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?
Windows SpoolXwinspool.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!No
Windows SpoolerXwinsplr.exeAdded by the SHEUR.ANX TROJAN!No
Windows Spools SVXwinsv.exeAdded by the RBOT-AUQ WORM!No
Windows spyware removerXWindows-spyware.exeAdded by the SystemPoser TROJAN!No
Windows sq DriversXwinmsn32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ADI WORM!No
Windows Sql Service For Windows 32 BitXwinsql32.exeAdded by the FORBOT-FC WORM!No
Windows SRS ClientXwinsrs.exeAdded by the RBOT-BXQ WORM!No
Windows SRT ClientXwinsrt.exeAdded by the RBOT-BFR WORM!No
Windows SSH ClientXwinssh.exeAdded by the RBOT-AXC WORM!No
Windows SSL FileXwinssv.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.CA WORM!No
Windows StartupXwinsta~1.exeGoHip foistwareNo
Windows StartupXwinstartup.exeGoHip foistwareNo
Windows StartupXWdrun32.exeAdded by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!No
Windows StartupXWinsys32.exeAdded by the RBOT.AAB WORM!No
Windows SubsysXwinload.exeAdded by the NETSPREE.C WORM!No
Windows SupervisorUwinspvr.exeWindows Supervisor surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
WINDOWS SVCXwinsvc.exeAdded by the MYTOB-EY WORM!No
Windows SYN Control CenterXwinmnon32.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwdns33.exeAdded by the MYTOB-BY WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwin.exe.exeAdded by the MYTOB.FA WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinaup.exeAdded by the MYTOB-DN WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinligon.exeAdded by the MYTOB.EP WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinmon.exeAdded by the MYTOB.GB WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinNTsys32.exeAdded by the MYTOB-DM WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinsvc32.exeAdded by the MYTOB.HH WORM!No
Windows SystemXWINSYS.exeAdded by the RBOT-AEF WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinsys33.exeAdded by the MYTOB.EK WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinvnc.exeAdded by the MYTOB.EU WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinxpserv.exeAdded by the MYTOB-BQ WORM!No
Windows SystemXwinsys32.exeAdded by the MYTOB-IS WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwinsvc.exeAdded by the MYTOB.LM WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXwupdate.exeAdded by the MYTOB-HT WORM!No
Windows System 32Xwinsys_32.exeAdded by the RBOT-FTR WORM!No
Windows System 32-Bat ServiceXwin32bat.exeAdded by the MYTOB.FI WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEM By FEnRXwindasz-updote.exeAdded by the MYTOB.LR WORM!No
Windows System ConfigurationXWinfrw.exeAdded by the SOLUFINA TROJAN or the DOMWIS-J WORM!No
Windows System ConfigurationXwincfg.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.OP WORM!No
Windows System ConfigurationXWINCFG32.EXEAdded by the AGOBOT-TE WORM!No
Windows System ConfigurationXWinNeth.exeAdded by the RETHE-A WORM!No
Windows System ConfigurationXWINSYS32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.AXK WORM!No
Windows System DefenderXWS[random characters].exeWindows System Defender rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
WINDOWS SYSTEM DnsXwindsns.exeAdded by the MYTOB.EY WORM!No
Windows System InitXwinit32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows System ManagerXwinsystem.exeAdded by the RBOT-AN WORM!No
Windows System ManagerXwinsysmgr.exeAdded by the IRCBOT.BJG BACKDOOR! No
Windows System Manager ProcXwinsmc.exeAdded by the RBOT.JH WORM! No
windows system notepadXwnpsm.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows System SecurityXwinmp.exeAdded by the RBOT.IV 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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Portions Copyright Peter Forrest, Denny Denham, Sylvain Prevost, Tony Klein, CastleCops & Bleeping Computer
Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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