Startup Applications List

Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at 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?
IndexSearchNIndexSearch.exePart of Nuance (ScanSoft) PaperPort - "scan, organize, find and share all of your documents including paper, PDF, application files and photographs". Creates an index of files associated with PaperPort for easy searchingNo
IndexTrayUIndexTray.exePart of 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"No
IndicatorUtyUIndicatorUty.exeFujitsu Hotkey Utility displays icons on the screen when you use hotkeys on a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook, eg, when you press the hotkey for muting the sound, a loudspeaker icon with a cross on it is displayedNo
INETXinetsync.exeMeplex adwareNo
Inet DataBaseXInetdbs.exeAdded by the QEDS WORM!No
Inet DeliveryXinetdl.exeInet Delivery adwareNo
Inet DeliveryXinetdl_2.exeInet Delivery adwareNo
inetcntrlUinetcntrl.exeBsafe Online - internet filterNo
InetdUINETD32.EXEWindows Inet Daemon from Hummingbird Communications. "Hummingbird Inetd has the advanced ability to conserve PC resources by listening for connection requests and launching server daemons". Provides PCs with the full functionality of a UNIX workstationNo
inetinfo.exeUinetinfo.exeExecutable used by MS Internet Information Server (IIS). If it's running, then so is IIS. Useful in knowing whether you require the patch for the Code Red worm. Comes with PWS (Personal Web Server) or NT4 and handles ASP-, PHP code (+ more)No
inetinfomon managerXinetinfomon.exeAdded by the DONBOMB.A TROJAN!No
inetmgrXinetmgr.exeActual Names (AdvSearch) Internet Keywords parasiteNo
inetrunXinetrun.exeAdded by the AGENT.CE BACKDOOR!No
inetservXinetserv.exeAdded by the AGENT-OWJ TROJAN!No
InfeStopXInfeStopRemover.exeInfeStop rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Info SelectUis.exeInfo Select from Micro Logic - personal information managerNo
Info32xXInfo32x.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
infoguardrXinfoguardrun.exeInfoGuard rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
InfoPenMSNUInfoPenIM.exeInfoPenMSN is a MSN Messenger plugin that allows you to send data written/drawn by hand No
Infoplay.exe?Infoplay.exeWritten by New Media Properties, LLC and you're asked if you want to download and install it if you visit one of their search engine websites (which I chose not to). What does it do and is it needed?No
InfoPureXInfoPure.exeInfoPure rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Information UpdateXiu.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the CENTIM.CH TROJAN!No
InfoSafeXInfoSafe.exeInfoSafe rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Infra-red MonitorUIRMON.EXESystem Tray access to infra-red devices. Not required unless you use infra-red devicesNo
infusXinfus.exeAdult content diallerNo
InfuzerUInfuzer.exeInfuzer - "is a service that copies dates from the web or an email straight to your electronic calendar". Beware of the following adware trait - "Infuzer provides web site owners with a unique opportunity to communicate with their visitors in a way that is useful and relevant to them, as well as increasing return visits and brand awareness, and providing new e-commerce opportunities"No
infwinXinfwin.exeVX2.Transponder parasite updater/installer relatedNo
Init32XInit32.exeAdded by the WINEX.A TROJAN!No
Initial PageXinstall.exeEasySearch browser hijack installer No
injobXinjobs.exeAdded by the BINJO TROJAN!No
Ink MonitorNInkMonitor.exeAssociated with Epson (and maybe other) printers. Tells you when the ink's running low and asks if you want to buy another cartridge on-lineNo
InkWatchNInkWatch.exeAssociated with Canon (and maybe other) printers. Tells you when the ink's running low and asks if you want to buy another cartridge on-lineNo
InoRPCYInoRpc.exePart of eTrust Antivirus and InoculateIT - earlier versions of the CA antivirus productsNo
InoRTYInoRT9x.exeReal-time monitor for eTrust Antivirus and InoculateIT - earlier versions of the CA antivirus productsNo
InoTaskUInoTask.exeScheduled scans and signature updates for eTrust Antivirus and InoculateIT - earlier versions of the CA antivirus products. Leave enabled unless you manually update signatures or perform routine scans. If enabled it can result in high CPU usage when performing updatesNo
iNoticeXiservice.exeAdded by a variant of an MSN worm that tries to lure people to an infected site by using nude pictures and videosNo
InputDirectorUInputDirector.exe"Input Director is a Windows application that lets you control multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer"No
InsiderXInsider.exeAdded by the AGENT.KMC TROJAN!No
InstaAlertUInstaAlert.exe"Kayako InstaAlert allows you to receive realtime alerts whenever a ticket gets updated under the assigned departments. The application displays popups as and when the tickets are created or replied to allowing you to answer your customer requests and issues promptly"No
InstafinderXinstafinder.exeTopSearch.D adwareNo
InstaFinderKXInstaFinderK_inst.exeInstaFinder adwareNo
InstallXInstall.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-HG TROJAN!No
install32xinstall32.exeAdded by the NUCLEAR.DG BACKDOOR!No
InstallAurealDemosNInstallAurealDemos.jsUsed to initialize the Aureal A3D demos InstallShield wizardNo
InstallBuddyUIbtna.exeInstallBuddy - automatically translates and installs your desktop documents, such as Adobe PDF, HTML, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, to your Palm organizer when you HotSyncNo
InstallCleanerXInstallCleaner.exeAdded by the ANYHOMB.F TROJAN!No
InstallstubUinstallstub.exeTool for Outlook and Outlook Express from Plaxo for organising and keeping contacts organised and updated and providing online access to your contacts and access from PDA or mobile phoneNo
Instant Buzz DaemonXIBDaemon.exeInstant Buzz adwareNo
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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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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