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?
MS_Update CheckXwdfmgr.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-TB WORM!No
MultimediaXwindebug.exeAdded by the VB-ERB WORM!No
mynswUwntsrv.exeNet Screen Watcher surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
MyPointsPointAlertXwjview [path to code]MyPointsPointAlert adware. Dubious privacy policy. "wjview.exe" is an MS file located in %System% and is used to view window-based Java applications from the command line. The associated MyPoints files are located in %ProgramFiles%\No
mysoftXwinexplor.exeBrowser hijacker, also detected as the STARTPA-JR TROJAN!No
napv.exeXwupdate.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-JX BACKDOOR!No
NAV AgentXwinsnav.vbsAdded by the ANPES WORM!No
NAV AgentXwmilib32.exeAdded by the VB-XU TROJAN!No
NavegateXwisterd.exeAdded by the BANKER-BOS TROJAN!No
NB Windows PatternsNWINDBKGND.EXEPart of McAfee Nuts & Bolts. With Background Patterns, you can change background patterns of wizard and dialog windowsNo
NC1565Xwinntsrv -l -p10001 -d -e cmd.exe -LAdded by the NEWLEY-A WORM!No
NDIS AdapterXwindows.exeAdded by the FORBOT-BR WORM!No
NDIS AdapterXWinman.exeAdded by the WOOTBOT.AG WORM!No
NDplDeamonXwinlogin.exeAdded by the RANDEX.E WORM!No
Nero Updater.6.12Xwmp9.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-AAG WORM!No
NeroUpdater6.8Xwinjava.exeAdded by the AGOBOT.AMK WORM!No
NetXWINREG.EXEAdded by the ASSASIN.D TROJAN!No
NetAppXwinserv.exeAdded by the SHADOWTHIEF BACKDOOR!No
NETGEAR WG111T Smart WizardUwlan111t.exeConfiguration utility for the Netgear WG111T multi-rate Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter that "provides wireless access to your desktop or notebook PC through the computer's USB port"No
NetPatrolUwinclient.exeNetPatrol network monitoring softwareNo
NettGain2000YWgwMngr.exePart of Flash-Networks NettGain2000 product. NettGain 2000 is a combined hardware/software networking solution, which is designed to improve performance of satellite networks by increasing data transmission speeds and maximizing the existing bandwidth for complete utilization when sending TCP/IP applications over a satellite. It is needed when connecting to the internet via satellite to provide speed faster than 60k or soNo
Netunit32Xwunit32.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!No
Network AccessXwinssh.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
Network Protocol ServiceXwuamgrd.exeAdded by the RBOT.EA WORM!No
Network protocol serviceXwintcp.exeAdded by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM! No
Network Provisioning ServiceXWinNPS.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM/TROJAN!No
NI.UWA6PV_0001_N91M2107XWinAntiVirusPro2006FreeInstall_fr.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA6PY_0001_N91M2107XWinAntiVirusPro2006FreeInstall_es.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA6P_0001_N56M1001XWinAntiVirusPro2006Installer.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA6P_0001_N69M0303XWinAntiVirusPro2006Installer[1].exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA6P_0001_N73M0604XWinAntiVirusPro2006FreeInstall[1].exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA6P_0001_N73M1004XWinAntiVirusPro2006FreeInstall.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA6P_0001_N91M1807XWinAntiVirusPro2006FreeInstall[1].exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA7PU_0001_N96M1007XWinAntiVirusPro2007FreeInstall_de.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA7PV_0001_N96M0206XWinAntiVirusPro2007FreeInstall_fr.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA7PY_0001_N96M0206XWinAntiVirusPro2007FreeInstall_es.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA7P_0001_N91M0809XWinAntiVirusPro2007FreeInstall.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - see hereNo
NI.UWA7P_0001_N99M2908XWinAntiVirusPro2007FreeInstall.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWA7P_0001_N99M3103XWinAntiVirusPro2007FreeInstall.exeInstaller for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security softwareNo
NI.UWAS6V_0001_N91M2208XWinAntiSpyware2006FreeInstall_fr.exeInstaller for the WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware removerNo
NI.UWAS6_0001_N57M1312XWinAntiSpyware2006FreeInstall.exeInstaller for the WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
NI.UWAS6_0001_N91M1508XWinAntiSpyware2006FreeInstall.exeInstaller for the WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware removerNo
NI.UWAS6_0001_N91M1508Xwinaspsnet.exeInstaller for the WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - see hereNo
NI.UWAS7_0001_N91M1112Xwinantispyware2007freeinstall[1].exeInstaller for the WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware removerNo
NI.UWAS7_0001_N91M2703XWinAntiSpyware2007FreeInstall.exeInstaller for the WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware removerNo
NI.UWAS7_0001_N99M3108XWinAntiSpyware 2007 FreeInstall.exeInstaller for the WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware removerNo
NI.UWAS7_0001_N99M3108Xwinaspsnet.exeInstaller for the WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - see hereNo
NI.UWFX5XWinFixer2005ScannerInstall.exeWinFixer 2005 web installer - "foistware", pretending to be system optimization, protection and recovery software - stealth installed, removal instructions hereNo
NI.UWFX5U_0001_N56M1711XWinFixer2005ScannerInstallDE.exeWinFixer 2005 web installer - "foistware", pretending to be system optimization, protection and recovery software - stealth installed, removal instructions hereNo
NI.UWFX5Y_0001_LPXWinFixer2005ScannerInstallSPN.exeWinFixer 2005 web installer - "foistware", pretending to be system optimization, protection and recovery software - stealth installed, removal instructions hereNo
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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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Copyright

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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