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?
vidcntlXvidcntl.ExeAdded by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!No
VidcompatXVidcompat.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
vidctrlXvidctrl.exeDelfin PromulGate adware variantNo
Video DisplayXVDISP.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT-KE WORM!No
Video Lan PlayerXVideoLanPlayer.exeAdded by the RBOT-MY WORM! No
Video ManagerXvideomgr.exeAdded by the PANDEM.C WORM!No
Video ServicesXvideol_32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-DM WORM!No
VideocntlXVideocntl.exeAdded by a variant of the GEMA.D TROJAN!No
VideoDriverXvideodrv.exeAdded by the MIMAIL.A WORM!No
VideoDriverHookXvmdriver.exeAdded by the BCKDR-PSS BACKDOOR!No
Videool32XVIDEOL32.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT.EC WORM!No
videopciXvideopci.exeAdded by the AGENT-W TROJAN!No
videoporno.exeXvideoporno.exePremium rate adult content dialerNo
VideoraYVideora.exeVideo Holding personal video downloading program No
VideotronSA.exeYVideotronSA.exeVidéotron Service Agent tool installed when you choose to install their internet security suite - sourced by Radialpoint. Apart from downloading the suite installation files, the exact purpose is unknown at this time but it may be used to source critical updates and alerts so should therefore be left enabledNo
VideoWebCameraUVideoWebCamera.exeWebcam support for models from either Chicony or Suyin. Possibly used on Acer laptopsNo
vidmonXvidmon.exePromulGate adwareNo
Vido PesXvmwa32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-GU WORM!No
VidSvrNvidsvr.exeMS WebTV for Windows Channel Guide. Used to display TV on your PC via a compatible video card with in-built tuner (such as ATI All-In-Wonder). If you don't use it - uninstall itNo
vietato.exeXvietato.exeAdult content diallerNo
ViewbarUViewbar.exeAgloco Viewbar is a small toolbar that rests on the bottom of your screen or browser window while you surf the Internet. The Viewbar software is what enables AGLOCO to collect the money you are earning while browsing the Internet". Get paid for browsing but you must consent to them collecting your personal informationNo
ViewMgrNViewMgr.exeViewpoint Manager - automatic updates for ViewPoint products such as ViewPoint Media Player (as bundled with AOL, AOL Instant Messenger, Compuserve, etc). Can be run manually via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel by enabling auto-updates temporarily, re-booting and then disabling again. Not recommended as Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This may change in 2006 - read this articleNo
ViGlanceUViGlance.exeViGlance (Windows 7 SuperBar for XP) adds a Windows 7 style SuperBar for Windows XP users and can be loaded at boot time or started manuallyYes
ViivMonitorUViivMonitor.exeRelated to Intel Media Share Software. "Stream or download media files from your Intel® Core®2 Processor with Viiv® technology-based PC"No
VikingsScreenServerUVikingsScreenServer.exeScreensaver for the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team - part of Sports Illustrated's MySI desktop download (by MercurySports Network) for streaming information on NFL football teams. No longer supportedNo
ViOrbUViOrb.exeViOrb (Vista Start Button for XP) adds a Vista style Start Button for Windows XP users and can be loaded at boot time or started manuallyYes
vipantispywareXvipantispyware.exeVipAntiSpyware rogue spyware remover - not recommendedNo
VirRL2009XVirRL2009.exeVirusResponse Lab 2009 rogue security software - not recommendedNo
ViRsLabXViRsLab.exeVirusResponse Lab 2009 rogue security software - not recommendedNo
Virt.exeXVirt.exeAdded by the REMADM-C TROJAN! No
VirtuaGirlUVg.exeVirtuaGirl is a shareware program featuring scantily dressed girls on your desktop. They say hi in the morning, remind you of your appointments and dance for you on request...No
VirtuaGirl2UVirtuaGirl2VirtuaGirl is a shareware program featuring scantily dressed girls on your desktop. They say hi in the morning, remind you of your appointments and dance for you on request...No
Virtual Access SchedulerUVASCHD32.EXEThe scheduler for mail and usenet toolNo
Virtual BouncerXVirtualBouncer.exeVirtual Bouncer - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove, so definitely qualifies as unsolicited commercial software in itself. It also has an update feature that can download and execute arbitrary code. Warning - choose "custom" uninstall as "automatic" may remove other programs - see hereNo
Virtual ProtocolXvr32.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
VirtualCloneDriveNVCDDaemon.exeVirtual Clone Drive, part of CloneCD CD/DVD copying software. DiscontinuedNo
VirtualDriveNVDTask.exeVirtualDrive from Farstone - virtual CD/DVD drive emulator. Available via Start → ProgramsNo
VirtualExpanderUVirtualExpander.exeMicro Vault Virtual Expander from Sony for their range of USB memory sticks. This software will compress your data to virtually store about 3 times as much dataNo
VirtualVisitXVVisit.exeAdded by the MDROP-CNC TROJAN!No
VirtuaReminderUVirtuaReminder.exeVirtuaReminder is a tool allowing the user to create reminders for such things as important appointments, birthdays, etcNo
Virtuele KatjaUVKatja.exeVirtuele Katja - have an attractive moviestar parade on your Desktop and help you search the Dutch "Gouden Gids" business directory too...No
Virus AlarmXVAlarm.exeVirus Alarm rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Virus DoctorXVdoc[random].exeVirus Doctor rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Virus ProtectXvrsprtc.exeAdded by the RBOT-APR WORM!No
Virus Remover ProfesionalXvirusremover.exeVirus Remover Profesional rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Virus ScanXvirscana.exeAdded by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!No
Virus Shield 2009XVShield.exeVirus Shield 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Virus SweeperXVSweep.exeVirus Sweeper rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Virus-BurstXVirus-Burst.exeVirusBurst rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Virus-BurstersXvirus-bursters.exeVirusBursters rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
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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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Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
Software support by John Mayer
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