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?|
|UPDATE~1||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|
|UpdReg||N||Updreg.exe||Reminder to register Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! cards||No|
|Updt Service||X||updt.pif||Added by the RBOT-AYU WORM!||No|
|updtr.exe||X||updtr.exe||Added by the AGENT-MXG TROJAN!||No|
|updwebmin||X||updwebmin.exe||Added by the BACKDOOR.GEN TROJAN!||No|
|upnp||X||upnp.exe||Added by the DLOADR-YT WORM!||No|
|UPNP||X||upnpsvc.exe||Added by the CLOMP-B TROJAN!||No|
|UPnP Manager||X||upnpman.exe||Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!||No|
|Upromise||U||Upromise.exe||Upromise college savings program||No|
|Upromise Tray||U||UpromiseTray.exe||System Tray access to the Upromise college savings program||No|
|Upromise Update||U||UpromiseUa.exe||Updater for the Upromise college savings program||No|
|Upromise0||U||Upromise0.exe||Upromise college savings program||No|
|uprpcw||X||uprpcw.exe||PrivacyProtector rogue privacy tool - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|UPS||Y||ups.exe||PowerChute v5.02 - UPS Monitoring Module (which loads iconclnt - the tray icon)||No|
|UPS||X||UPS32.exe||Added by the FEMOT.O WORM!||No|
|UPSentry 2000||Y||upsd.exe||Provides System Tray access to the management options and displays notifications for Belkin Bulldog UPS management software||No|
|UPSentry Smart 2000||Y||upsd.exe||Provides 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 keys||No|
|UPSlim||Y||upsd.exe||Provides 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 keys||No|
|UPSMON||U||UPSMON.exe||UPSMON Power Management software||No|
|Uptimer4||U||Uptimer4.exe||Uptimer4 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 things||No|
|upxdn||X||upxdn.exe||Added by the AGENT.NCC TROJAN!||No|
|upxdnd||X||upxdnd.exe||Added by the JD-A TROJAN!||No|
|URLMAP||N||Urlmap.exe||Installed 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 it||No|
|UrtSvcExe||Y||Urt95Svc.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|
|USA||X||usa.exe||USAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|USAR||X||USAR.exe||Ultimate Spyware Adware Remover rogue spyware remover - not recommended||No|
|Usb||?||Usb.exe||HP related - not sure whether it's required||No|
|USB 2.0 Driver||X||updateXPSPC.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-RJ WORM!||No|
|USB 2.0 Driver||X||updateXP.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-QP WORM!||No|
|USB 2.0 Driver||X||UpdateXPSP.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-QD WORM!||No|
|USB Device Server!||X||usbserver.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|USB Driver4||X||UpdateXP*.exe [* = random digit]||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|USB Hardware Monitoring||X||USBhardware.exe||Added by the RBOT-NN WORM!||No|
|USB Hardware326 Monitoring||X||USBhardware326.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|USB Hardware32c Monitoring||X||USBHARDWARE32C.EXE||Added by the RBOT-UU WORM!||No|
|USB Host Service||X||usbsvc.exe||Added by the RBOT-GG WORM!||No|
|USB MS Update||X||USBS.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|USB-TenKey||Y||USBKPad.EXE||Multimedia USB keypad manager. Required if you use the additional keys||No|
|USB2.0||X||usb-hi.exe||Added by the AGENT.US WORM!||No|
|USBcillin||X||USBcillin.exe||Added by the USBCILL-A TROJAN!||No|
|Usbd||X||usb_d.exe||Added by the CIDRA-A TROJAN!||No|
|USBDetector||U||USBDetector.exe||USBDetector sets up an icon in the System Tray for a USB card which is intended to be used to eject or unplug hardware||No|
|USBDetector||U||UDetect.exe||USB tray icon/detection for external Belkin (and maybe other makes) under Win98||No|
|USBFW||Y||USB FireWall.exe||USB Firewall by Net-studio.org - is "an application which protects you from malicious programs that attempt to start automatically each time you insert a USB device"||No|
|USBMMKBD||U||usbmmkbd.exe||USB 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 information||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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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