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?|
|Onflow||X||onflow.exe||Onflow is a internet company that offers an online advertising program. Not required - uninstall||No|
|OnfolioStorage||U||onfserv.exe||"Onfolio is the complete solution for collecting, organizing and sharing online content"||No|
|OnlineArmor GUI||Y||oaui.exe||System Tray access to and main user interface for the Online Armor range of security tools from Tall Emu Pty Ltd. The free version incorporates a firewall, limited startup manager, tamper protection and keylogger detection whilst paid versions add features such as a mail/web shield, phising filter and anti-malware||No|
|OnlineGuard||X||OnlineGuard.exe||OnlineGuard rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|OnlineTime||N||onlinetime.exe||OnlineTimer - monitors your Windows dial-up network and logs the time you spend online as well as the resulting costs||No|
|online_party||X||online_party.exe||Adult content dialler||No|
|OODefragTray||U||oodtray.exe||System Tray access to O&O Defrag disk defragmentation software||No|
|OOTag||N||OOTag.exe||Related to the "out-of-box experience" (OOBE) on new Windows installations. Typically used by computer suppliers to display product information, upgrades, offers or a tour on the first run of a new system||No|
|OpAgent||U||OpAgent.exe||Part of Nuance (was Scansoft) OmniPage Pro document conversion software||No|
|Open Service Drivers||X||opiater.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Open Site||X||opnste.exe||OpenSite adware||No|
|Open Site||X||opensite.exe||OpenSite adware||No|
|OpenDNS Update||U||OpenDNS Updater.exe||Updater for OpenDNS which "is a free service that works for networks of all sizes, from home networks to K-12 schools, SMBs and large enterprises". Automatically updates your OpenDNS account when your IP address changes and should be allowed to run if you use their Dashboard features||No|
|OpenTalk||N||OpenTalk.exe||OpenTalk - free video and voice conferencing software application that allows you to talk to up to 100 friends in a chat room, using your headset microphone and a Webcam||No|
|openvpn-gui||U||openvpn-gui.exe||"OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which can accomodate a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, WiFi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls"||No|
|OpiStat||X||OpiStat.exe||NetRatings Premeter spyware||No|
|OpScheduler||U||OpScheduler.exe||Part of Nuance (was Scansoft) OmniPage Pro document conversion software||No|
|opsql update check||X||opsql.exe||Added by the RBOT-ACJ WORM!||No|
|OptiCAL Startup||N||OptiCAL.exe||OptiCAL monitor calibration software from ColorVision for advanced amateurs, professionals, animation studios and prepress operations||No|
|OPTMOUSEMOUSE||U||optmouse.exe||Related to a Samsung optical mouse||No|
|OptusNetUsage||U||OptusNet Usage Meter.exe||Designed specifically for OptusNet users who wish to have their connection monitored on a frequent basis. It can also estimate when you are going to hit your usage limit, and how far over your suggested limit you should be||No|
|Opware12||N||Opware12.exe||OmniPage from Nuance (was Scansoft) - version 12. If running, a user can call up OmniPage from inside of Word and ask it to scan something, via "File, Acquire Page." Also some of OmniPage's Options dialog boxes are accessible from within Word. Only required by novices and is available via Start -> Programs||No|
|Opware14||N||Opware14.exe||OmniPage from Nuance (was Scansoft) - version 14. If running, a user can call up OmniPage from inside of Word and ask it to scan something, via "File, Acquire Page." Also some of OmniPage's Options dialog boxes are accessible from within Word. Only required by novices and is available via Start -> Programs||No|
|Opware15||N||Opware15.exe||OmniPage from Nuance (was Scansoft) - version 15. If running, a user can call up OmniPage from inside of Word and ask it to scan something, via "File, Acquire Page." Also some of OmniPage's Options dialog boxes are accessible from within Word. Only required by novices and is available via Start -> Programs||No|
|OpwareSE2||N||OpwareSE2.exe||Hardware bundled version of OmniPage from Nuance (was Scansoft). If running, a user can call up OmniPage from inside of Word and ask it to scan something, via "File, Acquire Page." Also some of OmniPage's Options dialog boxes are accessible from within Word. Only required by novices and is available via Start -> Programs||No|
|OpwareSE4||N||OpwareSE4.exe||Hardware bundled version of OmniPage from Nuance (was Scansoft). If running, a user can call up OmniPage from inside of Word and ask it to scan something, via "File, Acquire Page." Also some of OmniPage's Options dialog boxes are accessible from within Word. Only required by novices and is available via Start -> Programs||No|
|op_mon||Y||op_mon.exe||System Tray access to and notifications for the Outpost range of security products from Agnitum Ltd - including Outpost Firewall Pro, Outpost Antivirus Pro and Outpost Security Suite Pro. Also used by Lavasoft Personal Firewall and Quick Heal Firewall||Yes|
|OrangeShark||N||OSharkUpdater.exe||Orange Shark updater - online games for all ages||No|
|Orb||U||OrbTray.exe||Related to Orb Tray from InstallShield Software Corporation now owned by Macrovision||No|
|OrderReminder||N||OrderReminder.exe||The HP Order Reminder utility is installed with the HP LaserJet printer software and allows you to set specific times for reminders to check the current level of toner in the print cartridge - it also contains an Order Now link to a Web page that helps you order supplies online from a reseller of your choice||No|
|orderShell||X||order****.exe [* = random char]||Added by the DLOADR-UN TROJAN!||No|
|order_Shell||X||order_smey.exe||Added by the BANKSNIF-H TROJAN!||No|
|order_Shell||X||order_****.exe [* = random letter]||Added by the AGENT.ARO TROJAN!||No|
|order_Shell||X||order_glsw.exe||Added by the DLOADR-KO TROJAN!||No|
|order_Shell||X||order_pgum.exe||Added by the AGENT-BSQ TROJAN!||No|
|orec32||U||orec32.exe||OnlineRecorder surveillance software that records Yahoo! and AOL instant messages, URLs in browsers, and keystrokes. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|org5.exe||?||org5.exe||Lotus Organizer 5 application file, Lotus Organizer software. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|OrgyCam||X||OrgyCam.exe||Adult content dialler||No|
|OSD||U||OSD.exe||Displays a message or graphic on-screen when you press a corresponding "hotkey" - such as volume increase/decrease, display brightness, etc. Nice but not required if you don't adjust things regularly - and also known to cause a system freeze in some cases||No|
|OsdMaestro||U||OSD.exe||Displays a message or graphic on-screen when you press a corresponding "hotkey" on some HP machines - such as volume increase/decrease, display brightness, etc. Nice but not required if you don't adjust things regularly - and also known to cause a system freeze in some cases||No|
|OsdMaestro||U||OSD64.exe||"Provides an interface to configure onscreen display settings." For HP systems - see here||No|
|OsdMaestroOSD.exe||U||OSD.EXE||Displays a message or graphic on-screen when you press a corresponding "hotkey" on some HP machines - such as volume increase/decrease, display brightness, etc. Nice but not required if you don't adjust things regularly - and also known to cause a system freeze in some cases||No|
|OSS||X||ossproxy.exe||MarketScore parasite - ActiveX control used to download premium-rate diallers||No|
|OSSelectorReinstall||U||oss_reinstall.exe||Related to Acronis Disk Director Suite||No|
|OSSProxy||X||OSSProxy.exe||MarketScore parasite - ActiveX control used to download premium-rate diallers||No|
|OStivityInvAgt||U||ostivity.exe||OStivity - "a desktop and server hardware and software asset/inventory solution for small to enterprise sized organizations that need to quickly gain knowledge of 'what's installed' without having to manually touch every computer in the company. The next time the computer logs into the network, a complete inventory (software and hardware) is taken of the system"||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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