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.
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
|Name or Startup Item||Status||Command or Data||Description||Tested?|
|MessagerStarter Freeserve||N||StartMessager.exe||Freeserve Messenger||No|
|Messanger||X||s_menu.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!||No|
|Messenger Service Updater||X||svshost.exe||Added by the MYTOB.GC WORM!||No|
|MFP PanelMgr||U||SSMMgr.exe||Monitors ink levels, paper present and other parameters for some printers||No|
|MFP1815_S2P||U||Scan2pc.exe||Scan to PC application for the scanning function of the Dell Laser MFP 1815 multifunction printer||No|
|Mi7sft sdce||X||scorti.exe||Added by the RBOT.ELC WORM!||No|
|Micosoft Data Core stuff||X||svshosts.exe||Added by the RBOT.FZA WORM!||No|
|Micosoft Startup||X||syscall.exe||Added by the SDBOT-JI WORM!||No|
|Micosoft Startup||X||systall.exe||Added by the SDBOT-GM BACKDOOR!||No|
|Micosoftartup||X||shrl.exe||Added by the SDBOT-JQ WORM!||No|
|MicosoftStartup||X||syxall.exe||Added by the SDBOT-JR WORM!||No|
|Micr Update||X||soundblaster.exe||Added by the SDBOT.NP WORM!||No|
|Micr0s0ft Upd4t4z||X||svchost32.exe||Added by the RBOT.ALF WORM!||No|
|Micrcoft Exploerer||X||spoolsal.exe||Added by the RBOT-AKK WORM!||No|
|Micrcoft Exploerer||X||svchose.exe||Added by the RBOT-ASL WORM!||No|
|Micrcoft Updat||X||spoolsae.exe||Added by the RBOT-AIB WORM!||No|
|Micrcoft Updat||X||spoolsaex.exe||Added by the RBOT-AJM WORM!||No|
|Micro CRC Protocol||X||scrc32.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|MicroedSoft Toolbar||X||Smoked.exe||Added by the RBOT-ALN WORM!||No|
|Microft Exploerer||X||spoolsac.exe||Added by the RBOT-AMD WORM!||No|
|Microsft Updtes||X||sarvice.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsof Windows Host||X||svhost32.exe||Added by the RBOT.ADY WORM!||No|
|Microsofot x386 System Monitor||X||system32.exe||Added by the WOOTBOT.M WORM!||No|
|microsoft||X||svchost.exe||Added by the ASTEF or RESPAN WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Microsoft||X||svchost.exe||Added 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|
|Microsoft||X||ssmss.exe||Added by the RBOT-FZF WORM!||No|
|Microsoft||X||schost.exe||Added by the RBOT.FEH BACKDOOR!||No|
|Microsoft||X||soundvol32.exe||Added by the RBOT.CIJ BACKDOOR!||No|
|Microsoft||X||sqlservice.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Microsoft||X||svhost.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!||No|
|Microsoft||X||system32.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-ZZ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft||X||symtea.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.AMTE WORM!||No|
|Microsoft||X||spolsv.exe||Added by the PWS-BOO TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft (R) Windows Configuration Backup Service||X||svchost.exe||Added 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 Controller||X||sp2vc.exe||Added by a generic password stealer TROJAN - see here||No|
|Microsoft (R) Windows Protected Content Restoration Service||X||services.exe||Added 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%\etc||No|
|Microsoft (R) Windows TCP/IP Socket Layer||X||services.exe||Added 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%\winsock||No|
|Microsoft .Net Framework||X||servic.exe||Added by the AGENT-GUU TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Agent||X||svch0st.exe||Added by the VB-DRO WORM!||No|
|Microsoft AutoUpdater||X||svhost.exe||Added by the RBOT.QG WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Client Pc||X||spoolsrv.exe||Added by the RBOT-AQM WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Com Port Manager||X||svdhost.exe||Added by the SDBOT-NI WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Command C||X||sshost.exe||Added by the RBOT-CMK WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Conf Ldr||X||sysconf.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Corp||X||svchost.exe||Added 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 Corp||X||svchosts.exe||Added by the CEEINJEC-E TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Corp SQL Certificates||X||sqlcer.exe||Added by the ZYBOT-C WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Corp. Host Services||X||svchosl.exe||Added by the RBOT-FMZ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Corporaticn SQL Handler||X||sqlhandler.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Critical Services||X||svhhost.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-AJA WORM!||No|
Notes & Warnings
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.
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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