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?|
|ClUpdate||U||ClUpdate.exe||Automatic updates for the software supporting the Clau-ACCV and Clauer-idCAT digital certificate USB keys||No|
|cma||U||cma.exe||DeskSite CMA siftware - "retrieves new content from the DeskSite Data Center"||No|
|CMAPP||X||cmappclient.exe||CasClient adware - also detected as the CMAPP TROJAN!||No|
|Cmd||X||cmd32.exe||Added by the TANKED WORM!||No|
|cmd32||X||configs.exe||Hijacker, also detected as the QURL-2 TROJAN!||No|
|cmd64||X||cmd64.exe||CoolWebSearch Msconfd parasite variant||No|
|cmdbcs||X||cmdbcs.exe||Added by the LINEAG-GKW TROJAN!||No|
|cmdcon||X||cmdcon.exe||Added by the CRYPTER.A TROJAN!||No|
|CmdShell.exe||X||CmdShell.exe||Added by the BCKDR-QHY BACKDOOR!||No|
|CME||X||cme.exe||Part of Gator advertising spyware - see here for removal instructions. Please note that Claria Corporation no longer support GAIN-Supported software - see here||No|
|CmeSYS||X||CMEsys.exe||Part of Gator advertising spyware - see here for removal instructions. Please note that Claria Corporation no longer support GAIN-Supported software - see here||No|
|CmeUPD||X||CMEupd.exe||Part of Gator advertising spyware - see here for removal instructions. Please note that Claria Corporation no longer support GAIN-Supported software - see here||No|
|CmFlywaveName||N||CmFlywav.exe||Driver for Linksys Wireless-G Music Bridge||No|
|CMGrdian||U||CMGrdian.exe||McAfee Guardian shortcut menu on the System Tray (looks like a castle) given access to Internet Security, Browser Buddy, File Guardian and help. Included with older versions of McAfee Internet Security and possibly others||No|
|CMGShieldUI||U||CMGShieldUI.exe||UI for CMG (CREDANT Mobile Guardian) Shield from Credant Technologies. "The CMG Shield resides on devices and external media to enforce security policies even if the device is disconnected from the network." Used to protect sensitive corporate on laptops, handhelds, smartphones, USB drives and CD-DVDs||No|
|CMMan||X||CMMan.exe||Added by the CMAPP TROJAN!||No|
|Cmmon32Sys||X||cmmon32.exe||Added by the SMALL.CL TROJAN!||No|
|CMPDPSRV||U||CMPDPSRV.EXE||Printer Driver Plus from ViewAhead Technology (formerly DeviceGuys, Inc.). "Printer Driver Plus seamlessly integrates all the necessary components of a printer driver, plus more". Installed with some Compaq and Lexmark printers||No|
|cmrsf||X||cmrsf.exe||Added by the DELF-HU TROJAN!||No|
|cmrss||X||cmrss.exe||Added by the DELF.DU TROJAN!||No|
|cmrss||X||crmss.exe||Added by the DLOADER-EK TROJAN!||No|
|cmrst||X||cmrst.exe||Added by the BANCOS.S TROJAN!||No|
|cmrst||X||cmrst.scr||Added by the DLOADER-FP TROJAN!||No|
|CMSally||X||callmesally.exe||Added by the CASAL.A TROJAN!||No|
|CMSETTINGS||U||ctmn.exe||Part of NetNanny Chat Monitor||No|
|cmssSystemProcess||X||csmss.exe||Added by the AGENT-CO TROJAN!||No|
|cmssSystemProcess||X||csms.exe||Added by the AGENT-Y TROJAN!||No|
|CmSTP||X||cmstp.exe /waitservice||Added by the HORST.Q TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate cmstp.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in either %Windir%, %Windir%\System, %Temp%, %AppData%, %AppData%\Microsoft or %System%\drivers||No|
|cmt101||X||cmt101.exe||Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!||No|
|CmUCRRun||?||CmUCReye.exe||Related to Medion Display Information. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|cmutil||X||cmutil.exe||Added by the AGENT-DFN TROJAN!||No|
|CMWorkstation||U||cmwkse.exe||Cyber Monitor 2004 by Enter - "professional billing, monitoring and management system for Internet cafes, libraries, schools, hotels and other institutions that provide computers for public use"||No|
|cmx32||X||cmx32.exe||Added by the GEMA.D TROJAN!||No|
|Cn323||X||cnfrm33.exe||Added by the MIMAIL.G WORM!||No|
|CNBABE||X||CNBABE.EXE||Appears to be spyware added by KAZAA (and maybe others) that displays pop-up ads whilst you're browsing||No|
|cnfgCav||Y||CMain.exe||Part of Comodo Antivirus||No|
|Cnfrm32||X||cnfrm.exe||Added by the MIMAIL.D WORM!||No|
|CnwiDeviceAgent||Y||cnwida.exe||Part of the Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 printer management software||No|
|CnxAdslL||Y||CnxAdslL.exe||DLink, Zoom, or Conexant modem driver||No|
|CnxDslTaskBar||N||CnxDslTb.exe||Connexant DSL Taskbar as used on Acess Runner and Samsung AHT-E310 ADSL modems||No|
|CobBU||U||CobBU.exe||Cobian Backup versions 6 and 7 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when required||Yes|
|Cobian||U||Cobian.exe||Cobian Backup versions 8 thru 10 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program as a startup application rather than the default service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP/Vista/7). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup option and run it manually when required||No|
|cobui||U||cobui.exe||System Tray access to Cobian Backup versions 6 and 7 - a multi-threaded backup program which makes backup copies of your file and folders (in compressed or uncompressed form) to another location. This entry appears if you choose to install the program using the default settings as service on an NT based OS (NT/2K/XP). If you don't have regularly scheduled backups then choose the startup installation option and run it manually when required||Yes|
|codecdirectx.exe||X||codecdirectx.exe||Added by the BANLOA-AZY TROJAN!||No|
|CodeClean||X||CCIntro.exe||CodeClean rogue security software - not recommended||No|
|COEMsgDisplay||?||COEMsgDisplay.exe||Part of HP's PC Common Operating Environment (PC COE) project. Located in %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\PC COE. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|coloreal||U||coloreal.exe||Makes colours sharper and brighter, but will only work with coloreal capable monitors||No|
|ColtsScreenServer||U||ColtsScreenServer.exe||Screensaver for the Indianapolis Colts 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|
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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