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?
WMIEXE.exeUwmiexe.exeNT component, used by Windows Millennium to detect Plug and Play-compliant IEEE 1394 devices during the startup process. Since this is important for the computer to work properly if you have these, Windows Millennium protects wmiexe.exe and will restore the file even if it's deleted or renamedNo
WminfXWminf.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
WminfoXWminfo.exeAdded by the GEMA TROJAN!No
wmiprevseXwmiprevse.exeAdded by the BANKER-EPN TROJAN!No
wmiprvXwmiprv.exeAdded by the RBOT-WM WORM!No
wmisrvXwmisrv.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
WMP54Gv4YWMP54Gv4.exeLinksys WMP54Gv4 wireless PCI adapter driver - required in order to automatically connect to the wireless router/gateway at bootup. Note - may not install correctly on Windows9x/ME computers which have Slipstream accelerator installed. Uninstall Slipstream first, disabling slipcore and slipgui are insufficientNo
wmplayerXwmplayer.exeAdded by the BANCOS.VN TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Windows Media Player as the file is located in %Root%\MessengerPlus rather than %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media PlayerNo
wmplayerXwmplayer.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-JH WORM! Note - this is not the valid Windows Media Player as the file is located in %System% rather than %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media PlayerNo
wmplayer.exeXwmplayer.exeAdded by the BANCBAN-CZ TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Windows Media Player as the file is located in %Windir% rather than %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media PlayerNo
WMPVer?WMPVer.EXEDritek System Inc. 3DMouse related. A 3D Mouse works in all 3-dimensions instead of the usual 2, similar to the Ninteno Wii Remote - see here. What does it do and is it required?No
wms3Xwms3.exeAdded by the LEGMIR-AQG TROJAN!No
wmsdk64_32.exeXwmsdk64_32.exeAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Wmsncs ServiceXwmsncs.exeAdded by the BBJC.A TROJAN!No
wmsrc.exeXwmsrc.exePrivacyRedeemer rogue privacy program - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
wmsys32Xwmsys32.exeAdded by the BANPAES.B TROJAN!No
wmtsXwmts.exeAdded by the VB-EUF WORM!No
WMUAgent.exeUWMUAgent.exe"WakeMeUp! is an advanced alarm clock for computers with Windows 2000, XP or Server 2003"No
wmupdateXwmupdate.exeAdded by the AGENT-GGJ TROJAN!No
wmvXwinmonv.exeAdded by the AGENT-DG TROJAN!No
WN ServicesXwnsvc.exeAdded by the KBBOT-A TROJAN!No
WNADXWNAD.EXESpyware added as a result of running a program called "Yo Mama Osama" (osama.exe). See here for more and how to get rid of it. There are other ways this can show up on your system, and it will manifest itself by periodically opening a new browser window with advertising for copy DVD software and the likeNo
WNSAXwnsts**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
WNSCXwnsin**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
Wnsck2 driverXwlogf.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-AF WORM!No
WNSIXwnscp**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
WNSOXWNSO.exeBaidu.SoBar adwareNo
WNSTXwnsapi**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
wntlgnsXwntlgns.exeCoolWebSearch parasite variantNo
woeadotXwoeadot.exeAdded by the MDROP-CYG TROJAN!No
won updateXWAPDATE.EXEAdded by the RBOT.N BACKDOOR!No
WonderFrogUWonderFrog.exeWonder Frog typing monitorNo
Woods IncXwcmd.exeAdded by the KILLFIL-O TROJAN!No
woopieXwinamp.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.XV WORM! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which is located in %ProgramFiles%\Winamp. This one is located in %System%No
WoowatchNWatch.exeWanadoo broadband ISP (now rebranded as Orange) related - not requiredNo
WordQ carat flagYWordQcrs.exeRelated to WordQ Writing Aid SoftwareNo
WordsXWords.exeAdded by the AGENT.GIT TROJAN!No
WordWebNwweb32.exeWordWeb - free theasaurus and dictionary. Start manuallyNo
WordWeb ProNwweb32.exeWordWeb Pro - theasaurus and dictionary. Start manuallyNo
WorkFileXWorkFile.exeAdded by the BANCOS-AWN TROJAN!No
Workflo?workflow.exeRelated to BroadJump Client Foundation - broadband troubleshooting software installed by various companies. Is it required?No
WorkPace 3.0Uworkpace.exeWorkPace - stress injury prevention software No
Works Calendar ReminderNwkcalrem.exeIf you schedule an event at any time in Microsoft Works Calendar and set a reminder then a shortcut will be added to Start → All Programs → Startup so this reminder service loads every time Windows startsNo
WorksFUDNwkfud.exeA marketing program for MS WorksNo
Workstation SchedulerUwm95.exeDesktop Management Scheduler. Part of Novell's Netware Client. Schedueles NDS events. If events have been schedueled, it is required, otherwise, it is useless and a memory hogNo
Workstation ServicesXwrkstn.exeAdded by the RBOT-OJ WORM! No
WorldAntiSpyXworldantispy.exeWorldAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended, see hereNo
WorldTime.exeUWorldTime.exePart of AnyTime Organizer Deluxe from Individual Software Inc - "Check the time anywhere in the world and know when to communicate. Place up to twelve clocks on your desktop"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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