Startup Applications List

Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at 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? adware downloaderNo
lzmigrateXlzmigrate.exeAdded by the MDROP-CPA TROJAN!No
MadExeNLaunchRA.exePart of Dell Resolution Assistant - "a diagnostic program that allows you to contact Dell. When factory-installed by Dell, it allowed you to perform hardware and software diagnostics that provided alerts to potential problems and enabled real-time communication with Dell RA techs. You can now use RA only to contact Dell by e-mail"No
MailScan DispatcherYLaunch.exeMicroWorld MailScan Dispatcher splits each e-mail message into various components such as the header, body and attachment. Compressed formats (ZIP, ARJ, etc.) are scanned for viruses and cleanedNo
MicrosoftXlsass.ppfAdded by the RBOT-GAA WORM!No
Microsoft Authority ServiceXlsass.exeAdded by the KALEL-D WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
Microsoft Internet ExplorerXlEXPLORE.EXEAdded by the RBOT-AMM 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 ExplorerNo
Microsoft LAN32 ProtocolXlanXp.exeAdded by the RBOT-SS WORM!No
Microsoft Lmhosting ServiceXlmhosts.exeAdded by the RBOT-RC WORM!No
Microsoft Location FinderULocationFinder.exeMicrosoft Location Finder "is a client-side application that turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet or PC into a location determining device without the addition of any separate hardware"No
Microsoft Logon User InterfaceXlogonnui.exeAdded by the RBOT-BCC WORM!No
Microsoft Lsass ManagerXlsass.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
Microsoft ManagementXlmas.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CZ WORM!No
Microsoft Management ConsoleXlssas.exeEasySearch adwareNo
Microsoft Management ConsoleXlssas1.exeAdded by the DLOADR-AWD TROJAN!No
Microsoft OfficeXlserv.exeAdded by the SDBOT.MH WORM!No
Microsoft Router ManagerXlinksys.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft Security Monitor ProcessXlsas.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Microsoft Security Monitor ProcessXlindicracker.exeAdded by the BIFROSE.GR BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Server ApplacationsXlsasss.exeAdded by the RBOT-AQQ WORM!No
microsoft server baseXlass.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft ServicesXlsserv.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
Microsoft ServicesXlssrv.exeAdded by the RBOT.CW WORM!No
Microsoft ServicesXlsrv.exeAdded by the RBOT-BK WORM!No
Microsoft Setup InitializazionXlocalhost.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft System CheckupXlibsysmgr.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CAF WORM!No
Microsoft System CheckupXlibsys32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ACK WORM!No
Microsoft UpdateXlsac.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.XW WORM!No
Microsoft UpdateXlivemessenger.comAdded by the ADLOAD-LN TROJAN!No
Microsoft Update MachineXlinux.exeAdded by the RBOT-IM WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXlmrss.exeAdded by the RBOT-DY WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXLANWAKE.EXEAdded by the RBOT-QZ WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXlsasse.exeAdded by the RBOT-DI WORM!No
Microsoft Update v2.6Xlxxex.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft UPDATER32Xlsass.exeAdded by the RANDEX.AR WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Lsass.exe system file should normally NOT figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
Microsoft Windows Update XP64XLcuninst.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Windows updaterDXlog32zx.exeAdded by the MYDOOM.W WORM!No
Microsoftf DDEs ControlXlxes.exeAdded by the RBOT.BOF WORM!No
MicrosoftkeysdsXlass32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
microsoftm eegs cuntrolXloor.pifAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsofts ServiceXlcsrv16.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsofts UpdatesXlsasss.exeAdded by the RBOT-AEX WORM!No
MicrosoftSourceSafeXlsass.exeAdded by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
Micrsoft CFG 32Xlrbzus32.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
mloadXlxmstart.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
ModemXlocatesvc.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
MovieMXlmovie.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.DS WORM!No
mpLockDriveYLockDrive.exeLockDrive from i8 Technologies makes selected folders and drives read only and can be used to prevent users downloading or copying data to portable drives and memory sticks - i.e., USB, Firewire, SATA, ZIP, etcNo
MS Config v13Xlrbz32.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AOL WORM!No
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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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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