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?|
|SearchSpy||X||SearchSpyMenu.exe||SearchSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|secdrive.exe||X||secdrive.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See here||No|
|Second Copy 2000||U||SecCopy.exe||Related to Second Copy? - a files/folders backup utility||No|
|SecondChance||U||sctray.exe||Power Quest Second Chance. Sets checkpoints for saving a backup copy of the registry to a disk so you can restore it if you have a crash||No|
|Secret||X||Secret.exe||Added by the DELF-LW TROJAN!||No|
|Secret-Crush||X||start.exe||Hijacker that may reset your browser's home page and/or search settings to point to undesired sites||No|
|SECRETMAKER||U||secretmaker.exe||Secretmaker is a combination of eight privacy-defending programs, including Spam Fighter Pro, Worm Hunter, Pop-Up Killer, Banner Blocker, Cookie Eraser, Privacy Protector, History Cleaner, and Garbage Cleaner||No|
|SecretSmileys||U||ss.exe||"Secret Smileys is an add-on for AIM that provides users access to 1000's of new Smileys that can be viewed by anyone using a current version of AIM. Secret Smileys also adds other features such as logging of IM conversations, and it gets rid of that annoying advertisement on your buddy list window"||No|
|secserv.exe||X||secserv.exe||Detected by Panda as an EasySearch adware variant. Note - EasySearch modifies the Internet Explorer settings and may download programs onto the infected computer||No|
|secsvc32||X||secsvcnt.exe||Added by the GLOBAL PATROL TROJAN!||No|
|Secsys||U||Secsys.exe||UltraSoft Key Interceptor surveillance software - uninstall this unless you put it there yourself!||No|
|secure||X||svshost.exe||Added by the RBOT-AFO WORM!||No|
|Secure Socket Layer Certification||X||sslcert.exe||Added by the VANEBOT-AN WORM!||No|
|Secure32||X||Shell32.com StartUp||Added by the BRONTOK-CJ WORM!||No|
|SecureClean4RegManager||N||scregmanager4.exe||WhiteCanyon SecureClean 4 disk cleaner - clean hard drive data, MRUs, temp files and more. Can be started manually||No|
|SecureClean4Tray||N||sctray4.exe||WhiteCanyon SecureClean 4 disk cleaner - clean hard drive data, MRUs, temp files and more. Can be started manually||No|
|SecureCleaner||X||SecureCleaner.exe||SecureCleaner rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|SecureCleanIEClean||N||SCIEClean.exe||SecureClean - scans your system for hidden temporary files, deleted email messages, Internet histories and caches||No|
|SecureExpertCleaner||X||sec.exe||Secure Expert Cleaner rogue privacy program - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|SecureFighter||X||SecureFighter.exe||SecureFighter rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard family||No|
|SecureItPro||U||Secureitpro470p.exe||SecureIt Pro - lock your computer when you're not there, to stop malicious users from accessing your desktop||No|
|SecureKeeper||X||SecureKeeper.exe||SecureKeeper rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID family||No|
|SecureOnlineAccountNumbers||U||SOAN.exe||Related to Secure Online Account Numbers by Discover(R) Card from Orbiscom Ltd. Secure and innovative payment solutions||No|
|SecurePcAv||X||SecurePcAv.exe||SecurePcAv rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID family||No|
|securer||X||syshost.exe||Added by the BDOOR-DU BACKDOOR!||No|
|SecureVeteran||X||SecureVeteran.exe||SecureVeteran rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard family||No|
|SecureWarrior||X||SecureWarrior.exe||SecureWarrior rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard family||No|
|Security 2009||X||Security2009.exe||Security 2009 rogue security suite - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Security Accounts Manager SM||X||samsm.exe||Added by the WOOTBOT.BC WORM!||No|
|Security Agent||X||securag.exe||Added by the BANCBAN-F TROJAN!||No|
|Security Antivirus||X||SA[random characters].exe||Security Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Security Center||X||scvhost.exe||Added by the RBOT-TG WORM!||No|
|Security Center Distribution||X||securesec.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Security Central||X||Security Central.exe||Security Central rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Security essentials 2010||X||SE2010.exe||Security Essentials 2010 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Security Guard||X||SG[random characters].exe||Security Guard rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Security iGuard||X||Security iGuard.exe||Security iGuard rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Security Inspector 2010||X||Security_Inspector_2010.exe||Security Inspector 2010 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Security Manager||U||SecurityManager.exe||A ComCast Internet software suite that provides a variety of features (firewall, popup blocker, parental controls etcetera) to help ensure your computer is secure, and your information is kept private||No|
|Security Manager||X||securitymanager.exe||AntiVirus System 2011 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. Note - this is not the valid Comcast security program typically located in %ProgramFiles%\Comcast\Security Manager\app. This one is located in %AppData%\AntiVirus System 2011||No|
|Security Master AV||X||SM[random characters].exe||Security Master AV rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Security Monitor||X||securemon.exe||Added by the SLENFBOT.ABH WORM!||No|
|Security Patch||X||scmss.exe||Added by the RBOT-ZW WORM!||No|
|Security Server DB||X||secserver.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|security service||X||syss.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Security Service||X||secsvc.exe||Added by the RBOT-GGF WORM!||No|
|Security Service DB||X||secservice.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Security Service Process||X||svhost.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-LC 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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