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?|
|FltProcess||Y||msinet.exe||Part of Cyber Patrol internet filtering software to restrict access to certain types of material on the internet. It can be disabled but do not ask how it's done||No|
|Fpx||N||mnmsrvc.exe||Remote Desktop Sharing service part of Microsoft's Netmeeting allowing users to share items on their screens across remote locations||No|
|Fxoekm||X||miyhart.exe||Added by the SDBOT-CZQ WORM!||No|
|Generic Host Process for Win Services||X||mscvs.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Generic Host Process For Win32 Services||X||mtsc32.exe||Added by the VB-CPL TROJAN!||No|
|Generic Host Process for WinXP Services||X||mshelp.exe||Added by the AGENT-GQP TROJAN!||No|
|GenMCLauncher||N||mcLauncher.exe||Genesys Meeting Center - "On-demand integrated audio and web meetings"||No|
|Getting started with MacDrive||U||MDGetStarted.exe||MacDrive 7 from Mediafour Corporation - "enables anyone using Windows Vista, XP, and 2003 Server to seamlessly access Mac disks (HFS/HFS+) of all types, including CDs, DVDs, hard drives, floppy, Zip, Jaz, and more!"||No|
|GlobeCom_Full_Client_McciTrayApp||U||McciTrayApp.exe||System tray access to Motive's broadband configuration and repair utility - for GlobeCom\TELUS users||No|
|GLSetIT32||X||msiexec16.exe||Added by the OPTIX PRO TROJAN!||No|
|Goldensoft_MndlSvr||U||MndlSvr.exe||Goldensoft CD Ghost related - turns a computer into a 200X-speed CD-ROM tower. Working from the hard drive, users can simultaneously access as many as 23 virtual CD-ROM drives at a speed of 200X for true multitasking||No|
|Hardware Monitor Service||X||mshms.exe||Added by the WOLLF-A TROJAN!||No|
|HornetMonitor||U||MntrHrnt.exe||Hornet Monitor - monitoring system that detects and responds to unauthorized access attempts and sources of channel interference on any local DSSS network||No|
|Host Process||X||mame.exe||Added by the RBOT-APO WORM!||No|
|hotefix||X||msnmanegers.exe||Added by the IRCBRUTE.AS TROJAN!||No|
|hotfix||X||msnnmaneger.exe||Added by the WOOTBOT.AF WORM!||No|
|HP||X||mon.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC WORM!||No|
|HP Instant Support||U||matcli.exe||"matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, state, etc and gets written to a log file". HP Instant Support is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck HP Instant Support and then run Help and Support it will add another HP Instant Support in the startup menu. If you remove the HP Instant Support in the add/remove program some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decide||No|
|HPCam_Menu||?||MUIStartMenu.exe||Part of the MediaSmart software for HP webcams - based upon software from CyberLink. Like similar MUIStartMenu.exe entries, it probably unloads after running at startup||No|
|hptools||X||microsoft.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|HPWG myPrintMileage Agent||N||mpm.exe||myPrintMileage HP printer monitoring utility for the Deskjet 9300 Series that allows you to "forecast printer usage and to plan the purchase of supplies" and "generate reports showing usage data, cost per page, or cost per job for a specific time period using print accounting"||No|
|HPWH myPrintMileage Agent||N||mpm.exe||myPrintMileage HP printer monitoring utility for the Business Inkjet 1100 Series that allows you to "forecast printer usage and to plan the purchase of supplies" and "generate reports showing usage data, cost per page, or cost per job for a specific time period using print accounting"||No|
|HPWS myPrintMileage Agent||N||mpm.exe||myPrintMileage HP printer monitoring utility for the Deskjet 1280 that allows you to "forecast printer usage and to plan the purchase of supplies" and "generate reports showing usage data, cost per page, or cost per job for a specific time period using print accounting"||No|
|HPWT myPrintMileage Agent||N||mpm.exe||myPrintMileage HP printer monitoring utility for the Business Inkjet 1000 that allows you to "forecast printer usage and to plan the purchase of supplies" and "generate reports showing usage data, cost per page, or cost per job for a specific time period using print accounting"||No|
|Hservice||X||msservice.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-KL WORM!||No|
|HTTP Tunneling Server||X||mstunnel.exe||Added by the RBOT.EDL WORM!||No|
|httpd||X||msgaol.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!||No|
|HughesNet Tools||U||matcli.exe||"matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, county, etc and gets written to a log file". HughesNet Tools is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck HughesNet Tools and then run Help and Support it will add another HughesNet Tools in the startup menu. If you remove the HughesNet Tools in the add/remove program some help menus in help and support will not be available. You decide||No|
|I am not Ranky. I am eTunnel!||X||msyervice.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|ICManagement||X||msic32.exe||Added by the MSIC BACKDOOR!||No|
|IECheck||X||MSDTCs.exe||Added by the TIRBOT-D WORM!||No|
|IECheck||X||mssvp.exe||Added by the TIRBOT-G WORM!||No|
|ieupdate||X||MCP****.exe [**** = random char]||Added by the ASOXY TROJAN!||No|
|ieupdate||X||mcpdll32.exe||Adware downloader trojan||No|
|IEXPLORER||X||msiecfg.exe||Added by the BDOOR-JU BACKDOOR or BANCBAN-IP TROJAN!||No|
|iLLeGaL||X||Mplayer.exe||Added by the HOLAR.C (or GALIL) WORM! Note - this should not be comfused with Windows Media Player which has the same filename||No|
|iLLeGaL.exe||X||Mplayer.exe||Added by the HOLAR.C (or GALIL) WORM! Note - this should not be comfused with Windows Media Player which has the same filename||No|
|IMJPMIG8.2||X||msime82.exe||Added by the VB-CYG WORM!||No|
|IMJPMIG8.2||X||msime80.exe||Added by the VB-CYJ TROJAN!||No|
|ImMsn||X||msncomm.exe||Added by the WEBDOR.AK BACKDOOR!||No|
|InetChk||X||ms[random value].exe||Added by the AGENT-IRL TROJAN!||No|
|InetMSN||X||msnet.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT TROJAN!||No|
|inixs||X||minix32.exe||Added by the AGENT.CKQX TROJAN!||No|
|Instant Access||X||mwsrvacc.exe||InstantAccess premium rate adult content dialer||No|
|Intec Service Drivers||X||msmsgrs.exe||Added by the SDBOT-ADN WORM!||No|
|Intec Service Drivers||X||msmsgredss.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AGL WORM!||No|
|Intec Services Drivers||X||msupdate22e.exe||Added by the RBOT-CGC WORM!||No|
|Intel Management Services v32||X||mstime32.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-AYG WORM!||No|
|Intel Service Drivers||X||msconfig16.exe||Added by the MSCONFIG16 TROJAN!||No|
|Internat||X||msgsrv32.exe||Added by the NYRUBOT-A BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate msgsvr32.exe process on a Win9x/Me system which should not appear in MSConfig/startup!||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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