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?|
|loginui32||X||loginui32.exe||Added by the LONGNU.A BACKDOOR!||No|
|Logitech||X||Logitech.exe||Added by the RBOT.BJH WORM!||No|
|Logitech BT Wizard||U||LBTWiz.exe||Bluetooth connection manager for Logitech based bluetooth wireless products||No|
|Logitech Desktop Messenger Agent||N||ldmconf.exe||Installed with older versions of the software for Logitech products. Configures the options for Logitech Desktop Messenger to activate notifications about software upgrades and/or new products, services and special offers||No|
|Logitech Wakeup||N||lgwakeup.exe||Loads at startup and monitors the scanner. When a document is inserted in the scanner the wakeup program feeds the document a fraction of a inch into the scanner and then it launches the control center software. From the control center you can select whether to fax or copy or print the scanned documents. If you uncheck the Logitech wakeup software from the startup it no longer launches the control center or feeds the document a fraction of an inch. You can manually launch the control center software via Start ->Programs and still be able to scan images||No|
|Logitech Wireless||X||logitechwls.exe||Added by the MYTOB-BS WORM!||No|
|LogitechDesktopMessenger||N||LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe||Installed with the software for Logitech products. Automatically checks for software upgrades and new products, services and special offers from Logitech||No|
|Logitechs||X||Logitechs.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BWE WORM!||No|
|LogiTray||U||LogiTray.exe||System Tray access to My Logitech Pictures, Camera Settings and other features for Logitech's QuickSmart, ImageStudio and QuickCam (older versions) webcam software. Create your own shortcut and run it manually when required unless you use it all the time||Yes|
|Logman||X||logman.exe /waitservice||Added by the HORST.Q TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate logman.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in either %Windir%, %Windir%\System, %Temp%, %AppData%, %AppData%\Microsoft or %System%\drivers||No|
|LogMeIn GUI||U||LogMeInSystray.exe||RemotelyAnywhere is a remote administration and remote control solution for Windows. It allows access to the host computer via the network (the LAN, an intranet or the Internet) - and on the client side all you need is a web browser, a terminal emulator or a WAP-enabled phone||No|
|Logon Loader||U||LogonLoader.exe||Logon Loader - customize boot & login screens||No|
|Logon Loader Random||U||LogonLoader.exe||Logon Loader - customize boot & login screens||No|
|Logon.exe||X||logon.exe||Added by the ZINS.A BACKDOOR!||No|
|LogService||X||lsass.exe||Added by the BDOOR-IU BACKDOOR! 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|
|LogService||X||lsrss.exe||Added by the PAPROXY-D TROJAN!||No|
|LogService||U||LogService.exe||SmartKeylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|LogWatch||U||logwat95.exe||Licensing patch for products installed on NT by Computer Associates such as eTrust. Detects and updates old versions of lic98.dll. Not required if you already have a newer version or the patch has been applied||No|
|Look 'n' Stop||Y||looknstop.exe||Look 'n' Stop personal firewall||No|
|Lotus QuickStart||N||ltsstart.exe||Quickstart for Lotus SmartSuite which enables any program in the suite to load faster||No|
|LotusHlp||X||LotusHlp.exe||Added by the WINKO.AO WORM!||No|
|LOVE||X||LOVE.EXE||Added by the VB-ZQ TROJAN!||No|
|lphcjgvj0enf1||X||lphcjgvj0enf1.exe||Added by the MDROP-BUL TROJAN!||No|
|LPMailChecker||U||LPMLCHK.exe||Part of Lenovo's ThinkVantage® Productivity Center on their ThinkPad notebooks or ThinkCentre desktops. Checks for incoming e-mail and blinks the ThinkVantage button LED||No|
|LPManager||U||LPMGR.exe||Part of Lenovo's (was IBM) ThinkVantage Productivity Center - "guides you to a host of information and tools to help you set up, understand, maintain, and enhance your ThinkPad® notebook or ThinkCentre® desktop"||No|
|Lpr||X||Lpr123.exe||Added by the REMPSTEAL password stealer TROJAN!||No|
|Lpr123||X||Lpr123.exe||Added by the REMPSTEAL password stealer TROJAN!||No|
|LPS||U||Lps.exe||Local Port Scanner - "With LPS you're able to check your computer for open or listening ports"||No|
|LPtask||U||lptask.exe||Program Lock It And Protect Pro - lock and protect your folders from being opened, moved or deleted||No|
|LRBZ Utility 32||X||lrbz32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-JQ WORM!||No|
|LSA||X||lsa.exe||Added by the SDBOT-YV WORM!||No|
|LSA Service||X||LSASS.exe||Added by the AHKER.G WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|lsa Services||X||lsa2srv.exe||Added by the TAME-C WORM!||No|
|LSA Shell (Export Version)||X||LSASS.exe||Added by the AHKER.K WORM and variants. 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|
|LSA Shellu||X||lsass.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-CW 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 %UserProfile%||No|
|LSAgent||X||lsass.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-APL 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 %Windir%||No|
|LsaManager||X||lsamgr.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.DR WORM!||No|
|lsas||X||lsas.exe||Added by the BIGFAIRY-C WORM!||No|
|LSAShell||X||lsass.exe||Added by the DAPROSY 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 %Windir%||No|
|lsass||X||lsass.exe||Added by the RATSOU.B 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%\Debug\UserMode||No|
|lsass||X||lsasrv.exe||Added by the MYDOOM.AG or MYDOOM.AS or MYDOOM.AU WORMS!||No|
|Lsass||X||Lsass.exe||Added by the ALCOP-B 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 %Windir%||No|
|Lsass||X||Lsass.exe||Added by the VOUMIT-A 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 %Root%\mirc32||No|
|Lsass||X||LSASS.EXE||Added by the PUNYA-B 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 C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\WINDOWS||No|
|Lsass 32 Manager||X||lsass32.exe||Added by the SDBOT.EOG WORM!||No|
|lsass 32-biT||X||lsass32.exe||Added by the RBOT.QGC WORM!||No|
|LSASS Authority||X||lshosts32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-UY TROJAN!||No|
|LSASS Authority||X||lsvhosts.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BCE 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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