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?|
|LSASS Daemon||X||LSASSd.exe||Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!||No|
|lsass service||X||lsass2.exe||Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!||No|
|lsass16||X||lsass16.exe||Added by the BANKER-BXX TROJAN!||No|
|lsass2k Update||X||lsass2k.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|lsass32||X||lsass32.exe||Added by the LYDRA-B TROJAN!||No|
|lsass64BiT.exe||X||lsass64BiT.exe||Added by the FORBOT-CK WORM!||No|
|lsassig||X||lsassig.exe||Added by the BANCOS-EC TROJAN!||No|
|lsasss||X||lsasss.exe||Added by the GEEKMY-A TROJAN!||No|
|lsasss.exe||X||lsasss.exe||Added by the SASSER.E WORM!||No|
|lsburnwatcher||Y||lsburnwatcher.exe||HP software which helps one create labels after a music CD is burned using LightScribe discs. If you want to use LightScribe labeling, do not prevent from starting||No|
|LSBWatcher||Y||lsburnwatcher.exe||HP software which helps one create labels after a music CD is burned using LightScribe discs. If you want to use LightScribe labeling, do not prevent from starting||No|
|lsess||X||lsess.exe||Added by the SINNAKA.A WORM!||No|
|lsmass||X||lsmass.exe||Added by the WALLOP-B TROJAN!||No|
|lsmss.exe||X||lsmss.exe||Added by the PROXY-GG TROJAN!||No|
|LSPFix||U||LSPmonitor.exe||eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software related - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendation||No|
|LSPmonitor||U||LSPmonitor.exe||eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software related - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendation||No|
|lssas||X||lssas.exe||Added by the AUTORUN.CEY WORM!||No|
|Lssas Monitoring Startup||X||LSSAS.EXE||Added by the RBOT.XJ WORM!||No|
|lssass||X||lssas.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.RL WORM!||No|
|LSvr||X||LSvr.exe||PowerStrip foistware. Note - this is not the same as the video tweaking utility of the same name here||No|
|LT DAEMON||Y||ltdaemon.exe||Acts as a data spooler for the DSL modem (similar to a cache). Do not uncheck if the DSL modem is being used||No|
|LTCISI||X||ltcisi.exe||Added by the DELBOT-AP WORM!||No|
|LTCM Client||N||ltcmClient.exe||LTCM Client from Leader Technologies - "a unique program that allows you, the user, to control the content that you receive through this program." Installed with some products from Epson, D-Link, IOGEAR, Senseo and maybe others||No|
|LtcyCfgApply||U||LtcyCfg.exe||PCI Latency Tool - "Utility to set PCI Latency and possibly prevent game stutter or improve FPS" for older AGP/PCI graphics cards||No|
|LTDMgr||X||LTDMgr.exe||PowerStrip foistware. Note - this is not the same as the video tweaking utility of the same name here||No|
|LTM2||X||lssas.exe||Added by a variant of the LITMUS TROJAN!||No|
|LtMoh||U||Ltmoh.exe||Modem On Hold utility - manages incoming/outgoing voice calls on a single phone line while being connected to the internet||No|
|LTMSG||Y||ltmsg.exe||Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) WinModem - which uses software rather than hardware, hence putting additional load on the CPU. Needed if you have it for loading the drivers. Popular before the advent of high-speed broadband and still used where broadband isn't available. See here for more WinModem information||No|
|LTSMMSG||N||LTSMMSG.exe||Lucent Tech. Soft Modem Messaging application - may be found on Fujitsu Lifebook, Acer and Sony Vaio notebooks, maybe others too||No|
|LTWinModem1||Y||ltmsg.exe||Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) WinModem - which uses software rather than hardware, hence putting additional load on the CPU. Needed if you have it for loading the drivers. Popular before the advent of high-speed broadband and still used where broadband isn't available. See here for more WinModem information||No|
|luacai||X||luacai.exe||Added by the AUTOINF-AK WORM!||No|
|LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES ltmsg||Y||ltmsg.exe||Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) WinModem - which uses software rather than hardware, hence putting additional load on the CPU. Needed if you have it for loading the drivers. Popular before the advent of high-speed broadband and still used where broadband isn't available. See here for more WinModem information||No|
|LUGuard||U||LUGuard.exe||PC-Duo Remote Control enables your help desk technicians to take instant control of any remote desktop PC at any location across the LAN, WAN or internet||No|
|lup||X||lup.exe||Added by the IRCBOT_GEN WORM!||No|
|Lusetup||Y||LUSetup.exe||Symantec LiveUpdate installer - required to install a new version of the application. Will only run once, and the entry is automatically deleted after a reboot||No|
|LWBMOUSE||U||lwbwheel.exe||Mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features||No|
|Lwinst Run Profiler||N||lwtest.exe||Logitech Wingman Profiler for the Logitech joysticks. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|lwjcjuti.exe||X||lwjcjuti.exe||Added by the DWNLDR-GTQ TROJAN!||No|
|lxamsp32||Y||lxamsp32.exe||Lexmark Scan and Copy Control Program for the X63 (and maybe others) printer/scanner. Required for the scanner to work||No|
|LXbbmgr||?||LXbbmgr.exe||Lexmark printer button manager? Is it required?||No|
|LXBLKsk||?||LXBLKsk.exe||Lexmark related. What does it do, and is it required?||No|
|lxbmmon.exe||U||lxbmmon.exe||Lexmark 4200 Series printer device monitor||No|
|lxbrbmgr||U||lxbrbmgr.exe||"Lexmark Scan & Copy Control Program" for the Lexmark 3100 all-in-one multifunction printer/copier/scanner. Button manager for features such as scan, scan to E-mail, copy, etc||No|
|LXBRKsk||?||LXBRKsk.exe||Lexmark printer related. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|lxbtmon.exe||N||lxbtmon.exe||Lexmark 5200 Series printer device monitor||No|
|lxbumon.exe||U||lxbumon.exe||Lexmark 6200 Series printer device monitor||No|
|lxbxmon.exe||U||lxbxmon.exe||Lexmark 7100 Series printer device monitor||No|
|lxbymon.exe||U||lxbymon.exe||Lexmark P910 Series printer device monitor||No|
|lxccmon.exe||U||lxccmon.exe||Lexmark 3300 Series printer device monitor||No|
|lxcdmon.exe||N||lxcdmon.exe||Lexmark 6300 Series printer device monitor||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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