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?|
|Eicon NetworksLAN_DAEMON||U||watch.exe||Associated with an Eicon Networks ISDN or ADSL modem. Watch protocols your connection with numbers and duration. You need callvu.exe (from Start Menu) to see your connection statistics. You can manually start watch.exe before you go online. Needs diinfo.exe (started by DiTask) to work correctly which can be started manually||No|
|Eicon TechnologyLAN_DAEMON||U||watch.exe||Associated with an Eicon Networks ISDN or ADSL modem. Watch protocols your connection with numbers and duration. You need callvu.exe (from Start Menu) to see your connection statistics. You can manually start watch.exe before you go online. Needs diinfo.exe (started by DiTask) to work correctly which can be started manually||No|
|EleFunAnimatedWallpaper||U||Water Lily.exe||Water Lily animated wallpaper from||No|
|ELSA WINman Suite||U||Winmsuit.exe||Allows you to totally customize your ELSA graphics card settings, including overclocking the GPU||No|
|encapsulated command tool||?||wintr.com||??||No|
|Encoder Agent||N||WMENCAGT.EXE||MS Windows Media Encoder, which already has a shortcut in the Start Menu if installed||No|
|Enterprise Suite||X||WE[random characters].exe||Enterprise Suite rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Enumerate Service||X||wsys.exe||Added by the MANIFEST TROJAN!||No|
|erfgddfk||X||wind2ll2.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.CQ WORM!||No|
|erghgjhgdr||X||windlhhl.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.BG WORM!||No|
|erghgjhjgdr||X||windlhhl.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.BG or BEAGLE.BH or BEAGLE.BI or BEAGLE.BJ WORMS!||No|
|erthegdr||X||windll2.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.CG WORM!||No|
|erthgdr||X||windll.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.AO or BEAGLE.AQ WORMS!||No|
|eTunnel||X||winfw.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN!||No|
|ExeName32||X||Warm.scr||Added by the SCOLD WORM!||No|
|explorer||X||wscript.exe [filename]||Sneaky way to start any VBS script. Many viruses use VBS files. Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted||No|
|Explorer||X||Windows Explorer.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-I WORM!||No|
|explorer||X||wuauclt.exe||Added by the RISPIF.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate wuauclt.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|exporet||X||winset.exe||Added by the QQPASS-I TROJAN!||No|
|Fantasia injector||X||wincfg.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.US WORM!||No|
|FDriver||X||windrv.exe||Added by the DELF.WG TROJAN!||No|
|File System Service||X||wmiprvsc.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-HZ TROJAN!||No|
|FileFreedom_Plugin||X||wtm.exe||FileFreedom peer-to-peer sharing program||No|
|FileManager32||X||Wscript.exe ChkMgr32.vbs||Added by the NOTUP.A WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "ChkMgr32.vbs" file is located in %System%||No|
|FileSoft||X||Wscript.exe UpdataFiles.vbs||Added by the SST.B WORM! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "UpdataFiles.vbs" file is located in %Windir%||No|
|Fire Wall services||X||wnlmzsfhobi.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-QY WORM!||No|
|FireFox Startup Drivers||X||wuaclt.exe||Added by the RBOT.BYX WORM!||No|
|Firewall||X||wmlaunch .exe||Added by the ELIPTER.D WORM!||No|
|Firewall auto setup||X||winlogon.exe||Added by the AGENT-EDB 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 %Temp%||No|
|Firewall Update System1||X||WinedowsUpdater1.exe||Added by the RBOT-ARU WORM!||No|
|FIX||X||WinFIX1.0.vbs||Added by the GORMLEZ-A WORM!||No|
|Folder Service||X||wssdtu.exe||Added by the MANIFEST TROJAN!||No|
|Folding@home||N||WINFAH.EXE||Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases - must be running in order to access the internet to upload to the servers. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|fqfeqajw||X||wycir.exe||Added by the MULTIDR-DA TROJAN!||No|
|FriendlyTypeName||X||winlogon.exe||Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Fromine WinPopup||N||winpopup.exe||Instant Messenger program||No|
|FullAudio||N||WMPImporter.exe||Used to import settings from Windows Media Player into Music Now software (from www.musicnow.com - which is no longer available) and possibly others||No|
|Generic Host||X||wauclt.exe||Added by the SDBOT-DNL WORM!||No|
|Generic Host Process for Win32 Services||X||winsvc.exe||Added by the SDBOT-O WORM!||No|
|Generic Host Process for Win32 Services||X||winsvc32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-P WORM!||No|
|Generic Host Process for Win32 Services||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!||No|
|GenericHostXP||X||WinLoaderXP.exe||Added by the BDOOR-ACX BACKDOOR!||No|
|Gerenciamento de arquivos do Windows||X||Winmod32.exe||Added by the DLOADER-WG TROJAN!||No|
|german.exe||X||winsystems.exe||Added by the BAGLEDl-AE TROJAN!||No|
|german.exe||X||wintems.exe||Added by the BAGLE-AS TROJAN!||No|
|Get-Torrent Service||X||wakeservice.exe||Get-Torrent bittorrent client - Installs LOP adware||No|
|getwin||X||winB_.exe||Added by the BANKER-HS TROJAN!||No|
|Global Startup||X||WinDash.EXE||Detected by Kaspersky as the VB.Q WORM!||No|
|golbola||X||windows32.exe||Added by the BANKER.CIY TROJAN!||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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