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?|
|Randsoft Harmony '98||U||rsMenu.exe||Randsoft Harmony '98 (superseded by Enterprise Harmony 99) for CASIO - synchronization software for use with Microsoft® Outlook 97/98/2000||No|
|rant||X||rant.exe||Added by the RBOT-ZB WORM!||No|
|RapApp||Y||RAPAPP.EXE||Application protection component of BlackICE PC Protection (was Defender) firewall, informing you of any modifications to programs, files or folders and detecting unknown programs trying to launch||No|
|Rapdata||X||ravsecs.exe||Added by the QQPASS-V TROJAN!||No|
|Rapdatae||X||rabseuser.exe||Added by the QQPASS-S TROJAN!||No|
|Rapdatybs||X||ravseteyns.exe||Added by the PWS-ACP TROJAN!||No|
|Rapid Antivirus||X||Rapid Antivirus.exe||Rapid Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Rapid Restore||U||rrpcsb.exe||XPoint "Rapid Restore PC" - "a Managed Recovery solution that enables IT Administrators to protect the corporate image, while offloading personal data backup and recovery chores to the end user"||No|
|RapidBlaster||X||rb32.exe||RapidBlaster parasite. A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it||No|
|Raptelnet||X||ravspeger.exe||Added by the QQPASS-AA TROJAN!||No|
|Raptelt||X||ravspegtl.exe||Added by the QQPASS-AB TROJAN!||No|
|RaptorDefence||X||RaptorDefence.exe||RaptorDefence rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|RasCon Remote Access Service Manager||X||rasmngr.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.EM WORM!||No|
|rasctrs||X||rasctrs.exe||Hijacker, also detected as the ADWAHECK TROJAN!||No|
|rasman||X||rasman32.exe||Added by the BCKDR-QGN BACKDOOR!||No|
|RasMan.exe||X||RasMan.exe||Added by the FEUTEL-H TROJAN!||No|
|RAV8Tray||Y||ravtray8.exe||RAV anti-virus related||No|
|RavAv||X||RavMonE.exe||Added by the RJUMPF-F WORM!||No|
|RAVEN_VLZS.EXE||X||RAVEN_VLZS.EXE||DownloadReceiver parasite - no longer in existence||No|
|Ravshell||X||rund1132.exe||Added by the AGENT.OKZ TROJAN!||No|
|ravtask||X||rund1132.exe||Added by the DLOADER.IYT TROJAN!||No|
|RavUptpe||X||ravsesur.exe||Added by the QQPASS-T TROJAN!||No|
|razer||U||razerhid.exe||Razer gaming mouse/keyboard driver - required if you use the additional features and programmed keys/macros||No|
|RazeSpyware||X||RazeSpyware.exe||RazeSpyware rogue spyware remover - not recommended||No|
|RazeSpyware Monitor||X||RazeSpyware_monitor.exe||RazeSpyware rogue spyware remover - not recommended||No|
|razor.exe||X||razor.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-AY WORM!||No|
|rb32 lptt01||X||rb32.exe||RapidBlaster variant (in a "RapidBlaster" or "rb32" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it||No|
|rb32 ml097e||X||rb32.exe||RapidBlaster variant (in a "RapidBlaster" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it||No|
|rbenh lptt01||X||rbenh.exe||RapidBlaster variant (in a "RBEnhance" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it||No|
|rbnynkctv||X||rbnynkctv.exe||Added by the AGENT-GPA BACKDOOR!||No|
|Rcf Driver||X||rcf.exe||Added by the RANDEX.BLD WORM!||No|
|RCHotKey||U||RCHotKey.exe||Part of RingCentral Call Controller™ which "turns your PC into your personal business command center. It brings you real time control of your calls, and immediate access to faxing, your account, Microsoft Outlook® contacts, and many powerful business efficiency tools"||No|
|rcimlby.exe||X||rcimlby.exe||Added by the SDBOT-DHK WORM!||No|
|rCron||X||rcron.exe||"Switch" premium rate adult content dialler variant||No|
|RCScheduleCheck||U||RCSCHED.EXE||Scheduler for VCOM's Recovery Commander - which "can restore your non-booting system back to normal. It only takes a few minutes to get your system back up and running"||No|
|RDAgent||X||RDAgent.exe||RegDefense rogue registry cleaner - not recommended||No|
|RDClient||U||RDCLIENT.EXE||Remote Disconnection Utility from Twiga. Used for connecting and disconnecting dial up connections on a network - only needed if there is a shared internet connection||No|
|RDListener||X||RDListener.exe||RegDefense rogue registry cleaner - not recommended||No|
|RDLL||X||RunDll16.exe||Added by the SDBOT.F TROJAN!||No|
|RDM+ Control Panel||U||rdmpserv_cpanel.exe||Remote Desktop for Mobiles - "Access remotely your computer even through NAT and Firewall from mobile. You can send and receive emails, edit word documents, surf web, manage files and folders and do hundreds of other things that you usually do sitting in front of your home or office computer"||No|
|RDPlatinum v5||X||RDPlatinumv5.exe||Registry Defender Platinum rogue registry cleaner - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|RE.exe||U||RE.exe||RegistryEasy registry cleaner - regarded by Symantec as a potentially unwanted application, see here||No|
|readdb40||X||rundll32.exe readdb40.dll, EnableRunDLL32||LZIO.com adware downloader. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "readdb40.dll" file is found in %System%||No|
|readericon||U||readericon45G.exe||Tray icon to set various configuration settings for Sunkist (and maybe other) media card readers||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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