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?
CHotKeyUmhotkey.exeEnables special keys on Chicony keyboards. Special combinations include Internet, E-mail, vol+, vol-, mute, etc. Only required for extended featuresNo
CHotKeyUMK9805.EXEEnables special keys on Chicony keyboards. Special combinations include Internet, E-mail, vol+, vol-, mute, etc. Only required for extended featuresNo
CiaBackdoorXmsldr.comAdded by a VIRUS!No
ClassesXMSTAR2.EXE"Switch" premium rate adult content dialler variantNo
ClassesXmstart.exe"Switch" premium rate adult content dialler variantNo
Client for Microsoft NetworksXmsclient32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-BXQ WORM!No
ClientMan1Xmscman.exeClientMan parasite variant No
ClreXmmdc.exeAdded by the PURSCAN-AI TROJAN!No
CLSIDXmsgplus.exeAdult content diallerNo
CLSIDXmsgplus.exePremium rate adult content dialer. Note - this is NOT the MSN Messenger 'MessengerPlus' extension No
Club-Internet_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for Club-Internet usersNo
CmpntXmainsv.exeAdded by the TOMPAI-C TROJAN!No
cmssSystemProcessXmcsmss.exeAdded by the PROXYSER-F TROJAN!No
COM ServiceXmscom32.comAdded by the BEASTY.H TROJAN!No
COM ServiceXmsynvr.comAdded by the BEASTY.G TROJAN!No
COM ServiceXmsjclh.comAdded by the BEASTY.E TROJAN!No
COM ServiceXmsdrce.comAdded by the BEASTY.I TROJAN!No
COM ServiceXmsflyx.comAdded by the BEASTDO-O TROJAN!No
COM ServiceXmskwda.comAdded by the AGENT-JIX TROJAN!No
COM ServiceXmspgcs.comAdded by the BEASTDOOR.DL BACKDOOR!No
Compaq Service DriversXmsnt.exeAdded by the SDBOT.CQL WORM!No
Compaq Service DriversXmsnsvc.exeAdded by the RBOT.BKT WORM!No
Compaq32 Service DriversXms32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BWH WORM!No
Compaq32 Service DriversXmsconfig32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ADC WORM!No
Compaq32 Service DriversXmsnt32.exeAdded by the RBOT.BVF WORM!No
Config Loader for Microsoft WindowsXmwincfg32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.BD WORM!No
ConfigurationXmsgfixs.exeAdded by the SDBOT-NN WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXmicrosoft.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.JB WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXmsgfix.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AUS or SDBOT.J or SDBOT-QG WORMS!No
Configuration LoaderXmsnss.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AUS WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXMSTasks.exeAdded by the SDBOT TROJAN!No
Configuration LoaderXmsgcfgsrv.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXmouse.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXmsg.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BT WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXmsnmsgr.exeAdded by the SDBOT-SO WORM! Note - this is not the valid MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) utility which is located in either %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger or %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger. This one is located in %System%No
Configuration LoaderXmservs.exeAdded by the SDBOT-NM WORM!No
Configuration LoaderXmsgfixy.exeAdded by the SLINBOT.QW BACKDOOR!No
Configuration LoaderXmsrun.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-Y WORM!No
Configuration ServicesXmswords.exeAdded by the SDBOT-YM WORM!No
CopyrightNmwcpyrt.exeDisplays copyright information on IBM ThinkPadsNo
Corel MEDIA FOLDERS INDEXER 8NMFindexer.exePart of CorelDraw bundles for indexing media files - similar to "fast find" in MS OfficeNo
Corel MEDIA FOLDERS INDEXER 8NMFINDE~1.EXEPart of CorelDraw bundles for indexing media files - similar to "fast find" in MS OfficeNo
Corel Photo DownloaderNMediaDetect.exeRelated to Corel Photo Album No
cplXmsgaol.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!No
cronosXMARCO!.SCRAdded by the OPASERV.G WORM!No
CSCRS Value CheckXMsPMSPSd.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
csrssXmsmsgs.exeAdded by the CHODE-J BACKDOOR! Note - this malware uses MSN Messenger (which is located in %Program Files%\Messenger) in the background to propogate itself No
ctfmonXmIRC.dllAdded by the DELBOT-E TROJAN!No
ctfmonXmsnmsgr.exeAdded by the BDOOR-JV BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the valid MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) utility which is located in either %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger or %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger. This one is located in %System%No
ctfmon.exeXmsupdate32.exeSpy Sheriff/SpywareNO malware, also detected as the SPYHOAX-A TROJAN, pretends to be a spyware remover! - file names spotted sofar include VXH8JKDQ2.EXE, NS6281400.so, CVXH8JKDQ2.EXE, down3.exe, sefe.exe, winstall.exe, and tool2.exeNo
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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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