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?
stratasXxmconfig.exeAdded by the RBOT-AHR WORM!No
svcrootXxffanl.exeAdded by the AGENT-BMF TROJAN!No
Symantec Antivirus professionalXxplrer.exeAdded by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!No
SystemXXsfr.exeAdded by the CULLER-D WORM!No
SystemUpdateXXeyu.exeAdded by the CULLER-D WORM!No
tXxclean.exeFlashEnhancer adwareNo
VMware ToolsXXplorer.exeAdded by the AUTOIT.K TROJAN!No
Widnows Xp Web scanXxpscan.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
winXxwinxrpc32.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-MV WORM!No
winXxwinxrpc.exeAdded by the AGOBOT-MV WORM!No
Win32 NDIS DriverXxpndis.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Win32SysVXxin.exeAdded by the FORBOT-EO WORM!No
Windo Servic Agent 32Xxagw.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
Windows DLL VerifierXxptl.exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
Windows Networking MonitorinXxmdmx.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See hereNo
Windows Service XPXXpFirewall.exeAdded by the MYTOB.AM WORM!No
Windows ServicerXxqobypik.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DFB WORM!No
WINDOWS SYSTEMXxpupdate.exeAdded by the ZOTOB-G WORM!No
Windows UpdateXXPLoogNT.exeAdded by the BANCD-B TROJAN!No
Windows update loaderXxpupdate.exeMalware installed by different rogue security software including SpyKillerPro. Also detected as the BRAVE-A TROJAN!No
Windows Updater ServcXxpuupdate.exeContraVirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Windows USB PrinterXxqteby.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See hereNo
Windows-XP-Service-PackXxpspz.exeAdded by the SDBOT-AAC WORM!No
WinOpinXxopin2.exeAdded by the SDBOT-DA BACKDOOR!No
winzSystamXxly.exeAdded by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!No
X ServerUX.exe"XoftWare for Windows" enables you to run network-based UNIX programs ("X programs" or "clients") side-by-side with Windows applications on your personal computer. You can also share programs and computing resources with host computers connected to your PC over a networkNo
X-Cleaner DeluxeUxcleaner.exeX-Cleaner Deluxe - privacy and anti-spy applicationNo
X-Cleaner FreewareUXCLEAN~1.EXEX-Cleaner Freeware - "cookie cleaning, Internet cache cleaning, scans for many popular spy software packages and performs permanent file shredding"No
X1UX1.exePart of X1's Enterprise Desktop Search Resource Center. An enterprise desktop search engineNo
X1 System TrayUX1Systray.exePart of X1's Enterprise Desktop Search Resource Center. An enterprise desktop search engineNo
X10 Device Network ServiceUx10nets.exeBelongs to X10 video streaming device(s)No
X1FileMonitor.exeUX1FileMonitor.exePart of X1's Enterprise Desktop Search Resource Center. An enterprise desktop search engineNo
x3watchUx3watch.exe"program helping with online integrity. Whenever you browse the internet and accesses a site which may contain questionable material, the program will save the site name on your computer. Approximately every 30 days, a person of your choice (an accountabiltiy partner) will receive an e-mail containing all possible questionable sites you may have visited within the month. This information is meant to encourage an open and honest conversation between friends and help us all be more accountable"No
XanaduNXanadu.exeXanadu - free language and translation wizard from ForeignwordNo
XboxStatUXboxStat.exeAccessory status indicator program installed with the drivers for Xbox 360 hardware for Windows. It displays a dialog if you press the central Xbox button on the controller and lets you keep track of wireless controller battery levels and the number of Xbox devices connectedNo
Xcpy1XXcpy1.exeFlashEnhancer adwareNo
XDeskCalUXDeskCal.exe"XDeskCal is a fully customizable Desktop calendar that will allows users to display 'to do' list, appointments,and holidays on the screen . It is a lightweight application that doesn't use much system resources or take much space on your desktop"No
xDRam rar procxXxwinupdaterarx.exeAdded by the RILER-W TROJAN!No
XeroxEndeavorBackgroundTask?xGKOHbgnd.exeAssociated with a Xerox multifunction and/or scanner. What does it do and is it required?No
XeroxScannerDaemonUXrxFTPLt.exeXerox Scanner Daemon - driver for Xerox Scanner model fu621dNo
XeroxScanUtility?xrxzipui.exeAssociated with a Xerox multifunction and/or scanner. What does it do and is it required?No
XFilesDialogUXFilesDialog.EXE"XFilesDialog is designed to improve all the (more or less standard) Windows file dialogs (Open / Load / Save)"No
XFILTERYxfilter.exeFilseclab Personal Firewall Professional EditionNo
XfireNXfire.exeTerratec DMXFire 1024 soundcard control panelNo
Xfire MusicUxfiremusic.exeXfirePlus Music plugin is a program written to display your currently playing music into your Xfire Status. Currently the program supports 10 different music players and is packed with features to make it work just for youNo
xflashXxflash.exeAdded by the BANCJ-A TROJAN!No
xftpGraberXXftpgraber.exeAdded by the ENVID.C WORM!No
XGIWatchDog?XWatDog.exeRelated to XGI Technology's Volari graphics cards - what does it do and is it required?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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