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?
RegDoneXservices.exeAdded by the NEVEG.B or NEVEG.C WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
reggsdgXspoolserv.exeAdded by the SDBOT-MS WORM!No
reggsdgXspoolsrv.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DI WORM!No
RegHelpUsvchosts.exeSpyGraphica spy software - "Stealth monitoring of ALL PC or Network Activity with DVD-like playback. EVERY keystroke can be e-mailed in a detailed activity report every 15 minutes...anywhere in the world."No
Registry System16 Checkup MonitorXSystemReg16.exeAdded by the RBOT.AGD WORM!No
Registry System166 Checkup MonitorXSystemReg166.exeAdded by the RBOT.ATN WORM!No
Registry Value NameXservice.exeAdded by the RBOT-AHT WORM!No
Registry Value NameXsyswinxp.exeAdded by the RBOT.BTZWORM!No
RegistryKeyXserver.exeAdded by the LOGONINVADER.A TROJAN!No
RegistryMonitorXsysfade.exeAdded by the SYSFADE TROJAN!No
REGRUNXsory.exeAdware downloader - also detected as a variant of the LOWZONES.BW or AGENT.RD TROJANS!No
regsrvXscvhost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.E BACKDOOR!No
regsvcXsysdSys Detective+ spywareNo
RegUpdateUsb32mon.exePart of the SpyBuddy keystroke logger/monitoring program - see here. Remove unless you installed it yourself!No
reg_runXSysten.exeAdded by the BANCOS-BS TROJAN!No
Reg_WFTXscanreg32.comAdded by the SENNASPY-F TROJAN!No
Remote Access SlaveXSynchost.exeAdded by the RIPJAC TROJAN!No
Remove 54tr10Xsmss.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-CH 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 Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application DataNo
renascimentoXsvchost.exeAdded by the BANKER.GAX 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%\HelpNo
ReparateurDeSystemeXSysRep.exeReparateurDeSysteme, French rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
reseurceXsvchost.exeAdded by the LINEAGE-FV 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
Restore OperationXsvchots.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
RHSI SHSUSHS.exe"Rogers Self Help Software is a free suite of tools and utilities for your computer that keeps your system running properly, and makes your Hi-Speed Internet experience smooth and trouble-free"No
risingsXsvchost.exeAdded by the AGENT-GLC 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
RjLyraInstaller?setup.exe??No
RNBOStartUsentstrt.exeProgram used to initialise the VxD virtual driver for Sentinel drivers associated with Rainbow H/W keys that plug-in to the parallel port. These are usually supplied with workplace design tools and restrict the use of the software only to the machine to which the H/W key is connected. Required if you have such toolsNo
RoflcopteurXseman.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
Rogers SHSUshs.exe"Rogers Self Help Software is a free suite of tools and utilities for your computer that keeps your system running properly, and makes your Hi-Speed Internet experience smooth and trouble-free"No
rollbkXsvosm.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.B WORM!No
rollbkXsysup.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.B WORM!No
rpc Win32Xshost32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ABL WORM!No
rpc Win32Xspoolscv.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
RPCall_[ComputerName]Xsmhost.exeAdded by the REDPLUT-B TROJAN!No
RPCser32gXservices.exeAdded by the RITDOOR-C 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%No
RPCser32g1Xservices.exeAdded by the PREX.D 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%No
RPCser32g3Xservices.exeAdded by the PREXOT.D BACKDOOR! 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
RPCser32g4Xservices.exeAdded by the PREXOT.E BACKDOOR! 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
RPCserv32Xservices.exeAdded by the MYDOOM.AL 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%No
RPCserv32gXservices.exeAdded by the BOBAX.AA 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%No
rudll32Xspooler.exeAdded by the VB-EZJ WORM!No
ruinXsystem32.exeAdded by the DELF-JM TROJAN!No
runXservices.exeAdded by the KREPPER-N 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%\inet10066No
Run Services as ApplicationXspoolsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Run Services as ApplicationXsvcadmin.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Run Services as ApplicationXsvcman.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Run Services as ApplicationXsvcrun.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Run StartupMonitorUStartupMonitor.exeMike Lin's StartupMonitor, throws up an alert and asks your permission every time any change is made to your start-up configuration, either in the registry or start menuNo
run windowsXservic.batAdded by the REBOOT-AP TROJAN!No
run=Xsvcinit.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variantNo
run=Ysmsrun16.exeMicrosoft Systems Management Server (SMS) related - program that reads SMSRUN16.INI on clients running Win 3.1, Windows for Workgroups, Win95, or OS/2 to create program groups on the client and then launch SMS client programsNo
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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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