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?
UndefinedXwinter.exeAdded by the KILLAV.LW TROJAN!No
Universal Plug & Play devicesXWinUPPD.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM/TROJAN!No
Updade WindowsXwinlogom.exeAdded by the TONAX-A TROJAN!No
UpDataXwupdata.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-AA TROJAN!No
updateXwinis.exeAdded by the RBOT-VD WORM!No
UPDATEXWinUpdater5.0.vbsAdded by the GORMLEZ-A WORM!No
UpdateXWinUpdate.exeAdded by the SDBOT-CV BACKDOOR!No
Update CheckerXwinlog.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!No
Update GroksterNWiseUpdt.exeAutomatically updates the Grokster file sharing software. Beware of adware and spyware when using this type of program, for instance, Grokster contains CyDoorNo
Update ServiceXwinu32.exeAdded by the RBOT-MG WORM!No
update serviceXwinx.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Update TUT?WiseUpdt.exe??No
UpdateCheckXwinstall.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-CY WORM!No
UpdateFirewall32XWindows32Shield.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-BEG WORM!No
updaterXwupdater.exeKeenVal adwareNo
updaterXwisvc.exeAdded by the ORSE-A TROJAN!No
updater32Xwinload32.exeAdded by the CULT.M WORM!No
UpdateServiceXwservice.exeAdded by the DREF-K WORM!No
updatexwinXwinxrpc.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-KJ WORM!No
upddateitXwinit.exeAdded by the RBOT-MS WORM! No
Upgrade ServiceXwinupd.exeAdded by the TOFGER-U TROJAN!No
UPNPServiceXWinSVCservice.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.UN WORM!No
UpromiseRemindUUwjview [path to code]Part of the Upromise saving scheme. "wjview.exe" is an MS file located in %System% and is used to view window-based Java applications from the command line. The associated Upromise files are located in %ProgramFiles%\UpromiseRemindUNo
UPSUtlXweb.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variantNo
UpTimes serviceXWinUp.exeAdded by the RBOT-AKB WORM!No
urudjeffniXwinlogon.exeAdded by the ROMARIO-A WORM! 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
USB 2.0 DriverXWinsys32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-QM WORM!No
USB 2.0 DriverXwinsystem.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-QS WORM!No
USB 2.1 DriverXwinupdate1.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
USB DeviceXwin32usb.exeAdded by the FORBOT-BQ WORM! No
USB Fix 1.1Xwuservices.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
USB FixesXwuafix.exeAdded by the RBOT-ABV TROJAN!No
USB Updates 2Xwugfixx.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
USBConfigration2Xwmmndir.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-SV WORM!No
usb_autorun_removerXwscript.exe usb$505$.wsfAdded by the AUTORUN.BO WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "usb$505$.wsf" file is located in %ProgramFiles%\usb_autorun_removerNo
UserIMEsmXwualt.exeAdded by the AGENT-OIM TROJAN!No
userinitXwinlogon.exeAdded by the DLOADER-TP 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
UssiXwnscpit.exePurityScan adwareNo
Utilitaire réseau pour SAGEM Wi-Fi 11g USB adapterUWLANUTL.exeSAGEM wireless LAN configuration utilityNo
vbeXwin.vbeAdded by the LOSESLP-A WORM!No
vbwq cuteXwinnt.exeAdded by the MADAG.A WORM!No
VDrive2UWebLifeDisk.exeEarthLink WebLife Disk - "Consumers can quickly save files from their desktop into WebLife Disk, and then easily access them from any Internet connection without taking a laptop on the road or keeping up with a USB key"No
VideoXwinamp32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-NG WORM! No
Video Camera FrogXwcamfrog.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
Video PoesXwinii.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-CP WORM!No
Video ProcesXwinaps.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.HD WORM!No
Video ProcessXwinasp.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-IS WORM!No
Video ProcessXwincert32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.JT WORM!No
Video ProcessXwincrt32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-GR WORM!No
Video ProesXwinaii.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-FH WORM!No
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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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