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?
Generic Service ProcessXsrvhost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-FX WORM!No
Generic Service ProcessXSRCHOST.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT-DG WORM!No
Generic Service ProcessXsvrhost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-FB WORM!No
Genius Mose DriverXsvghost.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See hereNo
genserv pathXsdqdqg.exeAdded by the SDBOT-RF WORM!No
GenSrvUsvchost.exeStealthLogger surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
Gestionnaire de disques universelXsysoobe.exeAdded by the TOADER-A TROJAN!No
GLSetT32Xsmsiexec.exeAdded by the OPTIX-D TROJAN!No
GNP Generic Host ProcessXsvchost.exeAdded by the ZAPCHAS-F BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
Go And StartXsvdll32.exeAdded by the RBOT.AI BACKDOOR!No
GolumXservices.exeAdded by the GOLUM.A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
golummXservices.exeAdded by the DLOADER-ET 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 a "golumm" subfolderNo
Google ToolbarXSPY_NET_RAT.exeAdded by the AGENT-LRO TROJAN!No
Google UpdaterXsysDriver.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-C MALWARE!No
gqvqevsXseeffkme.exeAdded by the SDBOT-QD WORM!No
Graphic DriverXsmss32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
GroupWise PDA Connect - ScheduleSyncUSCHEDU~1.EXEScheduleSync specific translator for the GroupWise PDA Connect PDA synchronisation utility from NovellNo
HalifaxHowardClusterUskinkers.exe"Howard the Weatherman" desktop client from Halifax by Skinkers - marketing/messaging tool. Leave enabled if you want to receive messagesNo
HardDriveGuardXSysRep.exeHardDriveGuard rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
Hardware VirtualizationXSPY_NET_RAT.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT-LRO TROJAN! See hereNo
HataDuzelticisiXSysRep.exeHataDuzelticisi, Turkish rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean familyNo
hdlfoe df98ndfXsvchots.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
hellfireXsvchost.exeAdded by the LEOX.D 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
hellodollyXshost.exeAdded by the YODO WORM!No
HelpCenterUsprtcmd.exe /P HelpCenterSelf-help support tool for BellSouth's FastAccess® DSL (now owned by AT&T) broadband service (provided by SupportSoft, Inc). Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
HelpCenter4.1Usprtcmd.exe /P HelpCenter4.1Self-help support tool for BellSouth's FastAccess® DSL (now owned by AT&T) broadband service (provided by SupportSoft, Inc). Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
HELPERXsweden.exeAsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer variantNo
helpmanagerXspoler.exeAdded by the RANDEX.J WORM!No
hErcUnesXsofthost.exeAdded by the GARROCH WORM!No
HighspeeddownloaderXSetupClickHere.EXEHomepage hijacker, redirecting to "turbo-search101.com" - see hereNo
Hitman Pro SurfRight HelperUsrhelper.exeHitman Pro - a utility to start a number of Security Protection software. They can be started individualy No
HKCUXserver.exeAdded by the AGENT-NLT TROJAN!No
HKLMXserver.exeAdded by the AGENT-NLT TROJAN!No
HKLM\\RunXsvhost.exeAdded by the FORBOT-AO BACKDOOR (where HKLM\\Run represents HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run)!No
HollabackXslvhosts.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BMO WORM!No
Home Theater SchSvrNSchSvr.exeWinScheduler is installed with Home Theater Remote Control for WinDVD from Intervideo. If you want to schedule recordings from your TV tuner card, you will need it. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
Host ProcessXsvchost.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AGF BACKDOOR! 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 the Fonts directoryNo
HostSrvXsachostx.exeAdded by the LOOKSKY.H WORM! Drops multiple files in %System%No
HostSrvXsachostx.exeAdded by the LOOKSKY.A or LOOKSKY.F or LOOKSKY.G WORMS!No
HostSrvXsachostx.exe...Added by the LOOKSKY.E WORM!No
Hot Key Kbd 2690 DaemonUSK2690DM.EXEMulti-function keyboard driver. Allows the use of programmable keys on multimedia keyboards. Required if you use the additional keysNo
Hot Key Kbd 9910 DaemonUSK9910DM.exeMulti-function keyboard driver. Allows the use of programmable keys on multimedia keyboards. Required if you use the additional keysNo
Hot Key Kbd DaemonUSKDAEMON.EXEMulti-function keyboard driver. Allows the use of programmable keys on multimedia keyboards. Required if you use the additional keysNo
Hotfix UpdatXsvdhost32.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.ZW WORM!No
hp center UINShadowBar.exeUser Interface for HP Center - see hereNo
HP Internet CenterNSURFBRD.EXELoads the HP Internet center surfboard on startup. HP Internet Center allows you to customize the multimedia keys on the fly without having to go the Control Panel --> Keyboards to change themNo
HPLJ ConfigYSetConfig.exeConnects system to networked HP printer.No
hpScannerFirstBoot?scannerfb.exeHP scanner relatedNo
hsimXsexgame.exeUnidentified malwareNo
httpdXs_menu.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.C 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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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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