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?|
|Ultimate Fixer||X||UltimateFixer.exe||UltimateFixer rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended||No|
|UltimateBuddy||X||UltimateBuddy.exe||UltimateBuddy - installs malware, or is bundled with malware||No|
|UltimateServices||X||ultsvcs.exe||Added by the AGENT-LGT TROJAN!||No|
|UltimateZip Quick Start||N||uzqkst.exe||UltimateZip - file compression utility||No|
|Ultra Edit v5.1||X||ultraedit.exe||Added by the SDBOT-RK WORM!||No|
|UltraEdit||X||uledit.exe||Added by the SDBOT-TO WORM!||No|
|UMonit||U||umonit.exe||Alerts when USB device is plugged in||No|
|umxagent||Y||umxagent.exe||Tiny Personal Firewall V4 - main engine||No|
|umxldra||Y||umxldra.exe||User mode executive module DLL loader - part of Tiny Personal Firewall V4||No|
|UMXLDRW||Y||UMXLDRW.exe||Tiny Personal Firewall (pre V4)||No|
|un32info||X||un32info.Exe||Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!||No|
|Unigray||X||Unigray Antivirus.exe||Unigray Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended||No|
|UniMessenger||?||UNI2.exe||Possibly the UNI instant messenger for singles from Voxtel||No|
|Uninstall****||X||upd.exe||Adult content based screen saver where **** can be any number||No|
|UninstallAbility||N||uability.exe||UninstallAbility free uninstaller||No|
|University of Texas Weather||U||University of Texas Weather.exe||Weather gadget included with the University of Texas theme for MyColors from Stardock Corporation||No|
|unldr16||X||unldr16.exe||Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!||No|
|unldr32||X||unldr32.exe||Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!||No|
|UnlockerAssistant||U||UnlockerAssistant.exe||Related to Unlocker utility to unlock files when the OS reports the file is being used by an other person or program||No|
|UNrcJcrVSu.exe||X||UNrcJcrVSu.exe||Added by the AGENT-PPD TROJAN!||No|
|UnSpyPC||X||UnSpyPC.exe||UnSpyPC rogue spyware remover - not recommended||No|
|untray||Y||untray.exe||Command Antivirus related||No|
|UnVirex||X||UnVirex.exe||UniVrex rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Up Service||X||up32.pif||Added by the RBOT-ARI WORM!||No|
|upascw||X||upascw.exe||PersonalAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|UpConfgVer||N||UpgConf.exe||Part of Panda Antivirus and Internet Security. Purpose unclear, but according to Panda Software not required for the AV to function||No|
|UPCTPcw||X||UPCTPcw.exe||Part of the PcTurboPro rogue system optimization tool - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|upd.exe||X||upd.exe||Added by the DELF-AJW BACKDOOR!||No|
|upd32.exe||X||upd32.exe||Added by the AGENT-PDS TROJAN!||No|
|Update||X||UPDATE-28062004.exe[25 blank spaces].vbs||Added by the MIDFIN WORM!||No|
|Update||X||Update.exe||QuickButton adware. The file is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\updat||No|
|Update||X||Update.exe||Added by the MDROP-BUV TROJAN! The file is located in %Windir%||No|
|Update Manager||N||UpdateManager.exe||Searches for updates for the Rogers Yahoo! Browser - which "is designed to maximize your enjoyment with the Rogers Yahoo! Hi-Speed Internet service by providing you with a browsing tool that allows easy access to all the popular Yahoo! areas such as News, Finance, and many others." Can be run manually||No|
|update mon sys||X||updaterar.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Update Service||Y||Update.exe||Loaded by Handybits programs such as EasyCrypto. Re-instates itself every time the program is run so best to leave it enabled. Prevent it dialling out via a firewall||No|
|UpdateChecker||N||UpdateChecker.exe||(1) Checks for new releases available in the popular FileHippo.com repository for any software you may already have installed on your computer. (2) Part of the ASUS Update Windows based BIOS update utility included with some ASUS motherboards. Checks the current BIOS revision||Yes|
|updatelavasoft||X||updatelavasoft.exe||CoolWebSearch parasite variant - redirecting to lalasearch.com||No|
|UpdateManager||X||updmanager.exe||Added by the ANYHOMB.F TROJAN!||No|
|UpdateMgr||X||updmgr.exe||SouthBeachTel premium rate adult content dialer||No|
|updatemgr.exe||N||updatemgr.exe||Once a month, your EarthLink 5.0 Update Manager contacts EarthLink's servers to check for software updates. If an update is available for your EarthLink software, Update Manager will inform you and, with your permission, download and install the update. Can go to http://www.earthlink.net and download the updates manually||No|
|UpdaterUI||X||UpdaterUI.exe||Added by the AGENT-TM TROJAN!||No|
|Updates from HP||N||Updates from HP.exe||Automatically detects an internet connection and downloads any available updates||No|
|updatev01||N||updatev01.exe||Ultra-networks.com software updater/downloader||No|
|updatewin||X||update.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||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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