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?
Microsoft Internet ExplorerXie8.exeAdded by the BANKER-FBF TROJAN!No
Microsoft Internet Explorer ManagerXie.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft Internet Explorer UpdateXieupdate.exeAdded by the SHEUR.MH TROJAN!No
Microsoft Internet SyncingXinetsync.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.BLL BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft IT UpdateXIEserv.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Keyboard Enhance 2.0.Xiasrecst.exeAdded by the BCKDR-QIL BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Keyboard Enhance V2.0Xiasrecst.exeDetected by F-Prot as the DOWNLOADER2.AILI TROJAN!No
Microsoft Lsass CenterXIsass.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Machine ScriptXiexplorersis.exeAdded by the RBOT-CMH WORM!No
Microsoft media servicesXIassd.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Office Quick LauncherXiau1.exeAdded by the DLOADR-AWD TROJAN!No
Microsoft OpeionsXIEXwe.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Pinyin IME MigrationUIMSCMIG.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
Microsoft Special offerXinfoebay.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Synchronization ManagerXInfoNT.exeAdded by the SDBOT-TR BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft System CheckupXinetman.exeAdded by the DONK.O WORM!No
Microsoft UpdateXIsac.exeAdded by the RBOT-AU WORM!No
Microsoft UpdateXimchemaoa.exeAdded by the BANLOAD.KWQ TROJAN!No
Microsoft Update 33Xinit.exeAdded by the RBOT-ATT WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXinfoDLL.exeAdded by the RBOT-EH WORM!No
Microsoft ValuesXigfkishc.exeAdded by the RBOT-GLO WORM!No
MicroSoft Visual SPXigxdfdfds.comAdded by the SDBOT.GAV WORM!No
MicroSoft Visual SP2Xigfxsrvc32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.GAV WORM!No
Microsoft Windows (D)Xiexplore.exeIdentified as a variant of the TrojanSpy.Agent malwareNo
Microsoft Windows ExplorerXiexplorer.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)No
Microsoft Winedows WinServXiPodFix.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft©Xiexplore.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-ACO 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%\dllcacheNo
Microsoft(R) Pinyin IME 2007UIMSCMIG.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
Micrsoft Internet ExplorerXIEXPL0RE.EXEAdded by the RBOT-AQV WORM! Note the number "0" in the filenameNo
Mirabilis ICQNicq.exeIf connected to the internet, automatically runs up ICQ. Convenience more than anything. ICQ can be started from Start -> ProgramsNo
Mirabilis ICQNICQNet.exeAutomatically runs an old version of ICQ (when it was from Mirabilis) if connected to the internet. Convenience more than anythingNo
Miscrosoft Windows ExplorerXIEEXPLORER.exeReported as the SDBOT.YX WORM!No
MMCXinisys.exeAdded by the OSCABOT-I WORM!No
MMicrosoft Security ManagementXinetforn.exeAdded by the RBOT.AFZ WORM!No
mnu?igomnu.exeWanadoo broadband ISP (now rebranded as Orange) related. What does it do and is it required?No
Mouse Suite 98 DaemonUICO.EXEFound on some Sony Vaio, IBM Thinkpad and Dell (and possibly other) laptops and seems to be related to Mouse Suite 98 Daemon according to the properties. Required on the Dell Inspirion 530 as without it the Dell mouse suite does not load and mouse settings are not retained on a reboot. Appears to cause a behaviour where the desktop suddenly flips back up when playing DirectX associated gamesNo
mousedrive.exeXinstantmsgrs.exeAdded by the FORBOT-ER WORM!No
MRUBlasterUindexcleaner.exeMRU-Blaster related - runs once in order to delete the index.dat file in the Temporary Internet Files and/or Cookies folderNo
MS Host ManagerXivhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-BJN WORM!No
MS WINS BinaryXign32.pifAdded by the RBOT-ASB WORM!No
MsconfigXicpldrvx.exeAdded by the BANLOAD.BFT TROJAN!No
MSControl3d1Xisasse.exeAdded by the RBOT.CGU WORM!No
MSIMEXiexprohlp.exeAdded by the MDROP-CVV TROJAN!No
msmsgs.exeXIEXPLORE.EXEAdded by the VB.FQX 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
MSNXinstall.exeAdded by the AGENT-GDO TROJAN!No
MSNXiTuneshelp.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN Funny ImagesXimsngsr.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-TT WORM!No
Msn MessengeXIExplorer.exeAdded by the DELF-LL TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)No
MSN MessengerXIExplorer.exeAdded by the BANKER-EU TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)No
MSStartOptimizerXIexpres.exeAdded by the DASMIN-E TROJAN!No
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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
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