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
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Name or Startup ItemStatusCommand or DataDescriptionTested?
Service Pack 1X[random filename]Added by the VXGAME.Z TROJAN! Note - the filename is random - see the link. Typical examples are vexg6ame4.exe, vexga3me2.exe, vexga4m1et4.exe, etcNo
Service PAck SFVPX[worm filename].exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM! The filename is 4 random charactersNo
service32.exeX[path to trojan]Added by the DLOADR-AYX TROJAN!No
ServicesX[path to trojan]Added by the METEORSHELL TROJAN!No
ServicesX[path to trojan]Added by the RANCK-DB TROJAN!No
Services004X[worm filename]Added by the BUGBROS WORM!No
services32U[random filename]Director adwareNo
ServoAppYServoApp.exeMulti Function Printer (MFP) server agent for products such as Belkin's Wireless G All-in-One Print Server and ZyXEL's NPS-520 which allow multiple computers to use networked all-in-one printers. Required for the MFP Server Agent (MFPAgent.exe) to run properly - whether it's set to start manually or automaticallyYes
ServUTrayIconUServ-U-Tray.exeSystem Tray access for the Serv-U FTP server which allows the user to (amongst others) start the Management Console, stop the server and display notificationsYes
SetPointUSetpoint.exeLogitech SetPoint control software for their range of wired and wireless keyboards and pointing devices (mice, trackballs, etc). Required if you want to use the advanced features or modify the default settings of these devices and located in %ProgramFiles%\Logitech\SetpointYes
SetupX[path to trojan]Added by the DROPPER.EAT TROJAN!No
SfKg6wX[path to worm]Added by the AGENT.BUO WORM!No
SfKg6wIPX[random filename]Identified as a variant of the TrojanDownloader.Matcash malwareNo
SfKg6wIPuX[random filename]Identified as a variant of the TrojanDownloader.Matcash malwareNo
ShareSearcherX[path to trojan]Added by the AGENT-FPE TROJAN!No
shellbnX[random].dllSoftStop rogue security software - not recommendedNo
ShellCommandX[path to file]Added by the REMCON-A TROJAN! No
ShottyNShotty.exeShotty by Thomas Baumann - "is an application to take pictures from your computers screen (called screenshots) or from one application only. Unlike other applications that does this Shotty provides various other features that are useful to modify the taken screenshot"Yes
Shotty - Tiny but impressive screenshot utilityNShotty.exeShotty by Thomas Baumann - "is an application to take pictures from your computers screen (called screenshots) or from one application only. Unlike other applications that does this Shotty provides various other features that are useful to modify the taken screenshot"Yes
ShowLOMControlU[strange symbol]Note that there is a strange symbol in the command field and in logs it's shown as "O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShowLOMControl] [strange symbol]". Additional registry information for the entry is "Reg_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)". It means Show "LAN on Motherboard" Control. On systems where you can install an external LAN interface, it will warn you that you already have a built-in LAN interface. Appears to be a feature on certain Dell systemsNo
ShutdownWithoutLjiasvt.exeX[path to trojan]Added by the BIFROSE.F BACKDOOR!No
SidebarUSidebar.exeWindows Sidebar is a pane on the side of the Microsoft Windows Vista desktop where you can keep your gadgets organized and always available. In Windows 7 this feature is known as Desktop Gadgets and each gadget can be placed anywhere on the desktop. If the file isn't located in %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar or you're using other versions of Windows it could be part of the Searchcentrix hijackerYes
SilentSoftechX[worm filename]Added by the SILLYFDC-BL WORM!No
Silica CalenderUSilica Calendar.exeSilica Calender widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a calendar on the desktop. Once started, Silica Calendar.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Silica CalenderUSILICA~1.EXESilica Calender widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a calendar on the desktop. Once started, Silica Calendar.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica Calendar.exe" is shown as "SILICA~1.EXE"Yes
Silica ClockUSilica Clock.exeSilica Clock widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a clock on the desktop. Once started, Silica Clock.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Silica ClockUSilica Clock.exeSilica Clock widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a clock on the desktop. Once started, Silica Clock.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica Clock.exe" is shown as "SILICA~2.EXE"Yes
Silica Picture FrameUSilica Picture Frame.exeSilica Picture Frame widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays either a static user selected picture or slide show in a resizable picture frame on the desktop. Once started, Silica Picture Frame.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Silica Picture FrameUSILICA~3.EXESilica Picture Frame widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays either a static user selected picture or slide show in a resizable picture frame on the desktop. Once started, Silica Picture Frame.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica Picture Frame.exe" is shown as "SILICA~3.EXE"Yes
Silica SearchUSilica Search.exeSilica Search widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Provides a search box powered by Google on the desktop. Once started, Silica Search.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Silica SearchUSILICA~4.exeSilica Search widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Provides a search box powered by Google on the desktop. Once started, Silica Search.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica Search.exe" is shown as "SILICA~4.EXE"Yes
Silica ToDo ListUSI90AE~1.exeSilica To-Do List widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Adds a "to do" task list on the desktop. Once started, Silica To-Do List.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica To-Do List.exe" is shown as "SI90AE~1.exe"Yes
Silica ToDo ListUSilica To-Do List.exeSilica To-Do List widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Adds a "to do" task list on the desktop. Once started, Silica To-Do List.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Silica Unit ConverterUSIF08B~1.exeSilica Unit Converter widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Provides a unit conversion utility on the desktop. Once started, Silica Unit Converter.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica Unit Converter.exe" is shown as "SIF08B~1.exe"Yes
Silica Unit ConverterUSilica Unit Converter.exeSilica Unit Converter widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Provides a unit conversion utility on the desktop. Once started, Silica Unit Converter.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Silica Volume ControlUSI2992~1.exeSilica Volume Control widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a slider to control the speaker volume on the desktop. Once started, Silica Volume Control.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica Volume Control.exe" is shown as "SI2992~1.exe"Yes
Silica Volume ControlUSilica Volume Control.exeSilica Volume Control widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays a slider to control the speaker volume on the desktop. Once started, Silica Volume Control.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Silica WeatherUSI39E3~1.exeSilica Weather widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays the current weather and forecast for up to 5 days for the selected location on the desktop. Once started, Silica Weather.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica Weather.exe" is shown as "SI39E3~1.exe"Yes
Silica WeatherUSilica Weather.exeSilica Weather widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays the current weather and forecast for up to 5 days for the selected location on the desktop. Once started, Silica Weather.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Silica Word of the Day.exeUSI985F~1.exeSilica Word of the Day widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays the "Word of the Day" from Wordsmith.org on the desktop. Once started, Silica Word of the Day.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Silica Word of the Day.exe" is shown as "SI985F~1.exe"Yes
Silica Word of the Day.exeUSilica Word of the Day.exeSilica Word of the Day widget included with the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays the "Word of the Day" from Wordsmith.org on the desktop. Once started, Silica Word of the Day.exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
sInErAX.exeAdded by the SILLYFDC-AB WORM!No
SipDiscountNSipDiscount.exeSipDiscount - internet telephony utility using the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Call online friends for free and regular phones either for free (limited use) or low rates. One of a number provided by Betamax - the others generally have different rate plans. Similar to the more popular SkypeYes
SiS (R) Compatible Super VGA SiSTray applicationUsistray.exeSystem Tray access to display settings for Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) based graphics chipsets. Located in %System%Yes
SiS Compatible Super VGA Keyboard DaemonUkeyhook.exeHotkey manager for Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) based graphics chipsets - disable unless you use hotkeysYes
SiS Windows KeyHookUkeyhook.exeHotkey manager for Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) based graphics chipsets - disable unless you use hotkeysYes
SiSPowerYRundll32.exe SiSPower.dll,ModeAgentPower scheme manager for Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) based mobile chipsetsYes
SiteAdvUSiteAdv.exePreloads the McAfee SiteAdvisor browser plug-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox. "With SiteAdvisor software installed, your browser will look a little different than before. We add small site rating icons to your search results as well as a browser button and optional search box. Together, these alert you to potentially risky sites and help you find safer alternatives". Not required as it will load with your browserYes
SiteAdvisorUSiteAdv.exePreloads the McAfee SiteAdvisor browser plug-in for Internet Explorer and Firefox. "With SiteAdvisor software installed, your browser will look a little different than before. We add small site rating icons to your search results as well as a browser button and optional search box. Together, these alert you to potentially risky sites and help you find safer alternatives". Not required as it will load with your browserYes
SiteAdvisorUSiteAv.exeRefer to the SiteAdv.exe entry. This entry only appears to originate from version 2.0.0.75 (Build 4295) of SiteAdvisor and the registry entry incorrectly points to the invalid filename "SiteAv.exe" - when it should be "SiteAdv.exe"Yes
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Notes & Warnings

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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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