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?
sysnetXsysnet.exeCasClient adware - also detected as the CMAPP TROJAN!No
sysobj.exeXsysobj.exeWareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer removerNo
SysOpsXSysOpsAdded by the MSNCORRUPT TROJAN!No
syspareXsyspare.exeAdded by the BIFROSE-AN TROJAN!No
sysPersonalFirewallXsystem.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.FH WORM!No
sysprocUsysproc.exeKeyboard Logger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
SysProtectXSystem.exeAdded by the NETSPY TROJAN!No
SysProtectXsyp.exeSysProtect rogue security software, associated with WinFixer - not recommended, see hereNo
SysProtectorXSysProtector.exeSysProtector rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the AntiAID familyNo
syspw32.exeXsyspw32.exeAdded by the APPFLET.A WORM!No
SysRXsysmd.exeUlubione adult content dialerNo
SysRegXSysReg.exeAdded by the CHEKIN TROJAN!No
SysRegXSysReg.exeSearchSeekFind textual marketing foistwareNo
SysresXSysres.exeAdded by the LOGMOD.A TROJAN!No
sysrest32.exeXsysrest32.exeAdded by the AGENT-GIN TROJAN!No
sysrestore32.exeXsysrestore32.exeUnknown malware detected by McAfee - see hereNo
SysSenseUSysSense.exe"SysSense is your personal desktop Google AdSense monitor. It keeps your current Google AdSense information in the Windows system tray". Google AdSense account requiredNo
SysServiceXSysService.exeAdded by the BDFORM-A BACKDOOR!No
SysServiceUSERVICES.EXENSKeyLogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself! 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 %ProgramFiles%\NSkeyloggerNo
SysService32XSysService32.exeAdded by the KINDAL VIRUS!No
SysService32lXsystask32l.exeAdded by the THEUG WORM!No
SysServicesXSERVICES.EXEAdded by the DELF-EY TROJAN! 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 %Windir%No
SYSsfitbXSYSsfitb.exeAdShooter adwareNo
SySSLXsysl.exeAdded by the RBOT-CKH WORM!No
SySSLXsyssl.exeAdded by the RBOT-DAA WORM!No
SysStartXsyswin.exe 1Added by the AUTORUN-EY WORM!No
SysStrtXsystemc.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-QA TROJAN!No
syssvc.exeXsyssvc.exeAdded by the AGENT-QQM TROJAN!No
systXsyst.exeAdded by the BANLOAD.BEJ TROJAN!No
syst32Xsyst32.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AFL WORM!No
Systam13Xspeedwin.exeAdded by the RBOT.GVH BACKDOOR!No
SystemXsystem.exeAdded by various WORMS and TROJANS!No
systemXsystemsearch.htaJetseeker.com hijackerNo
SystemUsysctrl.exeAdded by WinGuardian. Note - this commercial keylogger is no longer made or sold by Webroot but older copies may still be in existance, those copies will be identified as spywareNo
SystemXSVCHOST.EXEAdded by the LDPINCH-AU TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
SystemXsystray.exeAdded by the PISABOY-A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate systray.exe processNo
SystemXserwin.exeAdded by the LDPINCH-BN TROJAN!No
SystemXsvchîst.exeAdded by the LDPINCH-BF TROJAN!No
SystemXsystem.exe (74295303)Added by the VB-IU WORM!No
SystemXSPOOLSU.EXEAdded by the BANKER-FC TROJAN!No
SystemXsystem23.exeAdded by the LEBREAT-D WORM!No
systemXservices.exeAdded by the DELF-LQ TROJAN! 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 %Windir%\HELPNo
SystemXsmss.exeAdded by the AGENT.EP BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%No
systemXsvcr.exeAdded by the SPYONE TROJAN!No
SYSTEMXSystemFile.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
systemXssclie.exeAdded by the AGENT.LW BACKDOOR!No
systemXsysnet.exeAdded by the VETOR-J WORM!No
systemXsystemdb.exeBarracuda Antivirus and Security Central rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here and hereNo
systemXsystem64.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-PP TROJAN!No
SystemXsystemz.exeAdded by the VILSEL-B TROJAN!No
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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
Software support by John Mayer
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