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?
maskriderXmaskrider2001.vbsAdded by the SOLOW-G WORM!No
masqform.exeUmasqform.exePureEdge 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 FormsNo
Master Card Updaate 32XMastercard32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Master Volume SpyUMASTERVOLUMESPY.EXEVolume control for the Gateway Destination "DestiVu" media interfaceNo
MatadorUmlfbuddy.exeMailFrontier - anti-spam applicationNo
MatadorUmantispm.exeMailFrontier Desktop (Matador) email spam blocker softwareNo
Matrix Screen LockerUmatrix.exeMatrix 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 runningNo
MatrixScreenSaverXmss.exeUnidentified malwareNo
Matrox Control CenterNmgactrl.exeFor Matrox video cards. Quick access to settingsNo
Matrox DiagnosticNmgadiag.exeFor Matrox video cards. Quick access to diagnosticsNo
Matrox PowerDesk 8Nmatrox.powerdesk.exe"Matrox PowerDesk software provides extra multi-display desktop management controls"No
Matrox PowerDesk SENMatrox.PowerDesk SE.exeMatrox PowerDesk SE - multi-display desktop management controlsNo
Matrox QuickDeskNmgaqdesk.exeFor Matrox video cards. Quick access to tweak your card to your likingNo
MAV_checkXmav_startupmon.exePart of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
mav_startupmonXmav_startupmon.exePart of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
MaxAlertsXmax.exeBonzi MaxALERT - spywareNo
MaxAntiSpyXMaxAntiSpy.exeMaxAntispy Russian rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
MaxBackScheduleUmaxbackservice.exeBackup scheduler for the Maxtor (now Seagate) range of external hard drives - part of Maxtor Quick StartNo
MaxBlastMonitorUMaxBlastMonitor.exeMaxblast hard drive utility for Maxtor (Seagate) drivesNo
MayaPanYMayaPan.ExeAudiotrak Maya soundcard driverNo
MBFreeSubliminalMessageSoftwareNMBFreeSubliminalMessageSoftware.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 4UMBM4.exeMotherboard Monitor 4 - only needed if you overclock your system and want to keep a check on system temperatures/voltages/etc. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
MBM 5UMBM5.exeMotherboard Monitor 5 - only needed if you overclock your system and want to keep a check on system temperatures/voltages/etc. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
MBNetUmbnet.exeMBNet (Portugal) Credit Card Processing softwareNo
MBProbeUmbrpobe.exeMBProbe - only needed if you overclock your system and want to keep a check on system temperatures/voltages/etc. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
mbsmon32Xmbsmon32.exeMicro 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
mbssm32Xmbssm32.exeMicro 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
mbssm32Xmonstu.exeDetected by AVG as the AGENT.CNM TROJAN - see hereNo
MCXMAGICON.EXEAdded by the MAGICON.A TROJAN!No
McAfeeXMcAffeAv.exeAdded by the NETSKY.AL WORM!No
McAfee AntivirusXMcAfeeAV.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
McAfee Antivirus 32XMCAFEEAV32.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-EH WORM!No
McAfee Antivirus ProtectionXmcafeeAV.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Mcafee Auto ProtectXmcafeshield.exeAdded by the RBOT-UH WORM!No
McAfee Managed Desktop AgentYMYAGTSVC.EXEPart 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/XPNo
McAfee SecurityCenterYmcagent.exeMcAfee 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 alertsYes
mcafee Software IntrenetXmcafee.exeAdded by the RBOT-ATR WORM! Note - this is not a valid McAfee programNo
McaFee virus detect program.XMcaUpdate.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-T WORM! Note - this is not a legitimate McAfee programNo
Mcafee VirusScan ManagerXmvcsvm.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BBV TROJAN!No
McAfee Windows ProtectionXmcafee32.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
McAfeeScanPlusXMcAfeeScanPlus.exeAdded by the MEPCOD TROJAN! This trojan file does not belong to any McAfee Antivirus Software and is found in %Windir%\systemNo
Mcaffe AntivirusXMcafeescn.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
MCAFFE FLD LOADERXMCAFFEFLD.EXEAdded by the RBOT-PY WORM!No
McaffeeXmcsheild.exeAdded by the RBOT-FDP WORM!No
mcagentYmcagent.exeMcAfee 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 alertsYes
MChangerNMChanger.exeMedia Changer - utility that allows you to change wallpapers, sounds, themes, etcNo
McLogLch_exeNMcLogLch.exeRelated to McAfee security suite. This is a non-essential program, but should not be disabled unless suspected to be causing problemsNo
MCM3Xmcm3.exeShopAtHome/SAHagent adware variantNo
McRegWizNmcregwiz.exeProduct registration wizard for McAfee's range of internet security toolsNo
Mcrosoftr UpdateXMcrosoftr.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!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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Copyright

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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