Startup Applications List

Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at 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?
StrokeItUstrokeit.exeStrokeIt is an "advanced mouse gesture recognition engine and command processor"No
strpmonXstrpmon.exePart of BugsDestroyer, ProtectingTool and other members of the ErrClean rogue system error and cleaning utility and other members of this family. See here for more examplesNo
strtoXstrto.exeAdded by the KILLPROC-F TROJAN!No
StubbishXStubbish.exeAdded by the STUBBOT-A WORM!No
StubPathXSservice.exeAdded by the PRORAT TROJAN!No
stup.exeXstup.exeAdded by the QQROB.LE TROJAN!No
StupAssistNStupAssist.exeAssociated with Nikon digital camerasNo
StxMenuMgrUStxMenuMgr.exeStatus manager for the Seagate range of external hard drives. It monitors your PC to see if you have connected any supported drives to launch the backup utilityNo
StxTrayMenuUStxMenuMgr.exeStatus manager for the Seagate range of external hard drives. It monitors your PC to see if you have connected any supported drives to launch the backup utilityNo
StyleXPUStyleXP.exeStyleXP allows you customize the way WinXP looks. If disabled via msconfig it re-instates itself at reboot, therefore uninstall it if you don't want itNo
SubAHXSubAH.exeAdded by the SUBAH TROJAN!No
Subliminal PowerUSubliminal.exeSubliminal Power - displays subliminal messages of your choice on your computer screenNo
Suitcase StartupUSuitcase.exeSuitcase - system font manager start up utility. Used for dynamic managment of fonts on your systemNo
SuiteXSuiteOffices.exeAdded by the LAZAR TROJAN!No
Sun Java UpdaterXstacsv.exeAdded by the BUZUS.DBFM TROJAN!No
sunasDTServUsunasDtServ.exeCounterSpy by GFI Software (formerly Sunbelt Software) - adware/spyware protectionNo
sunasServUsunasServ.exeCounterSpy by GFI Software (formerly Sunbelt Software) - adware/spyware protectionNo
SunJavaMdbXsvchosf.exeAdded by the BANBRA.GQU TROJAN! The file is typically located in %UserProfile%\InstallShield Installation Information\{A5BA14E0-7384-5991B8648CBE70A4}No
SunJavaUpdateXsmvss.exeAdded by the DEDLER-G TROJAN!No
SunJavaUpdateSchedXscvhost.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AVX WORM!No
SunJavaUpdatSchedXspoolsv.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-NP TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\MSN MessengerNo
SunkistUshwicon98.exeCard reader for memory cards from digital cameras, etcNo
Sunkist2kUshwicon2k.exeCard reader for memory cards from digital cameras, etcNo
SunKistEMUshwiconem.exeUsed by your computer to communicate with your Alcor Micro Multimedia Card Reader - necessary if you're using this softwareNo
SuNotificationUsuatshut.exeShadowSurfer - "provides a safe computing environment by creating a virtual twin of your PC. Restore the pre-ShadowMode system state no matter what changes have occurred to your PC"No
SunProtectionServerYSunProtectionServer.exeCounterSpy antispyware softwareNo
SunServerYSunServer.exeCounterSpy antispyware softwareNo
SupaDial? modem driver related - is it required?No
SupastatusNstatus.exeSupanet ISP softwareNo
supdateXsupdate.exeAdded by the MALWARE.D TROJAN!No
superXsuper.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-QT WORM!No
Super X Desktop Version 3.4USXDesk.exeSuper X Desktop - virtual desktop managerNo
SuperBar.ComponentXservices.exeFakeMessage/AdRotator adware. 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 an "Inetsrv" subfolderNo
SupercleanerUSupercleaner.exeSupercleaner - all in one disk cleaner for your computerNo
SuperCopier2.exeUSuperCopier2.exe"SuperCopier replaces windows explorer file copy and adds many features"No
SuperHeissSexXSuperHeissSex.exeHeissSex premium rate adult content dialer!No
superproxyXsuperproxy.exeAdded by the DELBACK-B TROJAN!No
SuperRamUSuperRam.exeSuperRam memory manager. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See SuperRam article and make up your own mindNo
SuperSpamKiller ProUSsk.exeSuperSpamKiller Pro email spam blocker No
SuperVaccineMainXSuperVaccine.exeSuperVaccine rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Supervise.exeXSupervise.exeAdded by the DELF-DZX TROJAN!No
Supervisor.exeXSupervisor.exeHas been reported to be associated with various antitrojan software like ATS and PC Doorguard. If so it's required in Startup - any further information is welcomeNo
supporter5Xsupporter5.exePart of eScorcher anti-virus software- responsible for updates of new virus bases each time you logon to the web. Used to collect information about the user and therefore treated as spyware - now the web-site is deadNo
Supports RAS ConnectionsXsvhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-GXH WORM!No
SureCleanProfessionalUSRClean.exeSureClean PC and Internet tracks cleaner No
SureshotpopupkillerUStopthepop.exeStop-the-Pop-Up popup blockerNo
SurfAccuracyXsacc.exeSurfAccuracy adwareNo
SurfChoiceUSCMan.exeSCMan is a utility that can control services on WinNT from the command line. This utility can create, start, pause, stop, delete services. Furthermore it can retrieve a service's current state, get the displayname for a service and vice versaNo
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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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