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?|
|System Restore||X||wscript.exe SysRes.vbs||Added by the AUTORUN-FM WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "SysRes.vbs" file is located in %Windir%||No|
|System Update||X||wupdmgr.exe||Added by the SOROMO-A TROJAN!||No|
|System Update||X||wauluclt.exe||Added by the SDBOT.EF WORM!||No|
|System Update Service||X||wmiprvsa.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-RG TROJAN!||No|
|System Update Service||X||winupd32.exe||Added by the ADTODA-A TROJAN!||No|
|System Update Service||X||wmiprvsv.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.YG WORM!||No|
|System Update2||X||webcheck.exe||Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!||No|
|System Update2||X||wininet.exe||Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!||No|
|System Update2||X||winlogon.exe||Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|System Update2||X||winspool.exe||Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!||No|
|System Update2||X||wupdmgr.exe||Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!||No|
|System Updater Process||X||wmiprvsw.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-IL WORM!||No|
|System Updater Service||X||wmiprvsw.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.AFC WORM!||No|
|System Updates||X||winsci.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|System Updates||X||wmkl.exe||Added by the RBOT-AYJ WORM!||No|
|System Updates Manager||X||winserv32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-AGA WORM!||No|
|System32||X||winds32.exe||Added by the DWNLDR-HFY TROJAN!||No|
|System32 Spool||X||winint.exe||Added by the FORBOT-N WORM!||No|
|SystemAdministration||X||Wincmp32.exe||Added by the ASYLUM TROJAN!||No|
|systemdll.dll||X||winsys32.exe||Added by the DELF.CP BACKDOOR!||No|
|SystemMigration||X||WinMedia.exe||Added by the KELVIR.EI WORM!||No|
|SystemReg||X||WINREG.EXE||Added by the DEWIN.A BACKDOOR!||No|
|Systems Backups||X||windrives.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-RB WORM!||No|
|systems usb driver||X||Windows2.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|SystemTray||X||wekls4.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|SystemTray||X||Windowsupd.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|systhread||X||winkernal.exe||Added by the LIAMED WORM!||No|
|Systray||X||w32explorer.exe||Added by the RBOT-AJY WORM!||No|
|systray||U||winlogin.exe||KidControl surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|sysygm64||X||winrxd64.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-RK TROJAN!||No|
|T4skM4n4g3r||X||Wink3sk9.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Task Help||X||wualcts.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|TaskMngr||X||wscript.exe liveupdate.js||Added by the DROP-FS TROJAN! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "liveupdate.js" file is found in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\ComObject||No|
|Taskmon driver||X||winampa.exe||Added by the LOONY-I TROJAN! Note - this is NOT associated with the popular Winamp media player. The valid file for the Winamp Agent resides in a "Winamp" subdirectory of %ProgramFiles% whereas this file is located in %System%||No|
|Tcp Application Manager||X||websvc.exe||Added by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!||No|
|TEXTCONV||X||winlogon.exe||Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|ThE||X||wind0s.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|this free||X||winsyst.exe||Added by the MADAG.A WORM!||No|
|Time Zone Synchronization||X||wscript zshell.js||Added by the NETDEX-A TROJAN!||No|
|Tiny Watcher Logon Time||N||Watcher.exe||Tiny Watcher detects changes to your system. It will not prevent your system from being modified or corrupted. It will only tell you that something suspicious happened. Think of it as an early CAT scan against system tumors. Better to install a tool that will detect and remove bad items||No|
|Torjan Program||X||WINLOGON.EXE||Added by the WOWCRAFT.D TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|Touch Manager||U||WinLED.exe||Dell keyboard utility. Disabling can result in loss of screen saver and power saver functionality||No|
|Tour||N||wincool.exe||Annoying WinMe component that prompt you to play the %Windir%\Application Data\Microsoft\INTROCONTENT.HTA file - that plays a full screen version of the WinMe product preview and cannot be stopped until it finishes to my knowledge. That prompt will keep popping up after an install/reinstall of WinMe until you give in and watch the thing. It also puts a task scheduler entry to run that annoying thing every 30 minutes - and don't bother deleting that entry as Windows puts it right back. Not only should you disable it from running, you should delete the thing altogether as it somehow can re-enable itself. Apparently you can try setting the file to read only||No|
|Tray Temperature||N||Weatherbug.exe||Weatherbug provides current outdoor temperature in the System Tray, also weather alerts. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|TrayX||X||winppr32.exe||Added by the SOBIG.F WORM!||No|
|Tsk Mng Hlp||X||wins32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-JB WORM!||No|
|Tweak Manager||?||WinManager.Exe||WinGuides Tweak Manager. Is this required for the live updates feature and/or if settings are changed?||No|
|UDP Service Control CenteRMS||X||winudp.exe||Added by the VBPIT-A MALWARE!||No|
|ukl||U||wmpusrvc.exe||Ultimate Keylogger surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||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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