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?
USBMonit.exeUUSBMonit.exeMonitors USB ports for insertion of Sandisk USB flashdrivesNo
UsbMonitor?usbnotify.exeRelated to the TrueSuite Access Manager fingerprint recognition utility available on some Toshiba laptops - based upon TrueSuiteM by AuthenTec. What does it do and is it required?No
usbnXusbn.exeAdult content dialer - detected by Kaspersky as the SMALL.AFA TROJAN!No
USBPhoneforSkypeUUSBPhoneforSkype.exeUSBPhoneForSkype uses Skype to dial out from a generic USB phoneNo
USBPNPYUSBPNP.exeSiPix digital camera Twain USB driverNo
USBTANusbtapnp.exeSystem Tray access for the BeWAN Gazel 128 USB ISDN adapterNo
USBToolTip?USBTip.exeRelated to Pinnacle Systems Inc. What does it do and is it required?No
USDR6cwXUSDR6cw.exeSystemDoctor rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
userXuser32.exeAdded by the BINGHE TROJAN!No
userXusers.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AMK WORM!No
User Debug ManagerXusndebug.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See hereNo
User HostXusnhost.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
User Hosting ServiceXusnhost.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.SN WORM!No
User LoggerUUsrLog.exeUserLogger commercial surveillance software that logs keystrokes, programs used and computer ID information. It also captures screenshots, can hide its presence on the computer and can be disguised in the Windows Task list. Uninstall this software if you did not install it yourselfNo
user logonXuser logon.exeAdded by the PAHATIA.A WORM!No
User MessagesXusrmsg.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
User Messages ManagerXusnmsgs.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
User Messenger ManagerXusnmsgr.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
User ProtectionXusrprot.exeUser Protection rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
User ServicerXusnsrvc.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
User ServicesXusersvc.exeAdded by the REVCUSS.A TROJAN!No
User ServicesXusrsvc.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.SN WORM!No
User SharingXusrshare.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
User Sharing ManagerXusnsharen.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
User Sharing ServerXusnsrv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
User Sharing ServicesXusnsvc.exeAdded by a variant of the KOBOT-C WORM!No
User Sharing WizardXusnshare.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.DF WORM!No
Userfile Sharing ServXusnsrv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
Userfile Sharing ServerXusnserv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
userinit.exeXuserinit.exeAdded by the HAXDOOR-DP TROJAN!No
userint32Xuserint32.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN via an Instant Message that says, "This was cool, check it out here." Also contains Aurora popupsNo
userun32Xuserun32.exeAdded by the LYDRA-B TROJAN!No
USIUDF_Eject_MonitorUUSISrv.exeAdded by Ulead DVD Moviefactory. This program monitors your DVD or CD drives and alerts when you eject the media or have no media presentNo
usnsvc.exeXusnsvc.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.AMD WORM!No
UsrClassExXUsrClassEx.exeAdded by the AGENT-KPU TROJAN!No
UsrManagementConfXumcss.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-W TROJAN! No
USRobotics 802.11g Wireless Network UtilityNUSRWLANG.exeUSRobotics Wireless Network Utility - used to configure security settings for connecting to WEP encrypted Access Point through the USR Wireless adapter. You must uncheck "Use Windows to configure my wireless settings" for the program to work properly. Has Site Survey capabilities, and reports link quality and signal strength. Not required for proper operation of the device as the features given are accessible in the network connection propertiesNo
USRpdAYUSRmlnkA.exeModem driver files from US RoboticsNo
USRSTA?USRSTA.exeWireless Card controller. What does it do and is it required?No
USRSTA.EXE?USRSTA.EXEWireless Card controller. What does it do and is it required?No
USSShRegNUSSSHREG.EXERegistration reminder for Ulead SmartSaver Pro - compacts large graphics for web designersNo
UStoragUustorage.exeU-Storage is application software running under Microsoft Windows, it provides functions and utility to manage STF flash drive (USB drive) for security, partition, boot-ability and recovery. See note No
UstorageNUstorage.exeMaintenance tool (enable security functions) for a USB drive from PretecNo
Utility Ping?UTILIT~1.EXE??No
UtilityProNUtilityPro.exeIE search toolbars as supplied by people such as Yellow Internet and SearchBoss and written by Rawhide Search SolutionsNo
uvnxXuvcx.exeAdded by the DLOADR-AWF TROJAN!No
uvnxXuvnx.exeAdded by the AGENT-EOH TROJAN!No
UVS10 PreloadNuvPL.exePart of older versions of the Ulead (now Corel) VideoStudio video editing and DVD authoring software. Unless you use VideoStudio daily and find this speeds up the time it takes to open files associated with the program you shouldn't need thisNo
UVS11 PreloadNuvPL.exePart of older versions of the Ulead (now Corel) VideoStudio video editing and DVD authoring software. Unless you use VideoStudio daily and find this speeds up the time it takes to open files associated with the program you shouldn't need thisNo
UVS12 PreloadNuvPL.exePart of older versions of the Ulead (now Corel) VideoStudio video editing and DVD authoring software. Unless you use VideoStudio daily and find this speeds up the time it takes to open files associated with the program you shouldn't need thisNo
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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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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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