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?
updatexxxx.exeXupdatexxxx.exeSpyEyes spywareNo
UPDATE~1Nupdatemgr.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
UpdmgrXupdmgr.exeKeenVal adwareNo
UpdRegNUpdreg.exeReminder to register Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! cardsNo
Updt ServiceXupdt.pifAdded by the RBOT-AYU WORM!No
updtr.exeXupdtr.exeAdded by the AGENT-MXG TROJAN!No
updwebminXupdwebmin.exeAdded by the BACKDOOR.GEN TROJAN!No
upnpXupnp.exeAdded by the DLOADR-YT WORM!No
UPNPXupnpsvc.exeAdded by the CLOMP-B TROJAN!No
UPnP ManagerXupnpman.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
UpromiseUUpromise.exeUpromise college savings programNo
Upromise TrayUUpromiseTray.exeSystem Tray access to the Upromise college savings programNo
Upromise UpdateUUpromiseUa.exeUpdater for the Upromise college savings programNo
Upromise0UUpromise0.exeUpromise college savings programNo
uprpcwXuprpcw.exePrivacyProtector rogue privacy tool - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
UPSYups.exePowerChute v5.02 - UPS Monitoring Module (which loads iconclnt - the tray icon)No
UPSXUPS32.exeAdded by the FEMOT.O WORM!No
UPSentry 2000Yupsd.exeProvides System Tray access to the management options and displays notifications for Belkin Bulldog UPS management softwareNo
UPSentry Smart 2000Yupsd.exeProvides System Tray access to the management options and displays notifications for Belkin Bulldog Plus UPS management software on Win9x/Me. Loads via both the HKLM\Run and HKLM\RunServices registry keysNo
UPSlimYupsd.exeProvides System Tray access to the management options and displays notifications for Belkin Bulldog UPS management software on Win9x/Me. Loads via both the HKLM\Run and HKLM\RunServices registry keysNo
UPSMONUUPSMON.exeUPSMON Power Management softwareNo
Uptimer4UUptimer4.exeUptimer4 is an appbar which displays time, date, uptime, free ram, free pagefile, cpu usage, disk free space, battery power, IP addresses, TCP throughput, list of running processes, netstat and several more thingsNo
UpToDateXuptodate.exeBrowserAid/BrowserPal foistwareNo
upxdnXupxdn.exeAdded by the AGENT.NCC TROJAN!No
upxdndXupxdnd.exeAdded by the JD-A TROJAN!No
URLMAPNUrlmap.exeInstalled by MS Money, and runs whenever you start IE. All it does is bring up an annoying sidebar (kind of like the search window) with 'financial links' when the web page supports itNo
UrtSvcExeYUrt95Svc.exe"Cisco Secure URT is a virtual LAN (VLAN) assignment service that enhances LAN security by actively identifying and authenticating users and then associating them only to their specific network services and resources"No
USAXusa.exeUSAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
USARXUSAR.exeUltimate Spyware Adware Remover rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
Usb?Usb.exeHP related - not sure whether it's requiredNo
USB 2.0 DriverXupdateXPSPC.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-RJ WORM!No
USB 2.0 DriverXupdateXP.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-QP WORM!No
USB 2.0 DriverXUpdateXPSP.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-QD WORM!No
USB Device Server!Xusbserver.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
USB Driver4XUpdateXP*.exe [* = random digit]Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
USB Hardware MonitoringXUSBhardware.exeAdded by the RBOT-NN WORM! No
USB Hardware326 MonitoringXUSBhardware326.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
USB Hardware32c MonitoringXUSBHARDWARE32C.EXEAdded by the RBOT-UU WORM!No
USB Host ServiceXusbsvc.exeAdded by the RBOT-GG WORM!No
USB MS UpdateXUSBS.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
USB-TenKeyYUSBKPad.EXEMultimedia USB keypad manager. Required if you use the additional keysNo
USB2.0Xusb-hi.exeAdded by the AGENT.US WORM!No
USBcillinXUSBcillin.exeAdded by the USBCILL-A TROJAN!No
UsbdXusb_d.exeAdded by the CIDRA-A TROJAN!No
USBDetectorUUSBDetector.exeUSBDetector sets up an icon in the System Tray for a USB card which is intended to be used to eject or unplug hardwareNo
USBDetectorUUDetect.exeUSB tray icon/detection for external Belkin (and maybe other makes) under Win98No
usbdriverx.exeXusbdriverx.exeSPYEYE.CE spywareNo
USBFWYUSB FireWall.exeUSB Firewall by - is "an application which protects you from malicious programs that attempt to start automatically each time you insert a USB device"No
USBMMKBDUusbmmkbd.exeUSB multimedia keyboard for HP systems. Allows the use of special function keys on USB keyboards. The latest version no longer pings a server when on-line wheras the older version did but did not transmit any user informationNo
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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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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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