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?|
|MacDrive7.0.4TimeOutPatch||?||TimeOutPatch.EXE||Part 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+||U||tfimemsr.exe||Memory optimizer. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See this article and make up your own mind||No|
|Messanger||X||trillian.exe||Added by the RBOT.CKI WORM!||No|
|MICROSFT MX UPDATE SUPPORT||X||taskmngrs.exe||Added by the RBOT-AUZ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft||X||taskbar.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Configuration Wizard||X||taskmrg.exe||Added by the SDBOT-MX TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft DirectX||X||time123.exe||Added by the SDBOT.MD WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Driver Setup||X||txyrm.exe||Added by the VB-FDW TROJAN!||No|
|microsoft frontpage||X||twain.exe||Added by the AGENT.AQO TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Inet Xp..||X||teekids.exe||Added by the BLASTER.C WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Legacy Device||X||trass.exe||Added by the RBOT-AIX WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Lsass Center||X||telecomes.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! See here||No|
|Microsoft Machine||X||temp.exe||Added by the RBOT-FSQ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft MachineUpdatese||X||tempes.exe||Added by the RBOT.EWN BACKDOOR!||No|
|Microsoft sddcE Contol||X||taskmnegr.exe||Added by the RBOT-AUM WORM!||No|
|Microsoft sddcE Contol||X||taskmn.exe||Added by the RBOT-BJZ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft System Service||X||taskmgr1.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See here||No|
|Microsoft Task Messenger Config||X||taskmgsr.exe||Added by the SDBOT-JK WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Task32 Protocol||X||taskmgr32.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Telecom Center||X||tellecom.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Telecoma Center||X||tellcoma.exe||Added by the RBOT-AWX WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Telecoms Center||X||telcoms.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.GEN WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Text Input Processor||X||TableTextService.exe||Added by the DUBERATH.A TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||taskmgr32.exe||Added by the RBOT-CV WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update 32||X||taskMangr.exe||Added by the RBOT.AIE BACKDOOR!||No|
|Microsoft Update Machine||X||taskmngrs.exe||Added by the RBOT-CR WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update Machine||X||TMEMSER.EXE||Added by the RBOT-NQ WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update Machine||X||TASKMAN4.EXE||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update Machine||X||thvfyq.exe||Added by the RBOT.AEA BACKDOOR!||No|
|Microsoft Updaters||X||tskmgr.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Video Controls||X||tskmsgr.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Windows Tasks Management||X||taskmng.exe||Added by the RBOT-FXK WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Windows Updater||X||TMNTSrv.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|MicrosoftCorp||X||traymgr.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!||No|
|MicrosoftNAPC||X||traymgr.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!||No|
|Mirsoft sdcE||X||taskmegr.exe||Added by the RBOT-AWY WORM!||No|
|MJ||X||te32.exe||Added by the AGENT.HAA TROJAN||No|
|mmnext06||X||trjdwnl.dll||Malware installed by different rogue security software including SpyKillerPro and the XP AntiVirus series||No|
|Ms task manager||X||tskmgr.exe||Added by the SDBOT.CCD WORM!||No|
|MS taskbar||X||taskbars.exe||Added by the RBOT.BRW WORM!||No|
|MS Taskbars||X||taskbars.exe||Added by the SDBOT-ACV WORM!||No|
|MS taskmanager||X||tskmgr.exe||Added by the RBOT-AKA WORM!||No|
|MS Time||X||timezone.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.ADY WORM!||No|
|MS Unix Binary||X||trmupdate.exe||Added by the RBOT-ACC WORM!||No|
|MS Update- Client "support" 608||X||tNWCBsrdy.exe||Added by the MDROP-CWJ TROJAN!||No|
|MSN||X||taskngr.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|MSN Gaming Zone||X||Twain.exe||Added by the AGENT.BEA TROJAN!||No|
|MSN Internet Access||N||trayclnt.exe||Quick way to connect to MSN internet service - replaces "MSN Quick View" from V5.6 onwards||No|
|MSN Messenger 6.2||X||tyd.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|msnmsg||X||TBC.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN!||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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