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?
MSN ServiceXmsnsvc.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.EG WORM!No
MSN Service!Xmsnservice.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! See hereNo
MSN ServicerXmsnsrv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
MSN ServicerXmsnservicer.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.PQ WORM!No
MSN ServicesXmsnserv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN ServicesXmsnservice.exeAdded by the IMPARD-A TROJAN!No
MSN SettingsXmsnsettings.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AWH BACKDOOR!No
MSN Settings ManagerXmsnsetmg.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See hereNo
MSN SetupXMSN.msnAdded by the JAMBU WORM!No
MSN SoftwareXmsnsoftware.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AWD BACKDOOR!No
MSN StartXmsnmsgr7.exeAdded by the RBOT-PH WORM!No
Msn StartupXmsnstartup.exeAdded by the ARBOT.AA WORM!No
MSN Tray MonitorXmsnmsgr.exeAdded by the SDBOT.FKX 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%\inetsrvNo
MSN UpdateXmscon.exeAdded by the RBOT-QA WORM!No
MSN UpdateXmsn32.exeAdded by the RBOT.AHN WORM!No
MSN Update CfgXmsnupdbt.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See hereNo
MSN Update ClientXmsnupdater.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
MSN Update ClientXmsnupdcli.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Msn Update Manager (Sp2)XMSMSGS.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT-NL WORM! Note - this particular msmsgs.exe file is located in %System% and should not be mistaken for the MSN Messenger file of the same name which is located in %Program Files%\MessengerNo
MSN Update ServiceXmsnupdsv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN UpdaterXmsnms.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CG WORM!No
Msn UpdaterXmsnplugins.exeAdded by the RBOT-HS WORM!No
MSN UpdatingXmsnupdate.exeAdded by the QHOST.AEI TROJAN!No
msn upddateXmesenger.exeAdded by the RBOT-AVZ WORM!No
MSN UserXmymsnusr.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AVD BACKDOOR!No
MSN User ServerXmsnserver.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN User Server!Xmsnservices.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN User ServiceXmsnsvc.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.NS WORM!No
MSN User Service!Xmsnserv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN User ServicesXmsnuserv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN User SvcXmsnusnsvc.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AVV BACKDOOR!No
MSN Video EnhancedUMSNVE.exe"MSN Video Enhanced can play videos that have dramatically improved video quality and sound. It can play the latest high-quality videos at the best possible quality." No longer appears to existNo
MSN Webcam RecorderNml20gui.exe"MSN Webcam Recorder is a tool that allows you to record video streamed to and from your computer by MSN Messenger's Webcam Feature"No
MSN32 X ServiceXMSN32x.EXEAdded by an unidentified WORM!No
MSN8m StartupXmsn8m.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
msnappauNmsnappau.exeUpdater for the MSN toolbar that can be downloaded onto IE. Calls home every day or so to "update" the toolbarNo
MsnarratorXmsnarrator.exeAdded by the NARAT.A TROJAN! - also identified as MPGCOM Toolbar adwareNo
MSNavWHXMSWkwrH.exeAdded by the ANAV-A WORM!No
msndrvsysXmsndrvsys.exeAdded by the BROGGER-D TROJAN!No
MSNETXmsnet.exeAdded by the BOA WORM!No
MsnExplorerXMSEXPLOREN.EXEAdded by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR!No
MsnExplorerXmsnexploren.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.B TROJAN!No
MsnFixer?msnfixjs.jsLocated in the HPbinmsnfix directory of a HP PCNo
MSNGrabberXMSNgrabber.exeAdded by the ENVID.A WORM!No
msngta32Xmsngta32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
MSNIANMSNIASVC.EXEAdded with MSN version 9. Resets certain internet settings upon bootup and can't be disabled via MSCONFIGNo
msnload32.exeXmsnload32.exeAdded by the BANCOS.M TROJAN!No
MSNMESENGERXMain.exeAdded by the PRORAT TROJAN!No
msnmessengerXmsnmessenger.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-KJ TROJAN!No
MsnMessengerSvcXmsnmsgr.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT 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
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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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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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