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?|
|hachimitsu-lemon||X||hachimitsu-lemon.exe||Added by the HACHILEM TROJAN!||No|
|HackMuFpt||X||HackMuFpt.exe||Added by the SCLOG-AG TROJAN!||No|
|Halflife||X||halflife2.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-OC BACKDOOR! Note - this file is not associated with Valve Corporation's Half-Life 2 game||No|
|HalloweenDesktop||U||HalloweenDesktop.exe||Animated desktop gadget included with the Halloween theme for MyColors from Stardock Corporation||No|
|Hamachi||Y||hamachi.exe||LogMeIn Hamachi remote control and VPN software||No|
|HaMFrontPanel||U||hampanel.exe||Displays a panel simulating modem lights for the Intel HaM internal modem. The lights are useful as a reminder to disconnect from the net if you are likely to forget, but otherwise pointless||No|
|Handy Backup 3.9||U||hbagent.exe||Handy Backup - automatic backup of your critical data to virtually any type of storage media including CD-RW devices and remote FTP servers||No|
|HanUpdate||X||hanz.exe||Added by the RBOT-GLJ WORM!||No|
|Hard Disk Sentinel||N||HDSentinel.exe||Hard Disk Sentinel - a multi-OS hard disk drive monitoring application. Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair hard disk drive problems, display hard disk health, performance degradations and failures||No|
|Hard drive Controller||X||hdcontroller.exe||Added by the KIMAN.B WORM!||No|
|Hardware Doctor||U||Hwdoctor.exe||Winbond Hardware Doctor - as included on some motherboard using Winbond's hardware monitoring chips. Displays fan speeds, voltages, temperatures. Only required if you're concerned about your system temperature - typically for "overclocked" systems||No|
|Hardware Profile||X||hxdef.exe||Added by the LOVGATE.AB WORM!||No|
|Hardware Profile||X||hxdef.exe...||Added by the LOVGATE.Z WORM!||No|
|Hardware Sensors Monitor||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|
|Hare||U||hare.exe||Hare - improve and optimize performance of desktop/laptop PCs||No|
|HawkEye||U||HAWK_95.EXE||Control Panel application for the old Number Nine graphics cards to change resolution, colour depth, etc. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|HawkEye IV Control Panel||U||HAWK_32.EXE||Control Panel application for the old Number Nine graphics cards to change resolution, colour depth, etc. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|Hawking HWU54G Utility||U||HWU54G.exe||Wireless management utility for the HWU54G Mini Wireless-G USB Adapter from Hawking Technologies, Inc||No|
|Hawking Wireless Utility||U||HWU8DD.exe||Wireless management utility for the HWU8DD Hi-Gain™ USB Wireless-G Dish Adapter from Hawking Technologies, Inc||No|
|HC Reminder||N||hc.exe||For Compaq PC's. Help Compiler, crunches help database, will run without being in startup when needed||No|
|HCDetect||N||HCDetect.exe||MS HomeClick Network - simple home network setup and configuration program included with 3Com HomeConnect home networking products. Runs in the background for network printer notification, detection, and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) taskbar icon. Not required - network can be set-up manually, also has a known memory leak problem||No|
|HCEmployee||U||Hce.exe||HiddenCamera surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|hcen||X||hcen.exe||Added by the SMALL.LR TROJAN!||No|
|hcenter||U||hcenter.exe||Bellsouth help center. Part of software from SupportSoft (aka Support.com) provided to manufacturers and ISPs that allows them to offer on-line support - to update drivers, fix faults, etc. Also see the TgAddServer entry. This part ensures the software is installed correctly (similar to an installation wizard) as reported by Cox. Regarded as spyware by some as it has the ability to retrieve user information. Whether it does so depends upon the provider. One Toshiba user reports problems with hibernate on his laptop if disabled - hence the "U" recommendation"||No|
|hchos||X||hchos.exe||Added by the SCAR.BVBM TROJAN!||No|
|hclean32.exe||X||hclean32.exe||Wareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover||No|
|Hcontrol||U||hcontrol.exe||Hotkeys on an ASUS Notebook. Only required if you use the additional keys||No|
|hcontrol32.exe||X||hcontrol32.exe||Added by the VB-EUF WORM!||No|
|HControlUser||U||HControlUser.exe||Hotkeys on an ASUS Notebook. Only required if you use the additional keys||No|
|hcsystray||N||hc_tray.exe||Kuma Notifier for the Shootout! game from the History Channel. "It lets you know whenever there's a new episode that's been released or an announcement from the Kuma team. Just click it to get up-to-the-minute game and event information"||No|
|HDAShCut||N||HDAShCut.exe||High definition audio page shortcut for Realtek audio devices - not required||No|
|HDAudDeck||U||HDAudioCPL.exe||Vista control panel for VIA Vinyl HD Audio Codecs from VIA Technologies, Inc - such as the VT1708B||No|
|HDAudDeck||U||HDeck.exe||XP control panel for VIA Vinyl HD Audio Codecs from VIA Technologies, Inc - such as the VT1708B||No|
|HDAudio||X||hda.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.U TROJAN!||No|
|HDDHealth||U||hddhealth.exe||HDD Health is a "full-featured failure-prediction agent for machines using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000 and XP. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure"||No|
|HDDlife||U||HDDlife.exe||HDDlife checks the health of your hard drives at regular intervals and informs you about the results of these checks||No|
|HDMICtrlMan||?||HDMICtrlMan.exe||Related to HD video support on some Toshiba laptops. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|HDriveSweeper||X||HDriveSweeper.exe||HDriveSweeper rogue privacy program - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|HDtray||N||HDtray.exe||Philips Edge Series Control Panel Tray Utility - system tray icon for a Philips Edge series soundcards. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel||No|
|Hekio Startups||X||Hnksvc32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-QE WORM!||No|
|HelloInt||X||hello3.exe||Added by the CASAL.A TROJAN!||No|
|helloserv||X||helloserv.exe||Added by the ZHELATI.BHA WORM!||No|
|help||X||help.scr||Added by the BANCOS-BBU TROJAN!||No|
|helpctl.exe||X||helpctl.exe||Added by the GASLIDE TROJAN!||No|
|HelpDesk||X||HelpDesk.exe||Added by the BANKER.CIY TROJAN!||No|
|HelpExp.exe||X||HelpExp.exe||Attune HelpExpress - spyware. Disable and uninstall - see here||No|
|helpo||X||helpo.exe||Added by the BANLOA-BU TROJAN!||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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