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?
Main Executable (HP)?HP05T0R5.exeHP (Hewlett-Packard) related. Maybe related to printers. Now - what does it do?No
Matrox Color ControlNhgcctl95.exeFor Matrox video cards. Quick access to changing colorsNo
Meeting ConnectionXhgakdl32.exeLooks like a variant of the PPDOOR-E TROJAN!No
MegaPanelUHSTrans.exeHomescan 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 ACNielsenNo
Memory managerXhimem32.exeAdded by the MANCSYN TROJAN!No
Microsoft DNS Host ResolutionXhostres.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-MK BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Security Monitor ProcessXhel.exeAdded by the EGGDROP.V BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Security Monitor ProcessXHelpMe.exeAdded by the VB.BJO TROJAN!No
MicroSoft sys3s1Xh4ckn3t.exeAdded by the RBOT.QTY WORM!No
MS Unix BinaryXhypertrm.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
MSAgentXhhnt.exeAGENT.JI spywareNo
MSDNNXhelp.exeAdded by the AGENT-GBK TROJAN!No
myhuyXhuy.exeAdded by the BLASTER-C WORM!No
myhuyXhuy2.exeAdded by the BLASTER-L WORM!No
NetBiosSrvcXHPSrvPrt.exeAdded by the SDBOT-COL WORM!No
NetMeterUHooNetMeter.exe"Net Meter is a powerful and easy-to-use bandwidth meter. It monitors traffic of all network connections and displays real-time graphical and numerical data transfer rates. Net Meter can display details of multiple network connections at the same time. It records all network traffic and includes extensive logging (daily, weekly and monthly) and traffic events. Net Meter works with virtually all types of network connections including phone modems, DSL, cable modem, LAN, satellite and more."No
officejet 6100?hposol08.exeAssociated with a HP PSC2110 (and maybe others) all-in-one machineNo
OfficeJet Manager?HPOmnu05.exeHP Officejet All-in-One Printer related. What does it do and it it required?No
onceXhelp.exeIESearchToolbar parasite. Identified by Ewido Security Suite (Ewido is now part of AVG Technologies) as the DELF.LF TROJAN!No
Panasonic HotKey ManagerUHKEYAPP.EXEHotKey management for Panasonic rugged mobile PCsNo
Petit Larousse 2001UHIPL2000Popup.exePopup dictionary toolNo
PicasaNetNHello.exeHello is an application that allows Blogger users to post digital photos and captions directly to their personal weblogs, or blogsNo
PLFFAP?HotfixQ0306270.exeProlific Technology Inc. USB Flash Disk driver - is it required in startup?No
PreloadApp?hphprld.exeHP PhotoSmart printers related. What does it do and is it required?No
Print Hp TrayXhpprint.exeAdded by the RBOT-GWE WORM!No
Raccourci vers la page des propriétés de High Definition AudioUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. French versionNo
Raccourci vers la page des propriétés de High Definition AudioNHDAShCut.exeHigh definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required. French versionNo
RSD_HDDThermoNHDD Thermometer.exeFreeware hard disk thermometer from RSD Software that constantly monitors the temperature of the hard disk and takes the necessary measures to avoid overheating by providing warnings with alarm tones or switching off the computer or entering hibernation mode. No longer supportedNo
RunXhelp.exeIESearchToolbar parasite. Identified by Ewido Security Suite (Ewido is now part of AVG Technologies) as the DELF.LF TROJAN!No
run=NhpfschedHPFSCHED 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
run=Xhtmlsync.exeSearchforfree.info browser hijackerNo
RUNHYPERXhyperx.exePurityScan/Clickspring adwareNo
sampleXhchos.exeAdded by the BANKER-EZU TROJAN!No
sck121Xhelpsyss.exeAdded by a variant of the MAILBOT TROJAN!No
sdfgsdfgXhey.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-OR WORM!No
Search PageXhttp://find.naupoint.comNaupoint browser hijackerNo
ServicewinXHide32.exeAdded by the MSNVB-D WORM!No
ServicingXhostd.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BUI WORM!No
setupNhphprld.exe ....setup.exeHP DeskJet Setup - printers function normally without itNo
Share-to-Web Namespace DaemonNhpgs2wnd.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
Skrót do strony właściwości High Definition AudioUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Polish versionNo
Snarvei til egenskapsside for High Definition AudioNHDAShCut.exeHigh definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required. Norwegian versionNo
Snelkoppeling naar eigenschappenvenster voor High Definition AudioUHDAudPropShortcut.exeRealtek audio card related. Probably adds the odd feature to one of the "Sounds" Control Panel applet tabs - doesn't appear to be required. Dutch versionNo
Soft Profile IncXhxdef.exe...Added by the LOVGATE.AO WORM!No
Soft Profile IncXhxdef.exeAdded by the LOVGATE.E WORM!No
spc_wNhcm.exeNetZero Search Enhancement relatedNo
stagioXhot.exeAdded by the AGENT-NZS TROJAN!No
Start PageXhttp://find.naupoint.comNaupoint browser hijackerNo
Status Monitor CLJ1500UHPPOUMUI.exeStatus monitor for the HP Color LaserJet 1500 printer from Hewlett-Packard - for monitoring printer status, checking ink levels, etcNo
susseXhpsw.exeLinkMaker adwareNo
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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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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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