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?
System Information ManagerXmslog.exeAdded by the DELF.AKO TROJAN!No
System InitializationXmsmsgri32.exeAdded by the RANDEX.D WORM or ROXY or ROXY.B TROJANS!No
System MonitoringXMooks.EXEAdded by the BHARAT.A WORM!No
System MScvbXmscvb32.exeAdded by the SOBIG.C WORM!No
System ServiceXMSREXE.EXEAdded by the AML TROJAN!No
System ServiceXmsnwindows.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.YCL WORM!No
System ServiceXmsnxpexe.exeAdded by the RBOT-AUA WORM!No
System TrayXmsccn32.exeAdded by the SOBIG.B WORM! Warning - spreading via infected E-mail attachments with the sender address faked as support@microsoft.com! Note - this is not the legitimate systray.exe processNo
System UpdateXmssetupconf.exeAdded by the RBOT.DLC WORM!No
System Update ApplicationXmsbuffer.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AFF WORM!No
System Updates 4Xmssysfix.exeAdded by the RBOT-ADU WORM!No
System-ConfigXmsptmf32.comAdded by the LIOTEN.FA WORM!No
System-ConfigXmsngmsg.exeAdded by the SDBOT-MD WORM!No
System51616Xmsnmsgesser.exeAdded by a variant of the PUSHBOT WORM! A family of worms that spread using MSN MessengerNo
SystemBXMessengerStopper.exeMessStopper adwareNo
SystemBackupXmtx.exeAdded by the MTX VIRUS/WORM!No
SystemBackupXMicroLog.exeAdded by the MICROLOG.A TROJAN!No
SystemBootXMshta.exe ...filename.htaAdult content diallerNo
SystembootXmsnsngr.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
SystemDataXMBlocker.exeMessenger Blocker rogue security software - not recommendedNo
SystemDriveXmaxpaynow1.exeAdded by the TIBS.BKU TROJAN!No
systemdrvXms32sys.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN - most likely GAOBOT variantNo
SystemMDXmd.exeHomepage hijackerNo
SystemOptimizer2008Xmain.exeSystemOptimizer2008 rogue optimization utility - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
SystemServiceXmsocfg.exePremium rate adult content diallerNo
SystemStartXma2012.exeMega Antivirus 2012 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
SystemSuite Task ManagerUMXTASK.EXEvcom (nee Ontrack) SystemSuite - PC maintenance and security. Use the program's configuration options to enable only the parts you want running all the time - such as Virusscanner ProNo
SystemTrayXmssgl2.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
SystrayServicesXMsxpw.exeAdded by the CITOR WORM!No
Systweak Memory OptimizerUmemtuneup.exePart of SysTweak Advanced System OptimizerNo
T2WXMemoria.exeAdded by the DROPPER.CYG TROJAN!No
taskmgr.exeXmirc.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.AH TROJAN!No
tcnzTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for Telecom New Zealand usersNo
TCPIP ProtocolXmstcpip.exeAdded by the SDBOT-LR WORM!No
TEData_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for TEData usersNo
TelstraClear Broadband SupportUmatcli.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". TelstraClear Broadband Support is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck TelstraClear Broadband Support and then run Help and Support it will add another TelstraClear Broadband Support 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 decideNo
TELUS eCareUmatcli.exeTELUS 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". TELUS Resolution Assistant is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck TELUS Resolution Assistant and then run Help and Support it will add another in the startup menu. If you remove TELUS Resolution Assistant via add/remove programs some menus in Help and Support will not be available. You decideNo
TELUS Support CentreUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for TELUS usersNo
TelusWCC_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for TELUS Wireless usersNo
TELUS_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for TELUS usersNo
Terminal ServicesXmstscc.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CZW WORM!No
Testing 123Xmsdata.datAdded by the NITS.A WORM!No
tgbcdeXmodule32.exeAdded by the REIGN.R TROJAN!No
TimerXmsncomm.exeAdded by the WEBDOR.AK BACKDOOR!No
TipsNmousetips.exeSuggests tips on using your mouseNo
tJedcyVzACBsXmyclient.exeAdded by the VBINJ-S TROJAN!No
TO2SSM_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for Telefónica O2 usersNo
TO2WCM_McciTrayAppUMcciTrayApp.exeSystem tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for Telefónica O2 usersNo
ToolbarInstallXMirarSetup.exeMirar adwareNo
Topic MSNGR32XMSNGR32.comAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!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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