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?
WinDLL (start0s.exe)Xrundll32.exe start0s.exe,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "start0s.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (steam.dll)Xrundll32.exe steam.dll,startAdded by the AKBOT.M WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "steam.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (svc.exe)Xrundll32.exe svc.exe,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "svc.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (svchost.dll)Xrundll32.exe svchost.dll,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "svchost.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (sysx32.dll)Xrundll32.exe sysx32.dll,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "sysx32.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (tepmlayer.exe)Xrundll32.exe tepmlayer.exe,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "tepmlayer.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (tmp.exe)Xrundll32.exe tmp.exe,startAdded by the KOLAB.L WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "tmp.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (tock24.dll)Xrundll32.exe tock24.dll,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "tock24.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (tqurity.exe)Xrundll32.exe tqurity.exe,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "tqurity.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (v4mon.dll)Xrundll32.exe v4mon.dll,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "v4mon.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (vdm32.dll)Xrundll32.exe vdm32.dll,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "vdm32.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (vxd32.dll)Xrundll32.exe vxd32.dll,startAdded by the AKBOT.R WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "vxd32.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (wchshield.exe)Xrundll32.exe wchshield.exe,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wchshield.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (wimimi.exe)Xrundll32.exe wimimi.exe,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wimimi.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (windns32.dll)Xrundll32.exe windns32.dll,startAdded by the AKBOT.E BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "windns32.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (wingatey32.exe)Xrundll32.exe wingatey32.exe,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wingatey32.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (wintmp.exe)Xrundll32.exe wintmp.exe,startAdded by the AKBOT.E BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wintmp.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (Wseclayer.exe)Xrundll32.exe Wseclayer.exe,startAdded by the AKBOT.E BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "Wseclayer.exe" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (wsync32.dll)Xrundll32.exe wsync32.dll,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wsync32.dll" file is found in %System%No
WinDLL (xvd32.dll)Xrundll32.exe xvd32.dll,startAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "xvd32.dll" file is found in %System%No
WindosSysDriversXrundll32.exe [path] WindosSysDrivers.dllAdded by the PWS-BOB 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 %UserProfile%\MicrosoftNo
Windosupdate managerXrunwin32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.NNS BACKDOOR!No
WindowsXrun.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.OFN WORM!No
Windows ASN ServiceXrge.exeAdded by the RBOT-AOK WORM!No
Windows AutomaticUpdaterXrunddls.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows ConfigXRUNDLL.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-DX WORM! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described hereNo
Windows DLL LoaderXRUNDLL16.EXEAdded by the DOMWIS TROJAN!No
Windows DLL LoaderXrundll32.exeAdded by the WHIPSER-B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate rundll32.exe processNo
Windows Firevall Control CXrundll.exeAdded by the GAERTOB.A TROJAN!No
Windows FirewallXrundll32.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Windows Network ServiceXRealteks.exeAdded by the RBOT-GTG WORM!No
Windows Pc DriverXRealhost.exeAdded by the ESION BACKDOOR!No
Windows Recovery ConsoleXrecovery.exeAdded by the RANSOM.FD WORM!No
WINDOWS REGISTER EDITXregistr32.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
Windows Registry Express LoaderXregexpress.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CJ WORM!No
Windows Registry Repair ProURegistryRepairPro.exeRegistry Repair Pro. "Scans the Windows Registry for invalid or obsolete information in the registry"No
Windows Registry ScanXregscan32.exeAdded by the RBOT.KE WORM!No
Windows Registry ScanXregscan23.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Registry ScanXregscan.exeAdded by the RBOT-HA WORM!No
Windows Registry ServicesXregserv.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.BB WORM!No
Windows rundll32 updaterXRundll32.exe Amti.dllAdded by the AMTIAN VIRUS! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "Amti.dll" file is located in %Windir%\AmtiNo
Windows Running DLL ServiceXrundll128.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.XDH BACKDOOR!No
Windows Running DLL ServiceXrundll64.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.HV WORM!No
Windows Security AssistantXrundll32.vbeCoolWebSearch Alfasearch parasite variant - also detected as the STARTPA-U TROJAN!No
Windows ServiceXr.exeAdded by a variant of the SMALL.VZ TROJAN!No
Windows Service AgccntXrmizjgz.exeAdded by the SDBOT-SIM WORM!No
Windows Services AgantXregs32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DIK WORM!No
Windows SYSTEM32XRealplayer.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.ZH WORM!No
Windows Terminal ManagerXrmbsvc.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Windows TMXrundlI32.exeAdded by the RBOT.EL BACKDOOR!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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