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?|
|HP Laser Jet Director||U||hppdirector.exe||System Tray icon that opens various functions such as copy, fax, email, scan, copy plus, etc. Right-click on it and you see a few options such as the preceding bar plus About, Help, ToolBox, Exit, etc||No|
|HP Mobile Printing||U||HPBMOBIL.EXE||HP Mobile Printing allows you to print to your wireless HP printer from your mobile device via Bluetooth wireless technology||No|
|HP Mobile Printing Driver||U||HPBMOBIL.EXE||HP Mobile Printing allows you to print to your wireless HP printer from your mobile device via Bluetooth wireless technology||No|
|HP Network Registry Agent||?||hpnra.exe||??||No|
|HP OfficeJet Series 500 Startup||?||HPOstr05.exe||HP Officejet 500 All-in-One Printer related. What does it do and it it required?||No|
|HP OfficeJet Series 700 StartUp||?||HPOstr03.exe||HP Officejet 700 All-in-One Printer related. What does it do and it it required?||No|
|HP OfficeJet Series 700 Startup||?||HPOstr05.exe||HP Officejet 700 All-in-One Printer related. What does it do and it it required?||No|
|HP OfficeJet Startup||?||HPOstr05.exe||HP Officejet 600 All-in-One Printer related. What does it do and it it required?||No|
|HP OfficeJet T Series Startup||?||HPOstr05.exe||HP Officejet T Series All-in-One Printer related. What does it do and it it required?||No|
|HP Parallel Port Test||N||hppt.exe||Associated with a HP ScanJet scanner||No|
|HP Photo Manager||X||HPPhotoManager.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AXU WORM!||No|
|HP Photosmart Premier Fast Start||N||hpqthb08.exe||Improves the startup time of HP Image Zone. If you disable it, HP Image Zone takes a long time to start up only the first time you run it. Subsequent startups are much faster than the first time||No|
|HP Port Resolver||?||hpbpro.exe||??||No|
|HP Precision Scan||N||hpmdlbwx.exe||HP multifunction scanner software. Available from HP Office Jet R Toolbox so not required||No|
|hp psc 2000 Series||U||hpobnz08.exe||System Tray icon indicating when the printer is ready. Can be started manually with HP Director but takes time to start||No|
|HP ScanPatch||U||HPScanFix.exe||Program that starts up and automatically fixes earlier versions of the Scanjet 5100c software. If a Scanjet 5100C scanner is not going to be used, then it is safe to remove or prevent from starting||No|
|HP ScanPicture||N||hpsplmwa.exe||HP multifunction scanner software. Available from HP Office Jet R Toolbox so not required||No|
|HP SchedIndexer||U||hppschedindexer.exe||Installed by HP multi-function printer driver software, related to PC faxing. If you are not using the PC faxing feature you can go ahead and disable these services from the startup||No|
|HP Service Drivers||X||hdsys.exe||Added by the SDBOT-ZE WORM!||No|
|hp Silent Service||?||HpSrvUI.exe||HP Silent Service application user interface. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|HP Simple Trax||N||Hpcron.exe||Supplied with HP CD-RW drives - stores information about CD contents on your hard drive. Available via Start -> Programs or Desktop Icon||No|
|HP software update||N||HPWuSchd2.exe||HP software updates. If a shortcut doesn't exist create your own and run it manually||No|
|HP software update||N||HPWuSchd.exe||HP software updates. If a shortcut doesn't exist, create your own and run it manually||No|
|HP Software Updater v1.1||X||HPWuSchdb.exe||Added by the VB-EUV TROJAN!||No|
|HP Software Updater v1.2||X||HPWuSchdq.exe||Added by the AGENT-OKC TROJAN!||No|
|HP Software Updater v1.6||X||HPWuSchdp.exe||Added by the MDROP-CVT TROJAN!||No|
|HP Status||N||hpstatus.exe||HP Printer Status and Alerts||No|
|HP Status Server||?||hpboid.exe||Copied during installation of HP Inkjet Printer Drivers in Win2K/XP. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|HP TV Now||U||HpTvNow.exe||Application supplied with HP notebooks. It activates the S-Video port and is said to improve the quality of the output signal (resolution/timeouts)||No|
|HP Update Assistant||X||HPAware.exe||Added by the MRO TROJAN!||No|
|HP Visualize Init||?||HpVisIni.exe||HP Visualize software related. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|HPAdvisor||U||HPAdvisor.exe||HP Advisor - services and support utility on HP machines providing "a single access point for the things you need most", including security statius, alerts and others||No|
|HPAdvisorDock||U||HPAdvisorDock.exe||HP Advisor Dock - custom toolbar for program shortcuts with built-in search facility. Part of the HP Advisor services and support utility on HP machines||No|
|hpaiodevice||N||hpodev07.exe||Direct from HP - "Device Objects Server - detects all device events and handles all ongoing communication on the device. Loads in the Startup group (except when "portable" is chosen during installation)". Related to various HP all-in-one printer/scanner/copier devices. They print and copy fine with those files disabled, and the icon installed on the desktop that points to "hpodir07.exe" works just fine if you need to use the scanner||No|
|HPAiODevice(hp officejet g series)||?||hpoavn07.exe||HP Printer related, reportedly lets file transfers from an HP device pass files through Windows firewall. Is it required?||No|
|HPAiODevice(hp psc 900 series) -1||N||hpobrt07.exe||Installed with a Hewlett Packard 900 series colour printer, scanner, fax, photo card slot printer, copier. Assumed to perform an identical function to the hpaiodevice entry||No|
|HPAIO_PrintFolderMgr||N||hpoopm07.exe||Directly from HP: "This process has one purpose - detects if the device moves to a different port, and notifies other processes to look on the new port." For various HP all-in-one printer/scanner/copier devices. They print and copy fine with those files disabled, and the HP icon installed on the desktop that points to "hpodir07.exe" works just fine if you need to use the scanner||No|
|HPBootOp||U||HPBootOp.exe||"HP Boot Optimizer intelligently and dynamically launches software during startup, based on available resources, to improve startup performance"||No|
|hpcmpmgr||N||hpcmpmgr.exe||Checks the internet for updated drivers/utilities for your HP product - update manually. Disabling will remove the error "Windows can't shutdown the computer because hpcmpmgr.exe can't be ended"||No|
|hpdeskjet||X||hpdeskjet.exe||Added by the GENOME.AQUV TROJAN!||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb01.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb02.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb04.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb05.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb07.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb09.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb06.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb08.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb03.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HPDJ Taskbar Utility||U||hpztsb10.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||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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