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?
MS lsass StartupXlsass135.exeAdded by the RBOT.WM WORM!No
MS Security Authority ServiceXlsass.exeAdded by the KALEL-B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
MSConfigXlssas.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.CEY WORM!No
msenngerXl4m3r.exeAdded by the PROGENT-AF TROJAN!No
MSNXlsass32.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN MessengerXlive.messenger.comAdded by the DELF.AOI BACKDOOR!No
Msnmsgr.exeXlsass.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-GWE 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 the root directory (i.e. C:\ or D:\)No
msservXlvsrev.exeAdded by the BROWMON-B TROJAN!No
msupdater25Xlsasser.exeAdded by the RBOT-ATS WORM!No
murphy shieldYlmgui.exeFirewall part of BitDefender virus scanner/firewallNo
MyPcBoanXlauncher.exe MyPcBoanUp.exeMyPcBoan rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Both files are located in %ProgramFiles%\MyPcBoanNo
NavAgent32Xlasvr32.exeAdded by the FEMOT.D WORM!No
NDIS AdapterXlsass2.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.CW WORM!No
NIHomeAMULiteClientAM.exeA managed web based internet security service that provides comprehensive & total protection for laptops/desktops - regardless of how, when or where they connect to the Internet. Made by Netintelligence LtdNo
Norton Personal FirewallXlah.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Norton UpdaterXlsa.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
NortonAntivirusXLSASS.exeAdded by the PEXMOR 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%\TempNo
NTmessageSystemXloadnewmessage.exeAdded by the HIDAGENT-B WORM!No
NT_AuthorityXlsass.exeAdded by the KUKOO-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 %AppData%No
NviDiaGTXlsass.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-DV 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 a ~A~m~B~u~R~a~D~u~L~ subfolderNo
NxvstXlsas.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.CD WORM!No
On CleanXlauncher.exe OnCleanUp.exeOn Clean rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Openwares LiveUpdateULiveUpdate.exeWeb-update utility as used by various types of software - see hereNo
Outlook Express ProtocolXlook.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACS WORM!No
Path?lide.exe??No
PBSystemXlauncher.exe PBSystem.exePCBoan rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Both files are located in %ProgramFiles%\PBSystemNo
pc-care3Xlauncher.exe pccare3up.exePcCare3 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Both files are located in %ProgramFiles%\pc-care3No
PcBoanNXlauncher.exe PcBoanNUp.exePcBoanN rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Both files are located in %ProgramFiles%\PcBoanNNo
pcdoumi2010Xlauncher.exe pcdoumi2010Up.exePCdoumi2010 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Both files are located in %ProgramFiles%\pcdoumi2010No
PCSuiteTrayApplicationNLAUNCH~1.EXESystem Tray access to Nokia PC Suite - which "is a free PC software product that allows you to connect your Nokia device to a PC and access mobile content as if the device and the PC were one." This allows you (amongst other options) to backup your devices contents to your PC, use it to connect to the internet, transfer files and synchronize contacts, etc. Available from the start menuNo
PhilipsLime?LimeAlive.exeAssociated with some Philips portable media players such as the GoGear. What does it do and is it required?No
PrimaLauncher?Launcher.exeAssociated with PrimaScan scanners. Is it required?No
PrintSpoolerUlass.exeWin-Spy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
profilerXliteout.exeAdded by the ZAPCHAS-G WORM!No
ProgXlsass.exeAdded by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
PSQLLauncherYlauncher.exeProtector Suite and Protector Suite QL fingerprint recognition software from UPEK, Inc. As used by IBM/Lenovo (and possibly others) on some of their laptopsNo
q36i36OXlms2cenu.exeAdded by the SECONDTHOUGHT VIRUS!No
QuickzipXLs.exeMsConnect browser hijacker and diallerNo
QuickZipXlu.exeMsConnect browser hijacker and diallerNo
Reg Check?lpt.exeRelated to Supanet ISP software - what does it do and is it required?No
RegDoneExXlsass.exeAdded by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
RegMutexXlexplore_.exeAdded by the MSNOPT-A TROJAN!No
reg_keyXloader_name.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.Y or BEAGLE.Z or BEAGLE.AA WORMS!No
RIS2PostReboot?LaunchRIS2.exePart of the programming software for LEGO® Mindstorms robotic building system. What does it do and is it required?No
RsWinXlsass.exeAdded by the DELCANTI-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 a "12053" subfolderNo
RsWinXlsass.exeAdded by the SILLY.BR 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 a "4350" subfolderNo
RTHDBPLXlsass.exeAdded by the ROUTROBOT 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 %AppData%\SystemProcNo
Run Services as ApplicationXlocalsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
run32Xlsass.exeAdded by the MDROP-CQQ 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 C:\WinNo
run=Nlxdboxcp.exeLexmark DOS-Printing Control Program for the Lexmark 2050. Only required if you need to print from DOSNo
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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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