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.
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
|Name or Startup Item||Status||Command or Data||Description||Tested?|
|Lexmark X6100 Series||U||lxbfbmgr.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, etc||No|
|Lexmark X74-X75||U||lxbbbmgr.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, etc||No|
|Lexmark_X79-55||X||lsasss.exe||Added by the ZONEBAC TROJAN!||No|
|lexplore||X||lexplore.exe||Added 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 Explorer||No|
|lexpps||N||lexpps.exe||For 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 privileges||No|
|LexStart||U||lexstart.exe||Lexmark 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 instance||No|
|Lfh||X||Lfh.exe||Added by the ZAURGA-A TROJAN!||No|
|Lfsndmng||U||lfsndmng.exe||LightningFAX 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 Service||U||LGDMEBTN.exe||Supports 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 music||No|
|LGDCore||U||LGDCore.exe||Part 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 keys||No|
|LgDevAgt||?||LgDevAgt.exe||Part of the GamePanel Software for the Logitech G-Series of gaming keyboards. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|lgfxTray||X||lgfxTray.exe||Added 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|
|lgm||X||lgm.exe||Added by the ACID-F WORM!||No|
|LgWDskTp||U||LgWDskTp.exe||Logitech Wireless Desktop mouse and keyboard software. There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock||No|
|li-multi****||X||li-multi****.exe||Adult web-dialler - **** is random||No|
|li-thund****||X||li-thund****.exe||Adult web-dialler - **** is random||No|
|li-vita****||X||li-vita****.exe||Adult web-dialler - **** is random||No|
|License Manager||X||license_manager.exe||Movieland/MediaPipe subscription-based movie download service reported by CA as adware and by Sunbelt as a hijacker||No|
|lich||X||lich.exe||Added by the QLOWZON-BN TROJAN!||No|
|licuseco||X||licuseco.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BDM WORM!||No|
|LifeCam||?||LifeExp.exe||Related to Microsoft's LifeCam series of webcams. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|LifeChat||U||LifeChat.exe||Support software for Microsoft's "LifeChat" headsets - which are optimized for use with Windows Live Messenger||No|
|LifeDrive Manager||N||LifeDriveMgr.exe||Keeps the Palm LifeDrive Manager utility in the systray. Shortcut available via Start -> Programs||No|
|LifeDrive Manager||U||LifeDriveMgrTray.exe||System Tray utility for the Palm LifeDrive Mobile Manager||No|
|LifeExp||?||LifeExp.exe||Related to Microsoft's LifeCam series of webcams. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|LightFrame 3||?||LightFrameV3.exe||Support 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|
|liibr||X||liibr.exe||Added by a variant of the Storm/Nuwar/Zhelatin WORM!||No|
|Limewire||X||LimeWire.exe||Added by the RBOT-AGH WORM!||No|
|LimeWire On Startup||N||LimeWire.exe||LimeWire - Peer to Peer (P2P) file-sharing client. Note - as with all P2P sharing programs they are susceptible to various forms of malware||No|
|LimeWire x.x||N||LimeWire.exe||LimeWire - 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 malware||No|
|limewirepro.exe||X||limewirepro.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-WA WORM!||No|
|Liming Tjok Service||X||lpur.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BGW WORM!||No|
|Line Speed Meter V3.0||N||LineSpeedMeter.exe||LineSpeedMeter - detect the download and upload speed of your internet connection||No|
|Lingvo Launcher||U||Lvagent.exe||ABBYY Lingvo Electronic Dictionaries||No|
|links||X||links.exe||Added by the LOWZONE-BI TROJAN!||No|
|LinkSafeness||X||LinkSafeness.exe||LinkSafeness rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID family||No|
|Linksts||N||linksts.exe||Tray 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 icon||No|
|Linksys Modem Drivers||X||linksys.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.VD WORM!||No|
|linkyuu||X||linkuyy.exe||Added by the DLOADER.MC TROJAN!||No|
|Linux||X||Linux.vbs||Added by the LOVELETTER.AS VIRUS!||No|
|LiquidView||U||lviewj.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|
|Lisa||X||Lisa.exe||Added by the SCOM-D premium rate adult content dialler||No|
|List checker 32 BIT||X||list32.exe||Added by the RBOT-AHO WORM!||No|
|LIU||N||LIU.exe||Logitech 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 anyway||No|
|live assistant||U||live-assistant-config.exe||Orange Live Assistant for their broadband services||No|
|Live Messanger||X||livemsgr.exe||Added by the RBOT.BXX WORM!||No|
|Live PC Care||X||LP[random characters].exe||Live PC Care rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Live Security Suite||X||LiveSS.exe||Live Security Suite rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
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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