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?
downloadXsvcnost.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-BSN TROJAN!No
dreamsXserver.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
DrefIWXSysDrefIWv2.exeAdded by the DREF-C WORM!No
DrefIWXSysDref.exeAdded by the DREF-D WORM!No
Driver32XScam32.exeAdded by the SIRCAM WORM!No
DriverCheckXsvchost.exeAdded by the DELF-KR 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 "DriverLoad" sub-directory of the Root folder (C:\), (D:\), etcNo
DriverDBXsvcmdx32.exeAdded by the BERPI TROJAN!No
DriverLoadXsvchost.exeAdded by the DELF-KR 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 "DriverLoad" sub-directory of the Root folder (C:\), (D:\), etcNo
DriverPathXsystem32.exeAdded by the PRORAT-S TROJAN!No
dRMON SmartAgentUSmartAgt.exePart of the network monitoring program group for 3Com NIC cards. See here for more infoNo
drmsrv32Xstmhosts.exeAdded by the AGENT.AGWU TROJAN!No
DSL MonitorNspdstrm.exeComes with Efficient Networks DSL Modems. Little red/green/yellow flashing icon in system trayNo
DsmSerXsvosm.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.B WORM!No
DsmSerXsysup.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.B WORM!No
DualCoreCenterUStartUpDualCoreCenter.exeUnified control center for overclocking both the graphics card and the CPU, but for the program to have its full functionality you must have an MSI mainboard with a CoreCell chipNo
dumprepXspoolc.exeDetected by Kaspersky as a variant of the AGENT.CXF TROJAN!No
DwlClientNsupport.exeDownload manager for Dell support alertsNo
DxXsys*.exe [* = random number]Added by the DEXTER.A WORM!No
E-Color RegistrationNSonnReg.exeRegistration for Colorific® and 3Deep® monitor calibration software from E-Color. Now superseded by ColorWizzard™ and 3DxWizzard™No
eanth_critical_update_alertUsys_alert.exeUpdates for eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendationNo
eanth_system_patcherUsys_alert.exeUpdates for eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software - previously not recommended (see here). It has now been delisted, so make sure you have the latest version - hence the "U" recommendationNo
EapcisetupNsbsetup.exeRockwell RipTide soundcard application software. Sound works without itNo
easyServXServer.exeAdded by the EASYSERV TROJAN!No
EGTSOFT System LockerUslocker.exeActive System Locker by Sowsoft, LLC - "a handy utility that allows you to protect your personal computer from unauthorized access". Originally released as "EGTSOFT System Locker" by EGTSOFTNo
ELBERTRicoh_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Ricoh MFP Type 104 multifunction printerNo
ELBERT_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Samsung SCX-5x30 Series multifunction printersNo
EleFunAnimatedWallpaperUSilent Lagoon.exeSilent Lagoon animated wallpaper from No
ELNKProxyXsmproxy.exeSurfmonkey adwareNo
ENCSurf?surfboard.exe??No
EnsoniqMixerUstarter.exePuts the Ensoniq mixer in system tray. From Ensoniq Technologies "Our mixer is a critical part of the soundcard as it fixes sound problems and replaces the MS mixer which can no longer be used". If you find you don't need it - try one of the solutions on this special page. Similar to Creative PCI Audio Configuration UtilityNo
EPSON Background MonitorNSTMS.EXESupposed to keep an Epson printer ready for quick printing. Users report little difference whether it is on or notNo
ErrCleanXSysRep.exeErrClean rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. There are number of variants in this family sharing the same filename and user interface - see hereNo
ErreurChasseurXSysRep.exeErreurChasseur, French rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
erthgdrXsvc.exeAdded by the BEAGLE.BN or BEAGLE.BP WORM!No
erthgdr2Xsvc23.exeAdded by the BAGLE.CG WORM!No
EserviceXsvchost.exeAdded by the MULAR.A WORM! 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 %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\System\EServiceNo
Ethernet DriversXsmrrs.exeAdded by the RBOT-AAK WORM!No
EventApplicationCmdXsmschk.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-AO TROJAN!No
execXservices.exeAdded by the AGENT-ZJ MALWARE! 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%\fontsNo
ExplorerXshellexpl.exeAdded by the SHELDOR TROJAN!No
ExplorerXshellexp.exeAdded by the AGENT-ZY TROJAN!No
EXPLORERXsys.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC-A TROJAN!No
explorerXsystem.exeAdded by the AGENT-FI TROJAN!No
F-Secure 2005Xsvchost.exeAdded by the BIFROSE-CH 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
Fast HomeXsvcnvt.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the DELF.KS TROJAN! This file may be found in the System folder on 9x machines, however as of this writing it has only been seen in the System32 folderNo
Fast SearchXsvcnv.exeHomepage, Startpage hijacker. Possible variant of Trojan-Downloader.Win32.DelfNo
Fast startXsvcnt.exeAdware - detected by Kaspersky as a variant of the FAVADD TROJAN!No
FastStartXsvcnut.exeBrowser hijacker - a variant of the STARTPAGE.L TROJAN!No
FastStartXsvcnut32.exeBrowser hijacker - a variant of the STARTPAGE.L TROJAN!No
FastTrack AcceleratorNSPEED UP.EXEFastTrack Accelerator - "speedup" utility for programs that use the FastTrack network such as KaZaA Media Desktop, Grokster and MorpheusNo
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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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Copyright

Presentation, format & comments Copyright 2001 - 2011 Pacman's Portal
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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