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?|
|maskrider||X||maskrider2001.vbs||Added by the SOLOW-G WORM!||No|
|masqform.exe||U||masqform.exe||PureEdge Viewer - provides automation framework to manage and deploy XML forms-based processes for e-business and e-government systems. PureEdge was taken over by IBM and the product eventually became IBM Forms||No|
|Master Card Updaate 32||X||Mastercard32.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Master Volume Spy||U||MASTERVOLUMESPY.EXE||Volume control for the Gateway Destination "DestiVu" media interface||No|
|Matador||U||mlfbuddy.exe||MailFrontier - anti-spam application||No|
|Matador||U||mantispm.exe||MailFrontier Desktop (Matador) email spam blocker software||No|
|Matrix Screen Locker||U||matrix.exe||Matrix Screen Locker is a system tray application that allows for quick and secure PC lock when you wish. The screen does a "matrix style" scrolling characters effect when the lock is running||No|
|Matrox Control Center||N||mgactrl.exe||For Matrox video cards. Quick access to settings||No|
|Matrox Diagnostic||N||mgadiag.exe||For Matrox video cards. Quick access to diagnostics||No|
|Matrox PowerDesk 8||N||matrox.powerdesk.exe||"Matrox PowerDesk software provides extra multi-display desktop management controls"||No|
|Matrox PowerDesk SE||N||Matrox.PowerDesk SE.exe||Matrox PowerDesk SE - multi-display desktop management controls||No|
|Matrox QuickDesk||N||mgaqdesk.exe||For Matrox video cards. Quick access to tweak your card to your liking||No|
|MAV_check||X||mav_startupmon.exe||Part of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|mav_startupmon||X||mav_startupmon.exe||Part of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|MaxAlerts||X||max.exe||Bonzi MaxALERT - spyware||No|
|MaxAntiSpy||X||MaxAntiSpy.exe||MaxAntispy Russian rogue spyware remover - not recommended||No|
|MaxBackSchedule||U||maxbackservice.exe||Backup scheduler for the Maxtor (now Seagate) range of external hard drives - part of Maxtor Quick Start||No|
|MaxBlastMonitor||U||MaxBlastMonitor.exe||Maxblast hard drive utility for Maxtor (Seagate) drives||No|
|MayaPan||Y||MayaPan.Exe||Audiotrak Maya soundcard driver||No|
|MBFreeSubliminalMessageSoftware||N||MBFreeSubliminalMessageSoftware.exe||"MB Subliminal Message Software is a wonderful personality development program that reaches out to your subconscious mind and creates a positive impact. This program aims at helping you increase your confidence and program your mind to set goals and be able to achieve them"||No|
|MBM 4||U||MBM4.exe||Motherboard Monitor 4 - only needed if you overclock your system and want to keep a check on system temperatures/voltages/etc. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|MBM 5||U||MBM5.exe||Motherboard Monitor 5 - only needed if you overclock your system and want to keep a check on system temperatures/voltages/etc. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|MBNet||U||mbnet.exe||MBNet (Portugal) Credit Card Processing software||No|
|MBProbe||U||mbrpobe.exe||MBProbe - only needed if you overclock your system and want to keep a check on system temperatures/voltages/etc. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|mbsmon32||X||mbsmon32.exe||Micro Bill Systems Billing Software - "is a potentially unwanted application that uses aggressive billing and collection service techniques to demand payment for Web site access after a three-day trial period has elapsed. It has been reported that these techniques may even result in a user no longer being able to browse the Internet"||No|
|mbssm32||X||mbssm32.exe||Micro Bill Systems Billing Software - "is a potentially unwanted application that uses aggressive billing and collection service techniques to demand payment for Web site access after a three-day trial period has elapsed. It has been reported that these techniques may even result in a user no longer being able to browse the Internet"||No|
|mbssm32||X||monstu.exe||Detected by AVG as the AGENT.CNM TROJAN - see here||No|
|MC||X||MAGICON.EXE||Added by the MAGICON.A TROJAN!||No|
|McAfee||X||McAffeAv.exe||Added by the NETSKY.AL WORM!||No|
|McAfee Antivirus||X||McAfeeAV.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|McAfee Antivirus 32||X||MCAFEEAV32.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-EH WORM!||No|
|McAfee Antivirus Protection||X||mcafeeAV.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Mcafee Auto Protect||X||mcafeshield.exe||Added by the RBOT-UH WORM!||No|
|McAfee Managed Desktop Agent||Y||MYAGTSVC.EXE||Part of the now obsolete McAfee Managed VirusScan 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|
|McAfee SecurityCenter||Y||mcagent.exe||McAfee SecurityCenter is the main support center for McAfee's range of internet security products such as Total Protection, Internet Security and VirusScan. As well as providing System Tray access (via the "M" icon) for product configuration it also communicates with McAfee's servers to manage updates and virus alerts||Yes|
|mcafee Software Intrenet||X||mcafee.exe||Added by the RBOT-ATR WORM! Note - this is not a valid McAfee program||No|
|McaFee virus detect program.||X||McaUpdate.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-T WORM! Note - this is not a legitimate McAfee program||No|
|Mcafee VirusScan Manager||X||mvcsvm.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC.BBV TROJAN!||No|
|McAfee Windows Protection||X||mcafee32.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|McAfeeScanPlus||X||McAfeeScanPlus.exe||Added by the MEPCOD TROJAN! This trojan file does not belong to any McAfee Antivirus Software and is found in %Windir%\system||No|
|Mcaffe Antivirus||X||Mcafeescn.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|MCAFFE FLD LOADER||X||MCAFFEFLD.EXE||Added by the RBOT-PY WORM!||No|
|Mcaffee||X||mcsheild.exe||Added by the RBOT-FDP WORM!||No|
|mcagent||Y||mcagent.exe||McAfee SecurityCenter is the main support center for McAfee's range of internet security products such as Total Protection, Internet Security and VirusScan. As well as providing System Tray access (via the "M" icon) for product configuration it also communicates with McAfee's servers to manage updates and virus alerts||Yes|
|MChanger||N||MChanger.exe||Media Changer - utility that allows you to change wallpapers, sounds, themes, etc||No|
|McLogLch_exe||N||McLogLch.exe||Related to McAfee security suite. This is a non-essential program, but should not be disabled unless suspected to be causing problems||No|
|MCM3||X||mcm3.exe||ShopAtHome/SAHagent adware variant||No|
|McRegWiz||N||mcregwiz.exe||Product registration wizard for McAfee's range of internet security tools||No|
|Mcrosoftr Update||X||Mcrosoftr.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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