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?
Lexmark X6100 SeriesUlxbfbmgr.exe"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark X6100 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etcNo
Lexmark X74-X75Ulxbbbmgr.exe"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark X74-X75 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etcNo
Lexmark_X79-55Xlsasss.exeAdded by the ZONEBAC TROJAN!No
lexploreXlexplore.exeAdded by the BROPIA 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
lexppsNlexpps.exeFor Lexmark printers. From Lexmark: "This enables bi-directional printing over a peer to peer network. If the printer is connected directly to your PC, the file is not used, (or should not be used) at all". It is known that firewalls can however alert you to "lexpps.exe" requesting server privilegesNo
LexStartUlexstart.exeLexmark printer software may add Lexstart.exe in the startup folder to handle print commands that you send to the printer. Sometimes required for the printer to work correctly - not in the case of a Lexmark Z42 for instanceNo
LfhXLfh.exeAdded by the ZAURGA-A TROJAN!No
LfsndmngUlfsndmng.exeLightningFAX Enterprise Fax Server - "puts faxing at the fingertips of networked enterprise users. It enables rapid, secure sending and Direct-To-Desktop Delivery of mission-critical documents"No
LG Direct Media Button ServiceULGDMEBTN.exeSupports the Direct Media button on LG Notebooks that support it - such as the S1 PRO EXPRESS DUAL. Pressing this button launches the application for watching movies or listening to musicNo
LGDCoreULGDCore.exePart of the GamePanel Software for the Logitech G-Series of gaming keyboards. This is the keyboard driver and if it's disabled you will lose access to special features and programmed keysNo
LgDevAgt?LgDevAgt.exePart of the GamePanel Software for the Logitech G-Series of gaming keyboards. What does it do and is it required?No
lgfxTrayXlgfxTray.exeAdded by the TAKEOBEL WORM! Note - the filename has a lower case "L" rather than an upper case "i" at the beginning and should not be confused with the valid Intel graphics file "igfxtray.exe"No
lgmXlgm.exeAdded by the ACID-F WORM!No
LgWDskTpULgWDskTp.exeLogitech Wireless Desktop mouse and keyboard software. There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clockNo
li-multi****Xli-multi****.exeAdult web-dialler - **** is randomNo
li-thund****Xli-thund****.exeAdult web-dialler - **** is randomNo
li-vita****Xli-vita****.exeAdult web-dialler - **** is randomNo
License ManagerXlicense_manager.exeMovieland/MediaPipe subscription-based movie download service reported by CA as adware and by Sunbelt as a hijackerNo
lichXlich.exeAdded by the QLOWZON-BN TROJAN!No
licusecoXlicuseco.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BDM WORM!No
LifeCam?LifeExp.exeRelated to Microsoft's LifeCam series of webcams. What does it do and is it required?No
LifeChatULifeChat.exeSupport software for Microsoft's "LifeChat" headsets - which are optimized for use with Windows Live MessengerNo
LifeDrive ManagerNLifeDriveMgr.exeKeeps the Palm LifeDrive Manager utility in the systray. Shortcut available via Start -> ProgramsNo
LifeDrive™ ManagerULifeDriveMgrTray.exeSystem Tray utility for the Palm LifeDrive Mobile ManagerNo
LifeExp?LifeExp.exeRelated to Microsoft's LifeCam series of webcams. What does it do and is it required?No
LightFrame 3?LightFrameV3.exeSupport software for Philips range of LCD Monitors that support LightFrame™ - which "reduces eye strain by surrounding your monitor frame with blue light that stimulates your visual senses for improved concentration and promotes an overall feeling of wellbeing". What does it do and is it required?No
liibrXliibr.exeAdded by a variant of the Storm/Nuwar/Zhelatin WORM!No
LimewireXLimeWire.exeAdded by the RBOT-AGH WORM!No
LimeWire On StartupNLimeWire.exeLimeWire - Peer to Peer (P2P) file-sharing client. Note - as with all P2P sharing programs they are susceptible to various forms of malwareNo
LimeWire x.xNLimeWire.exeLimeWire - Peer to Peer (P2P) file-sharing client. x.x represents the version number. Note - as with all P2P sharing programs they are susceptible to various forms of malwareNo
limewirepro.exeXlimewirepro.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-WA WORM!No
Liming Tjok ServiceXlpur.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BGW WORM!No
Line Speed Meter V3.0NLineSpeedMeter.exeLineSpeedMeter - detect the download and upload speed of your internet connectionNo
Lingvo LauncherULvagent.exeABBYY Lingvo Electronic DictionariesNo
LinkerXLinkMaker.exeLinks adwareNo
linksXlinks.exeAdded by the LOWZONE-BI TROJAN!No
LinkSafenessXLinkSafeness.exeLinkSafeness rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID familyNo
LinkstsNlinksts.exeTray icon which gets installed when you install the drivers for Asuscom internal ISDN modem cards (or rebadged Asuscom ISDN cards, such as MRi). This icon enables you to monitor or configure your ISDN card. Once you have configured your ISDN card correctly, you will never need to use this iconNo
Linksys Modem DriversXlinksys.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.VD WORM!No
linkyuuXlinkuyy.exeAdded by the DLOADER.MC TROJAN!No
LinuxXLinux.vbsAdded by the LOVELETTER.AS VIRUS!No
LiquidViewUlviewj.exe"Liquid View lets you increase the legibility of the Microsoft Windows interface regardless of your display's native resolution. The software lets you increase the size of items that are hard to read on your monitor"No
LisaXLisa.exeAdded by the SCOM-D premium rate adult content diallerNo
List checker 32 BITXlist32.exeAdded by the RBOT-AHO WORM!No
LIUNLIU.exeLogitech Internet Update. Used to update drivers/software for Logitech's Wingman, QuickCam, etc devices. Reports claim it doesn't work very well and you can manually update the files anywayNo
live assistantUlive-assistant-config.exeOrange Live Assistant for their broadband servicesNo
Live MessangerXlivemsgr.exeAdded by the RBOT.BXX WORM!No
Live PC CareXLP[random characters].exeLive PC Care rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
live rdr?loadloud.exe??No
Live Security SuiteXLiveSS.exeLive Security Suite rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
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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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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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