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?
(Default)Xllsass.exeAdded by the PROXY-GG TROJAN! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blankNo
*loadfaxXloadfax.exeAdded by the WINFLUX-C BACKDOOR!No
.mscdrXlassa.exeAdded by the WEBUS.C TROJAN! No
.mscdrXlsvchost.exeAdded by the WEBUS.D TROJAN!No
.mscdsrXlsvchost.exeAdded by the BDOOR-CR BACKDOOR!No
.TEXTCONVXlsass.exeAdded by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
.WMAudioXlsass.exeAdded by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
1Xlsass.scrAdded by the BANCOS.V TROJAN! No
12CFG214-K641-24SF-N85PXls888.exeAdded by the SLENUGGA.A TROJAN!No
3Com Launcher?Launcher.exeRelated to networking products from 3Com Corporation. What does it do and is it required?No
678Xlsas32.exeAdded by the SLSORVE-B TROJAN!No
aaLDISCN32ULDISCN32.EXELANDesk® Management Suite software componentNo
AASSKK2XLSASS.EXEAdded by the SILLYFDC.BDB WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %AppData%No
abtuXlopsearch.exeLoads the executable for Lop.com - beta versionNo
AceGain LiveUpdateNLiveUpdate.exe"AceGain LiveUpdate can help to automate and optimize product updates. AceGain LiveUpdate will automatically detect new patch updates, driver updates or full product updates and automatically download and install them according to user configuration"No
Acer Assist LauncherUlauncher.exeAcer Assist - program that provides information about new updates or notices from AcerNo
AdobeReaderProXlxlfsprrj.exeAdded by the RBOT.BDZ BACKDOOR!No
AdobeReaderProXlssas.exeAdded by the RBOT-CLB WORM!No
Adope File ManagerXlsasv.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
APIClassXlexplore_.exeAdded by the MSNOPT-A TROJAN!No
APRfxXlzxconf.exeAdded by the AGENT-DML TROJAN!No
ATI LaunchpadUlaunchpd.exeConvenient way to start all your Multimedia Center applications (DVD, Video CD, CD Audio, File Player). You can right-click LaunchPad, and uncheck Load on Startup in the menuNo
Bluetooth Connection AssistantULBTWiz.exeBluetooth connection manager for Logitech based bluetooth wireless productsNo
BoanSystemXlauncher.exe BoanSystemUp.exeBoanSystem rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Both files are located in %ProgramFiles%\BoanSystemNo
Bouncer RunStartupXLiveUpdate.exeVirtual Bouncer - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove, so definitely qualifies as unsolicited commercial software in itself. It also has an update feature that can download and execute arbitrary code. Warning - choose "custom" uninstall as "automatic" may remove other programs - see hereNo
BrowserWebCheckNloadwc.exeChecks to make sure that IE is still your default browserNo
BuildLabsXlsass.exeAdded by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
ccpAppsXlsass.exeAdded by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
CleanUp3Xlauncher.exe CleanUp3Up.exeCleanUp3 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Both files are located in %ProgramFiles%\CleanUp3No
CLSRSSXLSACS.EXEAdded by the SILLYFDC-X WORM!No
COM+ System ApplicationXlsas.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-MO WORM!No
COM+ System ApplicationsXlsas.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.SE WORM!No
Computing Technologie FirewallXlsauth.exeAdded by the SDBOT-WX WORM!No
Configuration LoadedXlssas.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXlfass.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXloadcfg32.exeAdded by the SDBOT BACKDOOR! Note the number "0" in the filenameNo
Configuration LoaderXldasp.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.BH WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXlexplore.exeAdded by the RBOT-AGX WORM! Note - the executable is spelt with a lower case "L" rather than an lower or upper case "i" which is the case with Internet ExplorerNo
CRSSXlssas.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
Customizer2000Ulogon.exeAutomatic logon feature of Customizer 2000 - "a special utility which is designed to optimize Win9x/ME performance. The program lets you explore the many hidden settings in Windows, and make changes"No
cximddlXldfrmmd.exeAdded by the BUZUS.CQMU TROJAN!No
DarKNesS LsasSXLsasS23.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
DefaultXlsassM.exeAdded by the RBOT-UW WORM!No
DllLoaderXlssas.exeAdded by the BDOOR-JE BACKDOOR!No
Dm HrXlpns.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.WORM.61673 WORM!No
dsgbXlcsass.exeAdded by the AGENT.TGZ BACKDOOR!No
Dynamic Link Library loaderXLoader32.exeAdded by the KOL TROJAN!No
EasyLinkAdvisorULinksysAgent.exeLinksys EasyLink Advisor - "the free application that provides and easy way to setup, view, manage, and repair your network"No
firewall 2008Xlogoneui.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC WORM!No
FontsLoaderXldfnt32.htaUnidentified malwareNo
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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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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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