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?
FixniceXvcvw.exeAdded by the SDBOT TROJAN!No
Guard ProXVH339.exeGuard Pro rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
HDAudDeckUVDeck.exeVia HD Audio Deck - audio control panel for motherboards with supported on-board VIA HD audio chipsetsNo
HOT FIXXView.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.BN WORM!No
hotdlllXvmmreg32.exeBANKER.DX spywareNo
http://www.lienvandekelder.beXVan de Kelder Lien.exeAdded by the MYTOB-BF WORM!No
HydraVisionViewportUviewport.exeATI/Appian HydraVision Desktop Manager software - monitors and regulates window and dialog box placement according to user preferences when using a multi monitor setupNo
ICQ PlusNvplus.exeICQ Plus is a freeware utility makes your ICQ skinnable (change the look). Available via Start -> ProgramsNo
imxecsXvbrun70sp4.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.ALA WORM!No
Java ApplicationXvssmf32.exeAdded by the SPIGOT BACKDOOR!No
li-rcash00001Xvldial.exeAdded by the Vl TROJAN! No
load=Nvi_grm.exeMonitor drivers for Trio2x/3x based video cards - displays control panel for quick access to display settingsNo
LoadServiceXVirusAdded by the CAGER.A WORM!No
LogoVistaXVistalogo[7.0.jpg].exeAdded by the AUTORUN-IG WORM!No
LoveHebeAXvistaAA.exeAdded by the LOZAVITA TROJAN!No
Mcafee Antivirus Monitoring System326XVSStatmn326.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Mcafee Antivirus Monitoring System32mnXVSStatmn32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
MfqneqfebXvdddwq.exeAdded by the RANDEX.AP WORM!No
Microsoft Driver Update 3XVAD33.exeAdded by the SWISYN.AKVY TROJAN!No
Microsoft OfficeXPXvcvsdf.exeAdded by the SDBOT-SF WORM!No
Microsoft Service DriversXVSADNIM.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft UpdateXVPC32.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT.XM WORM!No
Microsoft UpdaterXvbcjlg.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See hereNo
Microsoft Video DriverXvideodrv.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AGP WORM!No
Microsoft Viewer Monitor ManagerXviewmon.exeAdded by the XPAK.A TROJAN!No
Microsoft Virtual Service ManagerXvservice32.exeAdded by the MSNWORM.T WORM!No
Microsoft Visual ApplicationXvpcrtf.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-XJ TROJAN!No
Microsoft Visual Studio VSAXvarpc32.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
MonTestXvccxzq.exeAdded by the SDBOT-EA WORM!No
MSDatablaXvadasq.exeAdded by the LIOTEN.IK WORM!No
MSN UPDATERSXvirtualmemory.exeAdded by the RBOT-JK WORM!No
MSN6.1 Auto-UpdaterXv6msn.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-MM WORM!No
MSService_v1.0Xvfp02.exeNewWeb adwareNo
MSVSyncXvideosync.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
mswsplXvnmispoisn downloader.exeSearchBarCash adware variantNo
mxcllXvec.exeEco Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
MyVitalAgentUVtlAgent.exeMyVitalAgent from Lucent Technologies. Replacement for Net.Medic, monitoring all popular internet transactions and alerting the user of the location of connection problems. Available via Start -> Programs No
NetDyXVisualGuard.exeAdded by the NETSKY.N or NETSKY.W WORMS!No
Norton GhostUVProTray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for versions 12.0 to 15.0 of Symantec's Norton Ghost backup softwareYes
NoteBurnerNVTBurnerGUI.exeNoteBurner from NoteBurner Inc. - "a versatile music converter that can be used as MP3 music converter, AAC audio converter, WAV to MP3 converter, M4A to MP3 converter, and RM to MP3 converter"No
NVIDIA Video driversXvideo_32D.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.KV WORM!No
NVIDIA Video driversXvideo_32sD.exeAdded by the RBOT-BB WORM!No
Opera addonXvmm.exeAdded by the AGENT-IBD WORM!No
OrbitViewXview.exeXupiter OrbitExplorer toolbar related. Drive-by foistware. Use Spybot S&D, Adware or similar to detect and remove and to prevent it re-installing in the future see hereNo
phc700Uvphc700.exeRelated to the Philips SPC700NC web cameraNo
PrinterXvmmon32.exeAdded by the RBOT-CSB WORM!No
printerdrvXvdms.exeAdded by the OPTIXKIL.30 TROJAN!No
QffecdasXvvzxx.exeAdded by the MULTIDRP.AA TROJAN!No
Raptor MobileYvpnservices.exeSymantec VPN Client used to connect to corporate networks. If unchecked, must be uninstalled using Add/Remove Programs as it tightly integrates into networkingNo
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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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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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