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?|
|ShockmachineReminder||N||SmReminder.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 version||No|
|Shockwave Init||N||SWINIT.EXE||Part 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 Programs||No|
|shoket||X||svchs0t.exe||Added by the WOWPWS-E TROJAN!||No|
|ShopSafe||N||ShopSafe.exe||Created by Orbiscom for MNBA (now Bank of America) - ShopSafe creates a temporary card number each time you make an online purchase||No|
|ShortKeys 99||N||SHORTKEY.EXE||ShortKeys from Insight Software Solutions - allows you to program keys with text strings||No|
|ShortKeys Lite||U||shklite.exe||ShortKeys Lite from Insight Software Solutions, Inc. A macro utility to automate a task that you perform repeatedly or on a regular basis||No|
|sHotKey||Y||sHotKey.exe||Special function key manager for Chicony keyboards - see here||No|
|Showbehind||X||SHOWBEHIND.EXE||Advertisement display which can be stopped here||No|
|ShowFF||X||ShowFF.exe||FFToolBar adware toolbar||No|
|ShowIcon_Justrams_USB Product Driver v2.12r012||?||shwicon.exe||Related to Just Rams USB product driver. Is it required?||No|
|ShowIcon_PNY_PNY Attaché||U||shwicon.exe||PNY Attaché USB flash memory stick System Tray icon - shows when the device is plugged in||No|
|ShowIcon_SmartDisk Corporation_USB Card Reader v1.14e051||?||shwicon.exe||Card reader for memory cards from digital cameras. Is it required?||No|
|ShowWnd||U||ShowWnd.exe||Found 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|
|SHPC32||U||SHPC32.exe||Port monitor for Lexmark printers on a USB connection. Ties in with the Printer Control Program. Features like cancelling a print are unavailable if disabled||No|
|SHS||U||SHS.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|
|ShStatEXE||Y||SHSTAT.EXE||Part of McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise corporate anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool||No|
|Shutdownaware||U||shutdownaware.exe||Loaded by the SWEEX 6-in-1 Media Card Reader to properly manage the reader while it is connected to your system||No|
|ShutDownPro||U||ShutDownPro.exe||ShutDownPro - shutdown, reboot, logoff your System with one mouse click||No|
|Si Meter||N||SIMETER.EXE||Si 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 time||No|
|SIA2006||U||SIA2006.exe||Part of Steganos Internet Anonym privacy software||No|
|SIAPRO6||U||sia.exe||Steganos Internet Anonym privacy software||No|
|SicherheitsTool||X||SysRep.exe||SicherheitsTool, Dutch rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean family||No|
|Sicom||X||Sicom.exe||Added by the NETLIP WORM!||No|
|SideACT!||U||SideACT.exe||To-Do list add-on for the Sage ACT! contact manager||No|
|SideGreen||X||SideGreen.exe||SideGreen adware. File located in %Program Files%\SideGreen||No|
|SideWinderTrayV4||N||SWTrayV4.exe||MS SideWinder game controller system tray icon. This is specific to version 4 of the software. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|SIECACST||?||siecacst.exe||Related to a Siemens card reader. Is it required?||No|
|SightSpeed||U||SightSpeed.exe||SightSpeed 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 Audio||N||setup.exe||Sigmatel audio driver||No|
|SigmaTel StacMon||N||stacmon.exe||Installed 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 effects||No|
|SigmatelSysTrayApp||N||stsystra.exe||System tray program for the Sigmatel Audio sound card. Often found on Dell computers||No|
|SigmatelSysTrayApp||N||sttray.exe||System tray program for the Sigmatel Audio sound card. Often found on Dell computers||No|
|SigX||U||sigx.exe||SigX 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|
|SigXC||U||SigX.exe||SigX 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|
|SilentSoftech||X||SilentSo.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-ANU WORM!||No|
|Silica Calculator||U||Silica Calculator.exe||Silica Calculator widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Silica Calculator.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits||No|
|Silica CPU Meter||U||Silica CPU meter.exe||Silica 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 exits||No|
|Silica Dictionary Search||U||Silica Dictionary Search.exe||Silica Dictionary Search widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Silica Dictionary Search.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits||No|
|Silica Drive Meter||U||Silica Drive Meter.exe||Silica 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 exits||No|
|Silica Memory Meter||U||Silica Memory Meter.exe||Silica 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 exits||No|
|Silica Network Monitor||U||Silica Network Monitor.exe||Silica Network Monitor widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Once started, Silica Network Monitor.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits||No|
|Simcast||N||SimcastAlerts.exe||Simcast 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 say||No|
|Simplify Media||N||SimplifyMedia.exe||Simplify Media media manager - "enjoy songs from home while at work or from any WiFi location. Explore friends' music while they are online"||No|
|SimpLite-MSN||U||SimpLite-MSN.exe||Required if you use the SimpLite add-on to MSN Messenger (SimpLite adds encryption to the instant messaging service)||No|
|Singapore||X||singapore.exe||Adds 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 itself||No|
|sioco||X||sioco.exe||Added by the AGENT-MOD TROJAN!||No|
|sipgate X-Lite||N||sipgateXLite.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|
|SIPPS||U||SIPPS.exe||Web.de Internet phone utility||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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