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?|
|WinXPService||X||ctfmon.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate ctfmon.exe process associated with alternate text inputs which is always located in %System%. This one is located in a "ctf" sub-folder||No|
|wise||X||clockwise.exe||Added by the LAZAR-A TROJAN!||No|
|WMDM PMSP Service||X||cssrss.exe||Added by the KNOCKIT-A TROJAN!||No|
|WMSDOS-ServicePack2||X||cmd.exe /c C:\WMSDOS.sys||Detected by Bitdefender as the DELF.OFC TROJAN! See here. Note that cmd.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file normally located in %System% and shouldn't be deleted||No|
|WooCnxMon||N||CnxMon.exe||Wanadoo ISP software related - not required - here's how to bypass it||No|
|WSAConfiguration||X||csrsvcs.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.VI WORM!||No|
|WSAConfiguration1||X||csass.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.WH WORM!||No|
|WSEP Status+Configuration||U||controldGUI.exe||User interface for the WatchGuard Security Event Processor (WSEP) Status/Configuration dialog box associated with the Firebox series of security products from Watchguard||No|
|XPSoft||X||CVDAsDW.exe||Added by the SDBOT-SY WORM!||No|
|XTNDConnect PC - CasioOrg||U||CasAgnt.exe||Casio Pocket PC specific translator for XTNDConnect PC - "award-winning desktop-sync application that enables you to easily synchronize your contacts, calendar, tasks, email and notes between your mobile devices and popular PC applications"||No|
|xware||X||cskware.exe||Malware downloader from xxsware.com, produces adult content popups||No|
|Yahoo Messengger||X||chrome.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-NG WORM!||No|
|zBrowser Launcher||U||Commandr.exe||For a Logitech internet keyboard - loads the software for the shortcut keys on the keyboard. Also used to display your keyboard LEDs on-screen to indicate Caps Lock, etc if it doesn't have them||No|
|Zekio Startups||X||condll.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-AGD WORM!||No|
|Zone Labs Client||Y||ca.exe||Earlier version of EZ Firewall (based upon a rebranded version of ZoneAlarm Pro) - part of the eTrust range of security products formerly available from CA but now discontinued. Available as a stand-alone product or as part of the EZ Armor suite||No|
|ZoneUpdate||U||csrss.exe||WinSpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself. Note - this is not the same file as the csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a "ComRoot" subfolder||No|
|[12 random characters]||X||cabview1.exe||IeDriver adware variant||No|
|[12 random characters]||X||catsrvps.exe||IeDriver adware variant||No|
|[12 random characters]||X||cmpbk321.exe||IeDriver adware variant||No|
|[12 random characters]||X||camocx28.exe||IeDriver adware variant||No|
|[12 random characters]||X||CAMOCX74.exe||IeDriver adware variant||No|
|[12 random characters]||X||capesnpn.exe||IeDriver adware variant||No|
|[random name]||X||CXTPLS_LOADER.EXE||AproposMedia adware||No|
|[random name]||X||chkdsk.exe||PurityScan adware. Note - the legitimate Windows chkdsk.exe will always be located in %System% and will NOT figure among the startups!||No|
|[random name]||X||charmapnt.exe||Added by the BANCOS-DR TROJAN!||No|
|[random name]||X||chkntfs.exe||PurityScan adware. Do not confuse with the legitimate NTFS Volume Maitenance Utility (chkntfs.exe) process which is always located in %System% and should not figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|[random name]||X||c?rss.exe||PurityScan adware||No|
|[various names]||X||crsrs.exe||Added by the FORBOT-AK WORM!||No|
|[various names]||X||clamav.exe||Fake startup entry created by the Wareout rogue spyware and dialer remover - not recommended, removal instructions here. Archived version of Andrew Clover's original page||No|
|[various names]||X||cmon14.exe||Fake startup entry created by the Wareout rogue spyware and dialer remover - not recommended, removal instructions here. Archived version of Andrew Clover's original page||No|
|[various names]||X||cnftips.exe||Fake startup entry created by the Wareout rogue spyware and dialer remover - not recommended, removal instructions here. Archived version of Andrew Clover's original page||No|
|[various names]||X||CToolBar.exe||Fake startup entry created by the Wareout rogue spyware and dialer remover - not recommended, removal instructions here. Archived version of Andrew Clover's original page. This is not the same as the legitimate IE toolbar called Crawler Toolbar which uses the same filename||No|
|_SystemDriver||X||csrss.exe||Added by the ASCETIC.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\addins\explorer||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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