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?
SHINITV?shinitv.exe??No
ShockmachineReminderNSmReminder.exe"Shockmachine is a stand-alone application that lets users collect Macromedia Shockwave and Flash titles and play them offline". Could be a registration reminder for the trial versionNo
Shockwave InitNSWINIT.EXEPart of Macromedia Shockwave. Controls the Shockwave Remote Control Panel. The Remote Control can be activated manually from the Start Menu by locating and selecting Shockwave and then Shockwave Remote under ProgramsNo
shoketXsvchs0t.exeAdded by the WOWPWS-E TROJAN!No
ShopSafeNShopSafe.exeCreated by Orbiscom for MNBA (now Bank of America) - ShopSafe creates a temporary card number each time you make an online purchaseNo
ShortKeys 99NSHORTKEY.EXEShortKeys from Insight Software Solutions - allows you to program keys with text stringsNo
ShortKeys LiteUshklite.exeShortKeys Lite from Insight Software Solutions, Inc. A macro utility to automate a task that you perform repeatedly or on a regular basisNo
sHotKeyYsHotKey.exeSpecial function key manager for Chicony keyboards - see here No
ShowbehindXSHOWBEHIND.EXEAdvertisement display which can be stopped hereNo
ShowFFXShowFF.exeFFToolBar adware toolbarNo
ShowIcon_Justrams_USB Product Driver v2.12r012?shwicon.exeRelated to Just Rams USB product driver. Is it required? No
ShowIcon_PNY_PNY AttachéUshwicon.exePNY Attaché USB flash memory stick System Tray icon - shows when the device is plugged inNo
ShowIcon_SmartDisk Corporation_USB Card Reader v1.14e051?shwicon.exeCard reader for memory cards from digital cameras. Is it required? No
ShowWndUShowWnd.exeFound on Gateway computers (and maybe others) - see here. "Showwnd is included with the Chicony keyboard software and is used by the software to stop the keyboard driver's taskbar entry from reappearing. It is not necessary to remove the keyboard software, however if you wish it can be removed through Add or Remove Programs"No
SHPC32USHPC32.exePort monitor for Lexmark printers on a USB connection. Ties in with the Printer Control Program. Features like cancelling a print are unavailable if disabledNo
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
ShStatEXEYSHSTAT.EXEPart of McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise corporate anti-virus and anti-spyware security toolNo
ShutdownawareUshutdownaware.exeLoaded by the SWEEX 6-in-1 Media Card Reader to properly manage the reader while it is connected to your systemNo
ShutDownProUShutDownPro.exeShutDownPro - shutdown, reboot, logoff your System with one mouse clickNo
Si MeterNSIMETER.EXESi Meter - keep track of things like CPU activity, network activity and speed, hard-drive activity, hard-drive space, system memory, running processes, or just date and timeNo
SIA2006USIA2006.exePart of Steganos Internet Anonym privacy softwareNo
SIAPRO6Usia.exeSteganos Internet Anonym privacy softwareNo
SicherheitsToolXSysRep.exeSicherheitsTool, Dutch rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
SicomXSicom.exeAdded by the NETLIP WORM!No
SideACT!USideACT.exeTo-Do list add-on for the Sage ACT! contact managerNo
SideGreenXSideGreen.exeSideGreen adware. File located in %Program Files%\SideGreenNo
SideTabXSideTab.exeSideTab adwareNo
SideWinderTrayV4NSWTrayV4.exeMS SideWinder game controller system tray icon. This is specific to version 4 of the software. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
SIECACST?siecacst.exeRelated to a Siemens card reader. Is it required?No
SightSpeedUSightSpeed.exeSightSpeed Video Chat - "lets you connect with all your friends and family easily. Make video calls, phone calls, and send video mails and text messages to everyone in your network, anywhere in the world"No
SigmaTel AudioNsetup.exeSigmatel audio driverNo
SigmaTel StacMonNstacmon.exeInstalled with the drivers for a SigmaTel C-Major Audio card (on a Dell Inspiron 600m PC for example). Appears as though it can be disabled with no ill effectsNo
SigmatelSysTrayAppNstsystra.exeSystem tray program for the Sigmatel Audio sound card. Often found on Dell computersNo
SigmatelSysTrayAppNsttray.exeSystem tray program for the Sigmatel Audio sound card. Often found on Dell computersNo
SigXUsigx.exeSigX is a "dynamic signature image generated based on whatever data your computer sends it though our SigX program. It can display your current Mp3, current OS, Free Ram, your current time and more"No
SigXCUSigX.exeSigX is a "dynamic signature image generated based on whatever data your computer sends it though our SigX program. It can display your current Mp3, current OS, Free Ram, your current time and more"No
SilentSoftechXSilentSo.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-ANU WORM!No
Silica CalculatorUSilica Calculator.exeSilica Calculator widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Silica Calculator.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsNo
Silica CPU MeterUSilica CPU meter.exeSilica CPU Meter widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a CPU usage meter on the desktop. Once started, Silica CPU meter.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsNo
Silica Dictionary SearchUSilica Dictionary Search.exeSilica Dictionary Search widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Silica Dictionary Search.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsNo
Silica Drive MeterUSilica Drive Meter.exeSilica Drive Meter widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a hard disk usage meter on the desktop. Once started, Silica Drive Meter.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsNo
Silica Memory MeterUSilica Memory Meter.exeSilica Memory Meter widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a memory usage meter on the desktop. Once started, Silica Memory Meter.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsNo
Silica Network MonitorUSilica Network Monitor.exeSilica Network Monitor widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Silica Network Monitor.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsNo
SimcastNSimcastAlerts.exeSimcast is a free service that allows you to subscribe to information on a large variety of topics. Alerts will appear on your desktop when a channel that you have subscribed to has something to sayNo
Simplify MediaNSimplifyMedia.exeSimplify Media media manager - "enjoy songs from home while at work or from any WiFi location. Explore friends' music while they are online"No
SimpLite-MSNUSimpLite-MSN.exeRequired if you use the SimpLite add-on to MSN Messenger (SimpLite adds encryption to the instant messaging service)No
SingaporeXsingapore.exeAdds a blue crescent to the taskbar and when double-clicked displays an adult-content web-site. Also known to drop your internet connection and dial an international telephone number. See here for more information. Must be disabled in MSCONFIG before un-installing or it re-instates itselfNo
siocoXsioco.exeAdded by the AGENT-MOD TROJAN!No
sipgate X-LiteNsipgateXLite.exe"sipgate x-Lite makes telephone calling possible directly over your PC. You only need a microphone and a sound card and/or a headset"No
SIPPSUSIPPS.exeWeb.de Internet phone utilityNo
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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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