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?|
|Pgzuwhzfn||X||comma.exe||Added by the AGENT-QTH TROJAN!||No|
|PHIME2004C||X||CTFMDN.exe||Added by the DLOADR-AMV TROJAN!||No|
|Photo Express Calendar Checker||N||calcheck.exe||Ulead Photo Express 2 (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manually||No|
|Photo Express Calendar Checker SE||N||calcheck.exe||Ulead Photo Express 2 SE (now Corel) includes the option to create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper and this entry automatically replaces them at the specified intervals. Not required - change them manually||No|
|PhotoExplosionCalCheck||U||calcheck.exe||Calendar management feature of Nova Development's Photo Explosion||No|
|pop3 Server||U||config.cfg||Part of HTML2POP3 - "Convert Webmail to POP3.Is also included a SMTP/POP3 tunneling system that allow send and receive email in a private network HTTP PROXY based. All connection are plugin based. Over 250 email server supported and tested"||No|
|Print Driver Helper Service||X||crsrr.exe||Added by the AGENT-BC TROJAN!||No|
|printer spooler||X||commonaccess.exe||Added by the DELF-LB TROJAN!||No|
|Printer Update||?||CFGREG.EXE||Maybe a registration reminder or automatically updates drivers or application software for a printer?||No|
|Prog||X||csrss.exe||Added by the WEBUS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Protection Center||X||cntprot.exe||Protection Center rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|ProtocolEventTsk||X||csrwjd.exe||Added by the STINX-N TROJAN!||No|
|PSD Tools Channel||X||ChannelUp.exe||BuddyLinks adware||No|
|Quick Heal On-Line Protection||Y||Cateye.exe||Part of older versions of the range of internet security products from Quick Heal - including Total Security, Internet Security and AntiVirus. "Prevents your system from virus attack by continuously monitoring the system and prevents virus infection from e-mail attachments, Internet Downloads, network, ftp, floppy, Data storage devices, CD-DVD ROM file executables and during suspected file copying"||No|
|QuickInstallPack||X||CLN_2009FreeInstall.exe||Installed and used by rogue security products such as Cleaner2009, AntiMalwareSuite, SecureExpertCleaner and System Guard Center||No|
|Real Statics Agent||X||ccreal.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|RegDone Ex||X||csrss.exe||Added by the WEBUS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Registry||U||class0117[random].exe||Blackbox captures emails and chat logs, and monitors Internet activity - remove if you didn't intentionally install it||No|
|Registry Startup Check||X||checkreg.exe||Added by the REMLOAD-A or DANMEC-B TROJANS!||No|
|RegWrite||X||csrss.exe||Added by the SOKACAPS 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%\Media||No|
|relinson||X||cmdno.exe||Added by the DROPPER-PS TROJAN!||No|
|Remote Data Backups||U||CBSysTray.exe||System Tray access to Remote Data Backups online system/data backup utility||No|
|Remote Data Backups||U||COBackup.exe||Remote Data Backups online system/data backup utility||No|
|Remote Data Backups TaskBar Icon||U||CBSysTray.exe||System Tray access to Remote Data Backups online system/data backup utility||No|
|Resume Copy||U||copyfstq.exe||Part of Total Copy - an improved version of the Windows copy function. Allows for resumption file copies or moves in progress when computer was shut down. Not required if your not using the program or don't care about that function||No|
|RPCserv32g||X||CSRSS.EXE||Added by the BOBAX.AD WORM! 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%||No|
|run||X||cchost.exe||Added by the SQUATBOT-C TROJAN!||No|
|run=||N||cmmpu.exe||MIDI emulator driver for the integrated sound chip by C-Media based on the CMI-8330 chip set normally found in cheap motherboards. Also installed as part of the software for a Guillemot Maxi Muse sound card (PCI)||No|
|run=||X||Celine.scr||Added by the CELINE-A TROJAN!||No|
|rundll32||X||csrss.exe||Added by the GUTTA 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%||No|
|Runner||X||csrss.exe||Added by the ADCLICK-AG 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%||No|
|Runtime Process||X||Csrss.exe||Added by the CIADOOR-J BACKDOOR! 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%||No|
|Runtime Server Subsystem||X||csrss.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-XV WORM!||No|
|Saggwwgg||X||CVAvwwd.exe||Added by the LIOTEN.HT WORM!||No|
|Sametime Connect||U||Connect.exe||IBM Lotus Sametime - instant messaging and Web conferencing software||No|
|SandboxieControl||U||Control.exe||SandBoxie - allows data to be read from the hard drive by an application but never written back unless you allow it||No|
|SBC Yahoo! Connection Manager||N||ConnectionManager.exe||Used to create and connect your SBC Yahoo DSL connection. This program has been reported to cause problems for some users. If you find that it causes you pc to become slow or unstable you should uninstall it (using Add/Remove programs) and manually connect your DSL connection||No|
|SDAv||X||csnss.exe||Added by the SERFLOG.C WORM!||No|
|SernellApp.pcx||X||csrss.exe||Added by the BANCBAN-BJ 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 a "D5133" subfolder||No|
|Service ares||X||conmysys.exe||Added by the VBINJ-V WORM!||No|
|Service Controller||X||Csrrs.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!||No|
|Service Drivers||X||Compt.exe||Added by the RBOT-ZJ WORM!||No|
|Service Monitor||X||csnss.exe||Added by the RBOT.EEH BACKDOOR!||No|
|Services||X||csrss.exe||Added by a variant of the RANKY.U TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Services||X||csrss32.exe||Added by the ANACON-D VIRUS!||No|
|ServicesActive||X||cssrs.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-GB BACKDOOR!||No|
|ServicesLog||X||ccapp32.exe||Added by the RBOT-AMX WORM!||No|
|SetDefaultPrinter||Y||cloaker.exe||Used by HP and Compaq computers to hide the windows of programs passed as arguments to it||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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