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?
loadXsvchsot.exeAdded by the GWGHOST-O TROJAN!No
loadXSystemfile.dll.vbsAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See hereNo
loadXScvhost.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AJ WORM!No
Load ServiceXSvHost.exeAdded by the PESIN-D WORM!No
load32Xswchost.exeAdded by the TURTA.A WORM!No
load=Xshambl3r.exeAdded by the REMABL WORM!No
load=XSpoolsv.exeAdded by the CIADOOR.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %Windir%No
load=Xsvhost32.exeAdded by the LINEAGE-AB TROJAN!No
loader32Xsys*****.exe [***** = random digit]Added by the DOMCOM TROJAN!No
loadMefsXsmss32.exeAdded by the FLOOD-EL TROJAN!No
loads.exeXsuploads.exeAdded by the AGENT-BZ TROJAN! No
Local runole serviceXsrvc32.exeAdded by the SMALL-DP TROJAN!No
Local ServiceXservices.exeAdded by the P2PWORM-T WORM! 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%\CursorsNo
LocalSystemXsvchost.exeEHU adware. Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
Logan_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Samsung SCX-4500 Series multifunction printerNo
Logitech CameraXSoundcane.exeAdded by the SDBOT.MUC WORM!No
Logitech Desktop MessengerNsetup-8876480.exeInstaller for Logitech Desktop Messenger included with older versions of the software for Logitech products - which automatically checks for software upgrades and new products, services and special offers from LogitechNo
Lotus SmartCenterNsmartctr.exeLotus SmartSuite central application, called SmartCenter, which runs on the Windows desktop. SmartCenter toolbar stretches across the top or, optionally, the bottom of the screen. Uses a lot of resources. Available via Start → ProgramsNo
Lotus SuiteStartUsuitest.exePuts the individual Lotus SmartSuite components in the System Tray when you start Windows. All individual components available via Start → ProgramsNo
LowRiskFileTypesXsysguard.exeAdded by the FAKEAV-UY TROJAN!No
lsassXstart.batAdded by the ZCREW TROJAN!No
LsasSXSygate.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BCA WORM!No
LTM2XSVCHOST32.exeAdded by the LITMUS.203B BACKDOOR!No
LTM2XSVCHOSTÿ.exeAdded by the DROPPERFL.A TROJAN!No
LTM2Xslogan.exeAdded by the LITMUS.203 BACKDOOR!No
LTM2XSVCHOST.exeAdded by the LITMUS.203 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 a random sub-directory of %Windir%No
LTSMSGXShell32.exeAdded by the LEMIR.B TROJAN!No
ltwobXserbw.exeAdded by the SERFLOG.A WORM!No
M1cr0s0ft S3rcurityXsystemconfig.exeAdded by the RBOT.BKB WORM!No
Macromedia Flash UpdateXscvhost.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
MainStartXsvcmfte32.exeAdded by the STINX-A TROJAN!No
Maple_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Samsung CLX-216x Series multifunction printersNo
Mascro soft SDK updates2XSDKrepair2.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BXM WORM!No
MasterXsvcghost.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.RB BACKDOOR!No
MaxMenuMgrUStxMenuMgr.exeStatus manager for the Seagate FreeAgent range of external hard drives. It monitors your PC to see if you have connected any supported drives to launch the backup utilityNo
McAfee Managed Services TrayUStartMyagtTry.exeSystem tray notification for the now obsolete McAfee Managed VirusScan anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businesses. Not required to be protected but you lose notificationsNo
MCAFEEIPSXsetup.exeAdded by the WHITEWELL TROJAN!No
MChkXsjzkp.exeAdded by the MDROP-CSP TROJAN!No
MCX UpdteXscorti.exeAdded by the RBOT-ARP WORM!No
MDNSXservice.exeMirar adware variantNo
MDSA Sentinel XUsmss.exeSentinelX surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself. Note - this is not the same file as the smss.exe process which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\MDSA SoftwareNo
Media PlayerXSysdll.exeAdded by the BANKER-BR TROJAN!No
Media PlayerXSysnet.exeAdded by the BANKER.MW TROJAN!No
Media serviceXSYSTEM64.EXEAdded by the RBOT.QV WORM!No
Media Software UPdaterXsscs.exeAdded by the RBOT-ABE WORM!No
MediaFace IntegrationNSethook.exeFellowes Neato® cd label design software. "Launch NEATO's MediaFACE II label making software directly from the productname toolbar"No
media_stubXstub.exeMini-Player, IMESH related foistwareNo
MEDICUsprtcmd.exe /P MEDICSelf-help support tool for an unidentified high-speed internet provider (provided by SupportSoft, Inc). Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
medicsp2Usprtcmd.exe /P medicsp2Self-help support tool for an unidentified high-speed internet provider (provided by SupportSoft, Inc). Identifies and automatically fixes typical problems that may occur with your high-speed internet serviceNo
MemConfigXSetupIE.comAdded by the TAPLAK WORM!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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