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?
Ultimate FixerXUltimateFixer.exeUltimateFixer rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommendedNo
UltimateBuddyXUltimateBuddy.exeUltimateBuddy - installs malware, or is bundled with malwareNo
UltimateServicesXultsvcs.exeAdded by the AGENT-LGT TROJAN!No
UltimateZip Quick StartNuzqkst.exeUltimateZip - file compression utilityNo
Ultra Edit v5.1Xultraedit.exeAdded by the SDBOT-RK WORM!No
UltraEditXuledit.exeAdded by the SDBOT-TO WORM!No
UMonitUumonit.exeAlerts when USB device is plugged inNo
umxagentYumxagent.exeTiny Personal Firewall V4 - main engineNo
umxldraYumxldra.exeUser mode executive module DLL loader - part of Tiny Personal Firewall V4No
UMXLDRWYUMXLDRW.exeTiny Personal Firewall (pre V4)No
un32infoXun32info.ExeAdded by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!No
UnigrayXUnigray Antivirus.exeUnigray Antivirus rogue security software - not recommendedNo
UniMessenger?UNI2.exePossibly the UNI instant messenger for singles from VoxtelNo
Uninstall****Xupd.exeAdult content based screen saver where **** can be any numberNo
UninstallAbilityNuability.exeUninstallAbility free uninstallerNo
UniScUUnisc.exeMcAfee UnInstallerNo
University of Texas WeatherUUniversity of Texas Weather.exeWeather gadget included with the University of Texas theme for MyColors from Stardock CorporationNo
unldr16Xunldr16.exeAdded by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!No
unldr32Xunldr32.exeAdded by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!No
UnlockerAssistantUUnlockerAssistant.exeRelated to Unlocker utility to unlock files when the OS reports the file is being used by an other person or programNo
UNrcJcrVSu.exeXUNrcJcrVSu.exeAdded by the AGENT-PPD TROJAN!No
UnSpyPCXUnSpyPC.exeUnSpyPC rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
untrayYuntray.exeCommand Antivirus relatedNo
UnVirexXUnVirex.exeUniVrex rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Up ServiceXup32.pifAdded by the RBOT-ARI WORM!No
upascwXupascw.exePersonalAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
UpConfgVerNUpgConf.exePart of Panda Antivirus and Internet Security. Purpose unclear, but according to Panda Software not required for the AV to functionNo
UPCTPcwXUPCTPcw.exePart of the PcTurboPro rogue system optimization tool - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
upd.exeXupd.exeAdded by the DELF-AJW BACKDOOR!No
upd32.exeXupd32.exeAdded by the AGENT-PDS TROJAN!No
UpdateXUPDATE-28062004.exe[25 blank spaces].vbsAdded by the MIDFIN WORM! No
UpdateXUpdate.exeQuickButton adware. The file is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\updatNo
UpdateXUpdate.exeAdded by the MDROP-BUV TROJAN! The file is located in %Windir%No
Update ManagerNUpdateManager.exeSearches 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 manuallyNo
update mon sysXupdaterar.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Update ServiceYUpdate.exeLoaded 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 firewallNo
UpdateCheckerNUpdateChecker.exe(1) Checks for new releases available in the popular 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 revisionYes
updatelavasoftXupdatelavasoft.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variant - redirecting to lalasearch.comNo
UpdateManagerXupdmanager.exeAdded by the ANYHOMB.F TROJAN!No
UpdateMediaXUpdateMedia.exeMediaUpdate foistwareNo
UpdateMgrXupdmgr.exeSouthBeachTel premium rate adult content dialerNo
updatemgr.exeNupdatemgr.exeOnce 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 and download the updates manuallyNo
UpdaterUIXUpdaterUI.exeAdded by the AGENT-TM TROJAN!No
Updates from HPNUpdates from HP.exeAutomatically detects an internet connection and downloads any available updatesNo
UpdatestatsXUpdatestats.exeSecondThought adwareNo software updater/downloader No
updatewinXupdate.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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