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.

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?
foobin lptt01Xfoobin.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "foo1" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove itNo
foobin ml097eXfoobin.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "foo1" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove itNo
foolXfool.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BCV WORM!No
FoolProofYfpwinldr.exeFoolProof Security PC security software from SmartStuffNo
ForbesNForbesAlerts.exeForbes Business News Alerts - displays business news headlines in a little window on the screenNo
FortiClientYFortiClient.exeFortinet security systems are the new generation of real time network protection systemsNo
fotosXfotos.exeAdded by the BANKER-FP TROJAN!No
FotoStation Easy AutoLaunchNFotoStation Easy AutoLaunch.exeInstalled with a Nikon digital camera. Used to collect photos uploaded from camera program NkVwMon.exe. If your camera is not connected (via USB port) you do not need this program loaded eitherNo
Foul PXUFoulPX.exeFoul PX, Optusnet usage stat checkerNo
FourthDayUFourthDay.exeThe Fourth Day - "astronomical clock and almanac for your system tray"No
FoWilCoXfowilco.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.CR WORM!No
foxdhXfoxdhend.exeAdded by the MENGHUAN TROJAN!No
foxdhXfoxdh.exeAdded by the GWGHOST-Q TROJAN!No
foxrxjhXfoxrxjh.exeAdded by the GWGHOST-T TROJAN!No
FPWGMWZD?FPWGMWZD.exe??No
FrameWork 2.5XFrameWork.exeAdded by the RBOT-FMW WORM! Note - can terminate AV related processesNo
Framework WindowsXfrmwrk32.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-KS TROJAN!No
Free Download ManagerNfdm.exe"Free Download Manager" - see hereNo
Free Downloads Monitor?fdcmon.exe??No
Free DVD DirectNFreeDVDDirect.exeFree DVD Direct - provides a program to access a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network (see here)No
Free Key LoggerUfreekeylogger.exeFree Key Logger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
Free Ram OptimizerUfro.exeFree Ram Optimizer monitors your memory, and frees up ram if it falls below a certain minimum. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/ME. See this article and make up your own mindNo
Freebie NotesNFreebieNotes.exeFreebie Notes by Power Soft - create electronic notes (stickers)No
Freecorder FLV ServiceUFLVSrvc.exePart of Applian Technologies Freecoder (save video and audio from the web and convert to many popular formats - formally known as ak & Record Toolbar). "Allows the video history tool to save videos you've played from your computer's cache" - see here. As it's based upon the Ask.com toolbar it sets your default search engine to Ask if not uncheckedNo
FreedomYFreedom.exeFreedom from Zero Knowledge, Inc (now Radialpoint). Provides anti-virus, personal firewall, parental controls and a pop-up blocker. Also safeguards your personal information, encrypts your passwords and much more. No longer availableNo
FreeFallProtectionYFF_Protection.exeFound on some Dell laptops (any maybe others which include an STMicroelectronics accelerometer) - provides protection for supported hard disks when a fall or sudden movement is detected by "parking" the drive reading heads to avoid damageNo
FreeMem ProUFMEMPRO.EXEFreeMem Pro - memory optimizer. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See this article and make up your own mindNo
FreeMemVn2UFreeMem.exeFreeMem - memory optimizer. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See this article and make up your own mindNo
FreeRAM XPUFreeRAM XP Pro *.exeFreeRAM XP Pro - memory optimizer where * represents the version. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See this article and make up your own mindNo
FreeRAM XPUFreeRAM XP Pro.exeFreeRAM XP Pro - memory optimizer. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See this article and make up your own mindNo
freesurferUfs20.exeEMS Free Surfer mk II - pop-up stopperNo
Fresh DesktopUfreshdesktop.exeFresh Desktop is a utility that lets you manage vast collections of wallpapers for your desktop with ease. When run on bootup it changes the desktop wallpaper at startup or at specified intervalsNo
freshclamNfreshclam.exeAuto update agent of the open source Clamwin virus scanner No
FridaysInHellInstaller?FridaysInHellInstaller.exe??No
FRISK FP-SchedulerUF-Sched.exeScheduler for F-Prot anitvirus software. Leave enabled unless you scan manually on a regular basisNo
FRITZ!webProtectUFwebProt.exeFirewall included in FRITZ! ISP DSL softwareNo
FrostWire On StartupNFrostWire.exeFrostWire peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing client. As all peer-to-peer file-sharing clients are used to distribute large amounts of data between multiple users make sure you have good, up-to-date virus protection and check any downloads. Note that by default FrostWire installs the Ask.com toolbar which can be avoided (see here)No
FrskXfrsk.exeUnidentified adware downloader trojanNo
FRW_EXEYFRW.EXEConSeal Signal9 firewall - now McAfee Personal firewallNo
frxmxinsYfrxmxins.exeATI 3D Studio MAX/VIZ driverNo
FS AgentXfagent.exeAdded by the VOLVER-B TROJAN!No
FS6519XFS6519.dll.vbsAdded by the SOLOW.B WORM!No
fsaaYfsaa.exeF-Secure antivirus Authentication Agent - creates and stores private keys used by a client to access serversNo
FSCBossNFSCBoss.exeFree Store Club shop online softwareNo
FSDPSRV?FSDPSRV.exe??No
fspUfsp.exeFolder Shield - hide entire directories and thus prevent access by anyone else to your personal files and documentsNo
fsprYFolderShield.exeFolder Shield - hide personal files and foldersNo
FSScrCtlNFSScrCtl.exeScreen saver control applet used by the "Stardust Screen Saver Toolkit", SolidWorks and Hubble Space Telescope screen savers (and possibly others). Lets you control your installed screensavers from a System Tray iconNo
fsservUfserv.exeFarsighter Server - monitors a remote computer invisibly by streaming video to a viewer on your computer. You will know exactly what is happening on the remote computer as you see it in real-timeNo
FSWXFSW.exeFreeScratchAndWin parasiteNo
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Notes & Warnings

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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.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

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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Copyright

Presentation, format & comments Copyright 2001 - 2011 Pacman's Portal
Portions Copyright Peter Forrest, Denny Denham, Sylvain Prevost, Tony Klein, CastleCops & Bleeping Computer
Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
Software support by John Mayer
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