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?
igfxtray ModuleXigfxtray.exeAdded by the VB-RI MALWARE! Note - this is not the legitimate Intel graphics System Tray utility which has the same filename and is located in %System%. This one is located in %Windir%No
Iglpbv?Iglpbv.exe??No
igsex2xXigsex2x.exeNewDial premium rate adult content diallerNo
IGuardPc.exeXIGuardPc.exeIGuardPc rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID familyNo
iHP-100?iHPDetect.exeDrive Letter Searcher, iRiver iHP-100 iHP and H Series player related - does it need to start with Windows every time?No
iilcXIILC.EXEHomepage hijackerNo
IinlXiptl.exePurityScan adwareNo
IISXinet.exeMeplex adwareNo
iisversXiisvers.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN or adwareNo
IJ75P2PSERVERYIJ75P2PS.EXEPrinter utility which is required in order to make the printer work correctlyNo
IKE Service 95YIKEService.exeAssociated with PGP. The PGP Tray can be disabled, but without IKESERVICE you won't be able to de- or encrypt anythingNo
iKeyWorksUIKEYMAIN.EXEA4Tech wireless keyboard driver and utilityNo
iLeAAmvQHHaCXiLeAAmvQHHaC.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-DIN TROJAN!No
iLikeNilikesidebar.exeiLike Sidebar for iTunes and Windows Media PlayerNo
ILO_Office_Manager?IntEdReg.exe /OFFMANIntense Educational Ltd - Language Office Software. Is it required?No
iLyricUiLyric.exeiLyric plugin for the popular Winamp media player. Allows you to retrieve the lyrics for your songs with the press of a button. Not longer availableNo
iM Start CenterNiM_Tray.exeInstalled with the Sound Blaster Audigy range of soundcards. A radio tuner installed if the user chooses during installation. Available via Start -> Programs -> iM Networks -> iM Radio TunerNo
Image & RestoreYIMAGE32.exePart of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. Image/Restore can recover from drives that have been accidentally formatted or completely erased, if Image was recently runNo
ImageDrive-{hex numbers}UImageDrive.exeNero ImageDrive from Ahead - virtual CD/DVD drive softwareNo
ImagefoxUimagefox.exeImageFox 2.0 (formerly available from ACDSee) is an "add-on" graphics previewer for most Windows Open/Save As dialog boxesNo
Imagemgt32XImagemgt32.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
iMarkup ClientNiUtil.exeEnables the iMarkup Client web page annotation utility to run in the background and be available in systray. Shortcut available via Start -> ProgramsNo
ImatioUimation.exeImation Disk Manager - enables you to create a password protected area on your Imation USB flash driveNo
imchatXimchat.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
imekrmigNimekrmig.exeMicrosoft's Input Method Editor for the Japanese language which is used to both display and enable the input of characters in e-mails, documents, web forms and other files - should you need to. Found on PCs where East Asian languages have been installed through the Regional and Language options icon in the Control PanelNo
IMEKRMIG6.1NIMEKRMIG.EXEMicrosoft's Input Method Editor for the Korean language which is used to both display and enable the input of characters in e-mails, documents, web forms and other files - should you need to. Found on PCs where East Asian languages have been installed through the Regional and Language options icon in the Control PanelNo
IMEvtMgr.exeXIMEvtMgr.exeAdded by the KEYLOG-AR TROJAN!No
ImgIconUImgIcon.exeDisplays Iomega icons in Explorer/My Computer, ejects Zip disks on shutdown and displays a special delete confirmation box when deleting files on an Iomega drive. Available via Start -> Programs. If you disable it remember to eject disks first before powering the drive down - hence the "U" recommendation. Note - FreeCell may not run with ImgIcon runningNo
ImgStartNImgStart.exeUsed by Iomega drives. Details of its purpose can be found here. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
ImgTaskNImgtask.exeRelated to the WalletPix digital photo album. "On some computers, the Wallet Pix device will leave behind a memory-resident file called ImgTask.exe. This file will be located in the operating system directory on your computer (typically %Windir%). You can remove this file at any time and it will not impact your computer's performance or functionality. The file will be restored each time you plug in the Wallet Pix though"No
immcheck.exe?immcheck.exeRelated to I-FORCE driver for force feedback steering wheel?No
IMOLUIMOLApp.exeIncrediMail for Office Outlook Add-OnNo
IMONTRAYUimontray.exeSystem tray monitoring of fans, temperature, voltage, etc for Intel motherboards. Only needed if you "overclock" or live in hot environment. Can also cause problems when running on a laptop if you change PCMCIA cardsNo
imPlayokXimPlayok.exeAdded by the CUTWAIL TROJAN!No
IMprocessXIM-svr.EXEIMNames adwareNo
Impulse DockNImpulseDock.exeOlder version of the Impulse digital distribution platform from Stardock CorporationNo
imscmigXimscmig.exeAdded by the LURKA.B VIRUS! Note - do not confuse with the legitimate MS Input Method Editor entry which shares the same filename and is found in a sub-folder of %ProgramFiles%\Common Files%\Microsoft%\IME - this one is found in %Windir%No
IMSCMigUIMSCMIG.EXEAssociated with Microsoft's Input Method Editor for Asian languages which is used to both display and enable the input of characters in e-mails, documents and other files - should you need to (e.g. Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, etc)No
IMStartUIMStart.exeInterMute security software relatedNo
IMVUUIMVUClient.exeIMVU chat client that allows you to create "your own avatars who chat in animated 3D scenes"No
IMwireXimwireup.exeSafeSurfing adware variant No
im_autornXim_1.exeAdded by the IMAV.A WORM!No
im_autornXim_2.exeAdded by the BAGLEDL-BO TROJAN!No
IncMailNIncMail.exe"IncrediMail is an advanced, feature-rich email program that offers you an unprecedented interactive experience. Unique multimedia features will enable you to tailor your email experience so that it fits your mood and personality"No
incognitoXincognito.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See hereNo
IncredimailNincredimail.exe"IncrediMail is an advanced, feature-rich email program that offers you an unprecedented interactive experience. Unique multimedia features will enable you to tailor your email experience so that it fits your mood and personality"No
IncredimailNIncMail.exe"IncrediMail is an advanced, feature-rich email program that offers you an unprecedented interactive experience. Unique multimedia features will enable you to tailor your email experience so that it fits your mood and personality"No
IndexCleanerUIndexCleanerR.exeUtility that cleans the index.dat file when the system restarts. Index.dat files keep a track of pages, images, cookies or sounds from web sites you have visited, even if these files are deleted from your system. Recommended at "Users choice" status because it depends how the user cleans their internet history. Installed as part of the internet security suite packages sourced by Radialpoint for ISP customers such as Virgin Media, AT&T, Bell Canada, TELUS Corporation and Verizon OnlineNo
Indexer?Indexer.exePart of the Sharpdesk from Sharp Electronics. "A desktop-based, personal document management application that lets users browse, edit, search, compose, process, and forward both scanned and native electronic documents". What does it do and is it required?No
IndexindicatorXIndexindicator.exeAdded by the LAZAR TROJAN!No
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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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