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?|
|ApplicationProtocolRun||X||smsbvl32.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-CX TROJAN!||No|
|apyginapygin||X||simenu.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BTR WORM!||No|
|ASocksrv||X||SocksA.exe||Added by the VB.CBW WORM!||No|
|ASP.NET State Service||X||servicos..exe||Added by the DADOBRA-I TROJAN!||No|
|ASUS SmartDoctor||U||SmartDoctor.exe||"ASUS SmartDoctor is a group of special tools to help users make the most of their ASUS graphics cards. It monitors the Fan RPM, AGP Power Level, GPU and RAM temperature, and has a slide bar for easy manual overclocking"||No|
|ATTBroadbandUpdate||U||SAUpdate.exe||Big Brother from Quest Software. System and network monitor||No|
|AUDIO||X||SOUND.exe||Added by the PLOYB-A TROJAN!||No|
|Audio Device Manager||X||sfhgj.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-ZA BACKDOOR!||No|
|Audiodev||U||SVCHOST.exe Audiodev||Key Spyware surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself. Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|Audoi Device Loader||X||smssv.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-ZY WORM!||No|
|aupd||X||symcsvc.exe||Added by the ABWIZ.D TROJAN!||No|
|aupd||X||sysvcs.exe||Added by the ABWIZ.C TROJAN!||No|
|aupd||X||sywsvcs.exe||Added by the ORSE-M TROJAN!||No|
|Aureal A3D Interactive Audio||Y||sa3dsrv.exe||For Aureal based 3D soundcards. A3D sound features won't work with this disabled||No|
|Auth Starter Ident||X||startauth.exe||Added by the RBOT-WP WORM!||No|
|Auto File System Conversion Utility||X||scricon.exe||Added by the SDBOT.EYB WORM!||No|
|Auto Start||X||sndvol32.exe||Added by the SLINBOT.AX BACKDOOR! Note - the is not the legitimate MS volume control utility which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Auto updat||X||SysDebug.exe||Added by the FORBOT-BA WORM!||No|
|Auto Update||X||svchost.exe||Added by the DUMARDI-A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|Auto Updates||X||svchost.exe||Added by the CHEUKO-A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|AutoAdministrator||X||SERVICES.EXE||Added by the PUNYA-A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Root%\Application Data\WINDOWS||No|
|autoload||X||spooll.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC WORM!||No|
|autoload||X||spool.exe||Added by the AGENT-GSG TROJAN!||No|
|Automatic Microsoft Windows Updater||X||suchost.exe||Added by the RBOT-EQ WORM!||No|
|autorun||X||sxs.exe||Added by the SMALLVBS-A WORM!||No|
|AutoUpdate||X||smss.exe||Added by WINSPY.88! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\debug64||No|
|AutoUpdate32||X||services.exe||Added by WINSPY.88! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\debug64||No|
|AVFX Engine||U||StartFX.exe||Advanced Video FX - supported by a number of Creative Web Cameras. "Have more fun by adding a wide range of special effects and backgrounds to your video chat with Advanced Video FX"||No|
|AvG||X||svchost323.exe||Added by the RBOT-ZA WORM!||No|
|avnort||X||serbw.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.A WORM!||No|
|AVSchedScan||Y||SCHSC9X.EXE||Command Antivirus related||No|
|AvSer||X||svosm.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!||No|
|AvSer||X||sysup.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.B WORM!||No|
|bab||X||svchst32.exe||Added by the AGENT.Q TROJAN!||No|
|Backup One||X||smbguard.exe||Added by the SDBOT-MI WORM!||No|
|baidu||X||smss.exe||Added by the AGENT-FV MALWARE! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\dmcz||No|
|bal||X||SYSMONMS.EXE||Added by the FAKEALERT TROJAN!||No|
|BaRloNdDiLhep||X||services.exe||Added by the AUTORUN.DIB WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ~A~m~B~u~R~a~D~u~L~ï¿½ subfolder||No|
|Bart Station||?||station.sbrt||Related to PeoplePC ISP. May be a dialler for dial-up accounts?||No|
|Basla||X||start.exe||Added by the AGENT-GNQ TROJAN!||No|
|Bat||X||secure2.bat||Added by the ZCREW.C TROJAN!||No|
|BBC News alerts||U||skinkers.exe||BBC News Desktop Alerts service - see here. Desktop alert and breaking news e-mail services let you find out about all the latest news as it happens||No|
|Bcvsrv32||X||system2.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-PU BACKDOOR!||No|
|Beawver||X||saqevre.exe||Added by a variant of the RANKY TROJAN!||No|
|Belgacom||U||sprtcmd.exe /P Belgacom||Self-help support tool for Belgacom broadband users (provided by SupportSoft, Inc). Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet service||No|
|BeschermingsTool||X||SysRep.exe||BeschermingsTool, Dutch rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean family||No|
|beta||X||svchost.exe||Added by a variant of the DELF.IT TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! The location of this file varies||No|
|blah service||X||smnp.exe||Added by the RBOT.IZ WORM!||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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