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?|
|CABCInstall||X||CABCInstall.exe||Ignite Technologies (was CABC) content delivery software||No|
|Cacheman||N||Cacheman.exe||Freeware disk cache tweaker from Outer Technologies. Should only be run once and not loaded at start-up||No|
|CacheMgr||Y||CacheMgr.exe||Sophos Antivirus Remote Update||No|
|CacheSentry Pro||U||CacheSentry Pro.exe||"CacheSentry Pro is a program that takes over the management of the Internet Explorer (and AOL) web browser cache"||No|
|CACStarter||N||cacstart.exe||Cash A Check - check writing software||No|
|Cadenza||U||CdzSvc.exe||Cadenza mNotes for Palm and Pocket PC enables users to access Lotus Notes on their mobile devices||No|
|CADS||U||cads.exe||Cyber Sentinel - internet filtering software||No|
|CafeStation||U||CafeStation.exe||"CafeSuite is the solution for your internet cafe. Our software provides you with ameans to control the workstations, manage customer database, sell products and generate detailed reports and statistics"||No|
|CAgent||N||CAgent.exe||Abbyy Fine Reader OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software for scanning and converting documents||No|
|CahootWebcard||N||CahootWebcard.exe||"The Cahoot Webcard is a virtual card that allows you to use your Cahoot credit card online without ever having to expose your real card numbers over the web. It works by generating one-off transaction numbers as a substitute for your real cahoot credit card details". Run manually when needed||No|
|Cal Reminder Shortcut||N||calrem.exe||Produces a pop-up reminder of events scheduled using the MS Office Calendar||No|
|CALC32||X||CALC32.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-EC WORM!||No|
|CalcScience||X||cscientist.exe||Added by the SDBOT.ACQ WORM!||No|
|Calendar||U||Calendar.exe||This entry can be added by PlainSight Desktop Calendar and older versions of Desktop iCalendar from Desksware and the older Calendar 200X - which is no longer supported by or available from the author||Yes|
|Calendarscope||U||cs.exe||Calendarscope calendar software||No|
|calk||X||calk.exe||Added by the STARTPA-FH TROJAN!||No|
|Call32||X||Call32.exe||Added by the SPAMMIT-H TROJAN!||No|
|CallBumping||Y||cbpopw.exe||Related to the Gazel 128 PCI ISDN adapter. Required if you use it||No|
|Camaro Calendar||U||Camaro Calendar.exe||Calendar gadget included with the Camaro theme for MyColors from Stardock Corporation||No|
|Camaro Clock||U||Camaro Clock.exe||Clock gadget included with the Camaro theme for MyColors from Stardock Corporation||No|
|Camaro Weather||U||Camaro Weather.exe||Weather gadget included with the Camaro theme for MyColors from Stardock Corporation||No|
|CamCheck||N||CamCheck.exe||NuCam camera software related||No|
|Cameno||U||Cameno.exe||Cameno is a program which brings tabbed windows to MSN Messenger 6.0 and above||No|
|Camera Detector||U||CAMDET~*.EXE||ACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automatically||No|
|Camera Detector||U||Camdetect.exe||ACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automatically||No|
|CameraApplicationLauncher||?||CameraApplicationLaunchpadLauncher.exe||Supports the integrated webcam on IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad notebooks. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|Camfrog||N||CamfrogNet.exe Camfrog Video Chat.exe||Camfrog video chat software by Camshare Inc||No|
|Canada||N||Canada.exe||Known to be a dialler - but is it maliscous or clean?||No|
|Canary||U||canary-std.exe||Canary keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|candy||X||command32.exe||Added by the RBOT-LV WORM!||No|
|CANoe||U||CANoe32.exe||CANoe from Vector Informatik. Development and test tool for Engine Control Units (ECU) based upon the CAN, LIN, MOST, FlexRay, Ethernet and J1708 bus systems||No|
|Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G Status Window||?||CAPM1LAK.EXE||Cannon printer related - is it required in startup?||No|
|CanonSolutionMenu||U||CNSLMAIN.exe||Canon's Solution Menu dialog box leads you quickly toward documentation, utilities, and help files||No|
|CAP3ON||?||CAP3ONN.EXE||Canon driver, purpose unknown. Is it required in startup?||No|
|Capfax||N||capfax.exe||PhoneTools fax software||No|
|CAPing||U||CAPing.exe||Citibank Citianywhere software||No|
|Capon||Y||Capon.exe||Canon printer driver||No|
|Capon||Y||Caponn.exe||Canon printer driver||No|
|CaPPcl||U||CAAntiSpyware.exe||Part of CA Anti-Spyware (either as a stand-alone product or as part of a suite). Runs a scan for spyware on startup||No|
|CaptionMgr32||X||crssr.exe||Added by the ZAR.A WORM!||No|
|capture||X||capture.exe||Added by the THEEF-B TROJAN!||No|
|Capture Express 2000||N||capexp.exe||Capture Express - screen capture utility||No|
|CaptureBat||N||Capture.exe||!Quick Screen Capture from EtruSoft Inc. - "allows you to take screenshots from any part of your screen in more than 10 ways, and save images in BMP/JPG/GIF formats"||No|
|Carbonite Backup||N||CarboniteUI.exe||"Carbonite's online backup service starts automatically and works quietly and continuously in the background protecting your data"||No|
|CardScan AutoSync||?||CSyncCfg.exe||Related to the CardScan business card reader range of products. May be related to synchronization with E-mail software and mobile devices (see here)?||No|
|Care2GTU||U||Care2GTU.exe||Care2 Green Thumbs-Up (from the Care2 site). Every online purchase helps environmental causes; tells you how eco-friendly a company really is, thanks to over 200 company profiles from Coop America. Saves 1 square foot of rainforest every day you use it. If it works and you like it, keep it||No|
|CARPserver||X||CARPserver.exe||Added by the BANKER-AN TROJAN!||No|
|cartao||X||conflicted.exe||Added by the DADOBRA-DV TROJAN!||No|
|cartao||X||cartao.exe||Added by the BANKER-FA 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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