor their actual data usage against Optus' "data allowance limits"||No|
|OptusNet Desktop Service Centre||N||DSC.exe||OptusNet DSL or Dial-Up connection software||No|
|PerfectSuite||U||dthtml.exe||PerfectSuite from ViewSonic. 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|
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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