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?
RavTimeXPXVirusAdded by the CAGER.A WORM!No
reg1.regXvuamgard.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Restart_VS?Viewsonic.exeCould be a left-over from the installation of a Viewsonic flat panel displayNo
RestoreIT!YVBPTASK.EXERestoreIT! from FarStone - "automatically backs up all files on your computer to a protected partition on your hard drive"No
runreperXviewer.exeAdded by the REPER.A VIRUS!No
sdchosts32Xvbdd.exeAdded by the RANKY.AG TROJAN!No
searchbarXvnmispoisn downloader.exeSearchBarCash adware variantNo
secbootXvtd 16.exeAdded by the HAXDOOR-AE TROJAN!No
SFPNvzSFPWin.EXEVerizon Online Support Center - prompts for online updatesNo
Sistray32Xvirus.exeAdded by the TOMETA-C TROJAN!No
smsysXvi.exeAdult content diallerNo
SNCT511?vsnct511.exeUnidentified "Snapshot Viewer"- what does it do and is it required?No
sndmi13Uvsndmi13.exeDriver for DualCam cameras - that combine the best features of a digital still camera and a webcamNo
snp2stdNvsnp2std.exeDigital camera relatedNo
snp2uvc?vsnp2uvc.exeRelated to a CameraMonitor Application from Sonix. What does it do and is it required?No
snpstd?vsnpstd.exeSonix PC Camera Monitor MFC Application. What does it do and is it required?No
SNPSTD2?vsnpstd2.exeCameraMonitor MFC Application. Appears to be related to a USB connection to a digital camera -is it required?No
snpstd3Yvsnpstd3.exeSonix Inc. Camera Monitor MFC Application No
Sonic A3D ControlNvrtxctrl.exeSound related optionsNo
SpeedBitVideoAcceleratorNVideoAccelerator.exe"SpeedBit Video Accelerator makes videos from YouTube and over 150 sites stream faster and play smoother by reducing buffering problems and video interruptions or hiccups"No
SVCHOSTXvar.txt.exeAdded by the LDPINCH.C TROJAN!No
SvcHostoXv1rg1n.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-TK WORM!No
sVideo2Xvxdrun6.exeSwitch-D premium rate adult content dialler. The filename and path can be random but the most frequent example is "vxdrun6.exe" which is located in %System%No
Sygate Personal Port BlockerXvolume.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
System Security UpdatersXvsmons.exeAdded by the RBOT-OW WORM!No
System StartupXVoltio.exeAdded by the RBOT.NJ WORM!No
System4224411XVirusAdded by the CAGER.A WORM!No
SystemFTPXVSENMB.exeMalware (ie, malicious software). Also changes the system.ini Shell line to read Shell=Explorer.exe VSENMB.exe, and it hacks the Winstart.bat as wellNo
SystemTraXVideo.EXEAdded by the LOVGATE.E WORM!No
syswinXv6.exeAdded by the AGENT-ECM TROJAN!No
TOSHIBA Volume IndicatorUVolControl.exeOn-screen volume indicator for Toshiba notebooksNo
ToUcamVPropertyYVProperty.exePhilips Web Camera model name pcvc740k, ToUcam driver configuration tray iconNo
TrueVectorYVSMON.EXEEven if you don't have ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro run at start-up you do need thisNo
UMAX VistaAccessNvsaccess.exeVistaAccess gives you quick and easy access to scanning functions right from your desktopNo
UpdateruiXVsTckMgr.exeAdded by the MDROP-DJX TROJAN!No
V0220Mon.exeUV0220Mon.exeCreative Live! Cam Console Auto LauncherNo
V0230Mon.exeUV0230Mon.exeCreative Live! Cam Console Auto LauncherNo
V0250Mon.exeYV0250Mon.exePart of Creative Webcam LauncherNo
V66SHELL?V66SHELL.EXEIt looks to be part of the display driver set for ASUS V3800, V6600 and V6800 display adapters. Probably a system tray quick access control?No
va10keyUva10key.exeOnly required if you use the 10 kay bay unit with a Sony Vaio laptopNo
VaccineDataMainXVaccineData.exeVaccineData rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
VaccineLabMainXVaccineLab.exeVaccineLab rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
VaccineLabMainXVaccineLabPlus.exeVaccineLabPlus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
VaccineTreeMainXVaccineTree.exeVaccineTree rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
VaCtrlsXv7Downloader, detected as a variant of the ALPHABET TROJAN!No
Vade Retro Outlook ExpressYVaderetro_oe.exeVade Retro anti-spam software for Outlook Express from GOTO software productsNo
VAGCtrlYVAGCTRL.EXEVexira Antivirus - virus scanner from Central CommandNo
VagiconlineXvadaSq.exeAdded by the SDBOT-TD WORM!No
VAGuardYVAGNT.exeVexira Antivirus - virus scanner from Central CommandNo
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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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