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?
System Tray32XSysTray32.exeAdded by the REPAD WORM!No
System UnixXsyscfg32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ZD WORM!No
System Update ServiceXsystem.pifAdded by the RBOT-ALL WORM!No
System Update2Xservices.exeAdded by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
System Update2Xsvchost.exeAdded by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
System Update2Xsystem.exeAdded by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!No
System UpdatedXsvchoes.exeAdded by the RBOT-ASF WORM!No
System Updater MachineXsystem.exeAdded by the CIADOOR.GN BACKDOOR!No
System UpdatesXszwi.exeAdded by the RBOT-AXE WORM!No
System Uptime ServerXSYSENTRY.EXEAdded by the RBOT.LK WORM!No
System Uptime ServerXSYSENTRY32.EXEAdded by the RBOT.LK WORM!No
System-ConfigXspoolv.exeAdded by the SDBOT-BR WORM!No
System-StatXsystats.exeAdded by the SDBOT.RA WORM!No
system.Xsystem..exeAdded by the OPTIXPRO.13.C TROJAN!No
system...Xsystem...exeAdded by the OPTIXPRO.13.C TROJAN!No
System.exeXSystem.exeAdded by various WORMS and TROJANS!No
system.exeXsystem.exeAdded by the JAMPORK.E WORM!No
system.exeXsystem.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Located in %WINDIR%\pchealth\helpctr\binariesNo
system16Xsystem16.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-OB BACKDOOR!No
System32Xsystem.exeAdded by the BUSHTRO122 TROJAN!No
System32Usysdiag.exeSpyAgent surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
System32Xsystem32,1.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
System32Usb32mon.exePart of the SpyBuddy keystroke logger/monitoring program - see here. Remove unless you installed it yourself!No
System32Xsvchost.exeAdded by the ZAPCHAS-V 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 a "drivers" subfolderNo
System32 Info SolutionXSystem32.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-DGR TROJAN!No
System32 PCI ManagerXsyspci32.exeAdded by the RBOT-AFR WORM!No
System32 Runtime StartUpXsysrs.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.ANW WORM!No
System32 TCP ManagerXsystcpm.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
System32 TCP ManagerXsysterm.exeAdded by the RBOT.AFD WORM!No
System32 Temp ServiceXsystmp.exeAdded by the RBOT-AET WORM!No
system32.dllXsysteminit.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variant - re-directing to your-search.infoNo
system32.dllXsysdll32.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variant. Redirecting to wholeworldmarket.com, most likely other domains as wellNo
system32.exeXservices32.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
system32.exeXsystem32.exeAdded by the GRAYBIRD.P TROJAN!No
System32BLSJ AgentXSystem32BLSJ.exeAdded by the MDROP-BPT TROJAN!No
System32ExXSystem32Ex.exeAdded by the IRCCONTACT TROJAN!No
System32kfvwUsysdiag.exeSpyAgent surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
system32WXBP AgentXsystem32WXBP.exeARDAMAX.HR spywareNo
System33Xservices33.exeAdded by the RBOT-VQ WORM!No
system34.exeXsystem34.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-FXY TROJAN!No
System4224411XSystemdll.exeAdded by the YUSUFALI-B WORM!No
system43.exeXsystem43.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
SYSTEM798RUNNER.exeXSYSTEM798RUNNER.exeAdded by the VB-EYW TROJAN!No
systemaddXsysdate32.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AVN WORM!No
SystemAgentUSage.exe"Microsoft Plus! System Agent automatically tunes your system, performing tasks such as disk optimization and error correction. It can also run any application at prescheduled times"No
SystemArmorXSystemArmor.exeSystemArmor rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
systembXsystemb.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
SystemBooster2009Xsbr_updater.exeSystemBooster2009 rogue system suite - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
SystemBootXservices.exeAdded by the SOBER-Q 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%\Help\HelpNo
SystemCheckXSystemcheck.exeAdded by the LAVITS WORM!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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