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?|
|BBC Alerts||N||BBC_Alerts.exe||BBC Alerts - "You can now have all the latest news and sports headlines delivered straight to your desktop with the new BBC Alerts service"||No|
|BBDial||?||BT Broadband.exe||Part of BT Broandband - is it required?||No|
|BbInstallUser||?||Bluebeam Admin User.exe||Related to PDF software from Bluebeam Software, Inc. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|BBLauncher.exe||N||BBLauncher.exe||BounceBack Professional - back-up software||No|
|BbPrintMonitor||U||BBPrint.exe||Printer support for PDF software from Bluebeam Software, Inc. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|bbSysTray||N||bbSysTray.exe||Philips CD-RW related - "the 'Blue Button' feature gives users the chance to receive convenient online support for their possible device problems or questions"||No|
|bbui||U||bbui.exe||AOL DSL status monitor displaying a red/green icon indicating if you have a connection||No|
|bca||U||bca.exe||BeClean Agent - registry, history, temp files, etc cleaner||No|
|BCDetect||U||bcdetect.exe||Bcdetect.exe searches the system to make sure Creative drivers are installed for the video card. It loads the BlasterControl when the drivers are detected. Your choice - try it and see||No|
|BCMDMMSG||Y||bcmdmmsg.exe||BCM voicemodem driver. Required for dial-up if you have one of these modems||No|
|BCMSMMSG||Y||BCMSMMSG.exe||BCM voicemodem driver. Required for dial-up if you have one of these modems||No|
|bcmwltry||?||bcmwltry.exe||Broadcom Corporation Wireless Network Tray Applet. Is it required?||No|
|BCNT||N||bcnt.exe||AWS Weatherbug related. What does it do?||No|
|BCPC||X||bcpc.exe||BroadcastPC adware variant||No|
|bcpc_c||X||bcpc_c.exe||BroadcastPC adware variant||No|
|BCSSync||U||BCSSync.exe||Part of SharePoint Server 2010 which is part of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. "Business Connectivity Services (BCS) uses a cache to store a copy of the external data required by the BCS solutions deployed on the Office client. A process called BCSSync.EXE runs on the client and provides automatic cache refresh and data synchronization of the entity instances." For more information - see here||No|
|BCTweak||U||bctweak.exe||BlasterControl for Creative video cards - controls for desktop settings, monitor configuration, colour adjustments and performance tuning. May be needed to retain settings||No|
|Bcvsrv32||X||bcvsrv32.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.BQJ WORM!||No|
|BCWipeTM||N||bcwipetm.exe||BCWipe Task Manager - scheduler for BCWipe so that it runs at convenient times. You can set a time for running the task, as well as special options for the task. Run manually when needed||No|
|BDNewsAgent||Y||bdnagent.exe||BitDefender antivirus - updater||No|
|BDOESRV||Y||bdoesrv.exe||Bitdefender 8 antivirus and firewall||No|
|BDSwitchAgent||Y||bdswitch.exe||Bitdefender 8 antivirus and firewall||No|
|BearFlix||U||BearFlix.exe||BearFlix is optimized for the fast download of video files||No|
|BearShare||N||bearshare.exe||BearShare file sharing client. Versions known to include spyware - see here||No|
|BeatNik Internet Clock||U||BeatNik.exe||BeatNik Internet Clock is a Windows clock add-on that supports 'skins'. It can also synchronize your computer's clock with an atomic clock||No|
|Beegees Update||X||beegees.exe||Added by the SDBOT-ADK WORM!||No|
|BeFaster||U||befaster3.exe||BeFaster internet connection optimization tool||No|
|beidsystemtray||U||beidsystemtray.exe||Related to Belgium Identity Card card reader||No|
|Belkin F5D8013 N Wireless Notebook Card Utility||U||Belkinwcui.exe||Wireless configuration utility for the Belkin F5D8013 N Wireless Notebook Card||No|
|Belkin F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter Utility||U||Belkinwcui.exe||Wireless configuration utility for the Belkin F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter||No|
|Belkin F5D8073 N Wireless ExpressCard Adapter Utility||U||Belkinwcui.exe||Wireless configuration utility for the Belkin F5D8073 N Wireless ExpressCard Adapter||No|
|Belkin Wireless G Notebook Card Client Utility||U||Belkinwcui.exe||Wireless configuration utility for the Belkin F5D701F Wireless G Notebook Card||No|
|Belkin Wireless USB Utility||U||Belkinwcui.exe||Wireless configuration utility for the Belkin F5D7050 Wireless G USB Adapter||No|
|Belkin Wireless Utility||U||Belkinwcui.exe||Wireless configuration utility for some Belkin cards such as the F5D7000 Wireless G Desktop Card||No|
|BellSouthAlertManager.exe||U||BellSouthAlertManager.exe||Related to BellSouth Alert Manager||No|
|Belsta.exe||?||Belsta.exe||Configuration tool for Belkin wireless network cards. Required to change the card's configuration. Is it required for correct operation once the confuiguration is changed?||No|
|Belt||X||Belt.exe||VX2.Transponder parasite updater/installer related||No|
|Benadril Alert Tool||X||benadrilalert.exe||Plug-in for WeatherBug advising when pollen count in your area is high - prompting you to buy Benadril||No|
|BengalsScreenServer||U||BengalsScreenServer.exe||Screensaver for the Cincinnati Bengals 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|
|BestCrypt Auto Open||U||BestCrypt.exe||BestCrypt from Jetico, Inc. "Keeps your confidential data in a strongly encrypted form on your disk and provides you with transparent access"||No|
|BestPopUpKiller||X||BestPopupKiller.exe||Popup killer by Swanksoft - not recommended, see here||No|
|BestSync 2008||U||BestSyncApp.exe||System Tray access to BestSync® 2008 from Risefly Software - "a professional utility for synchronizing files between your local folders and Network Drives, FTP servers, Removable Media (such as an USB disk)"||No|
|BF4P||X||bf4p.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.GEN 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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