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?|
|AXPFixer||X||AXPFixer.exe||AdvancedXPFixer rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|AXVenore||X||AXVenore.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN - see here||No|
|ayRmyfbCTPl||X||ayRmyfbCTPl.exe||Added by the FAKEAV-DTZ TROJAN!||No|
|AzMixerSel||U||AzMixerSel.exe||Related to Realtek_Azalia Mixer Selector||No|
|azmodem||Y||azexe.exe||Aztech Labs modem driver||No|
|A_M_P_NET||X||AntiMalwarePro.exe||AntiMalware Pro rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Backdoor.NuAgent||X||agent.exe||Added by the AGENT-DP TROJAN!||No|
|Bandook||X||ali.exe||Added by the EXEMAS-B TROJAN!||No|
|Bar Ding lolt||X||Analiz.exe||Added by the RBOT-RP WORM!||No|
|bitdefenderlive||Y||avxlive.exe||Main program of BitDefender virus scanner/firewall||No|
|Blank AntiViri||X||AUT0EXEC.BAT StartUp||Added by the BRONTOK-CJ WORM!||No|
|Browser Pal||X||adblck.exe||BrowserAid/BrowserPal foistware||No|
|BT00003*||X||abcdefg23.exe||Added by the VB-VT TROJAN where * = 5,6 or 7!||No|
|BullGuard Update||U||avxlive.exe||Part of Bullguard antivirus. Leave enabled unless you manually update virus definitions||No|
|BullGuardInit||Y||AVXINIT.EXE||Part of Bullguard antivirus||No|
|C:\WINDOWS\asam.exe||X||asam.exe||Added by the PEACOMM.E TROJAN!||No|
|CA-AMAgent||U||amagent.exe||Unicenter Asset Management is a solution for proactively managing IT assets in a business environment. It provides full-featured asset tracking capabilities through automated discovery, hardware inventory, network inventory, software inventory, configuration management, software usage monitoring, license management and extensive cross-platform reporting||No|
|Catalyst Control Centre||X||atixvdm.exe||Added by the RBOT.DMW BACKDOOR! Note - this is not related to any legitimate AMD graphics software||No|
|ccWasher||U||aolwasher.exe||Webroot Cache & Cookie Washer - cleaning browser tracks, including cache, cookies, history, mail trash, drop-down address bar, auto-complete forms and downloaded program files for IE, Netscape and AOL||No|
|CCWC7a||U||ac.exe||Moleculesoft Cache, Cookie & Windows Cleaner. No longer supported but available for free||No|
|Cftmon32||X||afd.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-AUB WORM! The "afd.exe" file is located in %Windir%||No|
|Cftmon32||X||afd.exe||Added by the SCAR.AYWK TROJAN! The "afd.exe" file is located in %AppData%||No|
|chkdsk||X||autoexec.bat||Added by the ANPES WORM!||No|
|Clock Manager||X||amsngr.exe||Added by the SDBOT-XM TROJAN!||No|
|Compaq Service Drivers||X||amsn.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|ConfigSafe||U||AUTOCHK.EXE||ConfigSafe - lets you identify changes to the registry, INI files, System asset files, system hardware, network connections, and operating system versions -- provides a restore function. Your choice||No|
|configuration||X||apphost.exe||Added by the SDBOT-VP WORM!||No|
|Configuration Loader||X||aim95.exe||Added by the SDBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Configuration Loader||X||ahnhst.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.MX WORM!||No|
|Configuration Loader||X||asnclt32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-EB BACKDOOR!||No|
|Configurations Asclt||X||asclt.exe||Added by the SDBOT-MX WORM!||No|
|Configurations Loader||X||atask.exe||Added by the RBOT.H WORM!||No|
|CONFIGURE||X||antivir62.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-ZD BACKDOOR!||No|
|Control handler||X||ahjinst.exe||CoolWebSearch parasite variant||No|
|Creative AGP Wizard||N||agpwiz.exe||Part of Creative's BlasterControl||No|
|Creative Software Update||N||AutoUpdate.exe||Auto-updater for Creative Labs software||No|
|Cvfjx||X||ANACON.EXE||Added by the NACO.A WORM!||No|
|cwingllib||X||atllsimm.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|D-Link Air USB Utility||Y||AirCFG.exe||D-Link Air USB wireless driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link Air Utility||Y||AirCFG.exe||D-Link Air PCI wireless driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link AirPlus G||Y||AirGCFG.exe||D-Link Airplus G wireless router driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link AirPlus G Wireless Utility||Y||AirPlus.exe||D-Link AirPlus G wireless configuration and monitoring utility||No|
|D-Link AirPlus XtremeG||Y||AirPlusCFG.exe||D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G wireless access point driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link D-Link DWA-125||Y||AirGCFG.exe||D-Link DWA-125 Wireless 150 USB adapter driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-140||Y||AirNCFG.exe||D-Link DWA-140 RangeBooster N USB adapter driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link D-Link Wireless 108G DWA-120||Y||AirPlusCFG.exe||D-Link DWA-120 Wireless 108G USB adapter driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link D-Link Wireless 108G DWA-520||Y||AirPlusCFG.exe||D-Link DWA-520 Wireless 108G desktop adapter driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link D-Link Wireless G DWA-110||Y||AirGCFG.exe||D-Link DWA-110 Wireless G USB adapter driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link D-Link Wireless G DWA-510||Y||AirGCFG.exe||D-Link DWA-510 Wireless G desktop adapter driver and configuration utility||No|
|D-Link D-Link Wireless N Dual Band DWA-160||Y||AirNCFG.exe||D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB adapter driver and configuration utility||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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