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?|
|Perfomance Monitor||X||davcsync.exe||Added by the LAMUD-A WORM!||No|
|Phase One Media Reader||U||DCIMImp.exe||Phase One Media Reader Capture images||No|
|PhilipsDM||N||DeviceManager.exe||Device manager for Philips portable media players such as the GoGear||No|
|Pop-Up Stopper||U||dpps2.exe||Pop-Up Stopper Companion from Panicware. Pop-up blocker integrated into the IE toolbar. Note that the Pro version doesn't load in startup as it is installed as an Internet Explorer toolbar. Can cause problems with IE if you use WinXP and uninstall Service Pack 1. Uninstalling the software leaves it in the startup group||No|
|Printer||X||dipset.exe||Added by a variant of the PROXY-FBSR MALWARE!||No|
|rCron||X||dservice.exe||"Switch" premium rate adult content dialler variant||No|
|RCSystem||U||DLLML.exe RCSystem||Creative DLL Module Loader for the Sound Blaster range of internal and external soundcards. Used to load modules such as remote control or mixing. This instance appears to be related to a Remote Control function||No|
|REGRUN||X||dialer.exe||Adware downloader - also detected as a variant of the LOWZONES.BW or AGENT.RD TROJANS!||No|
|RegScan||X||DLLSRV32.EXE||Added by the AGOBOT.AEW WORM!||No|
|Rising Driver||X||driver.exe||Added by the SILLYFD-TL WORM!||No|
|rollbk||X||dsm.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!||No|
|run=||X||dec25.exe||Added by the ATAK.F WORM!||No|
|run=||X||DRDOOM.EXE||Added by the SEMAPI-A WORM!||No|
|run=||X||dllreg.exe||Added by the DUMARU-L TROJAN!||No|
|rundll***||X||die.exe [path] mdll.exe||Added by the SUMTAX TROJAN! where *** is 134, 569, 777 or 946||No|
|rundll***||X||die.exe [path] secure.bat||Added by the SUMTAX TROJAN! where *** is 134, 569, 777 or 946||No|
|rundll***||X||die.exe [path] secure.exe||Added by the SUMTAX TROJAN! where *** is 134, 569, 777 or 946||No|
|rundll***||X||die.exe [path] ttg.exe||Added by the SUMTAX TROJAN! where *** is 134, 569, 777 or 946||No|
|RunmeAtStartup||X||dx5.exe||Added by the BULILIT.A TROJAN!||No|
|Salestart||X||dcpasmon.exe||SystemDoctor rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Salestart||X||dcsm.exe||Part of the PrivacyProtector and DriveCleaner rogue security tools||No|
|Salestart||X||dcmon.exe||SystemDoctor rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Service Manager||X||dxsound.exe||Added by the PROXY-GRIC TROJAN!||No|
|SessionMngr||X||dirlock.exe||Added by the DAPROSY WORM!||No|
|Sharing and Mapping Software||Y||DShmap.exe||Intel AnyPoint internet sharing software. Now discontinued||No|
|SIDEBAR||N||dsidebar.exe||"Desktop Sidebar provides you with instant access to the information you most desire by grabbing data from your PC and the internet. The result is a dynamic visual display you configure and control"||No|
|SiS Dns||X||dnssvc.exe||Added by the DLOADER-UE TROJAN!||No|
|Speedtouch USB Diagnostics||U||Dragdiag.exe||For an external Alcatel ADSL high-speed modem. A diagnostic tool and can be run from the Start menu when required. The only reason it might be useful on startup is if you like seeing an 'at-a-glance' status indicator on the taskbar (the icon is a different colour depending on the status of the device/line)||No|
|SpySpotter System Defender||X||Defender.exe||SpySpotter rogue spyware remover - not recommended, see here||No|
|Spyware Protection||X||defender.exe||Spyware Protection rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|SpywareGuard||X||deinst_qfe001.exe||Added by a variant of the Win32.Small TROJAN! - Do NOT confuse with the legitimate SpywareGuard application||No|
|sstata||X||dwdas.exe||Added by the DASDA TROJAN!||No|
|StartMenu||X||deamon.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!||No|
|STManager||N||drst.exe||Dr. SpeedTouch is some sort of diagnostics software which sends out information to a server which then relays the information back to the program to test the network to see if the SpeedTouch ADSL modem connection is working properly. Not required if connected via Ethernet (and probably USB). Can cause a slow down in Win2K - see here||No|
|Symantec Antivirus professional||X||dfrgfrat.exe||Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!||No|
|Symantec Antivirus professional||X||dyndns.exe||Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!||No|
|Symantec Backup Exec Desktop Agent||Y||DLOClientu.exe||Part of Symantec's Backup Exec backup software||No|
|Symantec NetBackup Desktop Agent||Y||DLOClientu.exe||Part of Symantec's NetBackup backup software||No|
|Sync Server||X||drwatsoon.exe||Added by the WATSOON.A TROJAN!||No|
|syspath||X||drv.exe||Added by the SOBER WORM!||No|
|System||X||dcomx.exe||Added by the CIREBOT TROJAN!||No|
|SYSTEM||X||d.exe||Added by the MYTOB.LP WORM!||No|
|System Device||X||devices.exe||Added by the AGENT.AFIF WORM!||No|
|System32Dll||X||DLL32SYS.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-CZ WORM!||No|
|SystemDevic||X||devic.exe||Added by the MIMBOT.A WORM!||No|
|systemr||X||d11host.exe||Added by the VB-GX TROJAN!||No|
|Systems Service||X||drivex.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|SysteZ||X||d1.exe||Added by the MSNDIABLO.A WORM!||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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