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?
IntelliPointUpoint32.exeMicrosoft IntelliPoint utility (up to version 5.4) - required to support the programmable buttons and additional features on Microsoft's range of mice, If this entry is disabled, any programmed buttons or program-specific settings will not be supportedYes
IntelliPointUipoint.exeMicrosoft IntelliPoint utility (from version 5.5) - required to support the programmable buttons and additional features on Microsoft's range of mice, If this entry is disabled, any programmed buttons or program-specific settings will not be supportedYes
InterceptedSystemX[path to worm]Added by the ANACON-B WORM!No
InternalX[trojan filename]Added by the SMOTHER and TRANSLAT TROJANS!No
InternatX[trojan filename]Added by the CMJSPY-Y TROJAN!No
internetX[trojan filename].exeAdded by the MIFENG-D TROJAN!No
Internet Connection WizardX[path to trojan]Added by the SMUTSRCH-A TROJAN!No
Internet Mail and NewsX[path to trojan]Added by the SMUTSRCH-A TROJAN!No
InternetCallsNInternetCalls.exeInternetCalls - free 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
InterVoipNInterVoip.exeInterVoip - free 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
Intranet ExplorerX[random filename]Added by the POEBOT.DK BACKDOOR!No
Introduction-RegistrationN??For Compaq PC's. Should only run first time, PC Introduction & Compaq registrationNo
IntSys1X[path to trojan]Added by the BANLOA-ASE TROJAN!No
IObit Security 360UIS360tray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for Security 360 anti-malware from Iobit - which has now been discontinued. 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
IObit SmartDefragUIObit SmartDefrag.exeThis is the original Smart Defrag disk defragmenter utility from IObit. Required if you use either of the "Auto Defrag" or scheduled options. Smart Defrag 2 runs as a scheduled task - as do both versions on Windows 7/Vista. 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
Ipod HelpX[9 random letters].exeAdded by a variant of the RBOT WORM!No
iPodderNiPodder.exeiPodder (now known as Juice) - a free utility that "allows you to select and download audio files from anywhere on the Internet to your desktop". This entry is present if you choose the option to add it to the startup group during installationYes
ipointUipoint.exeMicrosoft IntelliPoint utility (from version 5.5) - required to support the programmable buttons and additional features on Microsoft's range of mice, If this entry is disabled, any programmed buttons or program-specific settings will not be supportedYes
IrwftpX[path to trojan]Added by the BANCOS-AP TROJAN! No
IS CfgWizUcfgwiz.exeConfiguration wizard for older versions of Symantec's Norton Internet Security (and the now discontinued Norton Personal Firewall). On the first run after installation or a significant software update via LiveUpdate this entry looks after registration, subscription and post-installation tasks (such as LiveUpdate, full scan and scheduling) and confirms the default configuration settings. If this entry is disabled, the configuration wizard will run the next time Norton Internet Security is launched via the Start MenuYes
IS360trayUIS360tray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for Security 360 anti-malware from Iobit - which has now been discontinued. 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
isschNissch.exeInstallShield is used by a number of software producers to install their programs and manage software updates. This entry runs scheduled searches for and performs any updates to supported installed software so you're always working with the most current version. Manually check for software updates for installed programs on a regular basisYes
ISS_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
ist service uninstallX[random filename]ISTBar adware relatedNo
ISTrayYpctsTray.exeSystem Tray access to both PC Tools Internet Security suite and Spyware Doctor antispyware from PC ToolsYes
ISUSPMNISUSPM.exeInstallShield is used by a number of software producers to install their programs and manage software updates. This entry searches for and performs any updates to supported installed software so you're always working with the most current version. Manually check for software updates for installed programs on a regular basisYes
ISUSPM StartupNISUSPM.exeInstallShield is used by a number of software producers to install their programs and manage software updates. This entry searches for and performs any updates to supported installed software so you're always working with the most current version. Manually check for software updates for installed programs on a regular basisYes
ISUSSchedulerNissch.exeInstallShield is used by a number of software producers to install their programs and manage software updates. This entry runs scheduled searches for and performs any updates to supported installed software so you're always working with the most current version. Manually check for software updates for installed programs on a regular basisYes
iTouchUiTouch.exeLoads the iTouch configuration settings for supported Logitech keyboards. It's required if your keyboard has shortcut buttons and you use them or have reconfigured them for different functions. It's also required if your keyboard does not have the num lock, caps lock, and scroll lock lights on it and you use the on-screen display indications for theseYes
iTunesUiTunesHelper.exeInstalled with Apple's iTunes media management software. Tested without an iPod or iPhone, and on a system with more than 1GB of memory, disabling it does not adversely affect iTunes loading times - but it may help on systems with less memory. iPod and iPhone users report this is required to autostart iTunes when they are connected (can anyone confirm this?). In older versions, if it was disabled in it would re-instate itself after running iTunes a few timesYes
iTunesHelperUiTunesHelper.exeInstalled with Apple's iTunes media management software. Tested without an iPod or iPhone, and on a system with more than 1GB of memory, disabling it does not adversely affect iTunes loading times - but it may help on systems with less memory. iPod and iPhone users report this is required to autostart iTunes when they are connected (can anyone confirm this?). In older versions, if it was disabled in it would re-instate itself after running iTunes a few timesYes
itypeUitype.exeMicrosoft IntelliType Pro utility (from version 5.5) - required to support the multimedia keys, programmed keys and key macros on Microsoft's range of keyboards. If this entry is disabled, any keys or key combinations that are changed by the user to perform functions other than default settings, defer back to their default settings and supported keys will not function in applications with advanced text services enabledYes
ivHostX[6 random letters].exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See examples here and hereNo
ixproxyX[path to trojan]Added by the XORPIX-A TROJAN!No
Java(TM) Platform SE 6Njusched.exeChecks with Oracle's (was Sun Micrsosystems) Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Either visit the Java download page or click on Start → Control Panel → Java → Update → Update NowYes
Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U*Njusched.exeChecks with Oracle's (was Sun Micrsosystems) Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Either visit the Java download page or click on Start → Control Panel → Java → Update → Update NowYes
Java(TM) Platform SE Auto Updater 2 0Njusched.exeChecks with Oracle's (was Sun Micrsosystems) Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Either visit the Java download page or click on Start → Control Panel → Java → Update → Update NowYes
JavaUpdate0.07X[filename]Added by the JUPDATE TROJAN!No
jcidlsX[random filename]Added by a variant of the SLAPER TROJAN!No
JHWKFX[path to trojan]Added by the SMALL.MLC TROJAN!No
jon315X[path to trojan]Added by the MAILBOT-BI TROJAN!No
jpgdiagX[path to worm]Added by the STRATION-AN WORM!No
JuiceNJuice.exeJuice - a free utility that "allows you to select and download audio files from anywhere on the Internet to your desktop". This entry is present if you choose the option to add it to the startup group during installationYes
juschedNjusched.exeChecks with Oracle's (was Sun Micrsosystems) Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Either visit the Java download page or click on Start → Control Panel → Java → Update → Update NowYes
juschedX[path to trojan]Added by the BANKER-BWR TROJAN!No
JustVoipNJustVoip.exeJustVoip - free 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
JVM0.12X[random filename]Added by the TEADOOR-A TROJAN!No
JVM0.14X[random filename]Added by the TEADOOR-B TROJAN!No
jysyqmX[random filename]ZenoSearch adware variantNo
KadocX[random filename].exeAdded by the STAPREW TROJAN!No
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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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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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