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?|
|SecureLogin||X||Mslg32.exe||Added by the REDZED WORM!||No|
|secures23||X||mssecure.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-ABY WORM!||No|
|Security Agent Manager||X||mssams.exe||Added by the RBOT-SV WORM!||No|
|Security Patches||X||msnkn.exe||Added by the RBOT.WW WORM!||No|
|serpe||X||msmbw.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.A WORM!||No|
|Service Drivers||X||msnpg.exe||Added by the RBOT.BMD WORM!||No|
|Service Drivers||X||MSNMEssenger.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Service Monitor||X||msnfilen.exe||Added by the RBOT-ALE WORM!||No|
|Service Monitor||X||msnserve.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.YQW WORM!||No|
|Services||X||mshost.exe||Added by the LANFILT-J TROJAN!||No|
|services32||X||mc-110-12-0000079.exe||Added by the TrojanDownloader.Agent.rv TROJAN!||No|
|services32||X||mc-58-12-0000120.exe||"Shorty" adware - also detected as the AGENT.FD TROJAN!||No|
|services32||X||mc-58-12-0000140.exe||"Shorty" adware - also detected as the AGENT.FD TROJAN!||No|
|SetDefaultMIDI||?||MIDIDef.exe||Related to a Soundblaster Audigy soundcards. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|sfwjbbjd||X||midiwemshdw.exe||Added by the AGENT-OII TROJAN!||No|
|Shellapi32||X||mcvsrte.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM! Note - do not confuse with the McAfee SecurityCenter file of the same name||No|
|Simple Star PhotoShow Media Manager||N||mssysmgr.exe||Simple Star PhotoShow photo editing and organizing software, makes it easy to send and share digital photos. Bundled with software from Nero, ComCast, SnapFish, MacroMedia and others||No|
|singtelRV_McciTrayApp||U||McciTrayApp.exe||System tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for SingTel users||No|
|singtelTrayApp||U||McciTrayApp.exe||System tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for SingTel users||No|
|SingTel_McciTrayApp||U||McciTrayApp.exe||System tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for SingTel users||No|
|SiS Mpc Service||X||mpcsvc.exe||Added by the CIADOOR-CJ TROJAN!||No|
|SiSAudio||N||MP_S3.exe||WinME patch for an older SiS 961 chipset FERR bug. Enable if you have audio problems||No|
|slack12||X||mfcee.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|SmallAndSecure||X||mssecure.exe||Added by the RBOT.CU WORM!||No|
|smgr||X||mgrs.exe||Covert Sys Exec malware variant||No|
|SN Messenger||X||msnmsgr.exe||Added by the RBOT-AVP 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|
|Softany Monitor Control||U||MonitorControl.exe||Softany Monitor Control - "control your computer's monitor and screensaver"||No|
|SoftBankBB_McciTrayApp||U||McciTrayApp.exe||System tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for SoftBankBB users||No|
|SPAM FIREWALL||X||mfirewall.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AOU WORM!||No|
|SpareMessaging||U||MessagingApp.exe||Messaging and reports application for Spare Backup||No|
|SPC610NC_Monitor||?||Monitor.exe||Related to the Philips SPC610NC webcam. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|Spore||X||MsNews.vbs||Added by the SORPE.A WORM!||No|
|Sprint DSL virtual assistant||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". Sprint DSL Virtual Assistant is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck Sprint DSL Airtual Assistant and then run Help and Support it will add another Sprint DSL Virtual Assistant 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|
|SpyCop ScanCheck||U||MAIN.EXE||SpyCop surveillance software detection - checks to see when your machine was last scanned and if it was more than a week asks if you want to scan||No|
|SRUUninstall||U||msiexec.exe||Symantec Network Driver Update - part of LiveUpdate||No|
|sssasasb32||X||msnmsgq.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.F TROJAN!||No|
|staeck12||X||mfcee.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|staeck122||X||mfceee.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|start extracting||X||mcafee.exe||Added by the RBOT.FO BACKDOOR! Note - this is not a valid McAfee program and is located in %System%||No|
|Start Upping||X||mcrt32.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|Start Uppings||X||mssupdate.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Start Xp Setup||X||msxp.exe||Added by the RBOT.AKK WORM!||No|
|startkey||X||Mysia.exe||Added by the CEP TROJAN!||No|
|StartKey||X||msnmsie.exe||Added by the BIFROSE.M BACKDOOR!||No|
|StartMen Application||?||MUIStartMenu.exe||Part of various video and audio utilities from CyberLink - including (but not limited to) LabelPrint, Power2Go, DVD Suite, PowerProducer and PowerDirector. The exact purpose of this entry is unknown at present but it unloads from memory once run. The command line varies depending upon the product||Yes|
|StartMenu||X||msgaol.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!||No|
|Startup||X||mirc.exe||Added by the FLOOD-EU TROJAN! An uninstall option for mirc.exe can be accessed via the Add or Remove Programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. The software is listed as mIRC. This one puts 10 files in %Windir%||No|
|strmsnmgrs||X||msnxmsgrsc.exe||Added by the SDBOT.JDR 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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