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?|
|CPQINKAGENT||N||cpqinkag.exe||That is the Compaq Ink Agent for some inkjet printers, it lets users know when their ink cartridges are getting close to empty (by how many pages they have printed)||No|
|cpqns||U||cpqnpcss.exe||Related to Compaq.Net - not required if you don't use that||No|
|Cpqset||N||Cpqset.exe||Default settings software in Hewlett Packard notebook||No|
|CPQTEAM||U||cpqteam.exe||This program is bundled with HP servers. When loaded a system tray icon will be available that launches the HP Network Configuration Tool||No|
|cpr||X||cpr||Adroar.com adware downloader||No|
|cprocsvc||X||cproc.exe||Added by MSIL.AGENT.C TROJAN!||No|
|CPU Idle||X||cpuidlexp.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-BW WORM!||No|
|CPU Manager||X||cpumgr.exe||Added by the PANDEM.B WORM!||No|
|CPU Windows Status||X||cpustats.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|CPUCooL||U||CPUCooL.exe||CPUCooL - a program to keep the processor cool when idle in "overclocked" systems. Also available via Start → Settings → Control Panel||No|
|CPUMon||N||CPUMon.exe||"CPUMon continuously displays the updated system statistics in a floating window as well as in system tray area"||No|
|Cpusave||X||Cpusave.exe||Added by the GEMA TROJAN!||No|
|Cpusave32||X||Cpusave32.exe||Added by the GEMA TROJAN!||No|
|CPVHOST Settings||X||cpvhost.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT TROJAN!||No|
|CQSCP2PS||?||CQSCP2PS.EXE||"Compaq printer utility which is required in the startup menu in order to make the printer work correctly". Is it actually required?||No|
|CQSCP2PSERVER||?||CQSCP2PS.EXE||"Compaq printer utility which is required in the startup menu in order to make the printer work correctly". Is it actually required?||No|
|Cr**.exe [* = random char]||X||Cr**.exe [* = random char]||CoolWebSearch/HomeSearch adware - for examples, see this log||No|
|Cr**32.exe [* = random char]||X||Cr**32.exe [* = random char]||CoolWebSearch/HomeSearch adware - for examples, see this log||No|
|cracked_windows1||U||cracked_windows1.exe||Cracked Windows popup killer||No|
|CRBroadCasting||U||CRBroadCasting.exe||CardReader2 from On Track Inovations Ltd. USB Card Reader||No|
|CRC Value Verifier||X||crsss32.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|CRC Value Verifier||X||Crsss64.exe||Added by the RBOT-NY WORM!||No|
|CRC Value Verifier||X||crsss.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.UK WORM!||No|
|Crc32stats Dependencies||X||Crc32stats.exe||Added by the MYTOB.GT WORM!||No|
|CRCSS||X||crcss.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-TH WORM!||No|
|Create A Monster||X||createAMonster.exe||Kudd.com CreateAMonster. Reportedly stealth installed and Look2Me adware related||No|
|CreateCD||N||Createcd.exe||Adaptec Easy CD Creator system tray application (pre version 5). Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|CreateCD50||N||Createcd50.exe||Adaptec Easy CD Creator version 5 system tray application. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|Creative Audio Drivers||X||creative.exe||Added by the RBOT-FKR WORM!||No|
|Creative Detector||N||CTDetect.exe||Auto-detect and play a DVD when using a Creative Soundblaster Audigy2 soundcard. Uses about 2.2 MB of memory. Disable it by heading to the MediaSource DVD Audio Player, selecting Tools, then uncheck the Auto Start box. It should not start up automatically again||No|
|Creative Launcher||N||CTLauncher.exe||For Creative Soundblaster Live! series soundcards. Adds a quick-launch bar to the top of the display and a System Tray icon. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|Creative Live! Cam Manager||U||CTLCMgr.exe||Creative Live! Cam Manager||No|
|Creative MediaSource Go||U||CTCMSGo.exe||Creative MediaSource Go! is a combination of a short-cut bar and launcher for the Creative MediaSource player/organizer - which "enables you to manage your entire digital music collection on both your computer and your Creative portable music player effortlessly"||No|
|Creative MediaSource Go||U||CTCMSGoU.exe||Creative MediaSource Go! is a combination of a short-cut bar and launcher for the Creative MediaSource player/organizer - which "enables you to manage your entire digital music collection on both your computer and your Creative portable music player effortlessly"||No|
|Creative WebCam Tray||N||Camtray.exe||Creative WebCam tray control - can be started manually||No|
|Creative.exe||X||Creative.exe||Added by the PROLIN WORM!||No|
|CreativeDiscNotifier||N||CTNOTIFY.EXE||For Creative Soundblaster Live! series soundcards. Detects when you insert a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, etc. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel||No|
|CreativeMixer||U||CTMIX32.EXE||Creative soundcard System Tray access to, for example, volume slider controls as normally provided by the "speaker" icon. Not required unless you adjust any settings otherwise available via the standard icon||No|
|CreativeTaskScheduler||?||CTSched.exe||Creative Task Scheduler. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|CreditCop||X||CreditCopUp.exe||CreditCop rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|CreditCop2||X||CreditCop2Up.exe||CreditCop rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|CrossMenu||U||CrossMenu.exe||Toshiba CrossMenu Utility - allows the user to create their own menus||No|
|CRP386 Networking||X||crp386.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.N TROJAN!||No|
|crs||X||crs.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-TJ WORM!||No|
|CRSS||X||CRSS.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-RM WORM!||No|
|crsss||X||crsss.exe||Added by the AUTORUN.FM WORM!||No|
|CRSSXP SysInfo||X||crssxp.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT TROJAN!||No|
|cryptdlg||X||cryptdlg.exe||Added by an unidentified TROJAN!||No|
|cryptoexpert||U||cexpert.exe||CryptoExpert from SecureAction Research. Advanced on the fly encryption system||No|
|CryptoExTrayV3||?||CexTray.exe||Part of the CryptoEx Client Suite from Glück & Kanja Technology AG. What does it do and is it required?||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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