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?
NDIS AdapterXsvchosttt.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.AN WORM!No
NegativeXspain.exeAdded by the BANKER-EXJ TROJAN!No
NeroXshch.exeAdded by a variant of the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR!No
NetXservices.exeAdded by the BRAVO-C TROJAN! 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%No
net32Xsvhost.exeAdded by a variant of the Trojan.Clicker familyNo
net64Xsvhoster.exeAdded by the AGENT.JVF TROJAN!No
netcXsvc.exeAdded by the VESLORUKI.DWK TROJAN!No
NetPanelUStarter.exeGemius surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
NetScreen-RemoteUSafeCfg.exeNetScreen Remote VPN client softwareNo
netservicesXsvchostn.exeAdded by the SDBOT.GI WORM!No
NetStartXsvchost.exeAdded by the MKAR-A VIRUS! 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 a "NETSTART" subfolderNo
netsv32Xsv.exeAdded by the DELF.CCD TROJAN!No
netwXsvw.exeDetected by Bitdefender as a variant of DROPPER.LDPINCH.Q malwareNo
Network manegerXsvchost.exeAdded by the AGENT.BX BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
Network SecurityXsecsvc.exeAdded by the RBOT-ALX WORM!No
Network ServiceXsvchost.exeAdded by the STARTPA-CC 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
Network ServiceXsvhost.exeAdded by the HACDEF-K TROJAN!No
NETWORK SERVICEXSVÑHOST.exeAdded by the DELF-EW BACKDOOR!No
netxXsvx.exeDetected by Bitdefender as a variant of DROPPER.LDPINCH.Q malwareNo
netzipXsvzip.exeAdded by the DELF.ZWL TROJAN!No
New Anti VirusXSystem.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-CH WORM!No
nForce Tray OptionsNsstray.exenVidia nForce Taskbar Utility - quick access to the nForce2 "Sound Storm" control panel and related utilitysNo
NI.UGEST_0001_N122M0303Xsetup_it.exeInstaller for the SysLibero rogue security software - see hereNo
NI.UGESU_0001_N122M0303Xsetup_de.exeInstaller for the SysKontroller rogue security software - see hereNo
NI.UGES_0001_N108M2006Xsetup_en.exeInstaller for the MyContentAssistant rogue privacy toolNo
NI.USYPXSysProtectScannerInstall.exeInstaller for the SysProtect rogue security software, associated with WinFixer - not recommendedNo
Nod32 RuntimeXsysregi.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
nodriverXSVCHOST.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-Z BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
NoooHXsys.exeAdded by the ALNUH WORM!No
Norton Antivirus 2004XSYMANTECAV2.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-DY WORM! Note - this is not the real Norton AV!No
Norton Auto-ProtectXSERVICES.exeAdded by the AHKER.B 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 %Windir%. Also, this is not part of Norton AVNo
Norton Live UpdaterXSochost.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!No
Nortons AV SYSTEMXscvchost.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
NortonVPlusXsvchost.exeAdded by the ROAMER-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!No
NovastorSchedulerdUSCHENGD.EXENovaStor NovaBACKUP Scheduler - back-up utility. If you don't have regularly scheduled back-ups you don't need itNo
NSystemMonitorNSymmon.exeNorton Uninstall Deluxe - monitors programs being installed and logs them for removing later. Available via Start -> Programs for manual loggingNo
NT Logging ServiceXSyslog32.exeAdded by the DONK.B WORM and variants!No
NT Logging ServiceXsysmgr.exeAdded by the SDBOT-OO BACKDOOR!No
NT Printing ServiceXspoolsc.exeAdded by the BUZUS-K WORM!No
NTSet32Xservices.exeAdded by the WINSPY-C TROJAN! 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%\dll32No
NTSF MICROSOFT SYSTEMXscvhost.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
NTSF MICROSOFT SYSTEMXsysman.exeAdded by the RBOT.EDP WORM!No
ntuserXspool.exeAdded by the DLOADER.DYA TROJAN!No
ntuserXspools.exeAdded by the AGENT-GRO TROJAN!No
ntuserXsvchost.exeAdded by the POLYCRYP.DY TROJAN! No
NT_AuthorityXsmss.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC-EY WORM! 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 %AppData%No
NT_AuthorityXsvchost.exeAdded by the KUKOO-B WORM! 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 %AppData%No
NvClipRsvXsvchost.exeAdded by the DUMARU-K WORM! 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
NvClipRsvXswchost.exeAdded by the DUMARU-AK WORM!No
NvCplDeamonXservise.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-BNY 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
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