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?|
|systemscroot||X||systembin.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|SystemService||X||shman.exe||Premium rate adult content dialler||No|
|SystemTasks||X||sexypicz.exe||Adult content dialler||No|
|Systemtra||X||Systra.exe||Added by the LOVGATE-W WORM!||No|
|SystemTray||U||SysTray.Exe||For Win9x/Me - System Tray Services. Provides the Volume Control, PC Card Status, Power Management and other icons that reside in the System Tray (see here). SYSTRAY.EXE may be disabled if none of these services are required. It will launch as and when required if you later enable the icons. If you need these items they're available via Start → Settings → Control Panel||No|
|SystemTray||X||SystemTray.exe||Added by the BIGFOOT TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate systray.exe process||No|
|SystemTray||X||SysTray.exe||Added by the ALADINZ.P TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate systray.exe process. If you right-click on the real systray.exe the "Properties" reveal it to be a Microsoft file||No|
|SystemTray Monitor||X||SysTraymon.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See here||No|
|SystemTraySD||U||SDSystemTray.exe||Spyware Detector - spyware remover. Initially not recommended due to false positives but the later versions have since improved - see here||No|
|SystemTraySR||U||SRSystemTray.exe||Spyware Detector - spyware remover. Initially not recommended due to false positives but the later versions have since improved - see here||No|
|SystemTuner||X||SystemTuner.exe||System Tuner rogue system suite - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|SystemUpd||N||SystemUpd.exe||Updater for Swapoo.com, a kind of Napster for games||No|
|SystemVeteran.exe||X||SystemVeteran.exe||SystemVeteran rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard family||No|
|systemw32||X||systemw32.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|SystemWarrior||X||SystemWarrior.exe||SystemWarrior rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard family||No|
|SystemWindows||X||scvhost.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-CG WORM!||No|
|SystemWizard Sniffer||U||Sniffer.exe||SystemWizard for Win98/ME from SystemSoft - diagnoses and solves hardware and software problems on a PC||No|
|systemx32||X||systemx32.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|systemyom Updater||X||systemyom.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|SYSTEMZ Patch||X||SYSZ.exe||Added by the ALADINZ.P TROJAN!||No|
|systen32.exe||X||systen32.exe||Added by the DLOADR-AQP TROJAN!||No|
|Systesms.exe||X||systesms.exe||Added by the RBOT-HI WORM!||No|
|Systest||U||Systest.exe||Clean Space internet evidence eliminator||No|
|SysTime||X||systime.exe||CoolWebSearch parasite variant - also detected as the STARTPA-FL TROJAN!||No|
|Systmesy||X||Systmesy.exe||Added by the RBOT-KQ WORM!||No|
|SYSTMON.EXE||X||SYSTMON.EXE||Added by the SILLY-H WORM!||No|
|Systoan32||X||systoan.exe||Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|systr||X||SYSERVER.exe||Added by the VB-DQY WORM!||No|
|systr2||X||SERVICE.exe||Added by the VB-DQY WORM!||No|
|Systray||X||Systray_.Exe||Added by the KERGEZ.A WORM!||No|
|SysTray||X||SysTray.Exe||Added by the BANCBAN-JV TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate systray.exe process from Win9x/Me systems which would appear in the Name/Startup Item field as SystemTray in the registry "Run" keys and MSConfig. If you right-click on the real systray.exe the "Properties" reveal it to be a Microsoft file||No|
|SysTray||X||Snnpapi.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN!||No|
|Systray||X||SteFanie.vbs||Added by the STEFAN WORM! Note - make sure you check the hyperlink as this one copies it's self to numerous dirves and folders||No|
|SysTray||X||svhost.exe||Added by the RAJILO-A WORM!||No|
|SysTray||X||system.exe||Added by the DELF.E TROJAN!||No|
|systray||X||system234.exe||Added by the AUTORUN.AEV WORM!||No|
|systray||U||systray.exe||Dell Mobile Broadband wireless configuration utility - located in %ProgramFiles%\Dell\Dell Mobile Broadband||No|
|Systray driver||X||systray.exe||Added by the MUTEBOT TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate systray.exe process||No|
|SYSTRAYX||U||SysTrayX.EXE||"SystrayX helps you hide some of the less used icons from the system tray (the hidden icons can still be seen and used in the special SysTrayX menu but will no longer permanently take precious space from your system tray)"||No|
|systree||X||systree.exe||Added by the BANCOS.L TROJAN!||No|
|sysu||X||sysu.exe||Dynamic Desktop Media adware - see here||No|
|sysug32.exe||X||sysug32.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN or WORM!||No|
|SysUtils||X||smss.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-AWW WORM! 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 %UserProfile%||No|
|Sysvupex||X||Sysvupex.exe||Added by the MEDIAS TROJAN!||No|
|sysvx||X||sysvx_.exe||Added by the LOOSKY-BX TROJAN!||No|
|SYSWB6||U||SYSWB6.exe||Part of We-Blocker - gives parents the opportunity to monitor their children's Internet access and provide them with age-appropriate content, while filtering out sites that contain adult content. Works in conjunction with Winkb6 and both files are needed to run We-Blocker||No|
|SysWin||X||SysWin.exe||Added by the IRCCONTACT 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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