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.
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
|Name or Startup Item||Status||Command or Data||Description||Tested?|
|ÏµÍ³×¢ï¿½ï½ï¿½ï¿½||X||zhuruqi.exe||Added by the QHOST.V TROJAN!||No|
|*zggjmyd||X||zggjmyd.exe||Added by the AFCORE.O BACKDOOR!||No|
|-FreedomNeedsReboot||Y||ZkRunOnceR.exe||Part of internet security suites sourced by Radialpoint for ISP customers such as Virgin Media, AT&T, Bell Canada, TELUS Corporation and Verizon Online. The exact purpose is unknown at this time and it shows no ill effects if disabled, but as the purpose is unknown and it's security related it should be left enabled||Yes|
|7f8e||X||z****.exe 9idf||Detected by Eset's NOD32 antivirus as the SMALL.ALI TROJAN! Note - it creates a number of extra z****.dll files in the %System% folder||No|
|802.11b+g USB Wireless LAN Utility||U||ZDWlan.exe||Wireless LAN configuration utility for ZyDAS (now acquired by Atheros) based chipsets||No|
|Acer WLAN 11g USB Dongle||U||ZDWlan.exe||Wireless LAN configuration utility for an Acer wireless USB dongle based upon a ZyDAS (now acquired by Atheros) chipset||No|
|Adobe||X||zteam.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN!||No|
|Andware Defence||X||Zsoft32.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.OO WORM!||No|
|b3dUpdate||X||Zupdate.exe||Associated with B3d Projector foistware - see here||No|
|CHotKey||U||zHotkey.exe||Enables special keys on Chicony keyboards. Special combinations include Internet, E-mail, vol , vol-, mute, etc. Only required for extended features||No|
|dsd||X||zz.exe||Added by the RBOT-FOX WORM!||No|
|Flash Media||X||zrpkï¿½ï¿½'ï¿½'%''msn'ï¿½%'fix''.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!||No|
|ICIDU Wireless Utility||U||ZDWlan.exe||Wireless LAN configuration utility for an ICIDU wireless USB dongle based upon a ZyDAS (now acquired by Atheros) chipset||No|
|icrosoft Visual InterDevc||X||zvslmqb.exe||Added by the RBOT-AYP WORM!||No|
|IntelZeroConfig||U||ZCfgSvc.exe||Zero Config MFC Application, part of Intel's ProSET utilities and installed by the drivers for many of Intel wireless network cards - essential to the proper functioning of many of the Intel ProSET utilities (but not all) and these System Tray ProSET utilities are a must if you are using your wireless connection, if only so you know when the signal is fading or dropping. The problem is that, in some PCs, ZCFGSVC can be incredibly badly behaved : taking up to 100% of CPU time and therefore resulting in an extremely slow PC, preventing the installation of software or Windows updates, or causing "Not Responding" or "End this Program" shutdown problems. If you experience this, try first the very latest drivers from Intel or your laptop manufacturer. If that still does not solve the problem and you have WinXP/2003, try setting the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service to disabled||No|
|ksrlnhm||X||zxatgso.exe||Added by the DLOADER-LI TROJAN!||No|
|LoadingAgent||X||ZipLoader32.exe||Added by the OBLIVION TROJAN! This executable is one of the most common but there are more||No|
|Microsoft Security Panagers||X||zzoboony.exe||Added by the RBOT-AOI WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update Machine||X||zonealarm.exe||Added by the RBOT-BZ WORM! Note - this is not the valid Zone Labs firewall program!||No|
|MSMSGNER||X||zzgf.exe||Added by the PWS-CCB TROJAN!||No|
|Norman ZANDA||U||ZLH.EXE||System Tray icon for Norman Antivirus||No|
|OpenApizs||X||zrscbm.exe||Added by the AGENT.RLH TROJAN!||No|
|OvisLink WL-5430USB||U||ZUtility.exe||Wireless LAN configuration utility for the OvisLink WL-5430USB 802.11g Pen-Size WLAN USB Adapter||No|
|Remote Management Agent||U||zenrc32.exe||Part of Novell's ZENworks - "Complete End-to-End Directory-enabled Network Management". Installed on a managed workstation fo an administrator to remotely manage the workstation. Required if the PC is a managed workstation||No|
|StreamZap Remote||U||zremote.exe||StreamZap PC Remote - control Windows Media Player, iTunes, RealPlayer, Winamp, PowerPoint, MusicMatch Jukebox, and many other multimedia applications||No|
|System||X||Zap.exe||Added by the MSNVB-D WORM!||No|
|SystemSecurity||X||zprot32.exe||Added by the AGENT-FK TROJAN!||No|
|Terminate Popup||X||ZPU.exe||Free Popup Killer - foistware proven to install the Regsvc32 homepage hijacker. Also see here||No|
|test||X||zistro.exe||Added by the KIMAT-C TROJAN!||No|
|topat||X||zlip.exe||Added by the FLOOD-IG TROJAN!||No|
|Update||X||Zupdate.exe||Associated with B3d Projector foistware - see here||No|
|VasddwDg||X||zxXZwd.exe||Added by the SDBOT-SN WORM!||No|
|Win32||X||zaq.exe||Added by the RBOT-GCE WORM!||No|
|Windows||X||Zser.exe||Added by the CULLER-D WORM!||No|
|Windows Config||X||ZANBOR.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-MH WORM!||No|
|Windows Recylinder Check||X||zwdomsgemw.exe||Added by the RBOT-EGJ WORM!||No|
|WindowsFZ||X||zloader3.exe||Variant of the SmitFraud alias FAKEALE-C TROJAN!||No|
|Winsock2 driver||X||ZONEALARM.EXE||Added by the SDBOT.T TROJAN! Note - ZONEALARM.EXE is not the valid Zone Labs firewall program||No|
|Winsock32driver||X||ZoneAlarmPr0.exe||Added by the HACKARMY-B TROJAN!||No|
|Winsock32driver||X||ZoneLockup.exe||Added by the HACARMY.D TROJAN!||No|
|winui||X||z.exe||Added by the KONDELI TROJAN!||No|
|win_drivr32||X||zxhstn.exe||Added by the SMALL.CXO TROJAN!||No|
|Wireless 802.11g USB Adapter||U||ZDWlan.exe||Wireless LAN configuration utility for ZyDAS (now acquired by Atheros) based chipsets||No|
|Wireless Adapter Manager||U||ZDWlan.exe||Wireless LAN configuration utility for ZyDAS (now acquired by Atheros) based chipsets||No|
|Wireless LAN USB Dongle||U||ZDWlan.exe||Wireless LAN configuration utility for ZyDAS (now acquired by Atheros) based chipsets||No|
|Z||X||zmon.exe||Added by the DELBOT-AO WORM!||No|
|Zacker||X||Zacker.exe||Added by the GEMEL WORM!||No|
Notes & Warnings
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.
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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