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?|
|GetModule29||X||GetModule29.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related - see example here||No|
|GetModule30||X||GetModule30.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related||No|
|GetPack18||X||GetPack18.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related - see example here||No|
|GetPack19||X||GetPack19.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related - see example here||No|
|GetPack20||X||GetPack20.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related - see example here||No|
|GetPack21||X||GetPack21.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related - see example here||No|
|GetPack22||X||GetPack22.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related||No|
|GetPack23||X||GetPack23.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related||No|
|GetPack24||X||GetPack24.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related - see example here||No|
|GetPack25||X||GetPack25.exe||Internet Speed Monitor adware related||No|
|gf188.8.131.52||X||ggf.exe||Added by the EDFON.A TROJAN!||No|
|ggePSKfpxtP||X||ggePSKfpxtP.exe||Added by the FAKEAV-DVV TROJAN!||No|
|Ghost Antivirus||X||GhostAV.exe||Ghost Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|GhostSecuritySuite||U||gss.exe||Ghost Security Suite - protect the registry from unauthorized reading and modification and other tools||No|
|GhostStartService||Y||GhostStartService.exe||Installed with older versions of Symantec's Norton Ghost backup software (either as a standalone product or as part of Norton SystemWorks). This is the background process required for Ghost to work in Windows - when you use the Ghost Explorer (browse/extract files from archives) or start Ghost tasks such as backup and restore. Starts via a registry "RunServices" key on Windows 98/Me and as a service on Windows 2K/XP||No|
|gigabit.exe||X||gigabit.exe||Added by the BEAGLE.U WORM!||No|
|Giganews Accelerator||U||GiganewsAccelerator.exe||Giganews Accelerator from Giganews, Inc. - "a software-based news proxy which will allow you to compress headers and enable 256-bit SSL encryption, regardless of whether or not SSL is supported natively by your news client"||No|
|GisdnLog||?||gisdnlog.exe||BT Digital Access USB||No|
|Glass2k||U||Glass2k.exe||"Glass2k is a small little program that allows Win2K/XP users to make any window transparent"||No|
|Glide||Y||Glidew32.exe||Cirque touchpad driver||No|
|GlobeTrotter Connect||U||globetrotter connect.exe||GlobeTrotter Connect - easy-to-use software application that "simplifies the management of Windows-based broadband Internet connections to WWAN networks, worldwide, automatically configuring connection to the service provider according to the SIM card inserted"||No|
|Glock Suite 1.1||X||glock32.exe||Added by the TINY.GV TROJAN!||No|
|gluon||?||gluon.exe||In a gluon/bin sub-directory||No|
|glv||X||glv.exe||Added by the DLOADER-NG TROJAN!||No|
|GMedia2||X||GSM2.exe||Malware downloader - detected by Kaspersky as the VB.UX TROJAN!||No|
|GMedia2||X||GSMedia3.exe||Malware downloader - detected by Kaspersky as the VB.UX TROJAN!||No|
|Gmouse||Y||Gmouse.exe||Amouse mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features||No|
|Gmsvc32||X||gmsvc32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.ABN WORM!||No|
|Gnetmous||U||gnetmous.exe||Genius mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features||No|
|GNETMOUSE||U||gnetmouse.exe||Genius mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features||No|
|Go!Zilla||X||gozilla.exe||Download manager for resuming downloads and choosing multiple download locations. Advertising spyware||No|
|Go!Zilla Monster Downloads||X||Go.exe||Download manager for resuming downloads and choosing multiple download locations. Advertising spyware||No|
|GoBack||U||GBMenu.exe||System Tray access to Roxio's GoBack system restoration software (before it became Norton GoBack) - which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty, performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag and not required for WinMe/XP users - but recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users. Previously released by Adaptec and Wild File||No|
|GoBack||U||GBTray.exe||System Tray access to Roxio's GoBack system restoration software (before it became Norton GoBack) - which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty, performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag and not required for WinMe/XP users - but recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users. Previously released by Adaptec and Wild File||No|
|GoBack Polling Service||Y||GBPoll.exe||Part of Symantec's Norton GoBack system restoration software - which allows you to revert back to a previously working state on you hard drive if you install a new program and your system goes faulty, performing the same functions with extra features as System Restore on WinMe/XP systems. Provides essential background support services for GoBack and loads via the registry "Run" or "RunServices" keys in 98/Me and as a service in XP. Disable before running Scandisk or Defrag and not required for WinMe/XP users - but recommended for Win9x/NT/2K users. Previously released by Roxio, Adaptec and Wild File||No|
|GOG||X||GOG.exe||Added by the PHILIS.B VIRUS!||No|
|X||google.exe||Added by the RBOT-AMW WORM!||No|
|Google Earth Viewer||N||GOOGLEMAPS.EXE||Google Earth "combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips"||No|
|Google IME Autoupdater||U||GooglePinyinDaemon.exe||Google Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME) - allows a user to input Chinese characters by entering the pinyin of a Chinese character (with or without tone, depending on the system) and then presenting the user with a list of possible characters with that pronunciation||No|
|google Intrenet Explorer||X||google.pif||Added by the RBOT-ARA WORM!||No|
|Google Pinyin 2 Autoupdater||U||GooglePinyinDaemon.exe||Google Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME) - allows a user to input Chinese characters by entering the pinyin of a Chinese character (with or without tone, depending on the system) and then presenting the user with a list of possible characters with that pronunciation||No|
|Google Quick Search Box||U||GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe||Part of Google Toolbar (from version 6 onwards) for IE. The Quick Search Box sits between the "Start" button and Quick Launch toolbar and "lets you easily search both your computer and the Web from a slick-looking search box that comes up only when you need it"||Yes|
|Google service||X||Googlesetup.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-RJ WORM!||No|
|Google Service FR||X||GO0GLEFREE.EXE||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|google toolbar||X||ggtb32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-RR WORM!||No|
|Google Update||N||GoogleUpdate.exe||Update manager for the range of tools available from Google - such as the Chrome web browser and Picasa photo manager. Located in %AppData%\Google\Update||No|
|Google Update||X||GoogleUpdate.exe||Added by the BUZUS.DBFM TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Google program which is normally located in %AppData%\Google\Update. This version resides in %System%||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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