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?
HPDJ Taskbar UtilityUhpztsb11.exeHP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printerNo
HPDJ Taskbar UtilityUhpztsb12.exeHP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printerNo
HPDJ Taskbar UtilityUhpztsb13.exeHP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printerNo
hpfschedNhpfsched.exeHPFSCHED is a small TSR that will remind you to clean the cartridges in your DeskJet from time to time in order to keep print quality high. It can be removed from the run line in win.ini if you do not want that featureNo
hpgs2wndNhpgs2wnd.exeShare-to-Web - HP-created software and Internet-based application that enables easy uploading and sharing of photos via affiliated photo-sharing Web sites. Available via Start → ProgramsNo
Hpha1monUHpha1mon.exeSupports the memory card reader on some HP Photosmart and AIO (all-in-one) printers - displaying a System Tray icon for the drive and allowing you to transfer files directly via the SAVE button. This verison is applicable for version 2.0 to 2.3 drivers - see here. Known to cause 100% CPU load in some cases. Only needed if you use this featureNo
Hpha2monUHpha2mon.exeSupports the memory card reader on some HP Photosmart and AIO (all-in-one) printers - displaying a System Tray icon for the drive and allowing you to transfer files directly via the SAVE button. This verison is applicable for version 3.1 to 3.2 drivers - see here. Known to cause 100% CPU load in some cases. Only needed if you use this featureNo
Hpha3monUHpha3mon.exeSupports the memory card reader on some HP Photosmart and AIO (all-in-one) printers - displaying a System Tray icon for the drive and allowing you to transfer files directly via the SAVE button. This verison is applicable for version 3.3.138 to 3.4.13 drivers - see here. Known to cause 100% CPU load in some cases. Only needed if you use this featureNo
HPHmon03Uhphmon03.exeSupports the memory card reader on some HP Photosmart and AIO (all-in-one) printers - displaying a System Tray icon for the drive and allowing you to transfer files directly via the SAVE button. Known to cause 100% CPU load in some cases. Only needed if you use this featureNo
HPHmon04Uhphmon04.exeSupports the memory card reader on some HP Photosmart and AIO (all-in-one) printers - displaying a System Tray icon for the drive and allowing you to transfer files directly via the SAVE button. This verison is applicable for version 4.0 to 4.2 drivers - see here. Known to cause 100% CPU load in some cases. Only needed if you use this featureNo
hphmon05Uhphmon05.exeSupports the memory card reader on some HP Photosmart and AIO (all-in-one) printers - displaying a System Tray icon for the drive and allowing you to transfer files directly via the SAVE button. This verison is applicable for version 5.0 to 5.3 drivers - see here. Known to cause 100% CPU load in some cases. Only needed if you use this featureNo
HPHmon06Uhphmon06.exeSupports the memory card reader on some HP Photosmart and AIO (all-in-one) printers - displaying a System Tray icon for the drive and allowing you to transfer files directly via the SAVE button. This verison is applicable for version 6.0 drivers - see here. Known to cause 100% CPU load in some cases. Only needed if you use this featureNo
HphomeXhphome.jsHomepage hijackerNo
HPHUPD04Nhphupd04.exeHP software update checker and wizard launcher. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
HPHUPD05Nhphupd05.exeHP software update checker and wizard launcher. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
HPHUPD06Nhphupd06.exeHP software update checker and wizard launcher. Available via the Start menuNo
HPHUPD07Nhphupd07.exeHP software update checker and wizard launcher. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
HPHUPD08Nhphupd08.exeHP software update checker and wizard launcher. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
hpjsiroute[IP address]?hpjsira.exeRelated to HP laserjet printers and IP addresses. An IP address is appended to the name field - ie "hpjsiroute192.168.1.2"No
HPl ServicesXhmlsvc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-SI WORM and variants!No
HpLampYHPLAMP.EXEHP Scanner Utility that controls your scanners light bulb. Needed if it's switched onNo
hplampcUhplampc.exeHP Scanner Lamp Utility - fixes an issue with the scanner lamp not going offNo
HPLogiFinderUhp_finder.exeHP LogiFinder helps detect and allows the use of the centre button for the Logitech mouse. Can be disabled if not usedNo
HpMmKbdUHpMmKbd.exeHP's multimedia keyboard driver which enables the end-user to use the automation features of the HP multimedia keyboardNo
HPMVTrayUHPMVTray.exeHP Media Vault Networked Storage Device - System Tray management utilityNo
HPNTXhpdll.exeMalware downloader - detected by Kaspersky as the VB.KU TROJAN!No
hpodbliaNhpodblia.exeHP OfficeJet Scan Button Monitor on a multi-function printer/copier/scanner. Start your scanning software manuallyNo
hpodlb08Nhpodlb08.exeHP OfficeJet Scan Button Monitor on a multi-function printer/copier/scanner. Start your scanning software manuallyNo
hpotdd01Uhpotdd01.exeDetection of new imaging, printing and other peripherals on HP machines such as USB printers, cameras and Bluetooth productsNo
HPPA_MainUHPPA_Main.exe"HP Power Assistant provides an easy method for changing operating system and device configuration settings in order to manage power consumption". Used to manage many peripherals on an HP laptop (ie, Wi-fi, Bluetooth and ambient light sensor)No
HPPowerAssistantUHPPA_Main.exe"HP Power Assistant provides an easy method for changing operating system and device configuration settings in order to manage power consumption". Used to manage many peripherals on an HP laptop (ie, Wi-fi, Bluetooth and ambient light sensor)No
hppptYhpppt.exeRelated to the drivers for HP ScanJet scannersNo
hppptaYHPPPTA.exeHP parallel port driver for certain hardwareNo
HpPrinterXhpserver.exeAdded by the CMJSPY-W TROJAN!No
HPPROPTYNHPPROPTY.EXEHP LaserJet ToolboxNo
HPPWRSAVUHPPWRSAV.EXEPower save related for HP Scanners. Many users have complained of system freezes with it running but it stops the light from remaining on all the time. Try www.hp.com, pick your OS option under the SUPPORT tab, follow the instructions and you will find an updated lamp control patchNo
hpqcmon?hpqcmon.exeFrom HP and related to digital imagingNo
hpqSRMon?hpqSRMon.exeRelated to HP Digital Imaging products. What does it do and is it required?No
HPSCANMonitorUhpsjvxd.exeHP scanning software that enables you to scan images from your scanner. Needed if you're using the scannerNo
hpsjbmgrNhpsjbmgr.exeHP ScanJet Button Manager. It allows users of the HPScanJet scanners to indicate what the buttons on the scanner will do automatically if pushed. Not required at startup, unless the scanner is used every day, such as in a business environmentNo
HPStartNhpstart.wsfThis a script used by HP that runs the first time one of their computers is started. Can't imagine why it would be starting up after the first bootNo
hpsysdrvUhpsysdrv.exeThis item keeps track of how many times the system has been recovered and the times of the first and last recoveries done on the system. Leaving unchecked will sometimes prevent the Keyboard Manager program from detecting that the computer is an HP. Since this program/driver was only made to run on HP, if it can't tell that it is an HP it will not run. If unchecked, it can prevent the running of the Application Recovery CDs, the use of the multimedia keys, and the HP Instant Support. Also seen that without it running, the Riptide Sound card that was installed on some older HP computers stops workingNo
hptoolsXhptools.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
hpWirelessAssistantUHP Wireless Assistant.exeThe HP Wireless Assistant is a user application that provides a way to control the enablement of individual wireless devices (such as Bluetooth or WLAN devices) and that shows the state of the radios for these wireless devicesNo
hpWirelessAssistantUHPWAMain.exeWireless application bundled with HP computers that allows you to control different settings on the computer's wireless devices such as Bluetooth and WLANNo
HPZTS04Nhpzts04.exeHewlett Packard printer toolbox shortcut that resides in the system trayNo
hpztsb02Uhpztsb02.exeHP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printerNo
hpztsb04Uhpztsb04.exeHP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printerNo
hpztsb05Uhpztsb05.exeHP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printerNo
hpztsb07Uhpztsb07.exeHP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer No
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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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