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?
WspnUwspn.exeEspion surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
wsrv32Xwsrv32.exeDetected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.EP TROJAN!No
WSSAConfigurationXwmmon32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-KC WORM!No
wssysUwssys.exeWebPI logs keystrokes and captures screenshots. If you didn't install this yourself remove itNo
Wstat32 driverXWstat32.exeAdded by the LOONBOT TROJAN!No
wstimebYwstimeb.exeUsed with NEC printers. You can disable it before printing but it re-loads itself when printing so you may as well leave itNo
wsttrsXwsttrs.exeAdded by the LDPINCH-QS TROJAN!No
wsvbsXwsvbs.exeAdded by the PWS-AEB TROJAN!No
wswpdYwswpd.exeUsed with some models of Panasonic, Epson and NEC printers. Some older drivers known to have a "memory leak". Needed for printing to workNo
wsys.exeUwsys.exeSpyloPCMonitor - surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
ws_dXws32.exeAdded by the LEGMIR-RL TROJAN!No
WT Game ChannelNwtgamechannel.exeWildTangent GameChannel - notification of new games, quick access to games and fast and easy game downloads. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the caseNo
WT GameChannelNwtgamechannel.exeWildTangent GameChannel - notification of new games, quick access to games and fast and easy game downloads. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the caseNo
WTF TestXwtftest.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACM WORM!No
WTSCXwapisvcc.exePurityScan adwareNo
WTSIXwapisvit.exePurityScan adwareNo
WTSSXwapi**.exe [* = random char]PurityScan adwareNo
WTSTXwapisvtr.exePurityScan adwareNo
WU713STA.EXEYWU713STA.EXEBlitzz Technology wireless NIC adapter driverNo
wuanguardXwuanguard32.exeAdded by the RBOT-AAF WORM!No
wuaucldtXwuaucldt.exeAdded by the MDROP-CUS TROJAN!No
wuaucltXwuauclt.exeAdded by the DWNLDR-ITZ TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate wuauclt.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %AppData%\Microsoft\wuaucltNo
WudfSvcXWudfSvc.exeAdded by the SHEUR.BBB TROJAN!No
WUOLServiceYWUOLService9x.exeRemote wakeup status agent. Part of Novell's ZenWorks. Processes Wake-up on LAN requests (turn on a computer remotely on LAN)No
wuosdialXwuosdial.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
wupdXwin32.exeAdded by the ORSE-C TROJAN!No
wupd32Xwupd.exeAdded by the STRATION.EL WORM!No
wupdateXwisvccz.exeAdded by the ORSE-B TROJAN!No
wupdateXwi32.exeDetected by Panda as Trustbid spywareNo
Wupdate driverXwupdadte.exeAdded by the SPYBOT-CQ WORM!No
WUpdatesXWUpdates.exeAdded by the SWEPDAT TROJAN!No
Wupdm32XWupdm32.exeAdded by the MIDLAK WORM!No
wupdmgr32.exeXwupdmgr32.exeAdded by the CERTIF-I TROJAN!No
wupdtXwupdt.exeAdded by the IMISERV.A TROJAN!No
WupftpXwupftp.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.AKV WORM!No
WUSB11B.exeYWUSB11B.exeLinksys WUSB11 WLAN USB adapterNo
WUSB54Gv4YWUSB54Gv4.exeWireless-G USB Wireless Network Adapter related - would appear to be requiredNo
wuviewerXwuviewer.exeAdded by the PROXY.AN TROJAN!No
wuwebXwuweb.exeAdded by the WUWO TROJAN!No
WWKSXwsass.exeAdded by the SDBOT-BT WORM!No
WxcConfigurationXwmon16.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.SH WORM!No
WXProcMgr ModuleNWXprocMgr.exeTVTonic from Wavexpress - "enjoy 3 full-screen, DVD-quality video channels for FREE". Allows data content to be downloaded and synchronized on your systemNo
wxrunXwxrun.exeAdded by the MAILFAST TROJAN!No
WZCBDLServiceUWZCBDL9X.exeWZCBDLService Launcher from D-Link - configuration/driversNo
wzdmgXwzdmg.exeAdded by a generic downloader TROJAN - see hereNo
wzhelperXwzhelper.exeSearchcentrix hijackerNo
X10WeaxXWTHRTRAY.EXEWeatherCheck - "bring the latest local weather to your desktop". Not recommended as it reportedly pops ads, and contains no uninstaller No
X4ALLNLUwdfsctl.exeXS4All Webdisk - web space management utility for the Dutch ISPNo
XMLmedia 10.0Xwmsdkns.exeAdded by the FAKEALERT TROJAN!No
XordateXwuauclt10.exeAdded by the RBOT-GKN 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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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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