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?|
|win32beta||X||win32sys4.exe||Added by the BANKER-DA TROJAN!||No|
|win32clf||X||win32clf.exe||Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|win32debug||X||win32debug.exe||Added by the GUDEB WORM!||No|
|Win32DLL||X||Win32DLL.vbs||Added by the LOVELETTER (I LOVE YOU) VIRUS!||No|
|Win32dll||X||Win32dll.exe||Added by the BANPAES TROJAN!||No|
|win32gb||X||win32gb.exe||Added by the DLUCA-F TROJAN!||No|
|Win32Host Process||X||webemir.exe||Added by the TURGEN -A TROJAN!||No|
|win32info||X||win32info.exe||Adult content dialler||No|
|WIN32SL||Y||Win32sl.exe||Part of Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation - software that allows remote management application programs to access information about, monitor the status of or change the state of the client computer, such as shutting it down remotely. Uses the DMI and/or common information model (CIM) protocols, which are systems management protocols defined by industry standards. The specific function of this is to load MIF's in order for Dell OpenManage Client to work||No|
|Win32System||X||win32s.exe||Added by the MYDOOM.V WORM!||No|
|win32update||X||win32update.exe||Added by the GENOME.AQUV TROJAN!||No|
|win32us||X||win32us.exe||All-In-One-Telcom (adult content dialler) variant||No|
|Win32Usr||X||WinCab.exe||Added by the DEDMIR-A WORM!||No|
|win32_i lptt01||X||win32_i.exe||RapidBlaster variant (in a "win32_i" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it||No|
|win32_i ml097e||X||win32_i.exe||RapidBlaster variant (in a "win32_i" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it||No|
|Win386||X||Win386.exe||Added by the GOSUSUB VIRUS!||No|
|WIN3S2SNDS||X||winabsmod.exe||Added by the AGENT.DN TROJAN - known to BOClean as "CWS/INDEX", "shuts down anything that wants to open and is used as a spam proxy as well"||No|
|WIN3S2SNDS||X||winiprtx.exe||Added by the AGENT.DN TROJAN - known to BOClean as "CWS/INDEX", "shuts down anything that wants to open and is used as a spam proxy as well"||No|
|Win7 AV||X||Win7 AV.exe||Win7 AV rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|win98 DNS||X||wingrd.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|WinAble||X||winable.exe||Added by the MATCASH.BG TROJAN!||No|
|Winacsr||U||Winacsr.exe||AceScreenSpy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|winactive||X||winactive.exe||WinActive variant of the LOP.com hijacker||No|
|WinActiveJ||X||WinActiveJ.exe||Added by the ROTARRAN VIRUS!||No|
|Winad Client||X||Winad.exe||WinAd adware||No|
|WinAdCnt.exe||X||WinAdCnt.exe||Added by the BANKER-BU TROJAN!||No|
|winadm||X||winadm.exe||Browser hijacker - redirecting to Search-World.net. Related to the SMALL.AEX TROJAN!||No|
|WinAgent||?||WinAgent.exe||Standard Life Insurance program. Is it required at startup?||No|
|Winahlp.exe||X||Winahlp.exe||Added by a variant of the VAGRNOCKER TROJAN!||No|
|winallap||X||winallap.exe||Added by the DELF.E TROJAN!||No|
|winallapu||X||winallapu.exe||Added by the DELF.E TROJAN!||No|
|Winamp||X||winamp.hta||Hijacker - re-directing to adult content sites. Note - this isn't the real Winamp||No|
|Winamp||X||winamp.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.XI WORM! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which is located in %ProgramFiles%\Winamp||No|
|WinAMP||X||winamp62.exe||Added by the SDBOT-WN WORM!||No|
|Winamp||N||winamp.exe||Winamp media player. Located in a %ProgramFiles%\Winamp||No|
|Winamp Agent||X||winamp.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player. The valid filename for the Winamp Agent is "winampa.exe" - see here||No|
|Winamp media player||X||winapa.exe||Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Winamp Media Player||X||winamap.exe||Added by the SDBOT.ACJM BACKDOOR!||No|
|Winamp Media Player||X||winamp.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here. Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which is located in %ProgramFiles%\Winamp. This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|WinAmp Player||X||winampp.exe||Added by the RBOT-AQI WORM! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filename||No|
|Winamp Player 6||X||Winamp6.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|Winamp to Google Talk||U||winamptogoogletalk.exe||Winamp to Google Talk, available here shows your current Winamp track in your Google Talk status||No|
|Winampa||X||winampa.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-GS 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|
|Winampa Agent||X||WINAMPA.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-BR WORM! 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|
|winampa.exe||X||winampa.exe||Added by the PINCAV.PRC 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 %Windir%||No|
|WinAmpAgent||X||Winagent.exe||Added by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filename||No|
|WinampPlugin||X||winampa.exe||Added by the SDBOT-CNF WORM! 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|
|WinAntiSpyware 2005||X||was5.exe||WinAntiSpyware 2005 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|WinAntiSpyware 2006||X||was6.exe||WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|WinAntiSpyware 2006 Free||X||was6.exe||WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||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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