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?|
|dluca||X||dluca.exe||Added by the DLUCA.C TROJAN!||No|
|dluxde||X||dluxde.exe||All-In-One-Telcom (adult content dialler) variant||No|
|Dluxjp||X||Dluxjp.exe||Added by the DLUCA.D TROJAN!||No|
|DM mgr||X||dm_mgr.exe||Added by the JITTAR TROJAN!||No|
|dm***.exe [* = random char]||X||dm***.exe [* = random char]||Wareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover||No|
|DMAScheduler||N||DMAScheduler.exe||Related to DigitalMedia Plus Archiver. This program is non-essential process to the running of the program, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems||No|
|DMC||X||dmc.exe||Added by Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Dluca.bv TROJAN!||No|
|DMHotKey||U||DMLoader.exe||HotKey access to the Samsung Display Manager on laptops and ultra-mobiles that support it - such as the M55 and Q1||No|
|DMILDR||N||dmildr.exe||Part of Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation - software that allows remote management application programs to access information about, monitor the status of or change the state of the client computer, such as shutting it down remotely. Uses the DMI and/or common information model (CIM) protocols, which are systems management protocols defined by industry standards. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|dmime||X||dmime.exe||Malware installed by different rogue security software including SpyKillerPro||No|
|DMISL||N||DMISL.EXE||DMI (Desktop Management Interface) Service Layer for Intel TokenExpress network card software. DMI support for the Intel network card managed through the Desktop Management Interface. See here for more information||No|
|DMISLAPP||N||DMISLAPP.exe||DMI (Desktop Management Interface) Service Layer for Intel TokenExpress network card software. DMI support for the Intel network card managed through the Desktop Management Interface. See here for more information||No|
|dmloader||X||dmloader.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Dmsvc32||X||Dmsvc32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.ABU WORM!||No|
|dmtdll||X||dmtdll.exe||Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!||No|
|DmwClient||U||dmwclient.exe||DMW "anti-cheating" software for online gaming||No|
|DMXLauncher||U||DMXLauncher.exe||Part of Dell's Media Experience, a multimedia suite which offers the user functionality to organise and play music and digital video files||No|
|dm[3 random letters].exe||X||dm[3 random letters].exe||Added by the RUINDEM TROJAN!||No|
|DM_server||X||dmserver.exe||Comet Cursor adware||No|
|dnam||X||d140113.a.Stub.EXE||Added by the STUB_A TROJAN!||No|
|Dnar||N||Dnar.exe||Installed on some Dell workstations and DMI related. Tries to access the internet and is known to not be required - but what does it do?||No|
|DNHelper32||X||DNHlp32.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Dns Resolver||X||dnsrslve.exe||Added by the RBOT-WS WORM!||No|
|DNS Service||X||dnsresolver.exe||Added by the RBOT-PQ WORM!||No|
|DNS Service||X||dnssvc.exe||Added by the DELBOT-Z WORM!||No|
|DNS2GoClient||?||dns2goclient.exe||DNS2Go is a Domain Name System that will make your computer accessible anytime, anywhere by associating a domain name of your choice to your currently assigned IP address. Is it required?||No|
|DNSCacheBoost||X||dnsping.exe||Added by the DNSBUST-A TROJAN!||No|
|dnscleaner||X||dnscleaner.exe||CoolWebSearch parasite variant||No|
|DNSE||X||DNSE.exe||Part of rogue security tools, including WinAntiVirus Pro 2007, PcTurboPro and SystemDoctor||No|
|dnswin||X||dnswin.exe||Added by the AGENT.CE BACKDOOR!||No|
|doc||X||doc.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-BJ WORM!||No|
|DocTor||X||Doctor.exe||Added by the DOTOR.A WORM!||No|
|Document Manager||U||docmgr.exe||Wave Systems Corp. Document Manager - "provides secure storage and management capabilities for file and folder level encryption"||No|
|doit.exe||X||doit.exe||Added by the FORBOT-EK WORM!||No|
|DolphinsScreenServerSvc||U||DolphinsScreenServer.exe||Screensaver for the Miami Dolphins 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|
|Domain Name Resolve Service||X||dnsresolver.exe||Added by the KIMAN.A WORM!||No|
|Domino||N||Domino.EXE||Vimicro based webcam driver - as used by both internal (laptop) and external webcams from Vimicro themselves, A4tech, Canon and others||No|
|Don't Panic||U||dontpanicdemodp.exe||30-day trial version of Don't Panic privacy software from Panicware. "Clean up Internet tracks and quickly hide personal documents with this privacy suite"||No|
|Don't Panic Pop-Up Stopper||U||dpps2.exe||Pop-Up Stopper Companion from Panicware. Pop-up blocker integrated into the IE toolbar. Note that the Pro version doesn't load in startup as it is installed as an Internet Explorer toolbar. Can cause problems with IE if you use WinXP and uninstall Service Pack 1. Uninstalling the software leaves it in the startup group||No|
|Don't Panic!||U||DP.EXE||Don't Panic! privacy software from Panicware. "Clean up Internet tracks and quickly hide personal documents with this privacy suite"||No|
|Dopus||U||dopus.exe||Directory Opus - a file manager from GPSoft||No|
|DoroServer||N||DoroServer.exe||Doro PDF Writer from The SZ Development. All what you need for creating pdf files||No|
|dos||X||dos64.exe||Adware downloader trojan||No|
|doscp||X||doscp.exe||Added by the TATERF-AH WORM!||No|
|Dot1XCfg||X||Dot1XCfg.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.EA TROJAN!||No|
|DoubleDesktop||U||dd.exe||"DoubleDesktop is a smart and elegant system tray utility that effectively doubles the width of your Windows desktop"||No|
|DoUWantIt||N||duwi.exe||DoUWantIt - online shopping assistant. Start it manually||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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