Startup Applications List

Unfortunately, due to a change in my circumstances, the startup programs database here at 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?
MacDrive7.0.4TimeOutPatch?TimeOutPatch.EXEPart of MacDrive 7 from Mediafour Corporation - "enables anyone using Windows Vista, XP, and 2003 Server to seamlessly access Mac disks (HFS/HFS+) of all types, including CDs, DVDs, hard drives, floppy, Zip, Jaz, and more!" Interim patch for an older version? Is it no longer required?No
Memory+Utfimemsr.exeMemory optimizer. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See this article and make up your own mindNo
MessangerXtrillian.exeAdded by the RBOT.CKI WORM!No
MicrosoftXtaskbar.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Configuration WizardXtaskmrg.exeAdded by the SDBOT-MX TROJAN!No
Microsoft DirectXXtime123.exeAdded by the SDBOT.MD WORM!No
Microsoft Driver SetupXtxyrm.exeAdded by the VB-FDW TROJAN!No
microsoft frontpageXtwain.exeAdded by the AGENT.AQO TROJAN!No
Microsoft Inet Xp..Xteekids.exeAdded by the BLASTER.C WORM!No
Microsoft Legacy DeviceXtrass.exeAdded by the RBOT-AIX WORM!No
Microsoft Lsass CenterXtelecomes.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! See hereNo
Microsoft MachineXtemp.exeAdded by the RBOT-FSQ WORM!No
Microsoft MachineUpdateseXtempes.exeAdded by the RBOT.EWN BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft sddcE ContolXtaskmnegr.exeAdded by the RBOT-AUM WORM!No
Microsoft sddcE ContolXtaskmn.exeAdded by the RBOT-BJZ WORM!No
Microsoft System ServiceXtaskmgr1.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See hereNo
Microsoft Task Messenger ConfigXtaskmgsr.exeAdded by the SDBOT-JK WORM!No
Microsoft Task32 ProtocolXtaskmgr32.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Telecom CenterXtellecom.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Telecoma CenterXtellcoma.exeAdded by the RBOT-AWX WORM!No
Microsoft Telecoms CenterXtelcoms.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.GEN WORM! No
Microsoft Text Input ProcessorXTableTextService.exeAdded by the DUBERATH.A TROJAN!No
Microsoft UpdateXtaskmgr32.exeAdded by the RBOT-CV WORM!No
Microsoft Update 32XtaskMangr.exeAdded by the RBOT.AIE BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Update MachineXtaskmngrs.exeAdded by the RBOT-CR WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXTMEMSER.EXEAdded by the RBOT-NQ WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXTASKMAN4.EXEAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXthvfyq.exeAdded by the RBOT.AEA BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft UpdatersXtskmgr.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Video ControlsXtskmsgr.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Windows Tasks ManagementXtaskmng.exeAdded by the RBOT-FXK WORM!No
Microsoft Windows UpdaterXTMNTSrv.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
MicrosoftCorpXtraymgr.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
MicrosoftNAPCXtraymgr.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Mirsoft sdcEXtaskmegr.exeAdded by the RBOT-AWY WORM!No
MJXte32.exeAdded by the AGENT.HAA TROJANNo
mmnext06Xtrjdwnl.dllMalware installed by different rogue security software including SpyKillerPro and the XP AntiVirus seriesNo
Ms task managerXtskmgr.exeAdded by the SDBOT.CCD WORM!No
MS taskbarXtaskbars.exeAdded by the RBOT.BRW WORM!No
MS TaskbarsXtaskbars.exeAdded by the SDBOT-ACV WORM!No
MS taskmanagerXtskmgr.exeAdded by the RBOT-AKA WORM!No
MS TimeXtimezone.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.ADY WORM!No
MS Unix BinaryXtrmupdate.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACC WORM!No
MS Update- Client "support" 608XtNWCBsrdy.exeAdded by the MDROP-CWJ TROJAN!No
MSNXtaskngr.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
MSN Gaming ZoneXTwain.exeAdded by the AGENT.BEA TROJAN!No
MSN Internet AccessNtrayclnt.exeQuick way to connect to MSN internet service - replaces "MSN Quick View" from V5.6 onwardsNo
MSN Messenger 6.2Xtyd.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
msnmsgXTBC.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN!No
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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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