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?
nwssUSp0.exeSpyOutside surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
nxpclientUsprtcmd.exe /P nxpclientNetExpert - "India's first ever automated Broadband care technology." Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
OC SpywareExpertXspywareexpert.exeOneClick Spyware Expert rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
ODXSYSCNTR.EXEHotVideo diallerNo
OEM32 ToolsXsres32.exeAdded by the RBOT.AML BACKDOOR!No
OESETXsetup60.exeAdded by the WAREZDL.28672 TROJAN!No
OesiXsrts.exePurityScan adwareNo
Office Monitor Word Exel RXsvch.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-GWW TROJAN!No
OfficeAgentXsvcrhost.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!No
OfficeAgentXsvcshost.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!No
OfficeGuardUIXsvcss.exeAdded by the DEDLER-C TROJAN!No
Olive SystemXSzchost.exeAdded by the MERCURYCAS.A TROJAN!No
OmniPassUscureapp.exeOmniPass from Softex Inc. - secure password management softwareNo
Online ServiceXsvchost.exeAdded by the HOSTIDEL.B or HOSTIDEL.C or TARNO.B TROJANS! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
OnlinePCfix SmoothSurferUSS.exeSmooth-Surfer - blocks banners, ads, popups, and cleans MRU and Recent file listsNo
Onluna SarviceXsachost.exeAdded by the TOFGER-AA TROJAN!No
Onlune SarviceXsachost.exeAdded by the DAEMONI-J TROJAN!No
only23XSCVHOST.exeAdded by the BCKDR-PUQ BACKDOOR!No
OperalaunchXsvhost.exeAdded by the AGENT-IBD WORM!No
OutwarXsyslaunch.exeOutwar adware downloaderNo
P0w3rF1YXsvchost.exeAdded by the BDOOR-MM BACKDOOR! 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
P3000x_S2PUScanToPc.exeDell Laser MFP 1600N network application for scanning files to the PCNo
paint.exeXshnlog.exeAdded by the PUPER-A TROJAN!No
PC Dynamics SdwMon32Usdwmon32.exeSafeHouse "Personal Privacy" protects and hides your private and personal photos, videos, files and folders by making them "invisible" and encryptedNo
PCCleanerXSysCleaner.exePCCleaner rogue cleaning utility - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
PcEXPLODEXspecialfile.exeAdded by the RBOT.RH WORM!No
PCHEasySearchXSTUpdate.exePCH EasySearch barNo
pcServerXserver.exeSsppyy spywareNo
PCToolProXSysRep.exePCToolPro rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
pctp_checkXstartmon.exePart of the PcTurboPro rogue system optimization tool - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
PDA CommanderXstisvc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-TX WORM!No
PDAsyncUSyncLauncher.exeLaplink PDASync - PDA synchronisation utilityNo
Perfomance SettingsXsvchost.exeAdded by the TOFGER-AP 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
Perm_Sys2Usvcwinra.exeSystem Surveillance Pro surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
Personal ComputerXscvhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-AJE WORM!No
PhotoshopXsvchost.exeAdded by the CDOPEN-E 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 %ProgramFiles%No
Picture Motion Browser Media Check ToolNSPUVolumeWatcher.exePart of the Sony Picture Uility software supplied with Sony camera/camcorder products. Automatically invokes an import process if the camera/camcorder is connected and has media on itNo
Picture Package MenuNSonyTray.exeSystem Tray access to Sony "Picture Package®" software for their range of Digital Handycam video camerasNo
pictureBUZZTrayNswtray.exeSystem Tray access to PictureBUZZ on-line printing software from Streetwise Software. If you use the software set the page you use as a favourite in your browser and run it manuallyNo
PiracyNSysUtil.exeSoftware Piracy Alert feature bundled with PGWare software. Cries foul when it detects an 'illegal' version. The alerts are reported to disappear as soon as the software is correctly registered. There are privacy issues though: "The Software includes a feature that assigns a unique order number to GameGain based on purchase information. The Software reports this number to us via the internet either when you run the Software or enter the registration number, or both. The Software may also identify and report to us your IP address, date and time of installation, registration and/or use. We use this information strictly to count the number of installations, detect unauthorized access or piracy of the Software, and develop rough statistical data regarding the geographic location of our users" No
Pluto! PagerXsrvhandle.exeAdded by the REDPLUT VIRUS!No
pnpsvc_lockXstartsvs.exeBrowser hijackerNo
PoliciesXserver.exeAdded by the SPYRAT WORM!No
PoliciesXserver.exeAdded by the AGENT-NLT TROJAN!No
PoliciesXSPY_NET_RAT.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT-LRO TROJAN!No
PolicyRunXspoolsv32.exeAdded by the BACKDOOR-DNV TROJAN!No
PolicyRunXsvchost.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC-AW 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
PowerManagerXsvchost.exeAdded by the JEEFO 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 %Windir%No
PPK Setup(Server)USEServe.exeProgrammable Power Key on Sony Vaio laptops. "Using the Programmable Power Key (PPK) button, collect your e-mail automatically with one key stroke. You can also program your PPK to turn on your SuperSlim Notebook at a predetermined time and perform simple tasks - completely unattended"No
precpop2Xstarter.exePrecisionPop adwareNo
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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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Copyright

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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