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 Security SuiteXWI[random characters].exeWindows Security Suite rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Windows Security ToolXWinSecure.exeAdded by the AGENT-GPY TROJAN!No
Windows Serices HostXWindowsFirewall32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.BMK WORM!No
Windows ServeAdXWinServAd.exeWindUpdates Windows ServeAd adwareNo
Windows ServerXwinserv.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AVM BACKDOOR!No
Windows Server Client Verification ServiceXwscvs.exeAdded by the AGENT.AWC TROJAN!No
Windows Server IP Verification ServiceXwsivs.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See hereNo
Windows Server Peer Verification ServiceXwspvs.exeAdded by a variant of the RANKY TROJAN!No
Windows Server!Xwinsvr.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.AYC BACKDOOR!No
Windows Servic2Xwinsy.exeAdded by the RBOT-AIA WORM!No
Windows serviceXwuamgrd.exeAdded by the RBOT-QW WORM!No
Windows ServiceXWINSVC.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-DH TROJAN!No
Windows ServiceXwindowz.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AYI WORM! Note - dissables the automatic startup of other software and deactivates the Microsoft Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)No
Windows ServiceXwinlogon.exeAdded by the BREYLUBBER.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 the "Drivers" sub-folderNo
Windows Service AgentXwin32wins.exeAdded by the RBOT-LOL WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwinup32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQX WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwinupds32.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQT WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwit.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQV WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwmscc.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQP WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwge23.exeAdded by the RBOT.HHK BACKDOOR!No
Windows Service AgentXWindo.exeAdded by the RBOT.NQS WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXwinupd32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.SYM WORM!No
Windows Service AgentXWinTcpip.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.AP WORM!No
Windows Service FindXwrfkuk.exeAdded by the IRCBOT-XZ TROJAN!No
Windows Service helpXwinservices.exeAdded by the DROPPER.TT TROJAN!No
Windows Service LoaderXWindow.exeAdded by the RBOT-XO WORM!No
Windows Service ManagerXwebsvc.exeAdded by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!No
Windows Service Pack 2XWindowsSP2.exeAdded by the SDBOT-TQ WORM!No
Windows Service Pack Auto UpdateXwinworks.exeAdware downloader - detected by eScan antivirus as the AGENT.BT TROJAN!No
Windows Service Pack2XWIN43.EXEAdded by the GAOBOT.G WORM!No
Windows Service SupplyXwinsupply.exeAdded by the SLENFBOT.CZ WORM!No
Windows Service UtitityXwinsrvc.exeAdded by the RBOT-ASI WORM!No
Windows ServicesXwinsvc32.exeAdded by the MYTOB-CB WORM!No
Windows ServicesXw32edus.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows ServicesXw32service.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-FU WORM! No
Windows ServicesXw32services.exeAdded by the AUTORUN-FT WORM! No
Windows ServicesXwinlogon.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! 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 ServicesXwinsysdll.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows ServicesXwinsyssrv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows ServicesXwinudp.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Windows ServicesXwupdate.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.ZT WORM!No
Windows Services Ink Platform Tablet Input SubsystemXwsiptis.exeAdded by the RBOT.APC WORM!No
Windows Services LayerXwinlogz2.exeAdded by the RBOT-FZE WORM!No
Windows Services LayerXwinl0g0.exeAdded by the RBOT-FZQ WORM!No
Windows Services32Xwinsvc32.exeAdded by the MYTOB-GK WORM!No
Windows shell?win70.exe??No
Windows Socket ProcedureXWinSock32.exeAdded by the RBOT-FMX WORM!No
Windows Sound VerifierXWinIp32.exeAdded by the RBOT-FMO WORM!No
Windows SP2 FirewallXwfirewall7.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows SP2 Version LoadXwuauclt32.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.CX WORM!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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