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?|
|ctfmoon||X||microsoftconfigurator.exe||Added by the DELF-ALS TROJAN!||No|
|Current32||X||msnpla.exe||Added by the SDBOT-DIS WORM!||No|
|data||X||msngs.exe||Added by the RBOT-ADQ WORM!||No|
|Dcom System Patch||X||Microsoft.exe||Added by the RANDEX.MS WORM!||No|
|Default||X||mtask.vbe||Added by the ALLEM WORM!||No|
|default||U||mskbw.exe||PC Surveillance PRO surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|DelayLoad||X||msprint.exe||Added by a variant of the Win32.Agent.ryo malware - see here||No|
|DellTouch||U||MMKeybd.exe||Dell multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the additional keys||No|
|Device Configuration Loader||X||msdvc32.exe||Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!||No|
|DialNet||X||mxt32.exe||Adult content dialler||No|
|DiskCheck||X||msdarkend.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|DNS||X||mc-58-12-0000080.exe||Shorty adware - also detected as the AGENT.FD TROJAN!||No|
|DNS||X||mc-58-12-0000093.exe||Shorty adware - also detected as the AGENT.FD TROJAN!||No|
|DNS||X||mc-110-12-0000079.exe||Shorty adware - also detected as the AGENT.FD TROJAN!||No|
|DNS||X||mc-58-12-0000120.exe||Shorty adware - also detected as the AGENT.FD TROJAN!||No|
|DNS||X||mc-58-12-0000140.exe||Shorty adware - also detected as the AGENT.FD TROJAN!||No|
|Doggy Style||X||MsPMSPSd.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AAP WORM!||No|
|Dontworry||X||mysaym.exe||Added by the SDBOT-RC WORM!||No|
|DRam prosessor||X||msupdate.exe||Added by the DELF-FAW TROJAN!||No|
|DrCache||X||MSTDC.EXE||Added by the BDOOR-JM BACKDOOR!||No|
|DriveSystem||X||maxpaynowti1.exe||Added by the TIBS.AZT TROJAN!||No|
|DsmSer||X||msmpatch.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!||No|
|dxdiag diagnose||X||msidxdia.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|EleFunAnimatedWallpaper||U||Midnight Fire.exe||Midnight Fire animated wallpaper from||No|
|EleFunAnimatedWallpaper||U||Mystery Forest.exe||Mystery Forest animated wallpaper from||No|
|EmailScan||Y||mcvsescn.exe||Related to McAfee AntiVirus suite - used to automatically scan incoming e-mails||No|
|ENCMONITOR||N||monitor.exe||The Encompass Monitor. This program is the Connect Direct Program. It is more trouble than it is worth and few use it||No|
|eRecoveryService||U||Monitor.exe||Part of Acer Empowering Technology. "Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer, and also acts as a versatile standalone backup and recovery manager"||No|
|ethernet||X||msnger.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|ethernet||X||msftp.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BXJ WORM!||No|
|EW Message Server||U||msg32.exe||Conexant (older versions are Brooktree) Wavestream Message Server - associated with Conexant based audio devices||No|
|Explorer||X||msrstart.exe||Added by the SOPICLICK TROJAN!||No|
|explorer||X||main.vbe||Added by the SHUSH-A WORM!||No|
|feelalright||X||mirc.exe||Added by the IRCFLOOD-M WORM!||No|
|file indexing service||?||msfindfile.exe||New version of MS FindFast and still a resource hog?||No|
|File0_0||X||MD1.exe||Added by the DLOADER-OR TROJAN!||No|
|Firewall Policy||X||MidiDef32.exe||Added by the PIEBOT-A TROJAN!||No|
|Firewall Updater||X||msnupdateit.exe||Added by the RBOT-AAQ WORM!||No|
|Fix-it||Y||mxtask.exe||Part of Ontrack's Fix-it Utilities Suite. Loads a System Tray icon that lets you access the full program. Needed if you run the crash guard, intellicluster, anti-virus, or autoupdater. Otherwise not required||No|
|Fix-it AV||Y||memcheck.exe||Part of Ontrack's Fix-it Utilities Suite anti-virus. Performs a quick check of memory for signs of any virus. Exits afterward and returns all resources used in one user's experience. Not required but could be left without a drain on resources||No|
|fjdslssdfd||X||mat2.exe||Added by the SLAPEW.C TROJAN!||No|
|FKS v2.0||X||msngr.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|FLMBROWSERMOUSE||U||mouse32A.exe||Mouse utility for a Trust brand (and possibly others) mouse. If you disable this entry you will not be able to use any of the non-standard functions of the mouse||No|
|FLMK08KB||U||MMKEYBD.EXE||Multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the additional keys||No|
|FLMLABTECMOUSE||U||mouse32A.exe||Mouse utility for a Labtec brand (and possibly others) mouse. If you disable this entry you will not be able to use any of the non-standard functions of the mouse||No|
|FLMMEDIONMOUSE||U||mouse32a.exe||Mouse utility for a Medion branded Fellowes mouse||No|
|FLMOFFICE4DMOUSE||U||moffice.exe||Mouse utility for a Labtec brand (and possibly others) mouse. If you disable this entry you will not be able to use any of the non-standard functions of the mouse||No|
|FLMOFFICE4DMOUSE||U||mouse32a.exe||Mouse utility for a Micro Innovations brand (and possibly others) mouse. If you disable this entry you will not be able to use any of the non-standard functions of the mouse||No|
|FLMTRUSTMOUSE||U||mouse32a.exe||Mouse utility for a Trust brand (and possibly others) mouse. If you disable this entry you will not be able to use any of the non-standard functions of the mouse||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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