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.

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?
LSASS DaemonXLSASSd.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
lsass serviceXlsass2.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
lsass16Xlsass16.exeAdded by the BANKER-BXX TROJAN!No
lsass2k UpdateXlsass2k.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
lsass32Xlsass32.exeAdded by the LYDRA-B TROJAN!No
lsass64BiT.exeXlsass64BiT.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CK WORM!No
lsassigXlsassig.exeAdded by the BANCOS-EC TROJAN!No
lsasssXlsasss.exeAdded by the GEEKMY-A TROJAN!No
lsasss.exeXlsasss.exeAdded by the SASSER.E WORM!No
lsburnwatcherYlsburnwatcher.exeHP 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 startingNo
LSBWatcherYlsburnwatcher.exeHP 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 startingNo
lsessXlsess.exeAdded by the SINNAKA.A WORM!No
lsmassXlsmass.exeAdded by the WALLOP-B TROJAN!No
lsmss.exeXlsmss.exeAdded by the PROXY-GG TROJAN!No
LSPFixULSPmonitor.exeeAcceleration 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" recommendationNo
LSPmonitorULSPmonitor.exeeAcceleration 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" recommendationNo
lssasXlssas.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.CEY WORM!No
Lssas Monitoring StartupXLSSAS.EXEAdded by the RBOT.XJ WORM!No
lssassXlssas.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.RL WORM!No
LSvrXLSvr.exePowerStrip foistware. Note - this is not the same as the video tweaking utility of the same name hereNo
LT DAEMONYltdaemon.exeActs as a data spooler for the DSL modem (similar to a cache). Do not uncheck if the DSL modem is being usedNo
LTCISIXltcisi.exeAdded by the DELBOT-AP WORM!No
LTCM ClientNltcmClient.exeLTCM 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 othersNo
LtcyCfgApplyULtcyCfg.exePCI Latency Tool - "Utility to set PCI Latency and possibly prevent game stutter or improve FPS" for older AGP/PCI graphics cardsNo
LTDMgrXLTDMgr.exePowerStrip foistware. Note - this is not the same as the video tweaking utility of the same name hereNo
LTM2Xlssas.exeAdded by a variant of the LITMUS TROJAN!No
LtMohULtmoh.exeModem On Hold utility - manages incoming/outgoing voice calls on a single phone line while being connected to the internetNo
LTMSGYltmsg.exeLucent 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 informationNo
LTSMMSGNLTSMMSG.exeLucent Tech. Soft Modem Messaging application - may be found on Fujitsu Lifebook, Acer and Sony Vaio notebooks, maybe others tooNo
LTWinModem1Yltmsg.exeLucent 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 informationNo
luacaiXluacai.exeAdded by the AUTOINF-AK WORM!No
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES ltmsgYltmsg.exeLucent 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 informationNo
LUGuardULUGuard.exePC-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 internetNo
lupXlup.exeAdded by the IRCBOT_GEN WORM! No
LusetupYLUSetup.exeSymantec LiveUpdate installer - required to install a new version of the application. Will only run once, and the entry is automatically deleted after a rebootNo
LWBMOUSEUlwbwheel.exeMouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver featuresNo
Lwinst Run ProfilerNlwtest.exeLogitech Wingman Profiler for the Logitech joysticks. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
lwjcjuti.exeXlwjcjuti.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-GTQ TROJAN!No
lxamsp32Ylxamsp32.exeLexmark Scan and Copy Control Program for the X63 (and maybe others) printer/scanner. Required for the scanner to workNo
LXbbmgr?LXbbmgr.exeLexmark printer button manager? Is it required?No
LXBLKsk?LXBLKsk.exeLexmark related. What does it do, and is it required?No
lxbmmon.exeUlxbmmon.exeLexmark 4200 Series printer device monitorNo
lxbrbmgrUlxbrbmgr.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, etcNo
LXBRKsk?LXBRKsk.exeLexmark printer related. What does it do and is it required? No
lxbtmon.exeNlxbtmon.exeLexmark 5200 Series printer device monitorNo
lxbumon.exeUlxbumon.exeLexmark 6200 Series printer device monitorNo
lxbxmon.exeUlxbxmon.exeLexmark 7100 Series printer device monitorNo
lxbymon.exeUlxbymon.exeLexmark P910 Series printer device monitorNo
lxccmon.exeUlxccmon.exeLexmark 3300 Series printer device monitorNo
lxcdmon.exeNlxcdmon.exeLexmark 6300 Series printer device monitorNo
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

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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Copyright

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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