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?
helpwXhelpw.exeAdware downloader No
heomstoolXheomstool.exeAdded by the HEOMS TROJAN!No
HEProtectYHSockPE.exePart of the AntiSpam function of the HAURI ViRobot Desktop internet security suiteNo
herjekXherjek.exeAdded by the NUWAR.APJ WORM!No
Hewlett Packard ManagerXhpmanager.exeAdded by the MYTOB.KE WORM! Note - this is not a valid Hewlett-Packard programNo
HeypPtdMGKlWjXHeypPtdMGKlWj.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-DVM TROJAN!No
HfUHf.exeHide Folders - hide your folders so only you can view themNo
HF SecurityXhfsecure.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-TI WORM!No
hfxpUhfxp.exeHide Folders XP - hide your folders so only you can view themNo
hgqhp.exeXhgqhp.exeAdded by the FLUSH.F TROJAN!No
HiberMonitor?HCount.exe??No
HibernationUhib32.exeReduces the power consumption when the laptop isn't being used to preserve battery power. Similar programs on other laptops reduce the processor clock rate, etc. Required if you run of battery regularlyNo
Hid.exeXhid.exeAdded by the RATSOU.B TROJAN!No
hidenXhiden.exeAdded by the AGENT-IW TROJAN!No
HideOEUHideOE.exeHideOE - allows you to 'hide' Outlook Express or minimize it to the System TrayNo
HideRun.exeXHiderun.exe and svhost.exe and pro.gifAdded by the BOOHOO WORM!No
hidservUhidserv.exeThis is the Human Interface Device Server for Win98SE/2000/Me/XP, it is required only if you are using USB Audio Devices you can disable via Msconfig. See here. Typical examples are USB multimedia keyboards with volume control and web-ready keyboards. For example - loaded by default with MS DSS80 Speakers because they have Volume, Mute and Bass controls on the speaker. Some users may experience problems disabling this - if this is the case then re-enable it. Equivalent to MMHid in Win98. On HP Computers, HIDSERV is the controller for the keyboard sound controls on the USB and PS/2 keyboardsNo
High Definition Audio Özellik Sayfası KısayoluUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Turkish versionNo
High Definition Audio Özellik Sayfası KısayoluNHDAShCut.exeHigh definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required. Turkish versionNo
High Definition Audio 屬性頁捷徑UHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Chinese versionNo
High Definition Audio -ominaisuussivun pikakuvakeNHDAShCut.exeHigh definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required. Finnish versionNo
High Definition Audio Property Page ShortcutNHDAShCut.exeHigh definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not requiredNo
High Definition Audio Property Page ShortcutUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be requiredNo
HighKey1XHighKey1.exeDetected by AVG as GENERIC12.LHE - see hereNo
HijackThisUHijackThis.exe"HijackThis is a free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs". This option is added when you select Config → "Run HijackThis scan at startup..." once a scan has been performed No
HijackThis startup scanUHijackThis.exe"HijackThis is a free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs". This option is added when you select Config → "Run HijackThis scan at startup..." once a scan has been performed No
HijSrv32Xhijsrv.exeAdded by the BANKGERM-D TROJAN!No
HistoryKillNhistkill.exeHistoryKill removes your web surfing path by removing the URL drop-list history, detailed history file, cache, and cookies in both IE and Netscape Navigator browsers. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
HitQXHitQ.exeHijacker, for more information see hereNo
HitwarePKLiteUHITWAR~1.EXEHitware Popup Killer LiteNo
HIVXHIV.exeAdded by the HIVA TROJAN!No
hkUhk.exeKeyLoggerExp keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
hkservUHKserv.exeKeyboard manager program required to use programmable power and function keys on some laptops such as the Sony PCG R505TSNo
HKSERV.EXEUHKserv.exeKeyboard manager program required to use programmable power and function keys on some laptops such as the Sony PCG R505TSNo
hkssUhkss.exeCompaq HotKey Support - multimedia keyboard supportNo
HLcleanupXhlsetup2.exeLinkReplacer/FFinder adwareNo
hldrrrXhldrrr.exeAdded by the BAGLE-KF WORM!No
hlhtxo.exeXhlhtxo.exeAdded by the QLOWZONES-27 TROJAN!No
HLL Data ParameterXhllcxpa.exeAdded by the RBOT.AFG WORM!No
HMI PowerSystemXhmisvc32.exeAdded by the RANDEX.CZZ WORM!No
HML PowerSourceXhmlsvc32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-XL WORM!No
hmonitorUhmonitor.exeHardware Sensors Monitor by AB Software - "utilizes sensor chips on smart motherboards to track system and CPU core temperatures, voltages and cooling fans." Only required if you overclock your system or live in a hot environment and want to monitor the status or execute tasks such as sounding audio alarms are shutting down the computerNo
HMV PowerSourceXhmusvc32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-YW WORM!No
ho2stdll.exeXho2stdll.exeAdded by the BANKER-HO TROJAN!No
HOI ServicesXholsvc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-SF WORM!No
Holiday LightsNHoliday Lights.exeHoliday Lights from Tiger Technologies. Festive desktop enhancement that adds lights. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
HolidayCalendarUHolidayCalendar.exeCalendar gadget included with a theme for MyColors from Stardock CorporationNo
Home Antivirus 2010XHomeAntivirus2010.exeHome Antivirus 2010 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
HomeAlarmUHomeAlarm.exeChameleon Clock - system tray clock replacementNo
HomeAntivirus 2009XHomeAntivirus2009.exeHomeAntivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
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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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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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