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.

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?
Windows Login ServiceXwinlog.exeAdded by the RBOT-AFN WORM!No
Windows Login ServiceXwinlogin.pifAdded by the SDBOT-ACU WORM!No
Windows Login ServicesXwinlogon.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-AVS 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 %AppData%\S85-28348346-HAT83-E3-62366-HASG-1732735No
Windows LogonXwinlogin.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-C TROJAN!No
Windows LogonXwinlogon.exeAdded by the VB.HE VIRUS! 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 %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\systemNo
Windows Logon ApplicationXWinIogon.exeAdded by the LINKBOT.M WORM!No
Windows Logon ApplicationXwin32help.exeAdded by the DELBOT-X WORM!No
Windows Logon ApplicationXwinlogon.exeAdded by the POEBOT-KW WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!No
Windows Logon ApplicationXwinamp.exeAdded by the POEBOT-LR WORM! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which is located in %ProgramFiles%\Winamp. This one is located in %System%No
Windows Logon ApplicationedcXwinlogon.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-HGR 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 %UserProfile%No
Windows Logon ApplicatonedcXwinlogon.exeAdded by the VB-EBV 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 %UserProfile%No
windows logon procedureXwinlogonpc.exeAdded by the WINLOGON TROJAN!No
Windows Logon ServiceXwinlogon.pifAdded by the RBOT-AOU WORM!No
Windows Logon ServiceXwinlogoservice.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.ANOO WORM!No
Windows Logon ServicerXwinlogon.exeAdded by the BLAZEBOT.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 %AppData%\WinNTNo
Windows LoL LayerXwin.exeAdded by the RBOT-FTO WORM!No
Windows LoL LayerXwinlolx.exeAdded by the RBOT-FOR WORM!No
Windows Lord Anti-VirusXwinlord32.exeAdded by the SDBOT-GW WORM!No
Windows Management InformantXwmmiexe.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-V BACKDOOR!No
Windows Management InstrumentationsXwinmg.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.GW WORM!No
WINDOWS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMXwm1exe.exeAdded by the RBOT-VT WORM!No
Windows ManagerXwinmants.exeAdded by the MANTAS WORM!No
Windows ManagerXwinsrv.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
Windows Manager ControlXWINMUR32.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT-AR WORM!No
Windows Manager SystemXwinoper.exeAdded by the RBOT-GXV WORM!No
Windows mangementXwinlogonn.exeAdded by the RANDEX.FC WORM!No
Windows Media APXwinmapp.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
Windows Media APPXwmapp.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
Windows Media Connect 2NWMCCFG.exeWindows Media Connect from Microsoft - stream digital media files on your computer to digital media receivers (DMRs) that are connected to your home networkNo
Windows Media LoaderXwmloader.exeAdded by a variant of the GAOBOT WORM!No
Windows Media PlayerXwmediaplayer.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-NQ WORM! No
Windows Media PlayerXwmplayer.exeAdded by the KELVIR.G WORM or variants! Note - this is not the valid Windows Media Player as the file is located in %System% rather than %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media PlayerNo
Windows Media PlayerXwmplayerc.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC.DBG WORM!No
Windows Media Player 3.6Xwmpa36.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Media Player 3.6bXWMPA36B.EXEAdded by the RBOT-VV WORM!No
Windows Media Player 3.6dXwmpa36d.exeAdded by the RBOT-YA WORM!No
Windows Media Player 3.9Xwmpa36.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Media Player 6.1.2Xwmplayer612.exeAdded by the RBOT.AIB BACKDOOR!No
Windows Media Player ServiceXwmedia.exeAdded by the RBOT.213504 WORM!No
Windows Media ServerXwmserv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows Media Server!Xwmserver.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows Media UtilityXwmediautil.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
Windows Memory ManagerXwindowsmem.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See hereNo
Windows Messanger Control CenterXwinlogin.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows Messanger Control CenterXwinlogon.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here. 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
Windows Messanger Control CenterXwinsys.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows Messanger Controls CenterXwind.exeAdded by the POISON.FN BACKDOOR!No
Windows Messenger ConnectXwmdsvc.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.S WORM!No
Windows Messenger FileshareXwivsvc.exeAdded by the SILLYIM WORM!No
Windows Messenger Live MSNXwinlivemsnmessenger.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
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Notes & Warnings

Variables:

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.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

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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Copyright

Presentation, format & comments Copyright 2001 - 2011 Pacman's Portal
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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