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?
ApplicationProtocolRunXsmsbvl32.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-CX TROJAN!No
apyginapyginXsimenu.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BTR WORM!No
ashcapXservirsess.exeSpySure spywareNo
ASocksrvXSocksA.exeAdded by the VB.CBW WORM!No
ASP.NET State ServiceXservicos..exeAdded by the DADOBRA-I TROJAN!No
ASUS SmartDoctorUSmartDoctor.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
ATTBroadbandUpdateUSAUpdate.exeBig Brother from Quest Software. System and network monitorNo
AUDIOXSOUND.exeAdded by the PLOYB-A TROJAN!No
Audio Device ManagerXsfhgj.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-ZA BACKDOOR!No
AudiodevUSVCHOST.exe AudiodevKey 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 LoaderXsmssv.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-ZY WORM!No
aupdXsymcsvc.exeAdded by the ABWIZ.D TROJAN!No
aupdXsysvcs.exeAdded by the ABWIZ.C TROJAN!No
aupdXsywsvcs.exeAdded by the ORSE-M TROJAN!No
Aureal A3D Interactive AudioYsa3dsrv.exeFor Aureal based 3D soundcards. A3D sound features won't work with this disabledNo
Auth Starter IdentXstartauth.exeAdded by the RBOT-WP WORM!No
Auto File System Conversion UtilityXscricon.exeAdded by the SDBOT.EYB WORM!No
Auto StartXsndvol32.exeAdded 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 updatXSysDebug.exeAdded by the FORBOT-BA WORM!No
Auto UpdateXsvchost.exeAdded 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 UpdatesXsvchost.exeAdded 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
AutoAdministratorXSERVICES.EXEAdded 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\WINDOWSNo
autoloadXspooll.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC WORM!No
autoloadXspool.exeAdded by the AGENT-GSG TROJAN!No
Automatic Microsoft Windows UpdaterXsuchost.exeAdded by the RBOT-EQ WORM! No
autorunXsxs.exeAdded by the SMALLVBS-A WORM!No
AutoUpdateXsmss.exeAdded 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%\debug64No
AutoUpdate32Xservices.exeAdded 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%\debug64No
AVFX EngineUStartFX.exeAdvanced 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
AvGXsvchost323.exeAdded by the RBOT-ZA WORM!No
avnortXserbw.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.A WORM!No
AVSchedScanYSCHSC9X.EXECommand Antivirus relatedNo
AvSerXsvosm.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.B WORM!No
AvSerXsysup.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.B WORM!No
AwoaXsmmo.exePurityScan adwareNo
babXsvchst32.exeAdded by the AGENT.Q TROJAN!No
Backup OneXsmbguard.exeAdded by the SDBOT-MI WORM!No
baiduXsmss.exeAdded 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%\dmczNo
balXSYSMONMS.EXEAdded by the FAKEALERT TROJAN!No
BaRloNdDiLhepXservices.exeAdded 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~� subfolderNo
Bart Station?station.sbrtRelated to PeoplePC ISP. May be a dialler for dial-up accounts?No
BaslaXstart.exeAdded by the AGENT-GNQ TROJAN!No
BatXsecure2.batAdded by the ZCREW.C TROJAN!No
BBC News alertsUskinkers.exeBBC 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 happensNo
Bcvsrv32Xsystem2.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-PU BACKDOOR!No
BeawverXsaqevre.exeAdded by a variant of the RANKY TROJAN!No
BelgacomUsprtcmd.exe /P BelgacomSelf-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 serviceNo
BeschermingsToolXSysRep.exeBeschermingsTool, Dutch rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
betaXsvchost.exeAdded 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 variesNo
blah serviceXsmnp.exeAdded by the RBOT.IZ 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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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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