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?|
|SpywareTerminatorUpdate||Y||SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe||Automatic updates for Spyware Terminator. Initially not recommended due to false positives but the later versions have since improved - see here||No|
|SPYWATCH||X||SpyWatch.exe||BPS Spyware Remover rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|SpyWatchE||X||SpyWatchE.exe||SpyWatchE rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|SPY_NET_RAT||X||SPY_NET_RAT.exe||Added by a variant of the AGENT-LRO TROJAN!||No|
|SQInstaller||X||SQInstaller.exe||Xupiter SQWire toolbar related. Use Spybot S&D, Adware or similar to detect and remove and to prevent it re-installing in the future see here||No|
|SQL||X||server.exe||Added by the PUNYA-B WORM!||No|
|SQL Server||N||scm.exe||SQL Server Service Control Manager. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|SQL Server Service||X||sql.exe||Added by the RBOT-ADF||No|
|SQYJBiKnjSxs||X||SQYJBiKnjSxs.exe||Added by the DWNLDR-IYI TROJAN!||No|
|Sr Agent||Y||SrLogon.exe||Related to Secure Resolutions - desktop virus protection||No|
|SrchfstUpdate||X||srchupdt.exe||SearchFast adware downloader||No|
|Srmclean||U||srmclean.exe||Srmclean helps in the installation and execution of the SoundMax SoftPaq for Compaq/ADI SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio. According to Compaq - "If you disable the entry from loading into startup, then you will not be able to use the features of the sound card"||No|
|SRNG||X||srng.exe||ShopNavSearch.Srng search hijacker||No|
|SRP Startup||U||srrpro.exe||System Restore Remover Pro allows you to safely and easily remove System Restore and various other Windows Millennium "features". This is enabled if you tick the "Remove unnecessary System Restore information on startup" box. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel||No|
|SRS Applet||Y||SrsTray.Exe||S3 Sonic Vibes sound card drivers - if disabled you loose sound||No|
|SRS Audio Sandbox||U||SRSSSC.exe||SRS Audio Sandbox "provide amazing audio immersion and maximum thump for a personalized audio experience!"||No|
|SRS Premium Sound||U||SRSPremiumSoundBig_Small.exe||Part of SRS Premium Sound technology by SRS Labs, Inc - which "delivers a superior audio experience for music, video and games on your PC regardless of audio environment - small internal notebook speakers, external desktop PC speakers or headphones"||No|
|srshost.exe||X||srshost.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT-ASW WORM!||No|
|Srv Host||X||srvhost.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Srv32||X||Srv32.exe||Added by the OPASERV.J WORM!||No|
|Srv32 spool service||X||spoolsrv32.exe||Added by the SPYRE-B TROJAN!||No|
|Srv325||X||Srv325.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-PR WORM!||No|
|Srv32Win||U||SpyAgent4.exe||SpyAgent - monitoring software that creates records of everything people do on a computer, ie, spying or monitoring depending upon how you call it||No|
|Srv32Win||U||Svchost.exe||Realtime-Spy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|Srv32Win||U||sysdiag.exe||SpyAgent surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|Srvce Pack Updte||X||svcpack.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|srvexc.exe||X||srvexc.exe||Added by the SERVSAX TROJAN!||No|
|srvhost||X||srvhost.exe||Added by the LIVUP.A BACKDOOR!||No|
|srvprc||U||srvprc.exe||ActMon surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|SRVState_[Server name]||X||svhost.exe||Added by the TODNAB-B WORM!||No|
|srxTray||N||srxTray.exe||Titan FTP Server - FTP server||No|
|SSA.exe||Y||SSA.exe||Bell Sympatico Security Advisor tool installed when you choose to install their internet security suite - sourced by Radialpoint. Apart from downloading the suite installation files, the exact purpose is unknown at this time but it may be used to source critical updates and alerts so should therefore be left enabled||No|
|SSBkgdUpdate||N||SSBkgdupdate.exe||Automatic updates for ScanSoft (now Nuance) products such as OmniPage and PaperPort. Can be disabled using the main program's options. Note - if you have a Soundblaster Audigy2 ZS soundcard installed on your computer and the volume of your sound system is turned on extremely high disabling this will solve the problem||No|
|SSC Service Utility||U||ssc_serv.exe||SSC Service Utility is a printer utility for refilled Epson cartridges||No|
|SSCFBTN.EXE||U||SSCFBTN.EXE||Samsung smarthru software,used with Lexmark Z82 or Samsung multifunction printers||No|
|Ssd||Y||Std.exe||Stealthdisk - file and folder hiding/locking utility||No|
|ssdiag||?||ssdiag.exe||Equinox (now Avocent) "Configuration and DOS Diagnostic for DOS and Windows platforms"||No|
|SSDPSRV||N||ssdpsrv.exe||Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) and General Event Notification Architecture (GENA) services for network plug and play functionality. Starts up a web server on port 5000. Used by Universal Plug and Play (for network device discovery). To remove this program, open Add/Remove Programs, select either Communications (Me) or Networking Services (XP), and remove the checkmark next to Universal Plug and Play||No|
|sserrvv||X||sserrvv.exe||Added by the STRATION.DB WORM!||No|
|ssgrate.exe||X||system.exe||Added by the MITGLIEDER.C TROJAN!||No|
|ssgrate.exe||X||sysdoor.exe||Added by the MITGLIEDER.N TROJAN!||No|
|SSh32||U||SSh32.exe||2Spy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|SSL||X||svchost.exe||Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|SSL||X||SearchNDestrou.exe||Added by the SDBOT-WG WORM!||No|
|SSMMgr||U||SSMMgr.exe||Monitors ink levels, paper present and other parameters for Samsung, Xerox, Dell and other printers||No|
|ssms.exe||X||SSMS.EXE||Added by the GISMOR WORM!||No|
|ssmss||X||ssmss.exe||Added by the AGENT-MOF TROJAN!||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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