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?
MessagerStarter FreeserveNStartMessager.exeFreeserve MessengerNo
MessangerXs_menu.exeAdded by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!No
Messenger Service UpdaterXsvshost.exeAdded by the MYTOB.GC WORM!No
MFP PanelMgrUSSMMgr.exeMonitors ink levels, paper present and other parameters for some printersNo
MFP1815_S2PUScan2pc.exeScan to PC application for the scanning function of the Dell Laser MFP 1815 multifunction printerNo
Mi7sft sdceXscorti.exeAdded by the RBOT.ELC WORM!No
Micosoft Data Core stuffXsvshosts.exeAdded by the RBOT.FZA WORM!No
Micosoft StartupXsyscall.exeAdded by the SDBOT-JI WORM!No
Micosoft StartupXsystall.exeAdded by the SDBOT-GM BACKDOOR!No
MicosoftartupXshrl.exeAdded by the SDBOT-JQ WORM!No
MicosoftStartupXsyxall.exeAdded by the SDBOT-JR WORM!No
Micr UpdateXsoundblaster.exeAdded by the SDBOT.NP WORM!No
Micr0s0ft Upd4t4zXsvchost32.exeAdded by the RBOT.ALF WORM!No
Micrcoft ExploererXspoolsal.exeAdded by the RBOT-AKK WORM!No
Micrcoft ExploererXsvchose.exeAdded by the RBOT-ASL WORM!No
Micrcoft UpdatXspoolsae.exeAdded by the RBOT-AIB WORM!No
Micrcoft UpdatXspoolsaex.exeAdded by the RBOT-AJM WORM!No
Micro CRC ProtocolXscrc32.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
MicroedSoft ToolbarXSmoked.exeAdded by the RBOT-ALN WORM!No
Microft ExploererXspoolsac.exeAdded by the RBOT-AMD WORM!No
Microsft UpdtesXsarvice.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Microsof Windows HostXsvhost32.exeAdded by the RBOT.ADY WORM!No
Microsofot x386 System MonitorXsystem32.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.M WORM!No
microsoftXsvchost.exeAdded by the ASTEF or RESPAN WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
MicrosoftXsvchost.exeAdded by the ADUYO-A 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
MicrosoftXssmss.exeAdded by the RBOT-FZF WORM!No
MicrosoftXschost.exeAdded by the RBOT.FEH BACKDOOR!No
MicrosoftXsoundvol32.exeAdded by the RBOT.CIJ BACKDOOR!No
MicrosoftXsqlservice.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MicrosoftXsvhost.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
MicrosoftXsystem32.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-ZZ WORM!No
MicrosoftXsymtea.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.AMTE WORM!No
MicrosoftXspolsv.exeAdded by the PWS-BOO TROJAN!No
Microsoft (R) Windows Configuration Backup ServiceXsvchost.exeAdded by the RANKY.X 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 either a "config", "mapping" or "security" subfolder of %Windir%No
Microsoft (R) Windows Network Latency ControllerXsp2vc.exeAdded by a generic password stealer TROJAN - see hereNo
Microsoft (R) Windows Protected Content Restoration ServiceXservices.exeAdded by the AGENT.AGV BACKDOOR! 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%\etcNo
Microsoft (R) Windows TCP/IP Socket LayerXservices.exeAdded by the RBOT.ARM BACKDOOR! 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%\winsockNo
Microsoft .Net FrameworkXservic.exeAdded by the AGENT-GUU TROJAN!No
Microsoft AgentXsvch0st.exeAdded by the VB-DRO WORM!No
Microsoft AutoUpdaterXsvhost.exeAdded by the RBOT.QG WORM!No
Microsoft Client PcXspoolsrv.exeAdded by the RBOT-AQM WORM!No
Microsoft Com Port ManagerXsvdhost.exeAdded by the SDBOT-NI WORM!No
Microsoft Command CXsshost.exeAdded by the RBOT-CMK WORM!No
Microsoft Conf LdrXsysconf.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT TROJAN!No
Microsoft CorpXsvchost.exeAdded by the PUSHBOT.QD 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%No
Microsoft CorpXsvchosts.exeAdded by the CEEINJEC-E TROJAN!No
Microsoft Corp SQL CertificatesXsqlcer.exeAdded by the ZYBOT-C WORM!No
Microsoft Corp. Host ServicesXsvchosl.exeAdded by the RBOT-FMZ WORM!No
Microsoft Corporaticn SQL HandlerXsqlhandler.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Critical ServicesXsvhhost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AJA 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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Portions Copyright Peter Forrest, Denny Denham, Sylvain Prevost, Tony Klein, CastleCops & Bleeping Computer
Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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