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?|
|FP Loader||Y||loadfp.exe||FoolProof Security - PC security software from SmartStuff||No|
|freestyle||X||lockx.exe||Added by the RBOT-ATH WORM!||No|
|freexstyle||X||lockbar.exe||Added by the LOXBOT.D WORM!||No|
|freexstyle||X||lockbr.exe||Added by the LOXBOT.C WORM!||No|
|FriendlyType||X||lsass.exe||Added by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Generic Host Process||X||lsassw.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-N WORM!||No|
|Generic Host Process for Win32 Services||X||lspsvc.exe||Added by the MUMU.C WORM!||No|
|Generic Host Service||X||lshost.exe||Added by the RBOT.LU WORM!||No|
|Help||X||lshost.exe||Identified as a variant of the Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Delf.aro malware||No|
|HomeCentre WakeUp||?||LGWAKEUP.EXE||Associated with the no longer supported Xerox HomeCentre printer/scanner||No|
|HSLAB Logger||U||logger.exe||HSLABLogger logs user activity and Internet activity. The gathered information can be sent to a predetermined email address. If you didn't install this yourself uninstall it||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.be||X||LienVandeKelder.exe||Added by the MYTOB-AZ WORM!||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.be||X||Lien Van de Kelder.exe||Added by the MYTOB-AP WORM and variants!||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.be||X||Lien Vande Kelder.exe||Added by the MYTOB-AQ WORM!||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.be||X||Lien vd Kelder.exe||Added by the MYTOB-M WORM!||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.be||X||Lien.exe||Added by the MYTOB-CZ WORM!||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.be||X||Lientjeuh.exe||Added by the MYTOB-P WORM!||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.be||X||LienVdK.exe||Added by the MYTOB-U WORM!||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.com||X||Lien Van de Kelder.exe||Added by the MYTOB-EQ WORM!||No|
|http://www.lienvandekelder.com/||X||LienVandeKelder.exe||Added by the MYTOB-EO WORM!||No|
|ilasss||X||lsass.exe||Added by the INJECT-GZ TROJAN! Note - the legitimate lsass.exe process should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|IMAPI||X||load.exe||Added by the DOWNDEL-A TROJAN!||No|
|Instant Access||X||linewsrv.exe||InstantAccess premium rate adult content dialer variant||No|
|internet||X||lsass.exe||Added by the DSPY-A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Internet Explore Microsoft||X||lEXPLORE.EXE||Added by the RBOT-AOF 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 Explorer||No|
|Internet Explorer Updater||X||lexbac.exe||Added by the DOWNLOAD TROJAN!||No|
|Inventory Scan||U||LDISCN32.EXE||LANDesk® Management Suite software component||No|
|IPClear||X||launcher.exe IpClearUp.exe||IPClear rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Both files are located in %ProgramFiles%\IPClear||No|
|ISDN Monitor||N||Linksts.exe||Tray icon which gets installed when you install the drivers for Asuscom internal ISDN modem cards (or rebadged Asuscom ISDN cards, such as MRi). This icon enables you to monitor or configure your ISDN card. Once you have configured your ISDN card correctly, you will never need to use this icon||No|
|kell||X||liser.exe||Added by the AGENT.AUTP TROJAN!||No|
|KernellApps||X||lexplore.exe||Added by the BANCBAN-BS TROJAN! Note - the executable is spelt with a lower case "L" rather than an lower or upper case "i" which is the case with Internet Explorer||No|
|Keyboard||X||lsass.exe||Added by the AGENT.US 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 %CommonAppData%\Fearghus||No|
|Keyboard Logger||U||Logger.exe||Keyboard Logger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|KK Loader||U||loadkk.exe||KeyKey XP Professional from KeyKey.com. "Monitor Instant Messages, Chats, Emails, Web Site URLs, Passwords, Computer Programs, Start Up and Shut Down time and much more completely undetected to the user."||No|
|kv3000||X||lover.vbe||Added by the ZSYANG.B WORM!||No|
|L4r1$$a||X||L4r1$$a.pif||Added by the ASSIRAL-C WORM!||No|
|LaCie Backup||U||LaCieBackup.exe||LaCie '1-Click' backup software for their range of mobile hard drives||No|
|laltin||X||L90112201.Stub.exe||Delfin Media Viewer adware related||No|
|Lan||X||Lan.exe||Added by the DELF-IT TROJAN!||No|
|LAN Driver||X||landriver32.exe||Added by the RBOT.BT WORM!||No|
|LANDeskInventoryClient||U||LDIScn32.exe||LANDesk® Management Suite software component||No|
|Language||N||Language.exe||Part of CyberLink's PowerDVD Blu-ray and DVD player. Detects the Windows language version at startup and changes some of the language settings in PowerDVD accordingly. Although it unloads after running, unless the PC has multi-national users then leave it disabled||Yes|
|Language Application||N||Language.exe||Part of CyberLink's PowerDVD Blu-ray and DVD player. Detects the Windows language version at startup and changes some of the language settings in PowerDVD accordingly. Although it unloads after running, unless the PC has multi-national users then leave it disabled||Yes|
|LanGuard||X||languard.exe||Adware downloader - also detected as the SECONDT-C TROJAN!||No|
|lanmanwrk.exe||X||lanmanwrk.exe||Added by the AGENT.AIA TROJAN!||No|
|LANMessage Pro||U||LANMES~1.exe||LANMessage Pro - "a powerful tool for communicating with other people on your office/home network"||No|
|LanSpeed2||U||LanSpeed2.exe||Monitors any traffic that is using a LAN adapter (Ethernet or Token ring network card)||No|
|LaoKey||U||LaoKey.exe||Lao Script for Windows (LSWin) is an extension to the Windows operating system to allow Lao language to be used with many different Windows-based applications||No|
|LapLink scheduler||U||Llsched.exe||Utility that automatically performs file transfers as unattended background operations||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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