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?|
|RandomWin32||X||mgnwin32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-DV WORM!||No|
|RavTime||X||Mstray.exe||Added by the WUKILL.A WORM!||No|
|RCAutoLiveUpdate||X||MaxLURC.exe||Max Registry Cleaner rogue registry cleaner - not recommended, removal instructions here. The homepage for the tool has a poor reputation||No|
|RCSystemTray||X||MaxRCSystemTray.exe||Max Registry Cleaner rogue registry cleaner - not recommended, removal instructions here. The homepage for the tool has a poor reputation||No|
|realone_nt2003||X||moniker.exe||Added by the SNONE.A WORM!||No|
|RealPlayer Ath Check||X||mathchk.exe||Added by the MYDOOM-AJ WORM!||No|
|RealPlayer2||N||MsgCenterExe||RealNetworks RealPlayer related - disabling this application will not affect Real Player in any way||No|
|Realtime Audio Engine||U||mmrtkrnl.exe||Associated with ALCATech BPM Studio||No|
|RecycleSTR||X||msreg32.exe||Added by the RBOT-TC WORM!||No|
|Registration Service||X||msvdm6.exe||Added by the SDBOT-HE TROJAN!||No|
|Registry Value Name Start||X||MsPMSPSa.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|RegistryMonitor1||X||mljul1.exe||Added by the SPAMBOT TROJAN!||No|
|RegRun||X||mActiveX.exe||Adware downloader - also detected as a variant of the LOWZONES.BW or AGENT.RD TROJANS!||No|
|RegSvr32||X||msmsgs.exe||Added by the ZLOB.B TROJAN! 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%\Messenger||No|
|Remote Desktop Computing||U||marspc.exe||Marspc Remote Desktop Computing||No|
|Remote Procedure Calls||X||mswinrpc.exe||Added by the RBOT.KJ WORM!||No|
|Remote Procedure Calls||X||mswinc.exe||Added by the RBOT-IT WORM!||No|
|Remote Services Manager||X||msrmsvc.exe||Added by the SLENFBOT.AJ WORM!||No|
|Required Service Drivers||X||micront.exe||Added by the RBOT-ABD WORM!||No|
|Resolution Assistant||U||matcli.exe||Dell Resolution Assistant. "matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, state, etc and gets written to a log file". Resolution Assistant is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck Resolution Assistant and then run Help and Support it will add another Resolution Assistant in the startup menu. If you remove the Resolution Assistant in the add/remove program some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decide||No|
|rmmon||N||mprmmon.exe||Resource Monitor for the now defunct Chromatic Research MPact2 3DVD graphics card||No|
|rollbk||X||msmpatch.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!||No|
|romahere||X||matrixhere.exe||SuperSpider hijacker - a CoolWebSearch parasite variant||No|
|Roxio Engine||?||MSMNGR32.EXE||Not believed to be a valid Roxio program - more likely a variant on the WOMANIZ.A TROJAN!||No|
|RPC||X||MSschost.exe||Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!||No|
|RPC DCOM Vulnerability Patch||X||msgfix.exe||Added by the RBOT.S WORM!||No|
|RPCserv32g||X||MSDEFR.EXE||Added by the BOBAX.AD WORM!||No|
|run||X||mexica.exe||Added by the AUTORUN.AEV WORM!||No|
|Run||X||Manager.exe||Added by the DELF.EUN TROJAN! The file is found in %AppData%\Roaming\Adobe - see the link for more information||No|
|Run Msn Messenger||X||msnmgr.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.HA WORM!||No|
|run=||X||mouse_configurator.win||Added by the GAGGLE.E WORM!||No|
|run=||X||msoffice.exe||Added by the ADWARELOADER TROJAN! Note - do not confuse with the legitimate Microsoft Office file, which would typically be located in %Program Files%\Microsoft Office\Office||No|
|rundl332||X||math.exe ...pluged.exe||Added by the DOOMJUICE WORM!||No|
|rundll32||X||MSDTC.exe||Added by the STAP-E WORM!||No|
|Runmarc8mManager||U||marc8m95.exe||MARC Sound System Manager for the Marc 8 MIDI sound card - allows for easy adjustment of the settings||No|
|runner1||X||mrofinu.exe||Added by the AGENT.CZC TROJAN!||No|
|Salestart||X||mc.exe||Part of SecurePCCleaner, WinAnonymous and other members of the PCPrivacyTool rogue privacy tool and other members of this family. See here for more examples||No|
|Salestart||X||mav_startupmon.exe||Part of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|SBC Self Support Tool||U||matcli.exe||matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, county, etc and gets written to a log file. The SBC Self Support Tool is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck SBC and then run Help and Support it will add another SBC entry in the startup menu. If you remove this software in "add/remove programs" some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decide||No|
|scan||X||mscman.exe||ClientMan parasite variant||No|
|ScheduIr||X||msexploren.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Scheduler||X||MSMSGS.EXE||Added by the HOSTBANK-A TROJAN! Note - this particular msmsgs.exe file is located in %System%\Config and should not be mistaken for the MSN Messenger file of the same name which is located in %Program Files%\Messenger||No|
|Scheduler||X||msnexploren.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.B TROJAN!||No|
|SchedulingAgant||X||MMTASK.EXE||Added by the YAB.A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate MusicMatch Jukebox file which has the same filename and is normally located in %ProgramFiles%\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox. This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|SchedulingAgent||U||mstask.exe||MS Scheduling Agent in Win98/Me/2K - displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray that is only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting, ScanDisk, etc. Required if you have regularily scheduled events such as weekly virus scans. Located in %System% and loads via the HKLM\RunServices registry key||No|
|SchedulingAgent||U||mstinit.exe||MS Scheduling Agent in WinNT - displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray that is only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting, ScanDisk, etc. Required if you have regularily scheduled events such as weekly virus scans. Located in %System% and loads via the HKLM\Run registry key with "/firstlogon" appended. Can also appear in WinXP (based upon the number of examples in a Google search) and rarely in Win98/Me/2K but we haven't seen it||No|
|SchedulingAgent||X||mstask.exe||Added by unidentified MALWARE! Note - this is not the MS Scheduling Agent in Win98/Me/2K. This one also loads via the HKLM\RunServices registry key but is located in %System% on a WinXP machine - where a file of that name does not normally exist||No|
|SchedulingAgent||X||mstasks.exe||Added by the MSIC BACKDOOR!||No|
|sdfwfq||X||mxxcva.exe||Added by the SDBOT-QN WORM!||No|
|secboot||X||mszx23.exe||Added by a variant of the HAXDOOR.BC TROJAN!||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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