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 WinUpdateXsvh0st.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.DL WORM!No
Microsoft WinUpdateXsyslx32.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
Microsoft WinUpdateXsyswin32.exeAdded by the RBOT-HO WORM!No
Microsoft WinUpdateXspfix.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft WinUpdatesXserm32.exeAdded by the RBOT.GE WORM!No
Microsoft Word SystemXsysword.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ALY WORM!No
Microsoft WxdateXSyswu32.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.HZ WORM!No
Microsoft© System MapperXSysMap.exeAdded by the MAPSY TROJAN!No
Microsoft« ActiveX Debugger NTXsetdebugnt.exeAdded by the BANCOS-CZ TROJAN!No
Microsoft's System ModuleXSysmodule.exeAdded by the BDOOR-FJ BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft(R) System ManagerXsysmgr.exeAdded by the AGENT.QTR TROJAN!No
Microsoft--UpdatesXsxvhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-FH WORM! No
Microsoft-UpdatesXsvxhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-CT WORM!No
Microsoft? Operating System:Xsvchost.exeAdded by the AGENT-PAF 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
MicrosoftCorpXsecurebind.exeAdded by the INJECT TROJAN!No
MicrosoftCorpXsysdiag64.exeAdded by the AUTOINF-AB WORM!No
MicrosoftCorpXsystems.exeAdded by the BUZUS.CRVA TROJAN!No
Microsoftf DDEs ControlXsoff.pifAdded by the RBOT-AKH WORM!No
MicrosoftkeysdXsystemproc.exeAdded by the FORBOT-BI WORM!No
MicrosoftkeysdXsystemwin32s.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.CO WORM!No
MicrosoftNAPCXsecurebind.exeAdded by the INJECT TROJAN!No
MicrosoftNAPCXsysdiag64.exeAdded by the AUTOINF-AB WORM!No
MicrosoftNAPCXsystems.exeAdded by the BUZUS.CRVA TROJAN!No
MicrosoftOEMXsmvss.exeAdded by the DEDLER-G TROJAN!No
MicrosoftPersonalFirewallXspoolsrv.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.DO BACKDOOR!No
MicrosoftShellXShellcomm.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-QG TROJAN!No
MicrosoftSysXSPOOLSYS.exeAdded by the TARNO.N TROJAN!No
MicrosoftUpdateXsyshelper.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.AC WORM!No
MicrosoftUpdateXsvhest.exeAdded by the RBOT-ES WORM!No
MicrosoftUpdatesXsyshelped.exeAdded by the FORBOT-AZ WORM!No
MicrosoftValueXsyscnfg.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! "syscnfg.exe" is found in %Windir%\fonts\font2 where no *.exe files should resideNo
MicrosoftvirusXsysoverload.exeAdded by the FORBOT-AL WORM!No
MicrosoftXP Service Pack 2Xservicepack2.exeAdded by the RBOT.EMC BACKDOOR!No
MicrosongXsvchosts11.exeAdded by the SDBOT-EV WORM!No
microsystemXsnddrv.exeAdded by the VB.AXG TROJAN!No
Microszoft Update Mach1nezsXsvchst.exeAdded by the RBOT-ED WORM! No
Microtek Scanner FinderUScannerFinder.exeMonitors whether a scanner is present. Provided with Microtek scannersNo
MilShieldSlaveUShieldWorker.exeMil Shield from Mil Incorporated. It protects your privacy by removing all tracks from your online or offline computer activitiesNo
Mircosoft DNS ServiceXsvchost.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-AK 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 a "drivers" subfolderNo
Mircrosoft Svchost32Xsvchost32.exeAdded by the RBOT-AZW WORM!No
MM Install?setup.exePossibly Money Manager from Moneysoft?No
ModularConfigXsyscnfg.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! "syscnfg.exe" is found in %Windir%\fonts\font2 where no *.exe files should resideNo
Modulo 00FE0F01 Host InternetXsyschost.exeAdded by the DELF-KW TROJAN!No
MonitorUSD Monitor.exe"Transfer data quickly between your memory card and your computer with SanDisk's Readers, Writers and Adapters"No
Monitoring ServiceXsvchost.exeAdded by the CONE.C 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%\tasksNo
MonitorSDUSDMonitor.exeSpyware Detector - spyware remover. Initially not recommended due to false positives but the later versions have since improved - see hereNo
MotherBoard SoundsXSounds.exeAdded by the RBOT-AAP WORM!No
MoveSearchXSearch.exePigSearch adwareNo
MozillacorpXsystem.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC WORM!No
Mp3 LoaderXSysdata.EXEAdded by the AVETTE-A VIRUS!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
Software support by John Mayer
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