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?|
|Firewall.exe||X||Firewall.exe||Added by the AGENT.AGL BACKDOOR! Located in %System%||No|
|FireWall.exe||Y||FireWall.exe||Ashampoo® Firewall PRO and Ashampoo® Firewall FREE from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. Located in an Ashampoo related sub-directory of %ProgramFiles%||Yes|
|FirewallStartup||U||Firewallstartup.exe||Innovative Startup Firewall - "designed to protect your computer from programs that install themselves in the StartUp area of your Windows without asking for your approval. Innovative StartUp Firewall will help you keep your computer clean, fast and in it's best shape"||No|
|FirewallSvr||X||FirewallSvr.exe||Added by the NETSKY.X or NETSKY.Y WORMS!||No|
|firewall_anti||X||firewall_anti.exe||Added by the NETDENY-B TROJAN!||No|
|First||X||Finddir.exe||Added by the DELF-EZD TROJAN!||No|
|First Principle Group||?||fpg.exe||Related to the E-Players Card from First Principle Group||No|
|Fix Tool||X||Fix-Tool.exe||Fix Tool rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended||No|
|FjMenu||U||FjMenu.exe||From the "Fujitsu Menu" tray icon you have instant access to the Control Panel, Tablet pc keyboard, Tablet and pen settings, Fujitsu display controls, brightness control, sounds and audio devices, capture screen, capture window, organize favorites, power options, printers and faxes, LCD brightness MIN, LCD brightness MAX, Enable/disable Button Panel and the Fujitsu menu settings, which are customizable||No|
|FJTWAIN Setup||U||FjtwSetup.exe||Fujitsu scanner utility||No|
|FJUPDNV_Chitose||N||fjdvrupd.exe||Driver update for a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook laptop||No|
|fkSysMon||N||fksysmon.exe||fkWrae SysMon - system monitor - "displays the current memory consumption, CPU and resource usage, date, time, Windows uptime, IP address and a lot more"||No|
|Flash||X||Flash.exe||Added by the BANKER.ETK TROJAN!||No|
|Flash32||X||FLASH32.COM||Added by the STARTER-F TROJAN!||No|
|FlashEnc||U||FlashEnc.exe||Supplied with EasyDisk USB pen devices. The utility manages the encryption and compressed folders options. It will create these folders if running on the USB key without permission, which is a pain. No need for it if you do not want these features||No|
|Flashget||N||FlashGet.exe||FlashGet download manager. Located in %ProgramFiles%\FlashGet||No|
|Flashget Download Manager||X||Flashget.exe||Added by the RBOT-AGZ WORM! Located in %System%||No|
|FlashGuard||X||FlashGuard.exe||Added by the AUTOIT.AL WORM!||No|
|FlashMute||U||FlashMute.exe||"FlashMute is a tool which allows you to mute/unmute Flash Movies loaded in a browser exclusively, or alternatively all sounds produced by the browser"||No|
|FlashPath Monitor||N||FLSHSTAT.EXE||System Tray icon that you can't get rid of - and does not need to run!. Tells you the battery status in the floppy disk adapter for the smartmedia cards. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|FlashPath Status||N||FLSHSTAT.EXE||System Tray icon that you can't get rid of - and does not need to run!. Tells you the battery status in the floppy disk adapter for the smartmedia cards. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|Flashy Bot||X||Flashy.exe||Added by the GLUPZY.A WORM!||No|
|Flexicd||U||Flexicd.exe||CD player - part of the Win95 Power Toys||No|
|FlexType 2K||U||FType2K.exe||FlexType 2k from Datecs - a program used to read and write in symbolic writing systems such as Cyrillic, Greek and Russian||No|
|FlingRun||U||fling.exe||Fling - free FTP software from NCH Software||No|
|FLooDNeT||X||FLooDeR.exe||Added by the ENDOOL TROJAN!||No|
|Flow Go TV||?||flogotv.exe||??||No|
|flps||X||flps.vbs||Added by the BYRON WORM!||No|
|flpycntl||X||flpycntl.exe||Added by the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!||No|
|FmctrlTray||U||Fmctrl.EXE||Genius SM-Live Control Panel. Enhances audio output through Genius sound cards (makes a big difference and worth the 3MB Ram used)||No|
|fmnwebassist||X||fmnwebassist.exe||Adware popup generator||No|
|FMStart||U||Fmstart.exe||GFI FAXmaker - native fax connector for Microsoft Exchange Server or for networks, allows all users to send and receive faxes right from their desktop||No|
|FMSZ||X||fmsz.exe||Added by the FMSZ TROJAN!||No|
|Focus||?||Focus.exe||ISDN configuration wizard?||No|
|fOEqVGtijLGLKa||X||fOEqVGtijLGLKa.exe||Added by the FAKEAV-DTH TROJAN!||No|
|Folder View||U||folderview.exe||Folder View enhances the Windows file Explorer by making all folders you need available in a single click||No|
|FolderClone v*.*.*||U||folderclone.exe||Folderclone backup and synchronization software||No|
|FolderShare||U||FolderShare.exe||"FolderShare allows you to create a private peer-to-peer network that will help you to synchronize files across multiple devices and access or share files with colleagues and friends"||No|
|FoneSyncSystemTray||N||FoneSyncSystemTray.exe||System Tray icon for Nokia FoneSync utility for the 7160/7190 mobiles. Useful to send data from/to the cell phone and the computer. You can use it to backup data or even to input data through the computer keyboard (which naturally is much more comfortable). Run manually when required||No|
|Font Viewer||X||fontviewer.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|FontFix||X||fontfix.exe||Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|fontnav||N||FontNav.exe||Font Navigator from Bitstream Inc. - a font management utility||No|
|FONTVIEW||X||FONTVIEW.EXE||Added by the OPASERV.T WORM!||No|
|FooBar 1.0||U||FooBar.exe||FooBar - "combines fifteen high-quality productivity tools in a single toolbar that floats on your desktop or runs in the Windows task bar"||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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