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?
@Xregedit -s win.dllAdded by the SEEKER.K TROJAN! Note that regedit is the legitimate Windows Registry Editor and shouldn't be deleted. The "win.dll" file is located in %Windir%No
@XRUNDLL.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-DN WORM! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described hereNo
(default)Xrundll32.exe [path to DLL file],Do98WorkAdded by the HESIVE.B TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKCU\Run, HKLM\Run and HKLM\RunServices in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blankNo
(Default)Xregedit.exe /s appboost.regAdded by the APPIX.D WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the "(Default)" key in HKLM\Run and HKCU\RunServices in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank. The Windows registry editor (regedit.exe) is a legitimate Microsoft file located in %Windir% and shouldn't be deleted. The file "appboost.reg" is located in %Windir%No
*RestoreYrstrui.exePart of Windows System Restore and added as a RunOnce registry entry. Leave aloneNo
.Net RecoveryXrundll32.exe dotnetfx.dll,repairAdded by the DELEZIUM VIRUS! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "winsys16_070813.dll" file is found in %System%No
.nortonXrchost.exeAdded by the BOXED-H TROJAN!No
3dfx ToolsYrundll32.exe 3dfxCmn.dll,CMNUpdateOnBootUpdates the registry with information that can't be held for Voodoo 3/4/5 series graphics cards. Important for owners of these cardsNo
56a10a26-dc02-40f3-a4da-8fa92d06b357_33Xrundll32.exe 56a10a26-dc02-40f3-a4da-8fa92d06b357_33.aviSecurity Defender rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "56a10a26-dc02-40f3-a4da-8fa92d06b357_33.avi" file is located in %CommonAppData%No
65438761234587528Xrkgnd.exeANG AntiVirus 09 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
802.11g MIMO Wireless UtilityURaUI.exeWireless configuration utility for Railink 802.11g MIMO based productsNo
98D0CE0C16B1Xrundll32.exe D0CE0C16B1,D0CE0C16B1BrowserAid/BrowserPal foistware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
@lohaNreminder.exeRegistration reminder for @loha@home E-mail utilityNo
A70F6A1D-0195-42a2-934C-D8AC0F7C08EBXrundll32.exe E6F1873B.DLL, D9EBC318CBrowserAid adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "E6F1873B.DLL" file is located in %System%No
AAAKeyboard?rundll.exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfSection KBDCLEAN.INF??No
AbyssusUrazerhid.exeRazer Abyssus gaming mouse driver - required if you use the additional features and programmed keys/macrosNo
Acer Tour ReminderNReminder.exePopup reminder to take the tour of your new Acer laptopNo
Acronis Popup BlockerURunDll32.exe [path] Blocker.dll, RunPart of Acronis Privacy Expert - anti-spyware and security suite No
Adobe AcrobatNReader_sl.exeSpeeds up the time it takes to load the free Adobe Reader PDF file viewer. "The Speed Launcher quickly opens and closes all of the files that Acrobat or Adobe Reader will use when the application starts. Opening and closing the files allows your virus protection software to check these programs and add them to its list of safe files". Not required for Adobe Reader to function properlyYes
Adobe Reader Speed LaunchXreader_sl.exeAdded by the VB-EUV TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Adobe file which uses the same "Name" and filename and normally resides in a sub-directory of %ProgramFiles%\Adobe. This one is found in %Temp%No
Adobe Reader Speed LauncherXreader_sl.exeAdded by the SCAR.CEZJ TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Adobe file which uses the same "Name" and filename and normally resides in a sub-directory of %ProgramFiles%\Adobe. This one is found in %Windir% and %System%No
Adobe32 ARMXrundll32.exeAdded by the SWISYN.ARLT TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate rundll32.exe process, which is found in %Windir% (98/ME) or %System% (NT/2K/XP). This one is found in %WinDir%\Adobe32 ARMNo
AdobeManagerXrundtl.exeAdded by the INJECT.IB TROJAN!No
AdobeReaderProXrruxdkf.exeAdded by the RBOT.ADF BACKDOOR!No
AdobeReaderProXrvdjlefr.exeAdded by the RBOT-CQZ WORM!No
AdslTaskBarYrundll32.exe stmctrl.dll, TaskBarISP software, initializes DSL modemNo
Agente?Remupd.exePart of an older version of Panda Antivirus. Is this an update reminder (guess because of the name), virus definition update reminder or something similar?No
AgerePadClockXrundll32.exe [path] AgerePadClock.dllAdded by the SEFNIT TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "AgerePadClock.dll" file is found in %AppData%\acxmapdbNo
AlfaAntivirusXrunbst.exeAlfaAntiVirus rogue security software - not recommendedNo
Aliant Security ServicesYRps.exeMain program for the Aliant Security Services internet security suite for Bell Aliant ISP customers - sourced by RadialpointNo
AME_CSANrundll32 amecsa.cpl, RUN_DLLLoads ADSL modem Control Panel appletNo
ArctosaUrazerhid.exeRazer Arctosa gaming keyboard driver - required if you use the additional features and programmed keys/macrosNo
army logoUreadmename.exeTorrent101 potentially unwanted torrent client application that installs a Browser Helper Object and displays advertisementsNo
ArucerXrundll32 Arucer.dll,ArucerProvides support for the Energizer UsbCharger (Energizer UsbCharger.exe) utility that detects and shows the charging status for the Energizer® Duo USB/mains battery charger. Note - it appears that the product has now been withdrawn from the Energizer product line-up after it was discovered that this file contains the ARUGIZER TROJANNo
Arucer Dynamic Link LibraryXrundll32 Arucer.dll,ArucerProvides support for the Energizer UsbCharger (Energizer UsbCharger.exe) utility that detects and shows the charging status for the Energizer® Duo USB/mains battery charger. Note - it appears that the product has now been withdrawn from the Energizer product line-up after it was discovered that this file contains the ARUGIZER TROJANNo
AsioRegUregsvr32.exe ctasio.dllASIO (Audio Stream In/Out) drivers for the SoundBlaster Audigy 2 series soundcards - for recording and home project studios. Required if you use this functionalityNo
AsioThk32RegUrregsvr32.exe ctasio.dllASIO (Audio Stream In/Out) drivers for the SoundBlaster Audigy 2 series soundcards - for recording and home project studios. Required if you use this functionalityNo
ASKUrundll32.exe [path] ASK.dll rdlStealth Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
AT&T Internet Security SuiteYRps.exeMain program for the AT&T Internet Security Suite for AT&T ISP customers - sourced by RadialpointNo
atidriverXreaIplayer.exeAdded by the WARPIGS-E WORM! Note the uppercase "I" in the filename, rather than a lower case "L"No
AudCtrl?RunDll32 AudCtrl.dll, RCMonitorAudio control panel?No
AUNPS2XRUNDLL32 AUNPS2.DLL, _Run@16AUNPS adwareNo
Authentic-ID ToolbarYrundll32.exe [path] ToolbarATL.dll, LoadTrayIconAuthentic-ID Toolbar - website authentication utility. Warns you when a site is recognized for phishing or isn't authentic, for exampleNo
autochkXrundll32.exe autochk.dll,_IWMPEvents@16Added by the OPACHKI.A TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "autochk.dll" file is found in %System%No
autochkXrundll32.exe protect.dll,_IWMPEvents@16Added by the OPACHKI.A TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "protect.dll" file is found in %UserProfile%No
AUTOPROPNREGPROP.EXE WMPADDIN.DLLBoth the files are in the MS Office/Bots/FP_WMP directory. Apparently, it registers the FrontPage WiMP extensionNo
autoupdateXrundll32 DATADX.DLL,SHStartAdded by a variant of the QOOLOGIC TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "DATADX.DLL" file is found in %System%No
autoupdateXrundll32 SUPDATE.DLL,SHStartAdded by a variant of the QOOLOGIC TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "SUPDATE.DLL" file is found in %System%No
AvptaskXrund1132.exeAdded by the AGENT.PKZ TROJAN!No
AxFilter?Rundll32 AXFILTER.DLL, Rundll32??No
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Notes & Warnings

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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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