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?|
|Internet Exploere Services||X||urlmon32.dll.exe||Added by the EVIAN.C WORM!||No|
|Internet Explorer Auto-Update||X||updt32v5.exe||Added by the SPYBOT-AB BACKDOOR!||No|
|ipw||N||usbipw.exe||Related to Internet Phone Wizard from Actiontec - Voice over IP (VoIP) that allows you to "make and receive free Internet calls on your regular phone" whilst "at the same time, make and receive regular (landline) calls on your phone"||No|
|iRiver Updater||N||Updater.exe||Updater for the iRiver AutoDB music management utility for some of their music players which appears to be based upon (or is a rebranded version of) MoodLogic||No|
|iut75||X||uzcx.exe||Added by the DLOADER-AXV TROJAN!||No|
|Java Auto Update||X||ujm.exe||Added by the SDBOT-ADH WORM!||No|
|Kernel||X||Update.exe||Added by the DELF-FN TROJAN!||No|
|live update monitor||X||umxlu32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.ADK WORM!||No|
|LoadService||X||user32.com||Added by the BURMEC WORM!||No|
|M1cr0s0ft Upd4t4zS||X||update32.exe||Added by the RBOT-MI WORM!||No|
|McAfeeUpdaterUI||Y||UpdaterUI.exe||McAfee common updater user interface||No|
|McAfeeUpdaterUI||Y||UdaterUI.exe||Updater user interface for McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise corporate anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool||No|
|MCI USB Icon||U||USBIcon.exe||MCI USB software used for managing a USB card reader||No|
|Media Codec Update Service||U||update.exe||Windows Essentials Codec Pack 1.0 is a collection of the most commonly needed video and audio codecs. This program allows keeps these codecs updated||No|
|Micr Update System||X||upwin.exe||Added by the SDBOT.YS WORM!||No|
|Microsoft||X||updater.exe||Added by the RBOT-GHP WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Internet Firewall Update||X||updater.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Machine||X||updata.exe||Added by the RBOT-DJ WORM!||No|
|MICROSOFT UNPACCKER SYSTEM||X||unpak32.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||update_w.exe||Added by the RBOT-EW WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||up2dat5.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||update.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update Machine||X||ubthec.exe||Added by the AGENT.AWZ TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Update Mechene||X||Updatez.exe||Added by the RBOT-GI WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Urlmon||X||urlmon.exe||Added by the AGENT-GOO TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft USA Plug||X||usaplug.exe||Added by the RBOT-DVC WORM!||No|
|Microsoft USB Windows2 Driver||X||usbautotuner.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC.BCL WORM!||No|
|Microsoft usnsvc Service||X||usnsvc.exe||Added by a variant of the KOBOT-C WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Windows Update XP64||X||updatexp64.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AIM WORM!||No|
|MicrosoftCorp||X||update.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-ASG WORM!||No|
|MicrosoftNAPC||X||update.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-ASG WORM!||No|
|Micrsoft DerSystem||X||uqieelpb.exe||Added by the RBOT-GRI WORM!||No|
|miniport||X||usb2chk.exe||Added by the LAZAR-A TROJAN!||No|
|MoodLogic Updater||N||Updater.exe||Updater for the MoodLogic music management utility - which "automates the process of fixing and organizing digital music (MP3, WMA, and .wav) files in bulk. Once the tunes are organized, you can sort music by genre, artist, tempo, and mood (aggressive, mellow, upbeat, happy, romantic, sad), and create playlists accordingly". Now discontinued||No|
|MouseDrv||X||update.exe||Added by the ZOTOB.N WORM!||No|
|MS UPDATER||X||update.exe||Added by the RBOT-VC WORM!||No|
|MS Windows Security Updater||X||updater.pif||Added by the RBOT-AKY WORM!||No|
|msconfig.exe||X||uline.exe||Added by a variant of the AGENT.AH TROJAN!||No|
|MSN Manager||X||usnmsn.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Msn Update Service||X||userx.exe||Added by the MYTOB.JF WORM!||No|
|Msupdate||X||Update.exe||Added by the RBOT-AUC WORM!||No|
|MsUpdater System||X||udpsys32.exe||Added by the RBOT.AAA WORM!||No|
|NAVMD25||?||UpdtNv28.exe||Added by Symantec for updating the MicroDefs for their AV products - is it required?||No|
|ndlhosta||X||uiremsyl.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|NetLogon||X||userint.exe||Added by the SDBOT-BC WORM!||No|
|NI.UERSU_0001_LP||X||UERSU_0001_LPNetInstaller.exe||Installer for the ErrorSafe rogue system error and cleaning utility||No|
|NI.UERSU_9999_N91S2009||X||UERSU_9999_N91S2009NetInstaller.exe||Installer for the ErrorSafe rogue system error and cleaning utility - see here||No|
|NI.UERS_9999_N91S1502||X||UERS_9999_N91S1502NetInstaller.exe||Installer for the ErrorSafe rogue system error and cleaning utility - see here||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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