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?|
|Dell V505||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell V505 AIO printer||No|
|Dell V505 Fax Server||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell V505 AIO printer||No|
|Dell V715w Fax Server||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Bundled version for the Dell V715W AIO printer||No|
|DellOSD||U||FastUserSwitching.exe||Allows for fast user switching between user accounts without logging off via a hotkey on some Dell machines||No|
|DepFrez||U||frzstate.exe||Deep Freeze from Faronics Coporation. "Freezes" the current software configuration so that an a re-boot all changes made refer back to their original settings. Not required for most users - more likely to be used by system administrators, for example||No|
|DfqwSfS||X||ffsqsd.exe||Added by the SDBOT-SH WORM!||No|
|Diomacd||X||fdafbfd.exe||Added by the MULDROP.F TROJAN!||No|
|DirectX for Microsoft Windows||X||Fservice.exe||Added by the PRORAT TROJAN!||No|
|DirectX For Microsoft® Windows||X||fservice.exe||Added by the PRORAT-L TROJAN!||No|
|DirectX For MicrosoftÂ® Windows||X||fservice.exe||Added by the PRORAT-P TROJAN!||No|
|dS35DLL||X||ffqca.exe||Added by the SDBOT-KV WORM!||No|
|dvsfss||X||fbsfsdrs.exe||Added by the SDBOT-QA WORM!||No|
|dwStart||N||FireWall.exe||The Shield firewall from pcsecurityshield.com. Not recommended by some (see here) and there are better free alternatives out there such as Zone Alarm. Located in %ProgramFiles%\PCSecurityShield\The Shield Firewall||No|
|EleFunAnimatedWallpaper||U||Fireplace.exe||Fireplace animated wallpaper from||No|
|EmpoweringTechnology||?||Framework.Launcher.exe||Part of Acer Empowering Technology. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|F-PROT Antivirus Tray application||U||FProtTray.exe||System Tray access to F-PROT Antivirus||No|
|F-Secure 2006||Y||fspex.exe||F-Secure Anti-Virus automatic updater||No|
|F-Secure Automatic Update||Y||F-Secure Automatic Update.exe||Automatically checks for updates for internet security software from F-Secure Corporation||No|
|F-Secure Management Agent||U||FSMA32.EXE||F-Secure antivirus - F-Secure Policy Manager provides tools for administering F-Secure software products||No|
|F-Secure Manager||Y||FSM32.EXE||F-Secure antivirus - carry out scheduled virus scans automatically||No|
|F-Secure Startup Wizard||Y||FSSW.EXE||F-Secure antivirus||No|
|F-StopW||Y||F-StopW.exe||F-Prot anti-virus background scanner by F-Risk Software||No|
|F0E84.exe||X||F0E84.exe||TrustDefender, IronDefender and IronProtector rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here, here and here||No|
|f1Tray.exe||U||F1TRAY.EXE||System Tray icon for FusionOne's MightyPhone software. "MightyPhone is a concept for wirelessly synchronizing the data on your mobile phone with your web-based or PC based organizer"||No|
|f23mxins||?||f23mxins||Related to the now discontinued ATI Fire GL3 graphics card. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|f2install.exe||X||f2install.exe||Added by the IEFEAT-I TROJAN!||No|
|f607||X||f607.exe||Added by the URAT.B TROJAN!||No|
|Fabrik Ultimate Backup Status||U||fabrikhomestat.exe||Status monitor for Fabrik Ultimate Backup from Fabrik Inc. "No matter what happens to the drive on your desk - a spilled drink, a curious toddler, a theft or a natural disaster - you know your files are still safe and secure on Fabrik Ultimate Backup's off-site servers"||No|
|FacebookSystems||X||FacebookSystems.vbs||Added by the AGENT-QLE TROJAN!||No|
|FairPointServicepoint.exe||Y||FairPointServicepoint.exe||FairPoint Servicepoint Agent tool installed when you choose to install their internet security suite - sourced by Radialpoint. Apart from downloading the suite installation files, the exact purpose is unknown at this time but it may be used to source critical updates and alerts so should therefore be left enabled||No|
|fapmon||?||fapmon.exe||Fair Access Policy monitor for DirecPC/DirecWay internet access||No|
|farkrish||X||farkrish.exe||Added by a variant of the Storm/Nuwar/Zhelatin WORM! See here for an example||No|
|farmmext||X||farmmext.exe||VX2.Transponder parasite updater/installer related||No|
|Fash||X||Fash.exe||IBIS Toolbar hijacker||No|
|fast||N||fast.exe||Optional install from an early release of the Windows XP PowerToys to provide an option for very-fast user switching (allowing a keystoke to switch users instead of using the login screen). It is only used for the hot-key switch and yet it hogs 1.5 megs of memory in two separate processes (one run by the user & one by the system)||No|
|Fast Antivirus 2009||X||FastAV.exe||Fast Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|FAST Defrag||N||FAST2.EXE||FastDefrag defragmenting software||No|
|FastCache||U||fc.exe||FastCache from AnalogX - speeds up browsing by resolving DNS requests locally||No|
|fastsmell||X||fastsmell.exe||Added by a variant of the Storm/Nuwar/Zhelatin WORM! See here for an example||No|
|FastTVSync||U||FastTVSync.exe||Part of InterVideo (now Corel) DVD Copy - "fast DVD copying and file conversion software. In just three steps, you can copy videos to most DVD formats, or convert them for smooth, flawless viewing on your PSP® or iPod®. With broad format support and unique CopyLater™ technology, DVD Copy saves you time and ensures high-quality output like no other copying software"||No|
|FastUser||N||fast.exe||Optional install from an early release of the Windows XP PowerToys to provide an option for very-fast user switching (allowing a keystoke to switch users instead of using the login screen). It is only used for the hot-key switch and yet it hogs 1.5 megs of memory in two separate processes (one run by the user & one by the system)||No|
|FastUsr||N||fast.exe||Optional install from an early release of the Windows XP PowerToys to provide an option for very-fast user switching (allowing a keystoke to switch users instead of using the login screen). It is only used for the hot-key switch and yet it hogs 1.5 megs of memory in two separate processes (one run by the user & one by the system)||No|
|faT||X||faT.exe||Added by the BANKER-DFP TROJAN!||No|
|fat.exe||X||fat.exe||Part of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 and WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security programs - not recommended, removal instructions here and here||No|
|Fat32 Microsoft||X||fat32.exe||Added by the RBOT-EL WORM!||No|
|Fatpipe Dialer||U||fpdialer.exe||Dailler for Fatpipe - software enabling high speed internet browsing (2-4 times faster) and internet connection sharing for up to 5 users||No|
|fatrecov||U||fatrecov.exe||SCKeyLog.j keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|FavoriteSync||U||FavoriteSync.exe||FavoriteSync keeps the same set of Internet Explorer Favorites on several computers in sync||No|
|FaxCenterServer||U||fm3032.exe||FaxMan integrates complete fax send and receive support into Windows applications without requiring additional fax software. Incorporated into software by Lexmark, MCI, Lotus, My Software, Broderbund, Traffic Software and many others||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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