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?
IEAgent update checkXiewatch.exeAdded by the BOMKA TROJAN!No
IECacheXIECache.exeDetected by Bitdefender as the DELF.OFC TROJAN! See hereNo
iecheckNiecheck.exeIntegrity checker for IconEdit2 icon editor. It serves for IconEdit2 internal tasks only and can be safely deleted from the system if you are running the latest version of IconEdit2No
IECleanAuxUIeboot6.exeIEClean by Kevin McAleavy - cookie manager, cache cleaner, history cleaner, etc. Performs cleaning tasks at startupNo
iedllXiedll.exeHomepage hijacker, redirecting to coolwwwsearch.comNo
IEDriverXIEDriver.exeIEDriver adware. Can be installed as part of peer-to-peer file sharing software called URLBlazeNo
iedwa104Xiedwa104.exeAdded by the DLOADR-BBW TROJAN!No
IEengineXIEeng.exeSTARTPAG.AI TROJAN!No
IEexplorer AUpdateXIEexplore32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GRE WORM!No
IEFeaturesXIEFeatures.exeAdded by the POPMON.A TROJAN! - also known as PopMonster adwareNo
IEFeaturesXInternetfeatures.exeAdded by the POPMON.A TROJAN! - also known as PopMonster adwareNo
IefxTrayXIefxTray.exeAdded by the RILER-H TROJAN!No
ieharv.exeXieharv.exeAdded by the BANKER-HH TROJAN!No
IELoader32Xiexplore32.exeAdded by the SPEX or SPEX.B WORMS!No
IesarXIesar.exeBrowser hijacker - redirecting to an adult web pageNo
Iesearch.exeXIesearch.exeLookNSearch adwareNo
IEServerUIEServer.exeHB Screen Spy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
IESetXIExplorer.dllAdded by the PWS-BLUEDIT TROJAN!No
iesetupi.exeXiesetupi.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
iestartXiexp1orer.exeAdded by the NEMOG.C TROJAN!No
ietsrNietsr.exeIEClean by Kevin McAleavy - cookie manager, cache cleaner, history cleaner, etcNo
IeudinitXieudinit.exe /waitserviceAdded by the HORST.Q TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate ieudinit.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in either %Windir%, %Windir%\System, %Temp%, %AppData%, %AppData%\Microsoft or %System%\driversNo
ieupdatesXieupdates.exeAdded by a number of TROJANS such as DWNLDR-HGI and AGENT-HGA and the Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - see hereNo
IEXPL0RERXIEXPL0RER.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT-QL WORM! Note the filename has a "0" rather than an upper case "o"No
iexploXiexplor.exeAdded by the SIDEA TROJAN!No
IexploitXIexploit.htmlAdded by the INKER.B WORM!No
iexplor.exeXiexplor.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See hereNo
IexploreXiexplore.exeAdded by the BOXER TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%No
IEXPLOREXiexplore.exeAdded by the APHEXDOOR TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
IExploreXIEXPLORE.EXEAdded by the DLOADER-YZ TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a "Custom" subfolderNo
IEXPLOREXIEXPLORE.EXEAdded by the BANKER-BWE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%No
iExplore IniXie4uini.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Iexplore ServicesXiexplore.exeAdded by the LITHIUM BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
IExplorerXIexplor32.exeAdded by the BDOOR-BY BACKDOOR!No
IExplorerXIExplorer.EXEAdded by the BANCOS-CH TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)No
iexplorer lptt01Xiexplorer.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "iexplorer" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove itNo
iexplorer ml097eXiexplorer.exeRapidBlaster variant (in a "iexplorer" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove itNo
Iexplorer.exeXIexplorer.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-EN TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)No
IExplorer32 Java ScriptingXIExplore32b.exeAdded by the RBOT.ABO WORM!No
IExplorer32c Java ScriptingXIExplore32cb.exeAdded by the RBOT.ABN WORM!No
IExplorer6 Java ScriptingXIExplore326.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
IExplorer7 Java ScriptingXIExplore327.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
iexplorere loaderXiexplorere.exeAdded by the SDBOT.SS WORM!No
Iexplorerr.exeXIexplorerr.exeAdded by the BANKER-EUT TROJAN! The file is located in %Windir%\Sun\Java\Deployment\logsNo
Iexplorerr.exeXIexplorerr.exeAdded by the BANKER.AOVZ TROJAN! The file is located in %Windir%\msagent\gfNo
IExplUpdXIExplUpd.exeAdded by the MDROP-CXY TROJAN!No
iExpresserXiexpresser.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.AP WORM!No
ifpXipf.exeAdded by the CLAGGER-AG TROJAN!No
IFSplash.exeUIFSplash.exeI-FORCE driver for force feedback steering wheelNo
IFXSPMGTUifxspmgt.exePart of the Infineon Security Platform Software - which supports the on-board TPM security device included with some laptops from suppliers such as Acer, ASUS, HP and SonyNo
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Notes & Warnings

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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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