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?
Windows UpateXrundll.exeAdded by the HAKO TROJAN! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described hereNo
windows updateXreal.exeAdded by the LEGMIR-AU WORM!No
Windows Update 32Xrempss.exeAdded by the FORBOT-FW WORM!No
Windows Update ServiceXregscv.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AM BACKDOOR!No
Windows Update SvcXrundll32.exe xpupdate.dllContraVirus 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 "xpupdate.dll" file is located in %System%No
Windows-TCP-IPXrfkampig.exeAdded by the GIPMA TROJAN!No
Windows32Xrundll.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-LK or AGOBOT-ND WORMS! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described hereNo
WindowsHiveXrpcc.exeAdded by the DLENA-A TROJAN!No
WindowsNetsDllXrundll32.exe WindowsNetsDll.dllAdded by the MDROP-DEK TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "WindowsNetsDll.dll" file is located in %UserProfile%\MicrosoftNo
WindowsRegKey updateXrkbuouoxfl.exeAdded by the RBOT-OO WORM!No
windowsupdateXRPC[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exeAdded by the IRCBOT.B TROJAN!No
WindowsUpdateRXregserv.exeAdded by the NURECH TROJAN!No
Winds Sersc AgtsXrzrzncrtz.exeAdded by the RBOT-GTV WORM!No
WinFast_GammaURundll32.exe wfcpl.dll, DllLoadGammaRampSettingsLoads if you change the gamma settings on Leadtek WinFast graphics cardsNo
WinFast_TaskbarUrundll32.exe wftask.dll, WFDllLoadDefaultSettingsLoads default settings for Leadtek WinFast graphics cardsNo
WinFix serviceXrsswjzgp.exeAdded by the RBOT-FAE WORM!No
WinHackerNrundll32.exe wh95.dll, HackMeWinHacker tweaking utility by Wedge Software. There are far better tweakers and, unlike WinHacker, most are freeNo
WinHelpXrealsched.exeAdded by the LOVGATE-F WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate RealPlayer (realsched.exe) application of the same name. This one is located in %System%No
winhelpXrundll32.exe [path] winhelp.dll,getAdded by the MDROP-DCW TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "winhelp.dll" file is found in %System%No
wininet.dllXregperf.exeAdded by the ZLOB TROJAN and variants!No
winldrXRechnung.pdf.exeAdded by the ACS TROJAN!No
winloginXReadMe.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BBT WORM!No
WinReaderXread.exeAdded by the DELBOT-V WORM!No
WinshellXremote.exeAdded by the MYTOB.LJ WORM!No
winstroXRUN32DLL.exeAdded by the FTP_ANA TROJAN!No
winupdXRUNDLL32.EXE [random value].dll,_mainRDAdded by the MOTA.A WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The random DLL file is found in %Windir%No
WinUpdateXRBSKQQBO.EXEAdded by the VBSWG2B.A WORM!No
winupdtXRUNDLL32.EXE [random.dll]Added by the MABUT.A WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The random DLL file is found in %Windir%No
WinXPLoadURundll32 LoadDll, LoadExe WinXPLoad.exeCompaq hotkey related - required if you use the hotkeysNo
wm41a398Xrundll32.exe wm41a398.dll, EnableRunDLL32LZIO.com adware downloader. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wm41a398.dll" file is found in %System%No
wmcbaacaXrundll32.exe wmcbaaca.dll, EnableRunDLL32LZIO.com adware downloader. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wmcbaaca.dll" file is found in %System%No
WNSIXrwsa.exePurityScan adwareNo
WordPerfect Office 1215NRegistration.exeCorel WordPerfect Office 12 registration wizardNo
wrclibXrundll32.exe wrclib.dll,startAdded by the AKBOT-AH WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wrclib.dll" file is found in %System%No
WSAConfigurationXrpcxmn32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.ABG WORM!No
wtzlank.dllXrundll32.exe wtzlank.dll,qttwuwcDisableKey adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wtzlank.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe jinorije.dll,sAdded by the VUNDO.JD.DLL TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "jinorije.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe luyenofe.dll,sAdded by the VUNDO.JD.DLL TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "luyenofe.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe poyimimu.dll,sAdded by the VUNDO.JD.DLL TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "poyimimu.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe siremase.dll,sAdded by the VUNDO.JD.DLL TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "siremase.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe tamuyiko.dll,sAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! See here. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "tamuyiko.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe fumitoga.dll,sAdded by the MONDER.BZEA TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "fumitoga.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe hupojoyu.dll,sAdded by the MONDER.BZEA TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "hupojoyu.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe tuduriro.dll,sAdded by the MONDER.BZEA TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "tuduriro.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe vafefudo.dll,sAdded by the MONDER.BZEA TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "vafefudo.dll" file is found in %System%No
wupipenimiXRundll32.exe yidurufo.dll,sAdded by the VUNDO.HTI TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "yidurufo.dll" file is found in %System%No
WUx_RegSvr?RegSvr32.exex is any number??No
xccinitXrundll33.exe xccdf16_090131a.dllAdded by the BUZUS-AD TROJAN! Note - the "rundll33.exe" file is located in %System%\inf and the "xccdf16_090131a.dll" file is located in %Windir%No
xccinitXrundll33.exe xccdf16_090305a.dllAdded by the BUZUS-AF TROJAN! Note - the "rundll33.exe" file is located in %System%\inf and the "xccdf16_090305a.dll" file is located in %Windir%No
xhehjnnlqercberXregsvr32.exe [random name].dllMxliveMedia adware. Note that regsvr32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to register and unregister OLE controls and shouldn't be deleted. The random DLL file is found in %System%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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