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?
Rund1132.exeXRund1132.exeAdded by the STARTPA-HS TROJAN!No
runddlfileXrunddl.exeAdded by the DELF.D TROJAN!No
Rundil32Xrunlli32.exeAdded by the QQPASS-U TROJAN!No
rundli32Xrundli32.exeAdded by the LADE WORM!No
RunDLLXrundll32.exe [path] Bridge.dll,LoadWinFavorites adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "Bridge.dll" file is located in %System%No
RundllXRundll~.exeAdded by the DELF-KT TROJAN!No
RundllXrundll32.exe [random filename].dllAdded by the MYTOB.IG 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 %System%No
RunDllXRunDll.exeAdded by the QQPASS-AH TROJAN! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described hereNo
RunDLL Kernel File CoreXrundll.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described hereNo
Rundll16XRundll16.exeAdded by a number of VIRUSES, WORMS and TROJANS!No
Rundll32XRundll32.exeAdded by a variant of the DVLDR 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%\FontsNo
Rundll32URundll32.exe ptipbm.dll, SetWriteBackInstalled with the miniport drivers for Promise hard drive controllers in both RAID and non-RAID installations. Tells the drivers that the connected Drives should use the "Write Back" Caching. You can disable this if you don't want to use "Write Back" Caching or if you have not connected any driver to your Promise Controller No
rundll32?rundll32.exe ptipbmf.dll, SetWriteCacheModeInstalled with the miniport drivers for Promise hard drive controllers in both RAID and non-RAID installations. May be necessary in order to maintain preferences applied to the RAID array connected to the Promise controllerNo
rundll32Xrundll32.exeAdded by the SANKER WORM! 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%No
RUNDLL32Xrundl32.exeAdded by the DEMOTRY-A WORM!No
rundll32Xrundll32.exeAdded by the AGENT-EZ 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 %System%\SHELLEXTNo
Rundll32XRUNDDLL32.EXEAdded by the STARTPAGE.AXH TROJAN!No
rundll32Xrookie.vbsAdded by the ROOKIE-A TROJAN!No
rundll32Xrundll64.exeAdded by the DELF.BKC TROJAN!No
Rundll32 cmicnfgNRundll32 cmicnfg.cpl, CMICtrlWndSystem tray control panel for C-Media based soundcards - often included on popular motherboards with in-built audio. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control PanelNo
RunDll32 esspropsYRunDll32 essprops.cpl, TaskbarIconWndAssociated with a Logitech mouse - required for proper operationNo
Rundll32 P17URundll32 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
Rundll32.exeXRoot.exeAdded by the GRUEL WORM!No
Rundll32_7Xrundll32.exe msiefr40.dll,DllRunServerBrowserAid adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "msiefr40.dll" file is located in %System%No
Rundll32_8Xrundll32.exe inetp60.dll,DllRunServerBrowserAid/BrowserPal foistware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "inetp60.dll" file is located in %System%No
Rundll32_8Xrundll32.exe 1.dll,DllRunServerBrowserAid adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted. The "1.dll" file is located in %Root% (i.e. C:\ D:\, etc)No
RundllSvrXRundll.exeAdded by the HUAYU WORM! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described hereNo
Rundllsystem32XRundllsystem32.exeAdded by the NETDEVIL.B BACKDOOR!No
RUNDNBXRundnb.exeAdded by the DIALER-C dialler!No
RundnmXRundnm.exeAdded by the DELF-HA TROJAN! No
runner1Xretadpu.exeAdded by the AGENT.SLZ TROJAN!No
runner1Xretadpu[random digits].exeAdded by the SMALL.CTV TROJAN!No
RunOnceURUNONCE.EXEPart of MS Data Access Components - only required if you use theseNo
RunonceXrunouce.exeAdded by the CHIR-B WORM!No
runsXrun.exeAdded by the RBOT-BWF WORM!No
RunServicesXrunsvc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.QJ WORM! No
runsqlXrunsql.exeAdded by the DELF.ZWK TROJAN!No
runsvcXrunsvc.exeAdded by the SMALL-CF TROJAN!No
RunSysd32URunSysd32.exeDesktopShield2000 by Stéphane Groleau. Locks the desktop at bootup so that users cannot bypass the Windows screensaver password. Only essential if using the program and is an optional setting. It can be disabled from withinNo
runtime.exeXruntime.exeAdded by a variant of the Tibs malwareNo
runwin32Xrunwin32.exeAdded by the ESEARCH-A TROJAN!No
RUNWIN32Xrunwin32.exeAdded by the VB-AET TROJAN!No
Run_cdXRun_cd.exeAdded by the GHOST.23 BACKDOOR!No
Rupsw32URupsw32.exeMegaTec Rups, UPS monitoring software - monitor and control DB9 UPS running on either Windows & Novell NetWare (with RUPS 2000) or Unix (with RUPS for Unix / Plus) operating systemsNo
RUSBHOLoader?rundll32.exe RUSBHOLoader.dll, AutoRegister??No
RVCHOST.EXEXRvchost.exeAdded by the DELF-AC BACKDOOR!No
rxXrundll32.exeAdded by the LINEAGE-BP 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%No
RxMonNrxmon9x.exePart of Dell Resolution Assistant - "a diagnostic program that allows you to contact Dell. When factory-installed by Dell, it allowed you to perform hardware and software diagnostics that provided alerts to potential problems and enabled real-time communication with Dell RA techs. You can now use RA only to contact Dell by e-mail"No
RxUserNRxUser.exePart of Dell Resolution Assistant - "a diagnostic program that allows you to contact Dell. When factory-installed by Dell, it allowed you to perform hardware and software diagnostics that provided alerts to potential problems and enabled real-time communication with Dell RA techs. You can now use RA only to contact Dell by e-mail"No
rydanmxe.exeXrydanmxe.exeAdded by the DLOADR-AZZ TROJAN!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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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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