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?
Tau monitorYTaumon.exe"Tauscan is a powerful Trojan Horse detection and removal engine capable of catching every known type of backdoor that can threaten your system." Now discontinuedNo
TAudEffect?TAudEff.exeTOSHIBA Notebook related. What does it do and is it required?No
tavaXtavo.exeAdded by the CRPYT.DE TROJAN!No
TB2PROEXEUtb2start.exeTimbuktu Pro - remote desktop access softwareNo
TBC ProUtbcpro.exeTitleBarClock Pro - displays Day, Time, Date, Month, Year, FreeMem, and FreeDriveSpace on the right side of the title bar in any main window that has the mouse or keyboard focusNo
TBC.exeUTBC.exeTitleBarClock Pro - displays Day, Time, Date, Month, Year, FreeMem, and FreeDriveSpace on the right side of the title bar in any main window that has the mouse or keyboard focusNo
tbctrayNtbctray.exeProvides quick access via a System Tray icon to the control panel for Turtle Beach's Santa Cruz or VideoLogic's SonicFury soundcards. Available via Start → Settings → Control PanelNo
TBLFUNCYtblmouse.exeAiptek HyperPen graphics tablet driverNo
tbmYtbm.exeTaskbar Button Manager from Innovative Solutions - "is a simple utility that helps you arrange the buttons on your Windows taskbar in any way you want by using drag and drop"No
tbonXtbon.exeBestOffers adwareNo
TBPanelUTBPanel.exeConfiguration utility for Gainward graphics cards. Not required unless you use non-default settings. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control PanelNo
TBPSXTBPS.exeWebSearch Toolbar - HuntBar hijacker, toolbar installer variantNo
TBTrayNtbtray.exeVLSI/QSound ThunderBird PCI Control Panel. System Tray access to the settings for this and related soundcards. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control PanelNo
TB_setup?TB_ANI~1.EXE??No
TB_setupXtb_setup.exeHuntBar hijacker, toolbar installerNo
tcactiveYtca.exePart of The Cleaner from MooSoft - stops virus trojans before they can do any damageNo
TCASUTIEXENtcaudiag.exe3Com NIC Installation/Diagnostic MFC application. Diagnostics may be run from the Start -> ProgramsNo
TCASUTIEXENTCASUTI.exeAssociated with the 3COM diagnostic module (3COM NIC Doctor).?No further information is availableNo
TCAUDIAG -offNtcaudiag.exe3Com NIC Installation/Diagnostic MFC application. Diagnostics may be run from the Start -> ProgramsNo
TCDPbtn?TCDPbtn.exeFound on a Toshiba laptopNo
TCDPlay?TCDPlay.drvFound on a Toshiba laptop - sounds like the driver for the CD-ROM but why doesn't it use the standard Windows drivers - any comments?No
TClockUTCLOCK.EXEKazubon TClock. Utility that amongst other things synchronizes your system clock with Internet time servers. Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
TClock.exeXtclock_install.exeTClock - distributed and installed without user permission by other rogue software or malware. TClock contains no uninstall facility through Windows. As TClock is of dubious origin and usefulness, it should be terminated and removed if detectedNo
TClockExUTCLOCKEX.EXEPuts a configurable time/date display in the tray (and other features). Freeware by Dale Nurden and is popular on cover disksNo
tcmonitorUtcm.exePart of The Cleaner from MooSoft - warns of changes to the registryNo
tcomantidialerrunUT-Com Antidialer.exeT-Com Antidialer from T-Com internet provider. It's a small antidialer utility which monitors whether you're trying to dial a new connection. It basically asks you do you want to dial the shown number or not. Protects agains dialer malwareNo
TCOYFReminderUtcoyftray.exeMy ParenTime Fertility Planner Reminder. The calendar provides a quick overview of the status of your fertilityNo
Tcp Application ManagerXtcpsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
tcp checkerXtcpcheck.exeAdded by the VBBOT-A TROJAN!No
TCP Internet ServicesXTCPSVC32.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT.X BACKDOOR!No
tcpipmonXtcpipmon.exeAdded by the CLICKER-EF TROJAN!No
tcpippuiXtcpippui.exeAdded by the RBOT-APS WORM!No
tcpippui32Xtcpippui32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ART WORM!No
tcpipsvc.exeXtcpipsvc.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-PG WORM!No
TCPServerXTCPServer.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
TCPXP UpdateXtcpxp.exeAdded by the RBOT-UL WORM!No
TCtlIHook.exe?TCtrlIOHook.exeTOSHIBA Control Utility Hotkey Hook - hotkey configuration process unique to Toshiba laptops. What does it do and is it required?No
TCtrlIOHook?TCtrlIOHook.exeTOSHIBA Control Utility Hotkey Hook - hotkey configuration process unique to Toshiba laptops. What does it do and is it required?No
TCtryIOHook?TCtrlIOHook.exeTOSHIBA Control Utility Hotkey Hook - hotkey configuration process unique to Toshiba laptops. What does it do and is it required?No
tcupdaterXtcupdater.exeTopconverting.com/180Search adware updater No
TDispVolUTDispVol.exeUsed on Toshiba computers to make the Fn key have control over the volume on/offNo
TDKSTARTUTDKSTART.EXESets the spindown timeout and access speeds at startup and displays a splash screen for CD-RW.No
TDKTASKNTDKTASK.EXETaskbar utility for a "control panel" for a CD-RWNo
TDS3UTDS-3.exeDiamondCS TDS-3 antitrojan. Can be used to scan on demand, but required in startup if you prefer real time protectionNo
TDspOff?Tdspoff.exeFound on a Toshiba laptopNo
Teach In BoxNteachbox.exeTutoring program that comes with a SystemAX ComputerNo
Tech-In-A-BoxYtechbox.exeTech-in-a-Box "provides easy-to-use tools for various system maintenance tasks. From backup and restore to diagnostics and repairs, Tech-in-a-Box is your tool to stay up and running"No
TecoUTeco.exeToshiba's Eco Utility™ that "offer improved energy management. With a single click you can switch to a pre-configured power plan that will not only let you go green, but let you see the measurable savings too"No
teiteqXteiteq.exeAdded by the VB-WC MALWARE!No
Telemeter 3.0Ntelemeter3.exeInternet connection bandwidth meter from a user ISPNo
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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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Copyright

Presentation, format & comments Copyright 2001 - 2011 Pacman's Portal
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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