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?
NiceDownloadsXrundll32.exe MSA64CHK.dll,DllMostrarMatrixDialer/Mostrar parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "MSA64CHK.dll" file is located in %System%No
NiceMP3Xrundll32.exe MSA64CHK.dll,DllMostrarMatrixDialer/Mostrar parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "MSA64CHK.dll" file is located in %System%No
NOD32 FiXXregedt32.exeNodFix cannot be recommended and is given an (X) status because we do not and will not support Cracks or Warez. Do not delete the regedt32.exe as it is a legitimate Windows application. NodFix interferes with the default settings of the NOD32 AV application allowing users to bypass its free use period and changes the default update server allowing to update NOD32 without password. Note - to avoid interfering with the NOD32 application original settings no full cleanup can be providedNo
notepadXrundll32.exe notepad.dll,_IWMPEvents@0Added 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 "notepad.dll" file is found in %System%No
notepadXrundll32.exe ntload.dll,_IWMPEvents@0Added 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 "ntload.dll" file is found in %UserProfile%No
notepadXrundll32.exe notepad.dll,_NtLoad@0Added by the AGENT-NJZ TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "notepad.dll" file is found in %System%No
NT securityXrundll32.comAdded by the RBOT-AJC WORM!No
ntl NetguardYRPS.exeMain program for the ntl Netguard internet security package for NTL ISP customers - sourced by Radialpoint. Now superseded by Virgin Media Security - which is also sourced by RadialpointNo
ntlfreedomNrundll32 [path] RyDial.dll, QuickStartNTL Freedom dial-up ISP software - not requiredNo
NumberOneMP3Xrundll32.exe MSA64CHK.dll,DllMostrarMatrixDialer/Mostrar parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "MSA64CHK.dll" file is located in %System%No
NumLockXrunme.exeAdded by the DELF-IO WORM!No
NVCLOCK?rundll32 nvclock.dll, fnNvclockOverclocking utility for nVidia based graphics cards?No
NvColorInit?rundll32.exe NvQtwk.dll, NvColorInitAssociated with Nvidia based graphics cardsNo
NvCplXrundl32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-TO WORM! Note - the valid version of this entry has the command line as "rundll32.exe NvCpl.dll,NvStartup"No
NvCplDaemonToolXrundll32.exe [path] adload4C.dll,_IWMPEventsAdded by the AGENT-QXD TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "adload4C.dll" file is located in %System%No
NvCplDaemonToolXrundll32.exe [path] wtload08.dll,_IWMPEventsAdded by the SINOWA-GEN TROJAN! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "wtload08.dll" file is located in %System% and %UserProfile%No
NVHotkeyUrundll32.exe nvHotkey.dllEnables the use of "hot keys" for changing setting on Nvidia graphicsNo
NvidiaQuickTweakNrundll32.exe NvQtwk.dll, NvTaskbarInitSystem Tray icon used to manage settings for nVidia based graphics cards. May be required for some 3D applications to recognize your card correctly - such as the game "Everquest". Otherwise, settings can be changed manually via Display PropertiesNo
NvInitializeNrundll32.exe NvQtwk.dll, NvXTInitThought to enable the clock frequency option on nVidia control panels. You can overclock without leaving this enabledNo
NVQuickTweakNrundll32.exe NvQtwk.dll, NvTaskbarInitSystem Tray icon used to manage settings for nVidia based graphics cards. May be required for some 3D applications to recognize your card correctly - such as the game "Everquest". Otherwise, settings can be changed manually via Display PropertiesNo
nxgsvcXrundll32.exe nxgsvc.dll,startAdded by the AKBOT.BA WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "nxgsvc.dll" file is found in %System%No
nxosysXrundll32.exe nxosys.dll,startAdded by the AKBOT.BD WORM! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "nxosys.dll" file is found in %System%No
OfotoNow USB DetectionNRundll32.exe OFUSBS.DLL, WatchForConnection OfotoNowAutodetects when a digital camera is attached to a USB port and launches OfotoNow image software. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
OLEDb ServiceXrunoledb32.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYRE.B TROJAN!No
oo4XRunDLL32.EXE oo4.dll,DllRunBookedSpace parasite. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "oo4.dll" file is located in %Windir%No
Open2EnterXrunme.exeAdult content diallerNo
Open2EnterXrunme2.exeAdult content diallerNo
OPQFileXregedit.exe /s ...rad03FA6.tmpUnsavoury program that resets your homepage every time you restart - uncheck in MSCONFIG and delete it via a registry editNo
Optim1Xregdtopt.exeAdded by the RAMVICRYPE TROJAN!No
Optim2Xregdtopt.exeAdded by the RAMVICRYPE TROJAN!No
Optim3Xregdtopt.exeAdded by the RAMVICRYPE TROJAN!No
Optim4Xregdtopt.exeAdded by the RAMVICRYPE TROJAN!No
OrigRage128TweakerURAGE128TWEAK.EXEThird party tweaker for ATI Rage 128 Video cards from http://www.rageunderground.comNo
OSSXrk.exeMarketScore parasite - ActiveX control used to download premium-rate diallersNo
OSSXrlvknlg.exeMarketScore parasite - ActiveX control used to download premium-rate diallersNo
OsusXrrup.exePurityScan adwareNo
P17HelperURundll32 P17.dll, P17HelperASIO (Audio Stream In/Out) drivers for the SoundBlaster Audigy 2 series soundcards - for recording and home project studios. Required if you use this functionalityNo
P17Helper?Rundll32 SPIRun.dll, RunDLLEntryRelated to Creative audio products. What does it do and is it required?No
P17RunE?RunDll32 P17RunE.dll,RunDLLEntryRelated to drivers for the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy & Audigy 2 soundcards. What does it do and is it required?No
palmOne RegistrationNregister.exeRegistration reminder for Palm productsNo
PaperportNrunppdrv.exeLoads the drivers associated with monitoring scanner status associated with PaperPort software. Can be a resource hog - see hereNo
PCDRealtimeNrealtime.exeApparently the monitoring device for PC Doctor Online. It provides a "free" examination on system files (i.e. registry), reports the number of errors it finds, and invites you to "order" the fee-based fixes from its web siteNo
PCDrProfilerURunProfiler.exePart of PC Doctor software installed for some machines. Disabling or enabling it is down to your preferenceNo
PcguardYRps.exeMain program for the PC Guard internet security package for Virgin Media ISP customers - sourced by Radialpoint. Now superseded by Virgin Media Security - which is also sourced by RadialpointYes
PCPitstop Registration ReminderNReminder.exeRegistration reminder for the Exterminate antimalware package from PC PitstopNo
PCShieldXregsvr32 sfg_****.dll [* = random char]SafeguardProtect/Veevo hijacker. 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
PCTVRemoteUremoterm.exeControls the remote control on some Pinnacle TV tunersNo
PD0620 STISvcURunDLL32.exe P0620Pin.dll,RunDLL32EP 513Related to the Creative WebCam Instant. The "P0620Pin.dll" file description is "Installation Plug-In". What does it do and is it required?No
PD0630 STISvc?RunDLL32.exe P0630Pin.dll,RunDLL32EP 513Related to the Creative WebCam Live!. The "P0630Pin.dll" file description is "Installation Plug-In". What does it do and is it required?No
PD0870 STISvc?RunDLL32.exe P0870Pin.dll,RunDLL32EP 513Related to the Creative WebCam Live! Motion. The "P0870Pin.dll" file description is "Installation Plug-In". What does it do and is it required?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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