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?|
|live-assistant-notifier||U||live-assistant-notifier.exe||Orange Live Assistant for their broadband services||No|
|Live-Help||X||lmns.exe||Added by the RBOT-GHE WORM!||No|
|Live-Messenger.exe||X||Live-Messenger.exe||Added by the SILLYP2P WORM!||No|
|LiveAntispy||X||LiveAntispy.exe||LiveAntispy rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|LiveMonitor||N||LMonitor.exe||MSI Live Update - auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information||No|
|LiveNote||N||Livenote.exe||Asus graphics card driver live update feature||No|
|LiveProtect||X||LiveProtect.exe||System Live Protect rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|LiveSexCams||X||LiveSexCams.exe||Premium rate adult content dialler||No|
|LiveUpdate||U||LiveUpdate.exe||Web-update utility as used by various types of software - see here||No|
|llajyn_df||X||lljyn081020.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-MR WORM!||No|
|llajyn_df||X||lljyn081017.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-MQ WORM!||No|
|lljy_df||X||llzjy[random digits].exe||Added by the AUTORUN-GT WORM!||No|
|LM Status||N||LMSTATUS.EXE||Xerox WorkCenter XE - language monitor status application||No|
|LMA Manager||X||lmamanager.exe||Added by the TILEBOT-AD WORM!||No|
|Lmanager||U||LManager.exe||Acer Launch Manager - manages configuration of the multimedia keys on their range of notebooks, netbooks and desktops||No|
|lMAPl||X||lMAPl.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-RE WORM!||No|
|LMonitor||N||LMonitor.exe||MSI Live Update - auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information||No|
|lmpdpsrv||?||lmpdpsrv.exe||Related to a Lexmark printer/scanner. Printer sharing server? Is it required?||No|
|LMSTATUS||N||LMSTATUS.EXE||Xerox WorkCenter XE - language monitor status application||No|
|LMSXXD||Y||LMSXXD.exe||Driver for Xerox XD series printer/copiers||No|
|lmu||X||LMU.exe||Detected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.BG TROJAN!||No|
|lmxyzwhq.exe||X||lmxyzwhq.exe||Added by the AGENT-GEX TROJAN!||No|
|lnsas||X||lnsas.exe||Added by the ARKID TROJAN!||No|
|lnternet Update||X||lExplore.exe||Added by the RBOT-GRH 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|
|lnwin.exe||X||lnwin.exe||Added by the DLOADR-ATC TROJAN!||No|
|LO0Cvkl||X||LO0Cvkl.exe||Added by the FREETHOG-Z WORM!||No|
|LOAD WB||U||LOADWB.EXE||Part of Stardock's WindowBlinds custom desktop program. "WindowBlinds is the first utility of its kind. It extends Win98/NT/2K/XP to have a fully skinnable user interface. You can change the style of title bars, buttons, toolbars and much more". If you use it - keep it if not then uninstall it||No|
|LOAD32||X||Lorena.exe||Added by the MAPSON.C WORM!||No|
|load32||X||load32.exe||Added by the NIBU, BAMBO TROJANS and DUMARU WORM!||No|
|load32||X||l32x.exe||Added by the DUMARU.Z or DUMARU.Y or DUMARU.AD WORM!||No|
|loader||X||loader.exe||Homepage hijacker, redirecting to coolwwwsearch.com. Downloader for iedll.exe||No|
|loader32||X||Loader32.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN!||No|
|loadfax||X||loadfax.exe||Added by the WINFLUX-C BACKDOOR!||No|
|LoadFonts||X||LoadFonts.vbs||Homepage hijacker that changes your homepage to an adult content site||No|
|LoadGolfCourses||X||LoadGolfCourses.exe||PlayMiniGolf.com foistware - stealth installed!||No|
|LoadQM||U||loadqm.exe||Installed with MSN Explorer and loads the MSN Queue Manager. Required to enable the WU AutoUpdate feature. Note that disabling this can sometimes prevent internet sharing working on Win2K Pro SP2. Reports also suggest that removing it will re-enable internet access - hence the "users choice" recommendation. If you have problems leave it, otherwise I recommend you disable it||No|
|Local Authority Service||X||lsass.exe||Added by the MARKTMAN-C TROJAN! 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 %Windir%||No|
|Local Internet Connection||X||LIC.exe||Added by the SDBOT-YA WORM!||No|
|Local Security Authority Servce||X||lssas.exe||Added by the POEBOT-T WORM!||No|
|Local Security Authority Service||X||lssas.exe||Added by the POEBOT-J WORM!||No|
|Lock My PC||U||lockpc.exe||Lock My PC - a tool for quick computer locking when you leave it unattended. It shows a lock screen, disables Windows hot keys and mouse||No|
|lofgyh||X||lofgyh.exe||Added by the SDBOT-TP WORM!||No|
|logg||X||logo_1.exe||Added by the PWFUZZ-A WORM!||No|
|Login||X||Login.exe||Added by the BANCBAN-AH TROJAN!||No|
|Login||X||lala.exe||Added by the BUGSPR-A TROJAN!||No|
|Login Screen Saver||X||login.scr||Added by the RBOT-AVN WORM!||No|
|LoginPassport||X||Lgnpsp32.exe||Added by the REDIST.C WORM!||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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