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?
!!!AntiHookYAntiHook.exeAntiHook - the "ultimate Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) for protection against Malicious Software"No
!1_pgaccountYpgaccount.exeDiamondCS ProcessGuard "is a powerful new type of security system that secures Windows at the lowest (kernel) level, allowing it to provide the maximum possible security" stopping malware from being executed silently in the background, as well as a variety of other attacks. You will see one instance of pgaccount.exe for every active account on your system, and this is essential for PG to work properlyNo
!1_ProcessGuard_StartupYprocguard.exeDiamondCS ProcessGuard "is a powerful new type of security system that secures Windows at the lowest (kernel) level, allowing it to provide the maximum possible security" stopping malware from being executed silently in the background, as well as a variety of other attacksNo
!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
!ewidoYewido.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for Ewido Anti-Spyware 4.0. Ewido is now part of AVG Technologies so this has been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-SpywareYes
!NoLoadNwinrecon.exeWinRecon keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!No
$EnterNetUEnternet.exeConnection manager for the EnterNet ISP. You can also use RASPPOENo
$sys$cmpX$sys$xp.exeAdded by the RYKNOS.B TROJAN! Attempts to utilize the Sony Rootkit A.K.A. SecurityRisk.First4DRM security risk to hide itself on the compromised computerNo
$sys$crashX$sys$sonyTimer.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$sys$crashX$sys$sos$sys$.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$sys$crashX$sys$WeLoveMcCOL.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$sys$drvX$sys$drv.exeAdded by the RYKNOS TROJAN! Attempts to utilize the Sony Rootkit A.K.A. SecurityRisk.First4DRM security risk to hide itself on the compromised computerNo
$sys$momomomochinX$sys$sonyTimer.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$sys$momomomochinX$sys$sos$sys$.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$sys$momomomochinX$sys$WeLoveMcCOL.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$sys$umaiyoX$sys$sonyTimer.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$sys$umaiyoX$sys$sos$sys$.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$sys$umaiyoX$sys$WeLoveMcCOL.exeAdded by the WELOMOCH TROJAN!No
$Volumouse$Uvolumouse.exeVolumouse from Nirsoft. "Provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system - simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse"No
$WindowsRegKey%updateXIEXPLORE.EXEAdded by the RBOT-EZ WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%No
%cmpmixtitle%?%cmpmixstr%Possibly related to C-Media Mixer Control panel?No
%FP%012-L2TP fts.exeNfts.exe012.Net.il Israeli ISP software front-endNo
%FP%012-L2TP FWPortal.exeUFWPortal.exe012.Net.il Israeli ISP dial-up softwareNo
%FP%1776 Internet fts.exeNfts.exe1776 Internet US ISP software ISP software front-endNo
%FP%1776 Internet FWPortal.exeUFWPortal.exe1776 Internet US ISP dial-up softwareNo
%FP%AIRTEL fts.exeNfts.exeBharti Airtel Broadband - Indian ISP software front-endNo
%FP%Barak013 fts.exeNfts.exeBarak013 Israeli ISP software front-endNo
%FP%Barak013 FWPortal.exeUFWPortal.exeBarak013 Israeli ISP dial-up softwareNo
%FP%Friendly fts.exeNfts.exeFriendly ISP software front-endNo
%Temp%X%Temp%\delwdef2008.batWinDefender 2008 rogue privacy program - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
%Windir%\winnl.exeXwinnl.exeAdded by the KIDKITI TROJAN!No
%Windir%\winnm.exeXwinnm.exeAdded by the KIDKITI TROJAN!No
 Services.dllXsmss.exeAdded by the SOBER-L WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\msagent\system and note the space at the beginning of the "Startup Item" fieldNo
 WinCheckXservices.exeAdded by the SOBER.V WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\ConnectionStatus\Microsoft and note the space at the beginning of the "Startup Item" fieldNo
 WinDataXservices.exeAdded by the SOBER-AD WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\PoolData and note the space at the beginning of the "Startup Item" fieldNo
 WindowsXservices.exeAdded by the SOBER.X WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\WinSecurity and note the space at the beginning of the "Startup Item" fieldNo
 WinINetXservices.exeAdded by the SOBER.R WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\ConnectionStatus and note the space at the beginning of the "Startup Item" fieldNo
 WinStartXservices.exeAdded by the SOBER.O WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\Connection Wizard\Status and note the space at the beginning of the "Startup Item" fieldNo
 winsystem.sysXsmss.exeAdded by the SOBER.K WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\msagent\win32 and note the space at the beginning of the "Startup Item" fieldNo
µTorrentNuTorrent.exeµTorrent - file sharing client for Windows sporting a very small footprint from BitTorrent, Inc. Designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients. For more information about the protocol see here. As µTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing client used to distribute large amounts of data between multiple users make sure you have good, up-to-date virus protection and check any downloadsYes
ϵͳע�ï½ï¿½ï¿½Xzhuruqi.exeAdded by the QHOST.V TROJAN!No
'AdwarePro'X'AdwarePro'.exeAdWarePro rogue security software - not recommendedNo
'Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2 Guard'YAntiSpyWare2Guard.exePart of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO, Winsock LSPs, Windows Hosts file, Autostart entries, etcNo
@Xregedit -s win.dllAdded by the SEEKER.K TROJAN! Note that regedit is the legitimate Windows Registry Editor and shouldn't be deleted. The "win.dll" file is located in %Windir%No
@XRUNDLL.EXEAdded by the SPYBOT-DN WORM! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described hereNo
@Xsysload.exeAdded by the DELF-EL TROJAN!No
@BackupSchedulerUOnlineBackup.exeWeb-based file sharing and file storage for backup protection from SwapDrive, Inc - now acquired by Symantec and rebranded and released as Norton Online BackupNo
\IEService.exeXIEService.exeFastFind adware variantNo
\Pribi.exeXPribi.exeFastFind adware variantNo
\SysInitXsvchost.exeAdded by the STARTPA-BD TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common FilesNo
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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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