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?
syswin32Xsyswin32.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
SyswindowXSyswindow.exeAdded by the COW TROJAN!No
sysX3Xsys22.exeAdded by the RANTS.C WORM!No
sysygm32Xsyscxd32.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-PC TROJAN!No
SYS_CLEANXService.exeAdded by the FLOPCOPY WORM!No
Sys_KlUsys_kl.exeSysKeylog surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
sys_up1Xsvchostsys.exeAdded by the MULTIDR-FL TROJAN!No
SZMsgSvc.exeUSZMsgSvc.exeStopZilla! - pop-up killerNo
T-DSL SpeedMgrNspeedmgr.exeT-Online ISP SpeedManager - shows upload and download speed. Also checks for updates automaticallyNo
TabaXstte.exePurityScan adwareNo
TabletWizardUSPLSHWRP.EXEMicrosoft Tablet PC ComponentNo
TalkTalkUsprtcmd.exe /P TalkTalkSelf-help support tool for TalkTalk Broadband users (provided by SupportSoft, Inc). Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
TallyGenicom PanelMgrUSSMMgr.exeMonitors ink levels, paper present and other parameters for some TallyGenicom printersNo
Tango?Setup.exeTango Broadband access software. Is it required?No
Task DebuggerXsysdll.exeAdded by the RBOT-CQ WORM!No
Task ManagerXsvchost.exeAdded by the SOHANA-P WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
Task ManagerXsvhost32.exeAdded by the TERMX.A WORM!No
Task ManagerXsvhost12.exeAdded by the SOHANAD.AK WORM!No
Task Monitoring ServiceXsvchost.exeAdded by the CONE.D 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 %Windir%\tasksNo
Task Scheduler EngineXschedsvc32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ASJ WORM!No
TaskmanXsysdate.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.BCQ WORM!No
TaskmanXsysdrv.exeAdded by the AGENT-LRB TROJAN!No
TaskmanXsoundman.exeAdded by the VB-ETL TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate SiS or Realtek file of the same name that is located in %Windir%, this one is located in the "Help" sub-folderNo
TaskmgrXsystem.exeAdded by the PAKES.G TROJAN!No
Tcp Application ManagerXspoolsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Tcp Application ManagerXsvcadmin.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Tcp Application ManagerXsvcman.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Tcp Application ManagerXsvcrun.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
TEXTCONVXservices.exeAdded by the NEVEG.B or NEVEG.C WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
THCSUsvchost.exeAllMonitor surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself. Note - this is not the svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup. This one is located in a "drivers\imon" subfolderNo
The Service Pack LoaderXspxp.exeAdded by the RBOT-BYM WORM!No
The Spy GuardXspyguard.exeThe SpyGuard rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
The Spy Guard MonitorXspyguard_monitor.exeThe SpyGuard rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
TigerXShine.exeAdded by the HAPPYLOW (or NISHE-A) VIRUS!No
TMPINI34Usvcwinra.exeSystem Surveillance Pro surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
tmp_upXsample.exeQuickBar adwareNo
Tok-CirrhatusXsmss.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-A WORM and variants! 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 %AppData%No
Tok-Cirrhatus-1959sarcXsv711224030r.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-R WORM!No
Tok-Cirrhatus-2784Xsmss.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-S 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 %AppData%No
ToolBarXseriusdat.exeAdded by the BANCOS.ACJ TROJAN!No
toolsicuroXSysRep.exeToolSicuro, Italian rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
Torjan ProgramXsmss.exeAdded by the WOWCRAFT.B TROJAN! 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
Torrent Management ServiceXsystem32.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
TOSHIBA Face Recognition WatcherYSmartFaceVWatcher.exeToshiba's Face Recognition that allows the user login to their laptop hands-free via the built-in webcam on some modelsNo
TotalSecure2009Xscan.exeTotal Secure 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Track4WinMonitorUSTMonitor.exeTrack4Win Monitor surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
Transaction TaskerXstdhost.exeAdded by the SDBOT.HNK BACKDOOR!No
Trunk32Usb32mon.exePart of the SpyBuddy keystroke logger/monitoring program - see here. Remove unless you installed it yourself!No
TSPower?spower.drvFound on a Toshiba laptop. Related to power management?No
ttoolXscvc.exeAdded by the BCKDR-OWM BACKDOOR!No
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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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