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?|
|MXOBG||U||MXOALDR.EXE||Maxtor includes a driver to bypass the Windows certified drivers check just when it detects an external drive. MXOaldr.exe is installed with the new driver and if disabled the button on a Maxtor OneTouch External Store no longer functions||No|
|mxomssmenu||U||maxmenumgr.exe||Status manager for the Maxtor (now Seagate) OneTouch range of external hard drives. It monitors your PC to see if you have connected any supported drives to lauch the backup utility||No|
|MxRunner||U||MxRunner.exe||EasyUninstall from Aladdin Systems (formerly by Ontrack)||No|
|Mxvgautil||U||Mxvgautil.EXE||Utility for a USB to VGA converter from MCT Corp||No|
|My Agent||X||msagent.exe||Added by the NEGASMS.A TROJAN!||No|
|My Kazaa Gold||X||MyGoldKazaa.exe||My Kazaa Gold - regarded as a scam by McAfee SiteAdvisor as you're paying for something which available for free elsewhere||No|
|My Security Engine||X||MS[random characters].exe||My Security Engine rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|My Security Shield||X||M[random characters].exe||My Security Shield rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|My Security Wall||X||MS[random characters].exe||My Security Wall rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|My Supervisor||X||MSup1bf7.exe||My Supervisor rogue system suite - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|My Web Search Bar||X||MWSBAR.DLL||MyWay - an IE Browser Helper Object used by adware WebSearch to add an IE toolbar to provide search features, and hijack browser search requests to its controlling servers run by MyWay||No|
|My Web Search Bar Search Scope Monitor||X||m3SrchMn.exe||MyWebSearch parasite||No|
|My Web Search Community Tools||X||m3IMPipe.exe||MyWebSearch parasite||No|
|My-disgo||U||MyKey disgo.exe||Related to disgo pro. Program will synchronize data||No|
|myagttry||U||myagttry.exe||System tray notification for the now obsolete McAfee VirusScan ASaP online anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businesses. Not required to be protected but you lose notifications||No|
|MyCIO Agent Service||Y||myagtsvc.exe||Part of the now obsolete McAfee VirusScan ASaP online anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businesses. Starts via a registry "RunServices" key on Windows 98/Me and as a service on Windows NT/2K/XP||No|
|myCIO.com ASaP||U||myagttry.exe||System tray notification for the now obsolete McAfee VirusScan ASaP online anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businesses. Not required to be protected but you lose notifications||No|
|myCleanerPC||X||myCleanerPC.exe||MyCleanerPC rogue spyware remover - not recommended||No|
|mycleanS||X||mycleanU.exe||MyClean rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|MyCometCursor||X||MYCOME~1.EXE||Comet Cursor adware||No|
|MyEmoticons||U||MYEMOTICONS.EXE||MyEmoticons from Persona Ltd - add icons (emoticons) to your E-mail||No|
|MyFastAccess||X||myfastupdate.exe||My-Fast-Access toolbar updater||No|
|MyIE.exe||U||MyIE.exe||MyIE2/Maxthon browser related||No|
|MyPcSecure||X||MyPcSecure.exe||MyPcSecure rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID family||No|
|MyPopupKiller||U||mpk.exe||MyPopupKiller - popup killer||No|
|myPrintMileage||N||mpm.exe||myPrintMileage HP printer monitoring utility for the Deskjet 450 that allows you to "forecast printer usage and to plan the purchase of supplies" and "generate reports showing usage data, cost per page, or cost per job for a specific time period using print accounting"||No|
|myPrintMileage HPWT Agent||N||mpm.exe||myPrintMileage HP printer monitoring utility for the Business Inkjet 1000 that allows you to "forecast printer usage and to plan the purchase of supplies" and "generate reports showing usage data, cost per page, or cost per job for a specific time period using print accounting"||No|
|MyRegistryCleaner||U||MyRegistryCleaner.exe||MyRegistryCleaner from PCSecurityShield - who's reputation is poor||No|
|Mysee Alert||X||Mysee Alert.exe||MySee Alert adware||No|
|mySI||U||mySI.exe||Sports Illustrated's MySI desktop download (by MercurySports Network) for streaming information on NFL football teams - including news, photography, player information and a real-time ticker. No longer supported||No|
|mySISvc||U||mySI.exe||Sports Illustrated's MySI desktop download (by MercurySports Network) for streaming information on NFL football teams - including news, photography, player information and a real-time ticker. No longer supported||No|
|MySLScan||X||msvc32.exe||Added by the FORBOT-EH WORM!||No|
|MySpaceIM||N||MySpaceIM.exe||MySpaceIM internet messenger||No|
|mysvcig38||X||mysvcc.exe||Added by the RBOT-FOU WORM!||No|
|MyTam||X||MyTam.exe||Covert Sys Exec malware variant||No|
|MytekSystrayExePath||U||MyTekSystray.exe||MyTek system tray - web site providing computer tech support in Australia||No|
|MyTotalSearch Email Plugin||X||mtsoemon.exe||MyTotalSearchBar adware||No|
|MyVirt.exe||X||MyVirt.exe||Added by the REMADM-C TROJAN!||No|
|MyWebSearch Email Plugin||X||mwsoemon.exe||MyWebSearch parasite||No|
|My_Heart||X||My_Heart.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-AD WORM!||No|
|My_Love||X||My_Love.exe||Added by the BANKER.ETK TROJAN!||No|
|Name Server||X||mswins.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|NAV Auto Protect||X||msfwe1.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|NAV Auto Protect||X||mcafee32.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|NBInstall||X||MBDownloader_876919.exe||Added by the MIRAR_D TROJAN!||No|
|Nero PhotoShow Media Manager||N||mssysmgr.exe||Nero rebranded version of Simple Star's PhotoShow photo editing and organizing software, makes it easy to send and share digital photos||No|
|NeroFileCheck||X||msjavam32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.AKM WORM!||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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