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?|
|hpztsb09||U||hpztsb09.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|hpztsbol||U||hpztsbol.exe||HP System Tray utility which allows diagnostic and maintainance of your HP Deskjet series printer||No|
|HQI Services||X||hqisvc32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-RO WORM!||No|
|HQI Services||X||hqlsvc32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-RP WORM!||No|
|HR||U||Hr.exe||HiddenRecorder periodically takes screenshots of the computer. If you didn't install this yourself remove it||No|
|Hrn_qtv||X||hrnsvc32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AET WORM!||No|
|HSON||U||HSON.exe||Toshiba HotStart button support for instant-on entertainment on their laptops||No|
|HSTrans||U||hstrans.exe||Homescan Internet Transporter - part of ACNielson Homescan. Recognizes when the ACNielsen Homescan Scanner is attached to the computer and allows it to transmit scanner information to ACNielsen||No|
|HsuGuiControl||?||HsuGuiControl.exe||Part of the Starband Internet satellite client. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|hsys||U||HSYS.EXE||Keylogger Express keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|HTML Help System||X||hhs.pif||Added by the RBOT-ATB WORM!||No|
|HTML32 Help System||X||hhs32.pif||Added by the RBOT-ATE WORM!||No|
|HTpatch||U||htpatch.exe||HTpatch.exe is part of the SiS AGP patch - BUT unless your processor (and motherboard) supports HyperThreading (HT) and this feature is enabled it will actually SLOW your graphics card by around 6%||No|
|htssv32.exe||X||htssv32.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT TROJAN!||No|
|https-ssl||X||https.exe||Added by the MOEGA.D WORM!||No|
|huigezi||X||HgzServer.exe||Added by the GRAYBIRD.C TROJAN!||No|
|huySosat||X||huysosat.exe||Added by the MDROP-RG TROJAN!||No|
|Hvid||X||Hvid.exe||Added by the GEMA TROJAN!||No|
|HWINFO*||X||HWINFO*||Added by the PUROL WORM! where * is a random character||No|
|hws||X||hws.exe||Added by the STARTPA-CT TROJAN!||No|
|HWSetup||U||HWSetup.exe hwSetUP||"Toshiba Hardware Setup is the Toshiba configuration management tool available through Windows." Allows the user to change BIOS, hard disk, memory, boot disk priority and other settings||No|
|HXDL.EXE||X||HXDL.EXE||Attune HelpExpress - spyware. Disable and uninstall - see here||No|
|HXIUL.EXE||X||HXIUL.EXE||Attune HelpExpress - spyware. Disable and uninstall - see here||No|
|Icon Animation||N||HDE.EXE||Part of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. Provides entertaining animation of your desktop icons||No|
|Icon Hearit 95||N||hearit95.exe||Audio desktop customization utility from Moon Valley Software. Resource hog||No|
|Icon Hearit 98||N||hearit98.exe||Audio desktop customization utility from Moon Valley Software. Resource hog||No|
|IMJPMIG6.1||X||HelpCat.exe||Added by the BESVERIT WORM!||No|
|Intel system tool||X||hookdump.exe||Added by the SPYRE-H TROJAN!||No|
|Internet Explorer||X||http.exe||Added as part of a new potential CWS infection, and part of a suite of programs that installs a web server, php, ftp server, socks, and mail server on your computer without your knowledge. These files are known to be part of an infection that transmits information about your bank accounts, passwords, and other financial information. It should be deleted immediately, you should enable your firewall, and you should contact your financial services in order to report the issue and to have your passwords changed||No|
|Internet History Eraser||U||HERASER.exe||Internet History Eraser - deletes your browsing tracks||No|
|IPOT USB Service DRIVER||X||hpsebc087.exe||Added by the SDBOT-WA WORM!||No|
|IPOT USB Service DRV32||X||hpsebc08.exe||Added by the SDBOT-WH WORM!||No|
|ISHelp||U||help.exe||ISpy is a security risk that logs keystrokes and captures screenshots. If you didn't install this yourself uninstall it||No|
|j2 Tray Menu||N||HotTray.exe||eFax Messenger Tray Menu system tray icon for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs. Disabling instructions available here||No|
|Java Update||X||hostwww.exe.exe||Added by the AGENT-MFH TROJAN!||No|
|JetAdmin Discovery Indicator||Y||HPJETDSC.EXE||HP JetAdmin software for HP JetDirect Print Servers. HPJETDSC.EXE is the file necessary for the JetAdmin Discovery Indicator (paper airplane in the taskbar). It gets launched automatically through the registry, and remains active to control the Discovery Indicator||No|
|KeybdUtility||?||HotKey.exe||Located in a LG Software\LG OSD directory. Related to function keys on and LG Electronics system?||No|
|king_hg||X||hgking.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-BMQ WORM!||No|
|KIT3||X||hpprintqueue.exe||Added by the ADCLICK-DS TROJAN!||No|
|layersldm||X||hostplsrvc.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|LManager||U||HotkeyApp.exe||Programmable keys on Acer, Fujitsu and other laptops||No|
|load=||Y||hotkey.exe||Solo 5300 display driver for Win2K on some Gateway laptops||No|
|load=||N||HPWHRC.EXE||Loads the Status Window software for the HP Laserjet printers||No|
|load=||X||hint.exe||Added by the ATAK WORM!||No|
|Loaders||X||HeIp.exe||Added by the SDBOT-ADB WORM!||No|
|Loaders||X||HeIp.pif||Added by the SDBOT-ACS WORM!||No|
|Local Page||X||http://find.naupoint.com||Naupoint browser hijacker||No|
|Logitech Harmony Remote||U||HarmonyClient.exe||Logitech Harmony advanced universal remote||No|
|Logitech Harmony Remote Software 7||U||HARMON~1.EXE||Logitech Harmony Advanced Universal Remote controller software||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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