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?
msresearchXtool3.exeSpy Sheriff/SpywareNO malware, also detected as the SPYHOAX-A TROJAN, pretends to be a spyware remover! - file names spotted sofar include VXH8JKDQ2.EXE, NS6281400.so, CVXH8JKDQ2.EXE, down3.exe, sefe.exe, winstall.exe, and tool2.exeNo
MSTaskbar 32Xtbsvc32.exeAdded by the RBOT.BQZ WORM!No
MyAccessMediaXtmp**.exe [* = random char/digit]My AccessMedia toolbar related, stealth installed!No
Network Associates Error Reporting ServiceUTBMon.exeNetwork Associates Error Reporting Tool - tool traps errors and requests submission to NAI for the purpose of betatesting new softwareNo
ntdll.dllXTrustCleaner.exeTrust Cleaner rogue security software - not recommendedNo
OEM Tools 32Xtres32.exeAdded by the RBOT.QB WORM!No
OE_OEMYTMAS_OEMon.exeRelated to Trend Micro PC-cillin - Internet Security 12 No
Online ServicesXtwain.exeAdded by the AGENT.BEA TROJAN!No
ovyriwiXtelace.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BVS WORM!No
Packard Bell EverSafe Tray Control?TrayControl.exePackard Bell EverSafe software. What does it do, and is it required?No
PC Spy KeyloggerUToolKeylogger.exePCSpyKeyLogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
PCSuiteTrayApplicationNTrayApplication.exeSystem Tray access to Nokia PC Suite - which "is a free PC software product that allows you to connect your Nokia device to a PC and access mobile content as if the device and the PC were one." This allows you (amongst other options) to backup your devices contents to your PC, use it to connect to the internet, transfer files and synchronize contacts, etc. Available from the start menuNo
PCSuiteTrayApplicationNTRAYAP~1.EXESystem Tray access to Nokia PC Suite - which "is a free PC software product that allows you to connect your Nokia device to a PC and access mobile content as if the device and the PC were one." This allows you (amongst other options) to backup your devices contents to your PC, use it to connect to the internet, transfer files and synchronize contacts, etc. Available from the start menuNo
Pex Sound DriverXToday's Results.vbsAdded by the TRODE-A WORM!No
pex Sound driver 2XToday's Results.vbsAdded by the TRODE-A WORM!No
pop06apeltXthiselt.exeZenoSearch adware variantNo
PruoXtaee.exePurityScan adwareNo
RealJukeboxSystrayNtsystray.exeSystem Tray icon for RealJukeboxNo
Realtek Sound ManagerXTecompntwx.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Redline TaskbarNtaskbar.exeTaskbar icon for the Redline RegTweak overclocking program as supplied with Sapphire ATI graphics cardsNo
Registration ServiceXtoker.exeAdded by the SDBOT-BB WORM!No
Remote ControllerNTVRMVCR.EXEProLink PlayTVpro TV tuner softwareNo
REMOVE MEXtbbzxzxcxxcx.exeAdded by the SDBOT-TA WORM!No
Rnudll32Xtadxtr.exeAdded by the QQPASS-O TROJAN!No
Run Services as ApplicationXtcpsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
run32dllXtask32.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
runner1Xtsitra.exeAdded by the AGENT.ABFQ TROJAN!No
RunSearvicesXtread.exeIESearchToolbar parasite. Identified by Ewido Security Suite (Ewido is now part of AVG Technologies) as the DELF.LF TROJAN!No
RVC6PlayerXtskdbg.exeAdded by the ZAPCHAS-M TROJAN!No
SDJobCheck?triggusr.exePart of CA Unicenter Software Delivery - manage software across various systems, from desktops and servers to PDAs and mobile phones, in a controlled and standardized way - is it required at startup?No
Search BarXtaskbar.exeAdded by the OPANKI-F WORM!No
SenXtlii.exeDetected by Kaspersky as PurityScan.ahNo
Service aresXtanga.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-AHO TROJAN!No
Service HostXtm32.exeAdded by the POISON-AG TROJAN!No
Service Registry NT SaveXtaskmgrnt.exeAdded by the BANCOS-BY TROJAN!No
Services AdministratorXtcpsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
ShellXTray.exeHomepage hijacker re-directing browsers to adult content websitesNo
ShellXtaskmrg.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-FT TROJAN!No
ShellXtaskmam.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-OL TROJAN!No
sibawerixXtomup.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AVB WORM!No
Spooler SubSystem ApplicationXtcpsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Start UppingXtaskmrg.exeAdded by the RBOT-MA WORM!No
Start UppingXtaksmgr.exeAdded by the RBOT-QK WORM!No
suicideXtempfile2.batPersonal Protector rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
SVCHOSTXtaskgmr.exeAdded by the MYTOB.F or MYTOB.H WORMS!No
SvchostXtaskmmgr.EXEAdded by the AUTORUN-F WORM!No
Sygate Personal FirewallXt1ktik.exeAdded by the RBOT-VP WORM!No
sysPersonalFirewallXtskm0nitor.exeAdded by the SDBOT.APC WORM!No
SysResXTASKMANAGER.exeAdded by the ELIPTER.A or ELIPTER.B WORMS!No
SystemXtesttestt.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-ZLC TROJAN!No
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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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