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?
Microsoft Update ManagerXsvshost.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Update ManagerXscvhost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.AXJ WORM!No
Microsoft Update ManagerXscvideo.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CVP WORM!No
Microsoft update serviceXsystemm.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Microsoft UpdaterXsvhost.exeAdded by the AGENT.CDF TROJAN!No
Microsoft UpdatersXsysconfigs.exeAdded by the RBOT-DF TROJAN!No
Microsoft UpdatesXsystemc32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GR WORM!No
Microsoft UpdatesXsvehost.exeAdded by the RBOT-GRW WORM!No
Microsoft UpdatesXsvshost.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AIW WORM!No
Microsoft UpdatesXsvdhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-GVH WORM!No
Microsoft UpdatesXservice.exeAdded by the POISON.HPT BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Updates 5 USBXsp3fixer.exeAdded by the RBOT-ADS WORM!No
Microsoft UpdatingXsyswr.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Updating MachineXsysc0de.exeAdded by the RBOT.RB WORM!No
Microsoft uptime ServiceXsysuptime.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACG WORM!No
Microsoft uptime ServiceXsycuptime.exeAdded by the RBOT-AHY WORM!No
Microsoft Virual MachineXsms.exeAdded by the RBOT-SP WORM!No
Microsoft Visual SourceSafeXservices.exeAdded by the NEVEG.B or NEVEG.C WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
Microsoft WebserverUsvctrl.exePersonal web server program which enables you to create and host a web server from your computer. Not required for most peopleNo
Microsoft Windows 128bit SubsystemXsystem12.exeAdded by the RANCK-CZ TROJAN!No
Microsoft Windows SecurityXspvsper.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Windows ServicesXSersices.exeAdded by the SDBOT-NO WORM!No
Microsoft Windows Services EdtXssvvcchhoosst.exeAdded by the RBOT-FYF WORM!No
Microsoft Windows Session Manager SubsystemXsmss.exeAdded by the PROXYSER-R 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
Microsoft Windows SoundXsvghost.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See hereNo
Microsoft Windows SoundXsvshost.exeAdded by the RBOT.RNE BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Windows SoundXsvuhost.exeAdded by the KOLAB.XC WORM!No
Microsoft Windows Sound DriversXsounddrivers.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.ABU WORM!No
Microsoft Windows SVCHOSTXSVCHOST.exeAdded by the VB.KV WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!No
Microsoft Windows SystemXsrwhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-AWU WORM!No
Microsoft Windows SystemXsyshost.exeAdded by the RBOT-ASW WORM!No
Microsoft Windows SystemXSystem.exeAdded by the VB.KV WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdataXscvhost.exeAdded by the RBOT.CEM BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXspools.exeAdded by the SDBOT.TD WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsvchos.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AC WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsvcshost.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CF WORM! No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsvmhost.exeAdded by the FORBOT-CH WORM! No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsvshost.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.CJ WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXscvvhost.exeAdded by the FORBOT-DH WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXswwhost.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsvzhost.exeAdded by the FORBOT-EV WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsccvhost.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXscrhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-AOW WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsrshost.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXservcs.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AL BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsyssinfos.exeAdded by the RBOT-FWR WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdateXsymantec.exeAdded by the BELMOO BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Windows Update ClientXservices.exeAdded by the AUTORUN.DVE 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%No
Microsoft Windows UpdaterXspoolvs.exeAdded by the RBOT.ACQ WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdaterXsuvhost.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
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Notes & Warnings

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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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