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?
VelocidadSimpleXscrmain.exeVelocidadSimple rogue optimization utility - not recommendedNo
Veo Velocity ConnectUstim11.exeSupport software for the Veo Velocity Connect webcamNo
Video DriverXsvchost.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
Video ProcessXsysconf.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.GEN!POLY or GAOBOT.UM or GAOBOT.ADX WORMS!No
Video ServicesXsys32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.PS WORM! No
VirscannerXsmss.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-GWE 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
virtual-machineXsvchosts.exeAdded by the RBOT-US WORM!No
Vital Load ProcessXSpoolsvr.exeAdded by the RBOT.AIF WORM!No
VprocessXscvtw32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-FR BACKDOOR!No
vsadminXsmrs.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-RC WORM!No
vscannerXspooll32.exeAdded by the OPTIXPRO.10 BACKDOOR!No
W32.ScranXScran.exeAdded by the NARCS WORM!No
WardoXsyslaunch.exeAdded by the ADCLICKER.G TROJAN!No
WCESMngrXspoolsb.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-QZ WORM!No
WDNS SYSTEMXskybotx.exeAdded by the MYTOB-BY WORM!No
WeatherOnTrayXSbWeatherOnTray.exeSpam Blocker Utility adware by the people who provide the Hotbar adwareNo
Web ServiceXsm.exeAdded by the BUBE-F VIRUS!No
WebOutfitterTrayNsttray.exeIntel WebOutfitter service System Tray iconNo
webscanUstopsignav.exeWeb scanner function of 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" recommendation. Still detected as WREN.D by TrendNo
WhenUSaveXSave.exeWhenU.Save adwareNo
WhenUSearchXSearch.exeWhenU.Save adwareNo
Whitney2_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Samsung SCX-4725 Series photocopierNo
WHITNEY2_XRX_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Xerox Phaser 3200MFP multifunction laser printerNo
WhitneyXerox_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Xerox WorkCentre PE220 Series multifunction laser printerNo
WHITNEY_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Samsung SCX-4x21 Series multifunction printersNo
Win CPUXsysin.pifAdded by the RBOT-AXL WORM!No
win name?stat.exe??No
Win SSLXSP2s.exeAdded by the RBOT.BBI WORM!No
Win UpdateXSysUpdate.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-TN WORM!No
win32XShakira_1997_Part_1_.Mpeg_.scrAdded by the MYLIFE.N WORM!No
win32XSetup_32.exeAdded by the EVILBOT.B TROJAN!No
Win32Xsystem32.vbsAdded by the SWERUN VIRUS!No
Win32Xsysmon.exeAdded by the MYTOB-HQ TROJAN!No
Win32Xsystem.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-APL WORM!No
Win32 DriverXsvchosts.exeAdded by the FORBOT-FD WORM!No
Win32 DriverXsysmls.exeAdded by the MYTOB.JH WORM!No
Win32 LoaderXsvhost.exeAdded by the SDBOT-VH WORM!No
Win32 Security ProtocolXsecure32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ETI WORM!No
Win32 Svchosts DriverXsvchosts.exeAdded by the FORBOT-FO WORM!No
Win32 System SpoolXspoolsvc.exeAdded by the SDBOT.UK WORM!No
Win32 UpdateXsvchosts.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
win32 update serviceXsvchostt.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Win32 Usb DriverXsvhosint32.exeAdded by the FORBOT-BE or FORBOT-J WORMS!No
Win32 USB2 DriverXsmsc.exeAdded by the SDBOT.FO WORM!No
Win32 USB2 DriverXsvchosting.exeAdded by the FORBOT-J or SDBOT.HU WORM!No
Win32 USB2 DriverXsys32.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.X WORM!No
Win32 USB2 DriverXsys32snd.exeAdded by the FORBOT-AN WORM!No
Win32 USB2 DriverXsyscfg32.exeAdded by the FORBOT-R WORM!No
Win32 USB2.0 DriverXservice.exeAdded by the SDBOT-QF WORM! No
Win32GXScandisk.comAdded by the ESTRELLA TROJAN!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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