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?
RoxioAudioCentralNRxMon.exePart of Roxio EasyCD Creator 6.0 - places the Roxio AudioCentral icon in you system tray. "Includes a player, media manager, ripper, tag and sound editor - integrated in a single application". Not required for Roxio to work properly. No
RoxWatchTrayNRoxWatchTray.exeSystem Tray access to managing the "Watched Folders", "LiveShares" and "MediaSpace" features of the Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 multimedia suite. All of these options are available from the Media Manager utility. The "Watched Folders" feature monitors specified locations for new pictures, songs and videos being added and makes them available to the Media Manager - if you have 512MB of memory or less available it's recommended you also disable the associated "Roxio Hard Drive Watcher (RoxWatch)" service as well as the combination has been known to use significant amount of memory and cause other problemsNo
RoxWatchTrayNRoxWatchTray10.exeSystem Tray access to managing the "Watched Folders", "LiveShares" and "MediaSpace" features of the Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 multimedia suite. All of these options are available from the Media Manager utility. The "Watched Folders" feature monitors specified locations for new pictures, songs and videos being added and makes them available to the Media Manager - if you have 512MB of memory or less available it's recommended you also disable the associated "Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 10 (RoxWatch10)" service as well as the combination has been known to use significant amount of memory and cause other problemsNo
RoxWatchTray10NRoxWatchTray10.exeSystem Tray access to managing the "Watched Folders", "LiveShares" and "MediaSpace" features of the Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 multimedia suite. All of these options are available from the Media Manager utility. The "Watched Folders" feature monitors specified locations for new pictures, songs and videos being added and makes them available to the Media Manager - if you have 512MB of memory or less available it's recommended you also disable the associated "Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 10 (RoxWatch10)" service as well as the combination has been known to use significant amount of memory and cause other problemsNo
RP32Urp32.exeUnicenter Remote Control (was Remotely Possible) from Enterprise International for remote control and access to Win9x/NT systemsNo
RPC DriversXrpcall.exeAdded by the SDBOT.FLY WORM!No
rpccXrpcc.exeAdded by the SPAMMIT-E TROJAN!No
rpcda Win32Xrpcda.exeAdded by the RBOT-AEE WORM!No
RPCSS.exeYrpcss.exeRemote Procedure Call. Required by windows for programs to communicate with each other on networks/different machines. Originally for NT only but now installed with Win98/98se. Under Win98/98se, a program may need it to communicate with other components of itself. You could delete the program but if any abnormalities occur soon after then reinstall. Under NT, deleting this critical system component will disable the OS. For a more detailed explanation see hereNo
RpcxWindows ExtensionsXrpcxwinex.exeAdded by the RBOT.ACP WORM!No
RpsYRps.exeMain program for internet security suites sourced by Radialpoint for ISP customers such as Virgin Media, AT&T, Bell Canada, TELUS Corporation and Verizon OnlineYes
RPSPURpsserv32.exeRed Pill Spy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
Rr2Xrundll32.exeAdded by the LINEAG-ADI 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 located in %Windir%\addinsNo
RRMedicXrrmedic.exeTroubleshooting utility for the RoadRunner cable internet service. Not required and you are advised to completely uninstall it. Provides a lot of false alarms and gets a lot of people panicking about there internet connectionNo
rroXrundll32.exeAdded by the LINEAG-AAE 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 located in %ProgramFiles%\MicrosoftNo
rs32netXrs32net.exeAdded by the AGENT-IFH TROJAN!No
rscmptUrscmpt.exeRequired on the GeFroce 64 meg MX card to show the full 64 meg memory and appears to be a software memory emulator running under the Win2K - see here. High CPU useage results - hence the U statusNo
rsmbXrsmb.exeAdded by the WAREZOV.C WORM!No
rsmb32Xrsmb32.exeAdded by the STRATION.AV WORM!No
rsMenuUrsMenu.exeEnterprise Harmony 99 for CASIO - synchronization software for use with Microsoft® Outlook 97/98/2000. Formally Randsoft Harmony '98No
RSRCMTZ?RSRCMTZ.exe??No
rsrvmon.exeXrsrvmon.exeAdded by the AGENT.NY TROJAN!No
RSSXrundll32 RSSToolbar.dll, DllRunMain"Related Sites" toolbar - SearchAndClick hijacker variantNo
RssReaderURssReader.exeRssReader - a free RSS reader able to display any RSS and Atom news feed (XML)No
rsvpXrsvp.exe /waitserviceAdded by the HORST.Q TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate rsvp.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in either %Windir%, %Windir%\System, %Temp%, %AppData%, %AppData%\Microsoft or %System%\driversNo
rtasksXrtasks.exePart of rogue software including members of the AVSystemCare security suite family (see here for examples), WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 and WinAntiVirus Pro 2007No
rtcdllUrtcdll.exeRTCDLL is "Real Time Communication" and is associated with Windows Messenger (the IM application, not messenger service). It is only necessary if you use Windows Messenger. Most people use MSN Messenger instead, so it is not required in those casesNo
RtHDVCplNRAVCpl64.exeRealtek HD Audio Manager, installed with the 64-bit Vista/7 drivers for on-board Realtek HD audio codecs. Unless you have the default (but optional) System Tray icon enabled, the only purpose this entry serves is to detect and allow you to configure any devices plugged into the jacks - such as headphones and a microphone. With the System Tray icon enabled it will also inform you when devices are removed and give you access to the Sound Manager and other multimedia functions. The Sound Manager is also available via the Control Panel and this entry is therefore only required if you regularly change sound schemesNo
rtl.exeXrtl.exeAdded by the TIOTUA-J TROJAN!No
RtlAudioXRtlAudio.exeAdded by the GRAYBIR-U TROJAN!No
RtlMon.exeNRtlMon.exeMonitor for RealTek network cardNo
RTMonitorYRTMONI~1.exeReal-time monitor for Cheyenne AntiVirus - acquired by CA and no longer availableNo
rtosXrtos.exeIRC trojanNo
rtvscn95YRTVSCN95.EXEReal-time virus scanner component of Norton Anti-Virus Corporate EditionNo
RtWLanURtWLan.exeConfiguration utility for the Netgear WG111 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter that "provides wireless access to your desktop or notebook PC through the computer's USB port"No
RubeLXRubeL.exeAdded by the RUBY-B TROJAN!No
Ruby13XRuby13.exeAdded by the MEXER.E WORM!No
Ruby14XRuby14.exeAdded by the FIGHTRUB-A WORM! No
RuLaunchURuLaunch.exeInstant Updater for McAfee's VirusScan, Internet Security, Quick Clean, Uninstaller and Firewall products. In the case of VirusScan leave it enabled unless you update manually on a regular basisNo
RunXreal.exeAdded by the LOVGATE.E WORM!No
runXrundll32.exe rsrc.dllChinese originated browser hijacker - redirecting to 4199.com Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deletedNo
Run05Xrundll_32.exeAdded by the BANCOS-DT TROJAN!No
run32Xrun32dll.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CWB WORM!No
run=Uramsys.exeAdvanced Startup Manager from Rays LabNo
run=XRAVMOND.exeAdded by the LOVGATE-F WORM!No
run=XRegistryReminder.exeAdded by the APSTROJAN.OB TROJAN!No
runAPNrunAP.exeNot required but what is it?No
Runapp32XRunapp32.exeAdded by the NEODURK TROJAN!No
Rund11XRund11.EXEAdded by the MARIO-C WORM!No
rund1132Xrund1132.exeAdded by the DOPBOT-A WORM!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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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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