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?|
|Boot Service||X||bootservice.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Boot Service||X||bootsv.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Boot Verify||X||bootvfy.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|BootCTRL||X||bootctrl.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|BootLoader||X||BootLoader.exe.vbs||Added by the WATERWORKS WORM!||No|
|bootpd.exe||X||bootpd.exe||Added by the AGENT-DT TROJAN!||No|
|BootSkin||U||BootSkin.exe||Part of BootSkin XP by Stardock - which allows the user to change their Windows XP boot (loading) screens. This entry is required if the user chooses to select a random boot screen at startup and doesn't remain in memory. No longer supported but still available from the BootSkin downloads page||Yes|
|BootStatus||U||BOOTST~1.EXE||Visual Basic program that pops up a small window on startup telling you how many times the machine has been booted that day. Once you exit it, it has no more effect on resources||No|
|borzoi||U||blg.exe||Borzoi surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|Boston||?||Boston.exe||Part of the Boston Acoustics USB speaker systems. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|Bouncer RunStartup||X||bouncer.exe||Virtual Bouncer - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove, so definitely qualifies as unsolicited commercial software in itself. It also has an update feature that can download and execute arbitrary code. Warning - choose "custom" uninstall as "automatic" may remove other programs - see here||No|
|bpcpost.exe||U||bpcpost.exe||MS TV Viewer Post Setup Program. Part of MS WebTV for Windows. Used to display TV on your PC via a compatible video card with in-built tuner (such as ATI All-In-Wonder). If you don't use it - uninstall it||No|
|BPCv2 re||X||bpc2 re inst.exe||BroadcastPC adware variant||No|
|BPK||U||bpk.exe||Blazing Tools Perfect Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|BQTray.exe||U||BQTray.exe||System Tray access to BurnQuick CD burning software. Only required if you use the queueing facility, hence the U recommendation. Create your own desktop shortcut to start manually||No|
|Brasil||X||Brasil.exe||Added by the OPASERV.E WORM!||No|
|Brasil||X||BRASIL.PIF||Added by the OPASERV.E WORM!||No|
|brastk||X||brastk.exe||Added by the DORF-BV TROJAN!||No|
|Brave-Sentry||X||BraveSentry.exe||BraveSentry rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|BraveSentry||X||BraveSentry.exe||BraveSentry rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|braviax||X||braviax.exe||Added by the FAKEALER.LE TROJAN!||No|
|Break.exe Espanha||X||Break.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN! See here||No|
|Break_Reminder||U||BREAK REMINDER.exe||Break Reminder - Remind yourself to take breaks to prevent computer related injuries. See here||No|
|Breg||X||bcre.exe||BroadcastPC adware variant||No|
|Breg||X||bptre.exe||BroadcastPC adware variant||No|
|Bridge||N||Bridge.exe||Adobe Bridge - part of Adobe CS4 and CS5 products which "lets you organize, browse, and locate the assets you use to create content for print, the web, DVD, video, and mobile devices. Adobe Bridge keeps native Adobe files (such as PSD and PDF) as well as non-Adobe files available for easy access"||Yes|
|Brindys BriTray||Y||BRITRAY.EXE||Main process for the following applications: GEDEX, SICARIO, BRINOTES, BRIRESPA, SICURE, TRASGO, UNDOCS, FRESH & BRIFAME (all of them from Brindys Software). Performs the following tasks [un]installation, web software autoupdate, notification windows, interprocess communication, tray bar icons & menus, alarms (brinotes), and common web launching from the mentioned applications. Can be stopped safely once run if so desired||No|
|BrmfRmPA||U||BrmfRmPA.exe||Brother resource manager - needed for a Brother MFC printer/copiert/scanner and PC to properly communicate||No|
|Broadband Wizard||N||bbwiz.exe||Starts Broadband Wizard so it runs in the System Tray. This application tests and optimizes your Cable or DSL connection. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|BroadCamRun||N||broadCam.exe||BroadCam is an easy to use video streamer designed to broadcast live video using a webcam (or other camera) and microphone||No|
|Broadcom Wireless Manager UI||U||bcmntray.exe||Related to Broadcom Network Adapters for additional configuration options for these devices. Should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems||No|
|Bron-Spizaetus||X||bronstab.exe||Added by the RONTOKBRO.C WORM!||No|
|Bron-Spizaetus-cfgmktoq||X||bbm-qotkmgfc.exe||Added by the BRONTOK-M WORM!||No|
|Bron-Spizaetus-cfgmmnru||X||bbm-urnmmgfc.exe||Added by the BRONTOK-N WORM!||No|
|BRoNToK||X||BRoNToK.exe||Added by the BRONTOK-CG WORM!||No|
|BrownsScreenServer||U||BrownsScreenServer.exe||Screensaver for the Cleveland Browns NFL football team - part of Sports Illustrated's MySI desktop download (by MercurySports Network) for streaming information on NFL football teams. No longer supported||No|
|browser||X||browse.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!||No|
|browser aid||X||browseraid.exe||BrowserAid/BrowserPal foistware||No|
|Browser Help Svc||X||BHSV.EXE||Added by the RBOT-AVQ WORM!||No|
|Browser Hijack Blaster||Y||bhblaster.exe||Browser Hijack Blaster - protects your system from browser hijackers and spyware that alters your IE settings. Now replaced by SpywareGuard||No|
|Browser Sentinel||U||BrowserSentinel.exe||Browser Sentinel - notifies you if a program wants to penetrate into Internet explorer, add itself to the Windows auto-run list or change your home page||No|
|BrO_AcT||X||BrO-AcT.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-D WORM!||No|
|BS Mediaplayer||X||bsplyr.exe||Added by the RBOT-OU WORM!||No|
|BS Player||N||bsplayer.exe||BSplayer - A video player used to play avi, mpg, wmv and other multimedia files||No|
|BsCLiP||N||BSCLIP.exe||CD recording utility that comes with a lot of CDR/CDRW drives and isn't required||No|
|BsMnt||?||BsMnt.exe||Related to a Bison webcam - which is used on notebooks from a number of manufacturers including Acer, Asus, Lenovo & Samsung. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|Bsoft lppt01||X||Bsoft.exe||RapidBlaster variant (in a "BelmontSoft" folder in Program Files). A dedicated "RapidBlaster Killer" removal tool used to be available but quality anti-malware tools will now remove it||No|
|bsplayer||N||bsplayer.exe||BSplayer - a video player used to play avi, mpg, wmv and other multimedia files||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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