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?|
|Bsqxitat||X||Bsqxita.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-BDL WORM!||No|
|btbb_McciTrayApp||N||BTHelpNotifier.exe||System tray icon for help from BT Broadband, used to communicate internet problems via the network rather than telephone. Available via desktop shortcut or Start → All Programs - not required||No|
|btinst||?||btinst.exe||Associated with an Anycom bluetooth wireless card. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|BTModemProtection||U||BTModemProtection.exe||BT Privacy Online modem protection software, see here||No|
|btmsre.exe||X||btmsre.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AM WORM!||No|
|BTSETBOOTKEY||?||BTSetBootKey.exe||Related to a USB Bluetooth adaptor. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|BTStacFrr||X||BTStacFrr.exe||Added by the BANCOS.AAI TROJAN!||No|
|BTStacLrj||X||BTStacLrj.exe||Added by the BANCOS.AAI TROJAN!||No|
|BTStacPgn||X||BTStacPgn.exe||Added by the BANCOS.AAI TROJAN!||No|
|BtStart||U||btstart.exe||Broadcom (formerly WIDCOMM) Bluetooth Connectivity Software||No|
|BTUSRBDG||Y||BtUsrBdg.exe||Used with a Mitsumi USB Bluetooth adaptor (and maybe others)||No|
|BTUSRBDGF||Y||BtUsrBdg.exe||Used with a Mitsumi USB Bluetooth adaptor (and maybe others)||No|
|btwdins.exe||X||btwdins.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-ML WORM! Note - this is not the valid Widcomm/Broadcom Bluetooth file with the same name which is typically located in %ProgramFiles%\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software. This one is located in %System%\drivers||No|
|Buddyizer||N||Buddyizer.exe||Part of the AIMster Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing application that runs over the AOL Instant Messenger network||No|
|Bug Eliminator||N||Bug_Elim.exe||Bug Eliminator - "performs a complete health check on your computer safely, securely, and silently!"||No|
|bugwatcher service||U||bugwatcher.exe||Bugtoaster is a service that sends reports on system/program crashes (certain types) back to Bugtoaster. They relay information to program authors and provide, if available, any known solutions to the crashes. It doesn't take up any room in memory, just activates in the event of certain program failures||No|
|BuildBU||N||bldbubg.exe||Part of Dell Alerts which provides customers with an update on latest updates for his/her system||No|
|bulk||X||bulk.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-ACR WORM!||No|
|BulletProof FTP Server||N||bpftpserver.exe||BulletProof FTP Server||No|
|BullGuard||Y||BullGuard.exe||Part of BullGuard antivirus||No|
|BullguardoptIn||Y||bulldownload.exe||Part of Bullguard antivirus||No|
|BullsEye Network||X||bargains.exe||BargainBuddy adware||No|
|BullsEye Tracker||?||BeTrack.exe||Bullseye - intelligent research assistant||No|
|Bunx||X||beagle.exe||Added by the LEBREAT-E WORM!||No|
|buritos||X||buritos.exe||Identified as a variant of the Downloader.FraudLoad.C malware||No|
|BurnQuick Queue||N||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|
|Button Server||U||bttnserv.exe||Found on a Compaq PC, for the extra buttons on the keyboard for the speaker volume, media player, sleep and internet buttons. If the buttons aren't used on the keyboard or your's doesn't have them, then it isn't required||No|
|ButtonKey||N||ButtonKey.exe||CyberView TWAIN driver for the Pacific Image range of 35mm film scanners. Enables the one touch scanning button and places an icon an the System Tray. Use your scanners software or run it manually by creating a shortcut||No|
|Buzme||N||Bmui.exe||Buzme by RingCentral, Inc - internet call waiting. Intercepts telephone calls like an answering machine and plays the voice message on your PC. Only required when you're on-line and via dial-up modem||No|
|Buzof||U||buzof.exe||Buzof from Basta Computing "enables you to automatically answer, close or minimize virtually any recurring window including messages, prompts, and dialog boxes"||No|
|BVWORSFM||X||bvworsfm.exe||Added by the DLUCA-AD TROJAN!||No|
|bwprnmon.exe||N||bwprnmon.exe||FaxServe network fax software||No|
|bxproxy||X||bxproxy.exe||Added by the BXPROXY TROJAN!||No|
|ByteDefender||X||ByteDefender.exe||ByteDefender rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|BZEnvironmentVariableCollector||?||BZEnvironmentVariableCollector.exe||Part of BlazentAgent from Blazent who provide "outsourcing governance automation for IT Outsourcing (ITO) relationships". What does it do and is it required?||No|
|BZUtilizationCollector||?||BZUtilizationCollector.exe||Part of BlazentAgent from Blazent who provide "outsourcing governance automation for IT Outsourcing (ITO) relationships". What does it do and is it required?||No|
|C:\lanmao.exe||X||BDQX.EXE||Added by the BIGDIPPER.A BACKDOOR!||No|
|Caddais BackupOnDemand||U||BODMon.exe||Caddais BackupOnDemand - "runs in the background and monitors your important files for changes. Within seconds of changing, modified files are automatically backed up to an archive location"||No|
|CanonMyPrinter||U||BJMyPrt.exe||Printer software for Canon Bubblejet printers||No|
|Casdvqwa||X||bmqnzkg.exe||Added by the RANDEX.BE WORM!||No|
|ccExecute||X||bootcfg1.exe||Added by the NEMSI-B VIRUS!||No|
|Compaq Connections||N||BackWeb-1940576.exe||See here - "messaging service that automatically sends you support information, tips, ideas, and special offers from HP and our partners, especially designed for HP and Compaq desktop computer owners". * can be any digit||No|
|Confg||X||bootconfig.exe||Added by the VB-ERB WORM!||No|
|Configuration Loader||X||botss.exe||Added by the SDBOT-XS WORM!||No|
|ControlCenter2.0||N||brctrcen.exe||Brother scanner 'Control Center' application - can be started manually||No|
|ControlCenter3||N||brctrcen.exe||Brother scanner 'Control Center' application - can be started manually||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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