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?|
|run=||?||LXBTppls.exe||Reportedly part of Lexmark printer software - what does it do and is it required?||No|
|Runner||X||lsass.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|
|Runner||X||lsass.exe||Added 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|
|Save||X||lssas.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN! See here||No|
|Screen Guard||U||launch.exe||Part of Access Denied security and privacy software||No|
|SDAutoLiveupdate||U||LiveUpdateSD.exe||Spyware Detector - spyware remover. Initially not recommended due to false positives but the later versions have since improved - see here||No|
|SDMSSplash||?||launcher.exe||Part 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 Mechanic||X||lsascs.exe||Security Mechanic rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Service Centre||U||launcher.exe||Management tool for the Open Networks iConnect series of products - as used by Australian ISP's such as iiNet and Hotkey||No|
|Services Administrator||X||localsvc.exe||Added by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!||No|
|Services Controller||X||lsassa.exe||Added by the CIADOOR.122 VIRUS!||No|
|ServicesLoad||X||lsass.exe||Added 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|
|ShellRun||X||lexplore_.exe||Added by the MSNOPT-A TROJAN!||No|
|Shellspl||X||lsas.exe||Added by the YALER-A TROJAN!||No|
|SMS Application Launcher||U||LAUNCH32.EXE||Microsoft Systems Management Server - used to manage computers on a network remotely||No|
|SondBlaster||X||lsass.exe||Added 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%\Media||No|
|SpeedUpMyPC||U||llauncher.exe||Launcher 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 Application||X||localsvc.exe||Added by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!||No|
|Spy Protector||X||lsascs.exe||Spy Protector rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Start Wingman Profiler||N||lwtest.exe||Logitech Wingman software required to operate Logitech joysticks and gamepads. Unless you're a hard-core gamer, it's best to leave it unchecked||No|
|StartReplySystem||X||loadnewmessage.exe||Added by the HIDAGENT-B WORM!||No|
|StartupOption||X||loadsysdisk.exe||Added by the HIDAGENT-B WORM!||No|
|stratas||X||lockx.exe||Added by the SDBOT-ADD WORM!||No|
|strtas||X||lock1.exe||Added by the SDBOT-ADQ WORM!||No|
|strtas||X||lockx.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AEB WORM!||No|
|strtas||X||l074.exe||Added by the AGENT-II TROJAN!||No|
|strtas||X||loc1.exe||Added by the RBOT-AZU TROJAN!||No|
|strtas||X||lo71.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AGT WORM!||No|
|svchost||X||logon.exe||Added by the SLEGON WORM!||No|
|Sysino||X||lsess.exe||Added by the FORBOT-BF WORM!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld02.exe||Added by the KOOBFACE.BG WORM!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld03.exe||Added by the KOOBFACE.CA WORM!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld11.exe||Added by the KOOBFACE.JG WORM!||No|
|sysLDtray||X||ld08.exe||Added by the AGENT-JSV TROJAN!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld09.exe||Added by the AGENT-KFI TROJAN!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld10.exe||Added by the FAKEAV-UD TROJAN!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld12.exe||Added by the KOOBFACE.V WORM!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld01.exe||Added by the KOOBFACE.I WORM!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld15.exe||Added by the AGENT-LNH TROJAN!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld04.exe||Added by the KOOBFACE WORM!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld06.exe||Added by the KOOBFACE WORM!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld07.exe||Added by the KOOBFACE WORM!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld14.exe||Added by the VIRUT.CE VIRUS!||No|
|sysldtray||X||ld16.exe||Added by the AGENT-MMO TROJAN!||No|
|Sysqq||X||LSESS.exe||Added by the FORBOT-BF WORM!||No|
|SysService32||X||ln32k.dll||Added by the KINDAL VIRUS!||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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