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?
mssysintXIexplore .exeAdded by the PWSTEAL.ABCHLP and PSPIDER.310.B TROJANS! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) process as there is a space before the ".exe"No
MSVersionXINTERNETFEATURES.exeAdded by the POPMON.A TROJAN! - also known as PopMonster adwareNo
myMh2Xiexpl0re.exeAdded by the AGENT.HWE TROJAN! Note the number "0" in the filenameNo
MyVBAppXinstall.exeDetected as Generic Downloader.s by McAfee, probable variant of ReferAd adware!No
NameXIexplorer0.exeAdded by the THREADSYS TROJAN!No
NAV Auto UpdateXiamsad.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-CE BACKDOOR!No
NavegateXiiexplorer.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-OP TROJAN!No
NcuaXihoo.exePurityScan adwareNo
Neospace Internet SecurityXInternet Security.exeNeospace Internet Security rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
Neospace Internet SecurityXisec30.exeNeospace Internet Security rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
Net iDUiid.exe"With the Net_iD program, you can easily and securely logon with a smart card into a domain, a virtual private network (VPN) or in Citrix and Terminal Server environments"No
NetscapeUInstallService.exeRelated to Netscape installationNo
Network ConnectionsXinternat.exeAdded by the VB-ZD TROJAN!No
NetworkAssociates IncXinternet.exeAdded by the LOVGATE.AB WORM!No
News Service?ispnews.exeF-Secure antivirus related. However, is this particular item required?No
Nielsen NetRatingsXinsight.exeNetRatings Premeter spywareNo
NMSSupportYIntelHCTAgent.exeNetwork monitor for Intel® Hub Connect TechnologyNo
Norton Personal FirewallYIntroWiz.exePart of Norton Personal Firewall or Norton Internet SecurityNo
nternet ExplorerXiexplore.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CT WORM! 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
NvMsnWXIsass.exeAdded by the BROPIA.K WORM!No
Office DesktopsXimag.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.AQR WORM!No
OlympicXIE4321.exeAdult content premium rate dialer - also detected as SMALL.CZNo
OPTIMIZERXiexplore.exeAdded by the EVEVINC BACKDOORNote - 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
OPTIMIZERXiexplore.exeAdded by the EVIVINC 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! This one is located in %System%No
OutLooksXInSane.exeAdded by the SWOOP TROJAN!No
Patah HatiXISASS.exeAdded by the PAHATIA.A WORM!No
PC2XXinitial.batAdded by the DWNLDR-FZZ TROJAN!No
PCMagInstaback2UInstaBack.exeInstaBack 2 from PC Magazine - instant and automated backup utilityNo
Personal Security Center MonitorXisc_ui.exeAdded by the FAKEALERT TROJAN!No
PingTimeout InstitutionXinternal.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BMH WORM!No
PocketCam 3Mega MonitorNICON.exeInstalled with the Aiptek PocketCam 3Mega digital camera. Automatically invokes an import process if the camera is connected and has media on itNo
PornfolioXioande.exeAdded by the SDBOT.ATW WORM!No
Praize MessengerUitLoad.exePraize IM Christian chat instant messengerNo
premiumXigfxtrai.exeAdded by the DLOADR-DDX TROJAN!No
Program in WindowsXIEXPLORE.exeAdded by the LOVGATE.AB WORM!No
ProtectionXIExplore .exeAdded by the ELIPTER.D WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) process as there is a space before the ".exe"No
Randex virus built for IRBMeXirbme.exeAdded by the RANDEX.RH WORM!No
rate.exeXi11r54n4.exeAdded by the BEAGLE-I WORM!No
rate.exeXi1ru74n4.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.E WORM and variants!No
RavshellXIEXPLORER.EXEAdded by the AGENT.URZ TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)No
ravshellXiexpl0re.exeAdded by the NOFERE-A TROJAN! Note the number "0" in the filenameNo
ravtaskXiexpl0re.exeAdded by the AGENT.AIR BACKDOOR! Note the number "0" in the filenameNo
Reg ServiceXipcfg.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-SO WORM!No
Regional ValueXisng.exeAdded by the SDBOT-OW WORM!No
RegistryMonitor1Xigfxpers.exeAdded by the DELF-EZZ TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Intel graphics driver which has the same filenameNo
RegistryMonitor1Xincognito.exeAdded by the BUZUS.DAHY TROJAN!No
reluvageXilulupac.exeAdded by the SDBOT-UJ WORM!No
Remote Update MonitorYimonitor.exeSophos Antivirus Remote Update utility - provides an easy way for remote workers to keep up to date with their virus protection via a website or network connection provided by their employerNo
RenolB?ib.exe??No
runXinetinfo.exeAdded by the BINGHE 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
Software support by John Mayer
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