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?|
|Windows Service Agent||X||msnmsgr.exe||Added by the RBOT.ABIK BACKDOOR! 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|
|Windows Service Agent||X||mxjunj.exe||Added by the RBOT.EMC BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows Service Agent 32||X||mrthd.exe||Added by the AGENT-GAQ TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Manager||X||msgs.exe||Added by the OSCABOT-E WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Manager||X||msnmrg.exe||Added by the OSCABOT-G WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Update||X||mswsgs.exe||Added by the RBOT.FQB WORM!||No|
|Windows Services Agent||X||msngears.exe||Added by the VB-EMS TROJAN!||No|
|windows shellext.32||X||mschost.exe||Added by the BLASTER.K WORM!||No|
|Windows Storm-Memory Drivers||X||memorystorm.exe||Added by the SLENFBOT.CO WORM!||No|
|Windows SysNotify||X||mssecc.exe||Added by the AGENT-GFR TROJAN!||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM||X||msdev32.exe||Added by the MYTOB.EH WORM!||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM||X||msnl.exe||Added by the MYTOB.IK WORM!||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM||X||msn32.exe||Added by the MYTOB-FX WORM!||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM||X||mswins.exe||Added by the MYTOB.DP WORM!||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM||X||mtrnqs.exe||Added by the MYTOB.IG WORM!||No|
|Windows System Guard||X||msdn.exe||Added by the FAKEAV-BJD TROJAN!||No|
|Windows System Guard||X||msng.exe||Added by the EGGDROP-BO WORM!||No|
|Windows System Guard||X||msns.exe||Added by the DWNLDR-IGD TROJAN!||No|
|Windows System Guard||X||msnl.exe||Added by the PUSHBOT.B TROJAN!||No|
|Windows System Guard||X||msnd.exe||Added by the DWNLDR-IMP TROJAN!||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM MEMORY LOADER||X||memloader.exe||Added by the MYTOB-IN WORM!||No|
|WINDOWS SYSTEM mscdvvs||X||mscdvvs.exe||Added by the MYTOB.MD WORM!||No|
|Windows System Tray||U||msni.exe||Iambigbrother monitoring software||No|
|Windows Task Mgr||X||mstasks.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.UN BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows Task Mgr!||X||mstasker.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.OE BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows UDP Control Center||X||msnmngs.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows UDP Control Center||X||msnpd.exe||Added by the SDBOT.EBA BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows UDP Control Center||X||mswinudpmgr32.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows UDP Control Center||X||msnsmsgrs.exe||Added by the PUSHBOT.MF WORM!||No|
|Windows UDP Control Center||X||msnmsgrss.exe||Added by the CEEINJ-B TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update||X||msnwinsb.exe||Added by the RBOT-AAH WORM!||No|
|windows update||X||Microsoft.exe||Added by the LMIR.A TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update||X||mplupdate.exe||Added by the MOEGA WORM!||No|
|windows update||X||msnsever.exe||Added by the RBOT-AHN WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||msnupdates.exe||Added by the RBOT-ALK WORM! Note - this file has nothing to do with Windows updates or MSN||No|
|Windows Update||X||msnsupdate.exe||Added by the RBOT-AXS WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||msi.exe||Added by the BANKER-XB TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update||X||MSDEVS30.exe||Added by the SDBOT-DGG WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||McAfee.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here. Note - this is not a valid McAfee program||No|
|Windows Update||X||McAfee3.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See here||No|
|Windows Update||X||msconfig32.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See here||No|
|Windows Update||X||msnsa32.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows update||X||msb32.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.CG WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Checker||X||msupdte32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AEF WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Controller||X||mwoffice.exe||Added by the BATTRY-A TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update Service||X||msupdate32.exe||Added by the DLOADR-CRJ TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update System||X||mswins.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.DN WORM!||No|
|Windows Updater Services||X||msnupdate.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows USBD||X||msifirewall.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Workstation||X||mpci.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT 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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