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?|
|Windows Login Service||X||winlog.exe||Added by the RBOT-AFN WORM!||No|
|Windows Login Service||X||winlogin.pif||Added by the SDBOT-ACU WORM!||No|
|Windows Login Services||X||winlogon.exe||Added 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-1732735||No|
|Windows Logon||X||winlogin.exe||Added by the SPYBOT-C TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Logon||X||winlogon.exe||Added 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\system||No|
|Windows Logon Application||X||WinIogon.exe||Added by the LINKBOT.M WORM!||No|
|Windows Logon Application||X||win32help.exe||Added by the DELBOT-X WORM!||No|
|Windows Logon Application||X||winlogon.exe||Added by the POEBOT-KW WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Windows Logon Application||X||winamp.exe||Added 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 Applicationedc||X||winlogon.exe||Added 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 Applicatonedc||X||winlogon.exe||Added 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 procedure||X||winlogonpc.exe||Added by the WINLOGON TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Logon Service||X||winlogon.pif||Added by the RBOT-AOU WORM!||No|
|Windows Logon Service||X||winlogoservice.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.ANOO WORM!||No|
|Windows Logon Servicer||X||winlogon.exe||Added 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%\WinNT||No|
|Windows LoL Layer||X||win.exe||Added by the RBOT-FTO WORM!||No|
|Windows LoL Layer||X||winlolx.exe||Added by the RBOT-FOR WORM!||No|
|Windows Lord Anti-Virus||X||winlord32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-GW WORM!||No|
|Windows Management Informant||X||wmmiexe.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-V BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows Management Instrumentations||X||winmg.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.GW WORM!||No|
|WINDOWS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM||X||wm1exe.exe||Added by the RBOT-VT WORM!||No|
|Windows Manager||X||winmants.exe||Added by the MANTAS WORM!||No|
|Windows Manager||X||winsrv.exe||Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Manager Control||X||WINMUR32.EXE||Added by the AGOBOT-AR WORM!||No|
|Windows Manager System||X||winoper.exe||Added by the RBOT-GXV WORM!||No|
|Windows mangement||X||winlogonn.exe||Added by the RANDEX.FC WORM!||No|
|Windows Media AP||X||winmapp.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Media APP||X||wmapp.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Media Connect 2||N||WMCCFG.exe||Windows Media Connect from Microsoft - stream digital media files on your computer to digital media receivers (DMRs) that are connected to your home network||No|
|Windows Media Loader||X||wmloader.exe||Added by a variant of the GAOBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Media Player||X||wmediaplayer.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-NQ WORM!||No|
|Windows Media Player||X||wmplayer.exe||Added 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 Player||No|
|Windows Media Player||X||wmplayerc.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC.DBG WORM!||No|
|Windows Media Player 3.6||X||wmpa36.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Media Player 3.6b||X||WMPA36B.EXE||Added by the RBOT-VV WORM!||No|
|Windows Media Player 3.6d||X||wmpa36d.exe||Added by the RBOT-YA WORM!||No|
|Windows Media Player 3.9||X||wmpa36.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Media Player 6.1.2||X||wmplayer612.exe||Added by the RBOT.AIB BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows Media Player Service||X||wmedia.exe||Added by the RBOT.213504 WORM!||No|
|Windows Media Server||X||wmserv.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows Media Server!||X||wmserver.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows Media Utility||X||wmediautil.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Memory Manager||X||windowsmem.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See here||No|
|Windows Messanger Control Center||X||winlogin.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows Messanger Control Center||X||winlogon.exe||Added 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 Center||X||winsys.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows Messanger Controls Center||X||wind.exe||Added by the POISON.FN BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows Messenger Connect||X||wmdsvc.exe||Added by the SLENFBOT.S WORM!||No|
|Windows Messenger Fileshare||X||wivsvc.exe||Added by the SILLYIM WORM!||No|
|Windows Messenger Live MSN||X||winlivemsnmessenger.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!||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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