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?
ccRegVfyYccRegVfy.exePart of older versions of Symantec's security products including Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and the now discontinued Norton SystemWorks suite. "Responsible for checking the integrity of the NAV registry entries to make sure that the information has not been changed by a malicious threat or a hack"Yes
cctrayUcctray.exeInstalled with older versions of both stand-alone security tools and suites from CA. Provides System Tray access to the Control Center - which indicates the current tool status and can be used to launch scans, updates or access product information. The icon changes appearance if a warning or issue is detected and double-clicking on it gives details about the warning or the alert stateYes
cctrayUcasc.exeInstalled with both stand-alone security tools and suites from CA. Provides System Tray access to the Control Center - which indicates the current tool status and can be used to launch scans, updates or access product information. The icon changes appearance if a warning or issue is detectedYes
ccube_Install_LockYcazz_001.exeInstalled with security products from CA and runs only once on the first boot after installation is complete before exitingYes
ccube_TrustListYcatl_001.exeInstalled with older versions of CA Personal Firewall (either as a stand-alone product or as part of CA Internet Security Suite) and runs only once on the first boot after installation is complete before exitingYes
CD-DVD Lock for Win95/98/Me/2k/XPUCDVAgent.exeLoads CD-DVD Lock from Ixis Research, Ltd - which is "intended for restricting read or write access to removable media devices such as CD, DVD, floppy and flash, as well as for restricting access to certain partitions of hard disk drives. You can restrict access by two ways: hide your devices from viewing or lock access to them". If disabled, hidden and locked drives still retain their original status so the user will only be able to change their status them via the main UIYes
CDVAgentUCDVAgent.exeLoads CD-DVD Lock from Ixis Research, Ltd - which is "intended for restricting read or write access to removable media devices such as CD, DVD, floppy and flash, as well as for restricting access to certain partitions of hard disk drives. You can restrict access by two ways: hide your devices from viewing or lock access to them". If disabled, hidden and locked drives still retain their original status so the user will only be able to change their status them via the main UIYes
CekirgeX[path to worm]Added by the KERGEZ.A WORM!No
centerX[random name]32.exeAdded by the BOFRA.A WORM!No
certtoolYcerttool.exePart of Client Security Software for IBM\Lenovo notebooks. If you have configured the software via the associated wizard this will need to be running if you want to mount password protected areas of the disk (created with SafeGuard PrivateDisk), use the password manager or file/folder encryption optionsYes
cfgmng32Ucfgmng32.exePureSight PC parental controls software by Puresight Technologies Ltd - "offers multi-layered cyberbullying protection for your family and it blocks offensive web-content". Also used by CA for their CA Parental Controls 2008 and 2009 utilities (both stand-alone and in suites)Yes
Cisco SystemsX[path to worm]Added by the AUTORUN.UHR WORM!No
CKAUCKA.exePart of Symantec's now discontinued Norton SystemWorks security and utility suite. Keeps a dial-up modem connection aliveYes
CleanSweep Smart Sweep-Internet SweepUCsinsmNT.exeSmart Sweep and Internet Sweep keep track of all files added and any changes made to existing configuration files when you install a program using the now discontinued Norton Cleansweep uninstaller/file cleaning utility. "Smart Sweep tracks all file additions and changes that originate from floppies, CDs, or network drives. Internet Sweep tracks all ActiveX control file and Plug-in installations that originate from a Web site. CleanSweep uses this information later to ensure safe and thorough uninstallations"Yes
CleanTemp 1.5UCLEANT~1.EXEVersion 1.5 of CleanTemp - which automatically deletes the contents of the %Temp% folder that is used to store temporary files at Windows startup and uses no memory or processing powerYes
CleanTemp 1.5UCleanTemp.exeVersion 1.5 of CleanTemp - which automatically deletes the contents of the %Temp% folder that is used to store temporary files at Windows startup and uses no memory or processing powerYes
CleanUpYmcappins.exeUsed by older versions of McAfee internet security related products to clean up installation files that are no longer required once the product is installed. This entry will normally only appear once the product has been installed before the system is rebootedYes
CleanUpYCleanUp.exeUtility that only runs once after installing the drivers for Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcards to clean-up the files no longer required once the installation is complete. Other programs/drivers may use the same filename for the same purpose. In this case, the file is located in %System% and is listed under the HKLM\RunOnce registry keyYes
Clear meter barUClear meter bar .exeClear Meter Bar widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays free drive space, free memory, CPU usage and system running time on the desktop with a clear background. Once started, Clear meter bar .exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exitsYes
Clear meter barUCLEARM~1.EXEClear Meter Bar widget for the DesktopX desktop utility from Stardock Corporation. Displays free drive space, free memory, CPU usage and system running time on the desktop with a clear background. Once started, Clear meter bar .exe loads a file called "DXWidget.exe" and exits. This is the XP MSConfig entry where "Clear meter bar .exe" is shown as "CLEARM~1.EXE"Yes
CLHomeMediaServerNCLHomeMediaServer.exeSystem Tray access to the CyberLink Live remote media access service Yes
Client AgentX[path to file]Added by the PPDOOR-J TROJAN!No
Client and Host Security PlatformYccApp.exePart of older versions of Symantec's security products including Norton 360, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and the now discontinued Norton SystemWorks suite. Effectively the "master" process which calls the different program features and makes sure they are running. Auto-protect and E-mail check will not function without thisYes
Client Security SolutionNcssauth.exePart of Thinkvantage Client Security Solution for Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops. Once configured via the associated setup screens this loads via winlogon.exe (and loads the password manager) and therefore disabling this entry has no effectYes
Client Server Control ProcessX[path to trojan]Added by the AGENT-HR TROJAN! No
Client Server RuntimeX[path to worm]Added by the POEBOT-KR WORM!No
clkhostX[path to trojan]Added by the WIXUD-B TROJAN!No
CLMemoSysTrayNCLMemoSysTray.exeSystem Tray access to YouMemo from CyberLink - which "is an extremely intuitive way to write notes and reminders in a fun and easy environment" and is "designed specifically as a multi-touch application supporting the latest touch hardware"Yes
CLMemoSysTray ApplicationNCLMemoSysTray.exeSystem Tray access to YouMemo from CyberLink - which "is an extremely intuitive way to write notes and reminders in a fun and easy environment" and is "designed specifically as a multi-touch application supporting the latest touch hardware"Yes
CLMLServerUCLMLSvc.exeCyberLink MediaLibrary Service - installed with Power2Go and PowerCinema from CyberLink and used to manage the media libraries, providing advanced file search, browsing and tracking. Also included with versions of PowerCinema bundled (and re-branded) with systems from Acer, Dell, ASUS and others. Some report it uses excessive system and memory resourcesYes
CLMLSvcUCLMLSvc.exeCyberLink MediaLibrary Service - installed with Power2Go and PowerCinema from CyberLink and used to manage the media libraries, providing advanced file search, browsing and tracking. Also included with versions of PowerCinema bundled (and re-branded) with systems from Acer, Dell, ASUS and others. Some report it uses excessive system and memory resourcesYes
clockX[various filenames]LiveChat Adware - known file names include: mssetup.exe, kstatus.exe, spoolsv.exe, sptsupd.exe, osk.exe, msswchx.exe, netdde.exe, msbkup.exeNo
CLPushUpdate?CLPushUpdate.exePart of the CyberLink Live remote media access service. It's exact purpose isn't know at present but it may be related to automatic updatesYes
ClrSchLoaderX[path to file]ClearSearch adwareNo
cmrssX[path to trojan]Added by the DLOADER-QQ TROJAN!No
Cobian BackupUcbInterface.exeSystem Tray access to Cobian Backup 10 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (XP/Vista/7). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian BackupUCobBU.exeCobian Backup 6 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 10UCobian.exeCobian Backup 10 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (XP/Vista/7). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 10 InterfaceUcbInterface.exeSystem Tray access to Cobian Backup 10 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (XP/Vista/7). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 6UCobBU.exeCobian Backup 6 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 7UCobBU.exeCobian Backup 7 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 7 ApplicationUCobBU.exeCobian Backup 7 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 7 InterfaceUcobui.exeSystem Tray access to Cobian Backup 7 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 8UCobian.exeCobian Backup 8 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 8 interfaceUcbInterface.exeSystem Tray access to Cobian Backup 8 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 9UCobian.exeCobian Backup 9 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup 9 interfaceUcbInterface.exeSystem Tray access to Cobian Backup 9 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup AmanitaUcbInterface.exeSystem Tray access to Cobian Backup 9 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup AmanitaUCobian.exeCobian Backup 9 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when requiredYes
Cobian Backup Black MoonUcbInterface.exeSystem Tray access to Cobian Backup 8 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when requiredYes
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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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Portions Copyright Peter Forrest, Denny Denham, Sylvain Prevost, Tony Klein, CastleCops & Bleeping Computer
Database creation and support by Patrick Kolla
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