Startup Applications List

Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at 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?
NVRTNnvrt.exeNVRefreshTool is a utility that will automatically detect the maximum refresh rate at each resolution that your monitor supportsNo
NVRTClk?NVRTClk.exeRelated to a Gigabyte video card. What does it do, and is it required?No
nvsv32.exeXnvsv32.exeAdded by the FORBOT-DI WORM!No
nvsv32.exeXnvsv33.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.FP WORM!No
NvSvcNnvsvc.exeNVIDIA Driver Helper Service - installed when you change from the WDM drivers to nVidia's latest versions but not requied. Extreme shutdown delays can be encountered with this service active, but no adverse side effects with it disabled. NOTE: If using drivers other than nVidia's, such as Asus, this service may have been renamed to reflect thatNo
nvsvcXnvsvc.exeAdded by the BANKER-HQ TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid NVIDIA Driver Helper Service and is located in %System%No
NVSVCXnvsvc.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.ALX WORM! Note - this is not the valid NVIDIA Driver Helper Service and is located in %System%No
nvsvc16Unvsvc16.exeMySuperSPy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
nvsvca32Xnvsvca32.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.E TROJAN!No
NVSystem32Xnvscv32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-NO WORM! No
NvUpdaterXnwiz32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
NvVideoCenterXNvVid.exeAdded by the HAXDOOR-DO TROJAN!No
nwiz32Xnwiz32.exeAdded by the SINBANK-A TROJAN!No
NwpopupYNwpopup.exeBroadcast message handler part of Novell Netware that displays server, printer and other messagesNo
nwrecmsgUnwrecmsg.exeBroadcast message handler part of Novell Netware that displays server, printer and other messages - can cause crashesNo
NWTRAYYnwtray.exeNovell Netware. Displays the red "N" tray icon which can be disabled (by right-click on the icon) but is also needed by the clientNo
Nyet.exeXNyet.exeAdded by the DELF.MP TROJAN!No
NZ01XNZ01.exeAdded by the SCAR-K TROJAN!No
oaiyhlyvXnewdevi.exeAdded by the AGENT-QTM TROJAN!No
Office MonitorXnvsvc86.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.BVO BACKDOOR!No
Operations Typhoon Rising RegistrationNNOVG.EXEJoint Operations registration reminderNo
Optimum OnlineXNetsurf.exeOptimumOnline ISP software related spyware - displays advertising popups and collects information about user activityNo
Osa32XNTOSA32.exeAdded by the ANIG WORM!No
Paradyne ADSL Network Driver V2.3Xnetcfgx32.exeAdded by the DELF-EYS TROJAN!No
PCMCIA Resource Monitor?nvp2pmon.exeNVIDIA nForce P2P Driver. What does it do and is it required?No
piiserviceOEUN/ASpam Inspector (nee Postal Inspector) from The Giant Company or iHateSpam from Sunbelt Software - spam filter add-ons for OENo
PofatchXnstrue.exeAdded by the RANDEX.Z WORM!No
PopUp StopperXNO POPUP.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-DC WORM!No
popuppersXnewpop63.exeMedload adwareNo
PostdavatchXnvdas.exeAdded by the RANDEX.T WORM!No
PostpatchXnvdes.exeAdded by the RANDEX.T WORM!No
PremeterXnrpr.exeNetRatings Premeter spywareNo
PremeterUNetratings.exeNetRatings Premeter spywareNo
Price PatrolNneo.exePrice Patrol by - internet shopping companion for finding the best on-line pricesNo
protecseXnavapss32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AFE WORM!No
ProtectionXNorton Internet Security.exeAdded by the ELITPER.E WORM!No
QTimeXnrchk.exePremium rate adult content diallerNo
QTSvcXnavchk.exePremium rate adult content diallerNo
RealDownload ExpressXnpnzdad.exeAdvertising spywareNo
RecoverNN/AAdded during the installation of Comcast High Speed Internet software. During installation the system reboots and if the disk is removed a screen appears asking for the disk to be re-inserted to complete installation. Not required once installion is completeNo
Reg ServiceXNT32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.G BACKDOOR!No
RiauXnmrc.exePurityScan adwareNo
RnaomfltUnaomf.exeNaomi internet filtering softwareNo
RPCserv32gXNB32EXT2.EXEAdded by the BOBAX.AD WORM!No
RSyncXnetsync.exeSafeSurfing adwareNo
Run Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Registration ToolUNintendoWFCReg.exeRelated to Wi-Fi USB Connector from NintendoNo
Run Services as ApplicationXnetsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
rundll32Xntdevice.exeAdded by the AGENT-OUM TROJAN!No
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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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