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?|
|Microsoft Synchronization Manager||X||bot.exe||Added by the SDBOT.IH WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||Botnet.exe||Added by the RBOT.AFL WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||bling.exe||Added by the RBOT-AVK WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||bnmveqfts.exe||Added by the BANLOAD.KWQ TROJAN!||No|
|Microsoft Windows||X||bootini.exe||Added by the VANEBOT-K WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Windows DLLHandler||X||bitpaint.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AHG WORM!||No|
|Microsoft Word||X||BootSector.exe||Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!||No|
|Motive SmartBridge||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|
|MS-DOS Boot Service||X||Boot32.pif||Added by the RBOT-AMF WORM!||No|
|MS32DLL||X||Bha.dll.vbs||Added by the BUTSUR-A WORM!||No|
|MSbackups||X||backups.exe||Added by the BANLOAD-TL TROJAN!||No|
|MSCJACCELERATOR||X||bbaka14.exe||Added by the DOWNLOADER-CJD TROJAN!||No|
|MSN Messenger BETA 7||X||bbsdf.exe||Added by the RANKY.AA TROJAN!||No|
|ObjectDock||X||Brico.cmd||Added by the BOBANDY-A WORM!||No|
|oeplugin||U||bxOEPlugin.exe||noHTML for Outlook Express is an add-on that protects Outlook Express from email viruses and email scripts by converting incoming email messages from HTML format to simple text||No|
|OS Boot Configuration||X||bootconfig.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.HJ WORM!||No|
|OS Boot Configuration!||X||bootconf.exe||CoolWebSearch BootConf adware||No|
|OS Boot Load||X||bootload.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|POS-Partnerbatchprocessor||?||BATCH.EXE||VISA credit card batch processing related to Appcon. Is it needed or can it be started manually via Start -> Programs or a manually created shortcut?||No|
|Power_Gear||U||BatteryLife.exe||Power management for all Asus notebook. Useful but not critical||No|
|Quicken Scheduled Updates||N||bagent.exe||Quicken background downloading module||No|
|Rakyat_Miskin||X||Buruh.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC.BDM WORM!||No|
|RNBc Test||X||bvldv32.exe||Added by the RBOT-AJF WORM!||No|
|rrmso||X||bqhrmug.exe||Added by the AGENT-GYY TROJAN!||No|
|Salestart||X||bm.exe||Part of the AVSystemCare rogue security software and other members of this family. See here for more examples||No|
|Scan Wizard||?||button.exe||Associated with Scan Wizard as supplied with Microtek scanners - see also the Scanner Detector and Sdetect entries. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|SecurePCSolutionsBootCheck||U||BootCheck.exe||1 Click Fixer PLUS from Secure PC Solutions "takes the guesswork out of locating and solving problems in the Windows registry"||No|
|Service Connection||N||bwtray.exe||For Compaq PC's. Part of Backweb||No|
|Services||X||back32.exe ...service.exe||Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! Back32.exe is the baddie whose purpose is to HIDE the MIRC32 server in service.exe||No|
|SetDefPrt||N||BrStDvPt.exe||Used to set a Brother MFC printer/copier/scanner as the default printer after installation||No|
|Shareaza||U||bindata.exe||Shareaza P2P client related||No|
|spc_w||N||blspc.exe||NetZero Search Enhancement related||No|
|StartMenu||X||browse.exe||Added by the DROWSY-C TROJAN!||No|
|Status Monitor||N||BrMfcWnd.exe||Brother scanner status monitor - can be started manually||No|
|Supernova||X||Blaargh.exe||Added by the SUPOVA.E WORM!||No|
|symanteccsysconf||X||bsyys.scr||Added by the VACILL-A WORM!||No|
|SymantecFilterCheck||X||bsyys.scr||Added by the BANLOAD.DZC TROJAN!||No|
|SYS2||X||bad1.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-AP WORM!||No|
|SYS3||X||bad2.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-AP WORM!||No|
|SYS4||X||bad3.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-AP WORM!||No|
|sysfbtray||X||bill102.exe||Added by the VB-ENI TROJAN!||No|
|sysfbtray||X||bill106.exe||Added by the MDROP-CLV TROJAN!||No|
|sysfbtray||X||bill117.exe||Added by the VBKRYPT-E TROJAN!||No|
|sysfbtray||X||bill103.exe||Added by the MDROP-CLF TROJAN!||No|
|sysfbtray||X||bill104.exe||Added by the MDROP-CLO TROJAN!||No|
|sysfbtray||X||bill108.exe||Added by the MDROP-CMW TROJAN!||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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