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?
run=?LXBTppls.exeReportedly part of Lexmark printer software - what does it do and is it required?No
RUNGogoToolsXLaunchAdware.exeGoGoTools adware No
RUNLOADXl0ad.exePurityScan/Clickspring adwareNo
RUNLOUDXloud.exePurityScan/Clickspring adwareNo
RunnerXlsass.exe [trojan filename]Added by the DROWSY-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 %Windir%No
RunnerXlsass.exeAdded by the ADCLICK-AG 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 %Windir%No
SaveXlssas.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN! See hereNo
Screen GuardUlaunch.exePart of Access Denied security and privacy softwareNo
SDAutoLiveupdateULiveUpdateSD.exeSpyware Detector - spyware remover. Initially not recommended due to false positives but the later versions have since improved - see hereNo
SDMSSplash?launcher.exePart of HP's Smart Desktop Management System - "Preloaded on select business desktops, SDMS features automatic remote backup and disaster recovery via secure offsite storage and helps detect and remove PC security threats." Is this just the "splash" screen shown when the program lauches and is it therefore required?No
Security MechanicXlsascs.exeSecurity Mechanic rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Service CentreUlauncher.exeManagement tool for the Open Networks iConnect series of products - as used by Australian ISP's such as iiNet and HotkeyNo
Services AdministratorXlocalsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Services ControllerXlsassa.exeAdded by the CIADOOR.122 VIRUS!No
ServicesLoadXlsass.exeAdded by the DEARIS-A 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 %Windir%No
ShellRunXlexplore_.exeAdded by the MSNOPT-A TROJAN!No
ShellsplXlsas.exeAdded by the YALER-A TROJAN!No
SMS Application LauncherULAUNCH32.EXEMicrosoft Systems Management Server - used to manage computers on a network remotelyNo
SondBlasterXlsass.exeAdded by the PROSTI.AA BACKDOOR! 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%\MediaNo
SpeedUpMyPCUllauncher.exeLauncher for the SpeedUpMyPC system optimization tool from Uniblue Systems Limited - which "lets you monitor and control all your PC resources with easy, one click instructions. System settings, internet usage, disk clutter, RAM and CPU are all automatically scanned, cleaned and optimized for peak performance"Yes
Spooler SubSystem ApplicationXlocalsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Spy ProtectorXlsascs.exeSpy Protector rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Start Wingman ProfilerNlwtest.exeLogitech Wingman software required to operate Logitech joysticks and gamepads. Unless you're a hard-core gamer, it's best to leave it uncheckedNo
StartReplySystemXloadnewmessage.exeAdded by the HIDAGENT-B WORM!No
StartupOptionXloadsysdisk.exeAdded by the HIDAGENT-B WORM!No
stratasXlockx.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ADD WORM!No
strtasXlock1.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ADQ WORM!No
strtasXlockx.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AEB WORM!No
strtasXl074.exeAdded by the AGENT-II TROJAN!No
strtasXloc1.exeAdded by the RBOT-AZU TROJAN!No
strtasXlo71.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AGT WORM!No
suckXl0ad.exePurityScan adwareNo
svchostXlogon.exeAdded by the SLEGON WORM!No
SysinoXlsess.exeAdded by the FORBOT-BF WORM!No
sysldtrayXld02.exeAdded by the KOOBFACE.BG WORM!No
sysldtrayXld03.exeAdded by the KOOBFACE.CA WORM!No
sysldtrayXld11.exeAdded by the KOOBFACE.JG WORM!No
sysLDtrayXld08.exeAdded by the AGENT-JSV TROJAN!No
sysldtrayXld09.exeAdded by the AGENT-KFI TROJAN!No
sysldtrayXld10.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-UD TROJAN!No
sysldtrayXld12.exeAdded by the KOOBFACE.V WORM!No
sysldtrayXld01.exeAdded by the KOOBFACE.I WORM!No
sysldtrayXld15.exeAdded by the AGENT-LNH TROJAN!No
sysldtrayXld04.exeAdded by the KOOBFACE WORM!No
sysldtrayXld06.exeAdded by the KOOBFACE WORM!No
sysldtrayXld07.exeAdded by the KOOBFACE WORM!No
sysldtrayXld14.exeAdded by the VIRUT.CE VIRUS!No
sysldtrayXld16.exeAdded by the AGENT-MMO TROJAN!No
SysqqXLSESS.exeAdded by the FORBOT-BF WORM!No
SysService32Xln32k.dllAdded by the KINDAL VIRUS!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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