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?
AutoCADNacstart17.exePreloads part of AutoCAD into disk cache at startup to speed up the launch of the main program when needed. Not required as most AutoCAD users tend to either open the program once and leave it open or open it occasionally to check drawingsYes
AutoCAD Startup AcceleratorNacstart17.exePreloads part of AutoCAD into disk cache at startup to speed up the launch of the main program when needed. Not required as most AutoCAD users tend to either open the program once and leave it open or open it occasionally to check drawingsYes
autorundemoX[path to trojan]Added by the AGENT-FPX TROJAN!No
AutoStartX[path to backdoor]Added by the QUEJOB.EVL BACKDOOR!No
AutoStart PC StudioNNewPCStudio.exeSAMSUNG New PC Studio - "is the application to organize the contents between Samsung mobile and PC. NPS provides you with convenient access to your device, data management via easy backup and sync, and powerful multimedia features". This allows you (amongst other options) to backup your devices contents to your PC, use it to connect to the internet, transfer files and synchronize contacts, etc. Available from the start menuYes
AutoStartNPSAgentNNPSAgent.exeInstalled with the SAMSUNG New PC Studio mobile device management utility. Detects when a supported mobile device is connection and optionally automatically loads the main programYes
Autoupdate ServiceX[path to trojan]Added by the AGENT-CB TROJAN!No
autoupdatev2X[path to file]Added by the DROPPER-BM TROJAN!No
avastYavastUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 6.* series of antivirus and internet security products from avast! - giving left-click access to the main user interface, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
avast!YashDisp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 4.* series of antivirus products from avast! - giving left-click access to the On-Access Scanner, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
avast! AntivirusYashDisp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 4.* series of antivirus products from avast! - giving left-click access to the On-Access Scanner, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
avast5YavastUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the version 5.* series of antivirus and internet security products from avast! - giving left-click access to the main user interface, right-click access to other options and event notificationsYes
AVG Anti-SpywareYavgas.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. This has now been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-SpywareYes
AVG Anti-Virus systemYavgcc.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the Control Center and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
AVG Anti-Virus SystemYavgemc.exeE-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry, it loads as a service in 2K and higherYes
AVG Anti-Virus SystemYavgw.exeThis entry is included with the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. Once installed (or on first run for a different user) it runs the configuration sequence to set up the product and doesn't run on subsequent restartsYes
AVG IDSYAVGIDSUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Identity Protection - identity theft prevention which is available as a stand-alone product or included with AVG Internet Security. "Always-on identity theft prevention for Windows from one of the world's most trusted security companies. Shop and ensure safe surfing of the web, make yourself secure in the knowledge that your passwords, account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other valuables are safe from identity thieves." It also loads the background activity monitoring process (AVGIDSMonitor.exe)Yes
AVG7_CCYavgcc.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the Control Center and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
AVG7_EMCYavgemc.exeE-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry, it loads as a service in 2K and higherYes
AVG7_RunYavgw.exeThis entry is included with the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. Once installed (or on first run for a different user) it runs the configuration sequence to set up the product and doesn't run on subsequent restartsYes
AVG8_TRAYUavgtray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 8.* series of internet security products from AVG Technologies - including Internet Security, Anti-Virus and their free products such as Anti-Virus Free and LinkScanner®. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the main window and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
AVG9_TRAYUavgtray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 9.* series of internet security products from AVG Technologies - including Internet Security, Anti-Virus and their free products such as Anti-Virus Free and LinkScanner®. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the main window and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
avgasYavgas.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. This has now been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-SpywareYes
avgccYavgcc.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. If this entry is disabled, the core product functions will work properly but you will lose quick access to the Control Center and miss notifications of potential problems and updatesYes
avgemcYavgemc.exeE-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry, it loads as a service in 2K and higherYes
AVGIDSYAVGIDSUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Identity Protection - identity theft prevention which is available as a stand-alone product or included with AVG Internet Security. "Always-on identity theft prevention for Windows from one of the world's most trusted security companies. Shop and ensure safe surfing of the web, make yourself secure in the knowledge that your passwords, account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other valuables are safe from identity thieves." It also loads the background activity monitoring process (AVGIDSMonitor.exe)Yes
AVGIDSUIYAVGIDSUI.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for AVG Identity Protection - identity theft prevention which is available as a stand-alone product or included with AVG Internet Security. "Always-on identity theft prevention for Windows from one of the world's most trusted security companies. Shop and ensure safe surfing of the web, make yourself secure in the knowledge that your passwords, account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers and other valuables are safe from identity thieves." It also loads the background activity monitoring process (AVGIDSMonitor.exe)Yes
avguard3876X000b09274b.exeAntiVirus ransomware security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
AVPYavp.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the range of internet security products from Kaspersky Lab - including PURE, Internet Security and Anti-Virus. Runs together with a related service - such as "Kaspersky Internet Security (AVP)" - which runs a separate instance of the same file. Also AOL's Active Virus Shield and Steganos AntiVirus 2007 - both by Kaspersky and now discontinued. Found in either a Kaspersky, AOL or Steganos sub-directoryYes
AVPX[path to trojan]Added by the MUTBO-A TROJAN!No
avptaskX[path to trojan]Added by the NOFERE-G TROJAN!No
Avril Lavigne - MuseX[random filename]Added by the AVRIL-A WORM!No
Avxnews?????No
AWCUAWC.exeAdvanced SystemCare 3 optimization utility from IObit - "helps protect, optimize, clean, and repair your computer and Registry". The PRO version adds automation, scheduling, registry deep clean and performance tune-ups. Note - runs via the Task Scheduler on Vista for all versions and on Windows 7 for later versions. Note - in November 2009 IObit were accused of stealing database information from Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and others so review the links on the Wikipedia page and make your own mind upYes
AwclUAwcl.exeAdvanced WindowsCare V2 optimization utility from IObit - "helps protect, optimize, clean, and repair your computer and Registry". The PRO version adds automation, scheduling, registry deep clean and performance tune-ups. Note - runs via the Task Scheduler on Vista/7. Note - in November 2009 IObit were accused of stealing database information from Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and others so review the links on the Wikipedia page and make your own mind upYes
AxAutoMntSrvNAxAutoMntSrv.exePart of the Alcohol 52% and Alcohol 120% CD/DVD emulation utilities from Alcohol Soft - which allow you to store your most used CDs and DVDs as images on your computer (where loading times are significantly reduced as the virtual drive is much faster) and keep the originals in a safe place. This entry is present from version 2.* and automatically re-loads a disk image in the virtual CD/DVD drive on a system rebootYes
axcmdNaxcmd.exePart of the Alcohol 52% and Alcohol 120% CD/DVD emulation utilities from Alcohol Soft - which allow you to store your most used CDs and DVDs as images on your computer (where loading times are significantly reduced as the virtual drive is much faster) and keep the originals in a safe place. This entry is present prior to version 2.* and automatically re-loads a disk image in the virtual CD/DVD drive on a system rebootYes
b9YB9.exeFireTrust Benign - allows you to receive e-mail which is safe from viruses, worms, scripts, web bugs, privacy threats and other security risks, without affecting your e-mail. "Benign neutralizes or strips out the code that makes viruses, worms, scripts and other potentially harmful things run"Yes
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceX[path] rundll32.exeAdded by the VB-ZD TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate rundll32.exe process, which is found in %Windir% (98/ME) or %System% (NT/2K/XP)No
backupX[path to worm]Added by the AGOBOT-H WORM!No
Backup NOW! SchedulerUSchdlr32.exeScheduled backups for the NTI Backup Now archiving utility. If a backup job has been scheduled, this entry places an icon in the System Tray and will automatically load the main program and execute the backup at the set time - as long as the backup media is presentYes
BackUp Windows 2009X[random].exeAdded by the AGENT-LUJ TROJAN!No
Backup4all 3UBackup4all.exeBackup4all by Softland SRL - "is a backup program for Windows that protects your data from partial or total loss. It automates the backup process saving you time, compresses the data to save storage space (using standard zip format) and encrypts your backup to protect from unauthorized usage." Version 3.*Yes
Backup4all 3 OTB AgentUB4aOTB.exeSupports the "one-touch" backup button on external hard drives for versions of Backup4all that support this feature. "Some USB enclosures have a button to start the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, you can configure Backup4all to execute a backup job or a backup group when this button is pressed (works only with certain USB enclosures)." Version 3.*Yes
Backup4all Lite 4UBackup4all.exeBackup4all Lite by Softland SRL - is a backup program for Windows that is "designed to protect your valuable data from partial or total loss by automating backup tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage space." Version 4.*Yes
Backup4all OTB AgentUb4aOTB.exeSupports the "one-touch" backup button on external hard drives for versions of Backup4all that support this feature. "Some USB enclosures have a button to start the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, you can configure Backup4all to execute a backup job or a backup group when this button is pressed (works only with certain USB enclosures)"Yes
Backup4all Professional 4UBackup4all.exeBackup4all Professional by Softland SRL - is a backup program for Windows that is "designed to protect your valuable data from partial or total loss by automating backup tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage space." Version 4.*Yes
Backup4all Professional 4 OTB AgentUB4aOTB.exeSupports the "one-touch" backup button on external hard drives for Backup4all Professional. "Some USB enclosures have a button to start the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, you can configure Backup4all to execute a backup job or a backup group when this button is pressed (works only with certain USB enclosures)." Version 4.*Yes
Backup4all Standard 4UBackup4all.exeBackup4all Standard by Softland SRL - is a backup program for Windows that is "designed to protect your valuable data from partial or total loss by automating backup tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage space." Version 4.*Yes
Backup4all Standard 4 OTB AgentUB4aOTB.exeSupports the "one-touch" backup button on external hard drives for Backup4all Standard. "Some USB enclosures have a button to start the execution of an associated program. If you have such a device, you can configure Backup4all to execute a backup job or a backup group when this button is pressed (works only with certain USB enclosures)." Version 4.*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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