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?|
|tmp||X||defender.exe||Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert - removal instructions here||No|
|TrackpointSrv||U||daemon.exe||Supports the "pointer stick" in lieu of a mouse on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Necessary for the "scroll" button to work||No|
|UltraDVDMon||?||DVDMon.exe||UltraDVD DVD player software - is it required?||No|
|Upme||X||DLLMAN.EXE||Added by the MUGLY.I WORM!||No|
|User23.exe||X||DIAL.exe||This is a trojan trying to disguise itself as User32.dll||No|
|UserFaultCheck||N||dumprep 0 -u||Used 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 out||No|
|Virtual CDROM||X||deamon.exe||Added by the RBOT.VP WORM!||No|
|WatchDog||?||DVDCheck.exe||Related to an Intervideo program. What does it do and is it required in startup?||No|
|WebScan||U||DEFSCANGUI.EXE||Web scanner function of eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendation||No|
|WebScan||U||DEFSCA~1.EXE||Web scanner function of eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendation||No|
|wersds||X||doriot.exe||Added by the JECT.C TROJAN!||No|
|wersds.exe||X||doriot.exe||Added by the BAGLEDI-A TROJAN!||No|
|what ever||X||decom.exe||Added by the RBOT-SC WORM!||No|
|Win Defrags||X||defrag.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Win Validation Application||X||DBExecCom.exe||Added by the VBSILLY-A WORM!||No|
|Win32 Configuration||X||dllhelp.exe||Added by the SDBOT.UL WORM!||No|
|WIN32 DDOSSER||X||dos.exe||Added by the KELVIR.F WORM!||No|
|Win32 Update||X||dl32.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|win32serv||X||devicer.exe||Added by the CHECKOUT WORM!||No|
|WinDirectories||X||ddcs.exe||Added by the VB-ETN WORM!||No|
|Window Loader||X||Dos32.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!||No|
|Windows (random character)||X||diskcheck.exe||Added by the SINGU.B TROJAN!||No|
|Windows 32-bit DLL Integrity Verifier||X||dllrun.exe||Added by Remote Storm - a remote control tool that is a network application that allows users to manage and control PCs or networks from a remote location||No|
|Windows APCI Verifier||X||dhcpserv.exe||Added by the RBOT-FON WORM! Note - Disables the automatic startup of other software and deactivates the Microsoft Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)||No|
|Windows Automatic Updates||X||dvldr.exe||Added by the RBOT.MF WORM!||No|
|Windows Automatical Updater||X||dcz.exe||Added by the RBOT.CXS WORM!||No|
|WINDOWS DENEME||X||deneme.exe||Added by the MYTOB-CR WORM!||No|
|Windows Dialup Service||X||dialup.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.AAH WORM!||No|
|Windows Display Coupler||X||display.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-YS TROJAN!||No|
|Windows DLL Host||X||dllhost32.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Windows DLL Loader||X||defragfat32z.exe||Added by the LINKBOT.A WORM!||No|
|Windows DLL Loader||X||defragfat32pi.exe||Added by the RBOT-QQ WORM!||No|
|Windows DLL Loader||X||defragfat39.exe||Added by the POEBOT-C WORM!||No|
|Windows DLL Loader||X||defragfatz.exe||Added by the LINKBOT.H WORM!||No|
|Windows DLL Loader||X||defragfat32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-SS WORM!||No|
|Windows DLL Loader||X||defragfat32abc.exe||Added by the RBOT-RG WORM!||No|
|Windows DLL Loader||X||defragfatx.exe||Added by the POEBOT-F WORM!||No|
|Windows DOS||X||dosw.exe||Added by the SALAY-A WORM!||No|
|Windows driver update||X||dmsvc32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-GP BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows Dynamic Library Cache||X||dllcache.exe||Added by the INJECT-HT TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Internet Protocol||X||deinst_qfe001.exe||Added by a variant of the Win32.Small TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Online Updater||X||dllman.exe||Added by the RBOT-TE WORM!||No|
|Windows Reg Services||X||dservice.exe||Added by the PRORAT-D TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service||X||dddd.exe||Detected by Kaspersky as Dialer.Salc, also known to come with the Bube family of trojans||No|
|Windows Service||X||dstart4.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Agent||X||dsass.exe||Added by the RBOT.MIRCO.BNG WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Pack Auto Update||X||del-me.exe||Adware, also detected as the LOWZONES.BH TROJAN!||No|
|Windows SP4||X||directCC.exe||Added by the RBOT-ACX WORM!||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM||X||dcomuser.exe||Added by the MYTOB.EO WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||dllhostup.exe||Added by the BANCBAN-NB TROJAN!||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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