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?
Microsoft Update Loaders 2006Xwinusersystem32.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinini.exeAdded by the RBOT-KV WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwuawx.exeAdded by the RBOT-CE WORM! No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinupdt.exeAdded by the RBOT-FP WORM! No
Microsoft Update MachineXwuamgd.exeAdded by the SDBOT.HQ WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwupdt32x.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM! No
Microsoft Update MachineXwindowsu.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwininigo.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinmgr.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXWinmsixp32.exeAdded by the RBOT.DN WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXWinregs32.exeAdded by the RBOT.DN WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinxpini.exeAdded by the RBOT-OB WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwuamgrd.exeAdded by the RBOT-HE WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwuagrd.exeAdded by the RBOT-GF WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinhost.exeAdded by the RBOT-GK WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinss.exeAdded by the RBOT.JU WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXWUAMGRDXS.EXEAdded by the RBOT-GL WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwindowsup.exeAdded by the RBOT-FV WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwuamgard.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.CS WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwupdate32.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinnie.exeAdded by the RBOT-ACD WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinortho.exeAdded by the RBOT-NW WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwins32.exeAdded by the RBOT.EZ WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwftestb.exeAdded by the RBOT-AFZ WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXWin32.exeAdded by the SDBOT.UV WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwindns.exeAdded by the RBOT.EF WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXWINSVC32.EXEAdded by the RBOT.CU WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinupdte.exeAdded by the RBOT-GKL WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwlimyc.exeAdded by the RBOT-GQN WORM!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinmngr.exeAdded by the RBOT.GKQ BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwuamgdr.exeAdded by the RBOT-IO BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft Update MachineXwinftp32.exeAdded by the RBOT-JX WORM!No
Microsoft Update ManagerXWINRLS.EXEAdded by the RBOT-AF WORM!No
Microsoft Update ProcessXwmipcvse.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-JF TROJAN!No
Microsoft Update ServiceXwmiprvre.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-NN WORM!No
Microsoft Update ServicesXwcsnfty.exeAdded by the RBOT-AGK WORM!No
Microsoft Update ServicesXwsnfty.exeAdded by the RBOT-AFU WORM!No
Microsoft Update TimeXwuam.exeAdded by the RBOT-M WORM!No
Microsoft Update USB2Xwuammgrd32.exeAdded by the RBOT-ADT WORM!No
Microsoft Update Win32aXwinupdate32a.exeAdded by the RBOT-LO WORM!No
Microsoft Update Win32xXwinupdate32x.exeAdded by the RBOT-AJN WORM!No
Microsoft Update32Xwuamgrd32.exeAdded by the RBOT-PU WORM!No
Microsoft UpdaterXwinsys32.exeAdded by the RBOT.RL WORM!No
Microsoft UpdaterXwuamgrds.exeAdded by the RBOT.A BACKDOOR!No
Microsoft UpdaterXwinupdate.exeAdded by the AGENT-KIR TROJAN!No
Microsoft Updater ResourcesXWinFixd32.exeAdded by the SPYBOT.CA WORM!No
Microsoft Updaters ProsXWINDLL32XP.EXEAdded by the SPYBOTTER.GEN VIRUS!No
Microsoft UpdatesXwkssvr.exeAdded by the RBOT.R WORM!No
Microsoft UpdatesXwkssvrs.exeAdded by the RBOT-EB WORM!No
Microsoft UpdatesXwuamgrd.exeAdded by the RBOT-CO 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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