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?
Microsoft DLL MonitorXdllmon64.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft DLL MonitorXdllmonitor.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft Dll Printer ManagerXdllpt.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BIH WORM!No
Microsoft DLL SourceXdllsrc.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft DLLSet32Xdllset32.exeAdded by the RBOT.OZ WORM!No
Microsoft Driver SetupXdllhost.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AOZ WORM!No
Microsoft Internal AntiVirus SystemsXdIlhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-AEV WORM!No
Microsoft Security PansasagersXdgkztsqgn.exeAdded by the RBOT-BBJ WORM!No
Microsoft Service Disk CycleXdisksave.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft STS ServiceXDHCP32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-UK WORM!No
Microsoft Synchronization ManagerXdevldr32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - do not confuse with the legitimate Creative Labs devldr32.exe fileNo
Microsoft System CheckupXdbnetlib.exeAdded by the DONK.L WORM!No
Microsoft System ServiceXdnservice.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft Time ManagerXdveldr.exeAdded by the RBOT-HQ WORM!No
Microsoft UpdateXdevmks32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft UpdateXdrive.exeAdded by the BIFROSE-PN WORM!No
Microsoft UpdateXdqbxhupdtAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM! See hereNo
Microsoft UpMachineXdoezs.exeAdded by the RBOT.BCT WORM!No
Microsoft Windows DLL Services ConfigurationXdllmanager32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-BTU WORM!No
Microsoft Windows Services EdtXdllrun32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GAF WORM!No
Microsoft Windows WorkstationXdevcode.exeAdded by the RBOT-AWL WORM!No
MicrosoftDriverService32Xdrsys32.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AKX BACKDOOR!No
MicrosoftKsXDrivers.batAdded by the SHUTDOWN-F TROJAN!No
MicrosoftUpdateXdownnew.exeAdded by the TANTO-D TROJAN!No
Mircosoft Windows Developer EnviromentXdevenv.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
Mircosoft Windows Developer EnviromentXdevenv.exeAdded by the RBOT.AUJ BACKDOOR!No
Module LoaderUDLLML.exeCreative DLL Module Loader for the Sound Blaster range of internal and external soundcards. Used to load modules such as remote control or mixingNo
Motorola Desktop SuiteUDesktopSuite.exeRelated to Motorola Desktop Suite - PC software managing Motorola mobiles such as the A1000No
MS DLL Library ManagerXdllsys64.exeAdded by the RANKY TROJAN!No
msader15ADOR15Xdatamsadomd2.70.7713.0.exeAdded by the TRITE-A WORM!No
msigXdisk10.exeAdded by the BANBRA-KF TROJAN!No
MSRegScanUDDSSDemo.exeSystemSleuth surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
msvccc66Xdload.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
mswordXdocx.exeAdded by the CODOX-A WORM!No
NAV Auto ProtectXdnsserv.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
NAV DefAlertUDefAlert.exeNorton Anti-Virus Definitions Alert. Warns you if virus definitions are out of date. Leave enabled unless you manually update virus definitions on a regular basisNo
NDPSUDPMW32.EXENovell Distributed Printer Services - part of Novell's Netware Client and Groupwise products. Not required if you don't use this featureNo
Nero DriveSpeedNDriveSpeed.exeUtility 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 drivesNo
netmonXdllcache.exeAdded by the BCKDR-RAA TROJAN!No
NetworkSetupNdlink.exeD-Link System Tray iconNo
No-IP DUCUDUC20.exePart of 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 availableNo
NoDriveTypeAutoRunXdllcache32.exeAdded by the SPUNST TROJAN!No
ntupdateXdnsvc.exeAdded by the SDBOT-TC WORM!No
NvCplScanXdllmanager.exeAdded by the FORBOT.R WORM!No
NVIDIA DisplayXDisplayMonitor.exeAdded by the ABI.C WORM! Note - this is not a legitimate nVidia entryNo
Optus Cable Data MonitorUdatamonitor.exeAllows Optus customers to monitor their actual data usage against Optus' "data allowance limits"No
OptusNet Desktop Service CentreNDSC.exeOptusNet DSL or Dial-Up connection softwareNo
PerfectSuiteUdthtml.exePerfectSuite™ 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
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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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