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?|
|heomstool||X||heomstool.exe||Added by the HEOMS TROJAN!||No|
|HEProtect||Y||HSockPE.exe||Part of the AntiSpam function of the HAURI ViRobot Desktop internet security suite||No|
|herjek||X||herjek.exe||Added by the NUWAR.APJ WORM!||No|
|Hewlett Packard Manager||X||hpmanager.exe||Added by the MYTOB.KE WORM! Note - this is not a valid Hewlett-Packard program||No|
|HeypPtdMGKlWj||X||HeypPtdMGKlWj.exe||Added by the FAKEAV-DVM TROJAN!||No|
|Hf||U||Hf.exe||Hide Folders - hide your folders so only you can view them||No|
|HF Security||X||hfsecure.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-TI WORM!||No|
|hfxp||U||hfxp.exe||Hide Folders XP - hide your folders so only you can view them||No|
|hgqhp.exe||X||hgqhp.exe||Added by the FLUSH.F TROJAN!||No|
|Hibernation||U||hib32.exe||Reduces 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 regularly||No|
|Hid.exe||X||hid.exe||Added by the RATSOU.B TROJAN!||No|
|hiden||X||hiden.exe||Added by the AGENT-IW TROJAN!||No|
|HideOE||U||HideOE.exe||HideOE - allows you to 'hide' Outlook Express or minimize it to the System Tray||No|
|HideRun.exe||X||Hiderun.exe and svhost.exe and pro.gif||Added by the BOOHOO WORM!||No|
|hidserv||U||hidserv.exe||This 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 keyboards||No|
|High Definition Audio Özellik Sayfası Kısayolu||U||HDAudPropShortcut.exe||Realtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Turkish version||No|
|High Definition Audio Özellik Sayfası Kısayolu||N||HDAShCut.exe||High definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required. Turkish version||No|
|High Definition Audio 屬性頁捷徑||U||HDAudPropShortcut.exe||Realtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Chinese version||No|
|High Definition Audio -ominaisuussivun pikakuvake||N||HDAShCut.exe||High definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required. Finnish version||No|
|High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut||N||HDAShCut.exe||High definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required||No|
|High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut||U||HDAudPropShortcut.exe||Realtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required||No|
|HighKey1||X||HighKey1.exe||Detected by AVG as GENERIC12.LHE - see here||No|
|HijackThis||U||HijackThis.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 scan||U||HijackThis.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|
|HijSrv32||X||hijsrv.exe||Added by the BANKGERM-D TROJAN!||No|
|HistoryKill||N||histkill.exe||HistoryKill 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 -> Programs||No|
|HitQ||X||HitQ.exe||Hijacker, for more information see here||No|
|HitwarePKLite||U||HITWAR~1.EXE||Hitware Popup Killer Lite||No|
|HIV||X||HIV.exe||Added by the HIVA TROJAN!||No|
|hk||U||hk.exe||KeyLoggerExp keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|hkserv||U||HKserv.exe||Keyboard manager program required to use programmable power and function keys on some laptops such as the Sony PCG R505TS||No|
|HKSERV.EXE||U||HKserv.exe||Keyboard manager program required to use programmable power and function keys on some laptops such as the Sony PCG R505TS||No|
|hkss||U||hkss.exe||Compaq HotKey Support - multimedia keyboard support||No|
|hldrrr||X||hldrrr.exe||Added by the BAGLE-KF WORM!||No|
|hlhtxo.exe||X||hlhtxo.exe||Added by the QLOWZONES-27 TROJAN!||No|
|HLL Data Parameter||X||hllcxpa.exe||Added by the RBOT.AFG WORM!||No|
|HMI PowerSystem||X||hmisvc32.exe||Added by the RANDEX.CZZ WORM!||No|
|HML PowerSource||X||hmlsvc32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-XL WORM!||No|
|hmonitor||U||hmonitor.exe||Hardware 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 computer||No|
|HMV PowerSource||X||hmusvc32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-YW WORM!||No|
|ho2stdll.exe||X||ho2stdll.exe||Added by the BANKER-HO TROJAN!||No|
|HOI Services||X||holsvc32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-SF WORM!||No|
|Holiday Lights||N||Holiday Lights.exe||Holiday Lights from Tiger Technologies. Festive desktop enhancement that adds lights. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|HolidayCalendar||U||HolidayCalendar.exe||Calendar gadget included with a theme for MyColors from Stardock Corporation||No|
|Home Antivirus 2010||X||HomeAntivirus2010.exe||Home Antivirus 2010 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|HomeAlarm||U||HomeAlarm.exe||Chameleon Clock - system tray clock replacement||No|
|HomeAntivirus 2009||X||HomeAntivirus2009.exe||HomeAntivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||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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