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?|
|Internet Explorer Plugin||X||Mskernel16.exe||Added by the BACKAGE BACKDOOR!||No|
|Internet Kernel||X||Mskernel16.exe||Added by the BACKAGE.C BACKDOOR!||No|
|Internet Loader1||X||MSInstall61.exe||Added by the KWBOT.B WORM!||No|
|Internet Mail and News||X||msqdevl.exe||EasySearch adware||No|
|Internet Mail and News||X||msqdevl1.exe||Added by the DLOADR-AWD TROJAN!||No|
|Internet Security Service||X||msq32.exe||Added by the RBOT-GFP WORM!||No|
|Internet Security Service||X||msq23.exe||Added by the RBOT-GQL WORM!||No|
|Internet Security Service||X||msql23.exe||Added by the RBOT-GML WORM!||No|
|Internet Security Service||X||mysqlwin32.exe||Added by the RBOT.UX TROJAN!||No|
|Internet Send||X||More log.exe||Unidentfied adware||No|
|Internet_Explorer||X||microsoft.exe||Added by the BANKER-EUQ TROJAN!||No|
|InternodeUsage||U||mum.exe||Australian ISP's free monthly download meter||No|
|Ioadqm||X||Media Player.exe||Added by the HAWAWI WORM!||No|
|iPalm||N||mon.exe||Installed with a Panasonic iPalm digital camera. Used to upload photos from the camera. If your camera is not connected (via USB port) you do not need this program loaded||No|
|iRiver AutoDB||?||MLService.exe||Part of the iRiver AutoDB music management utility for some of their music players which appears to be based upon (or is a rebranded version of) MoodLogic - which has now been discontinued. some users claim it is worthless, prone to lock-ups, and slow as a turtle but what does it do and is it required?||No|
|iudymosj||X||mrgviurtssd.exe||Added by the AGENT-OEM TROJAN!||No|
|Java32 Configuration Loader||X||msnmesgr.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|KBD MediaCenter||U||MEDIACTR.EXE||Multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the multimedia keys||No|
|KernelFaultCheck||X||msime.exe||Added by the TINY-P TROJAN!||No|
|Keyboard Manager||U||MMKeybd.exe||Multimedia keyboard manager. Required if you use the additional keys||No|
|Kf3pn4||X||myclient.exe||Added by the VBINJ-S TROJAN!||No|
|kfienq||X||masbl.bat||Added by the KIFER TROJAN!||No|
|king_mg||X||mgking.exe||Added by the AGENT-PGG TROJAN!||No|
|KM9801U||U||MMHotKey.exe||Multimedia key handling for the relevant type of Turbo-Media keyboard. Shortcut available. Note that with this running it can crash DirectX8/9 under WinXP when a game switches to full-screen||No|
|KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 2400W STD||U||MSTMON_S.EXE||Konica Minolta Magicolor 2400W colour printer monitor||No|
|LG Magnifier||N||MagnifyingGlass.exe||Screen area magnifying utility for LG Notebooks||No|
|LGSR_Menu||?||MUIStartMenu.exe||Part of the LG Electronics re-branded version of CyberLink's PowerRecover protection and recovery software. The exact purpose of this entry is unknown at present but it unloads from memory once run||No|
|Live Windows Messenger Version||X||msnmessage7.7.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Live Windows Messenger Version||X||msnmsngrlive.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!||No|
|load||X||mdm.exe||Added by the BINGHE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Machine Debug Manager (mdm.exe) process which is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug (98/Me/XP/Vista) or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM (Me only)||No|
|load||X||msgsr32.exe||Added by the SDBOT-QR WORM!||No|
|Load||X||MyGame.exe||Added by the LAMEYEAR-A WORM!||No|
|load=||X||msater.exe||Added by the RETSAM TROJAN!||No|
|Loader msgzl||X||msgzl.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BVF WORM!||No|
|LoadingAgent||X||msload32.exe||Added by the OBLIVION TROJAN! This executable is one of the most common but there are more||No|
|LoadManager||X||msload.exe||Added by the OPASERV.T WORM!||No|
|LoadMSvcmm||N||msvcmm32.exe||Auto-update for the now defunct Movielink "web-based video on demand (VOD) and electronic sell-through (EST) service offering movies, TV shows and other videos for rental or purchase". Movielink LLC were acquired by Blockbuster in 2008||No|
|LoadService||X||Maaf, tempatmu bukan di sin||Added by the KAGEN-A TROJAN!||No|
|Logical Disk Detection||X||mrisvc.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.AOW BACKDOOR!||No|
|LSA||X||msdn.exe||Added by an unidentified malware||No|
|lsass driver||X||msauc.exe||Added by the PAKES.NP TROJAN!||No|
|LTM2||X||MSGSRV32.EXE||Added by the LITMUS.A BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate msgsvr32.exe process on a Win9x/Me system which should not appear in MSConfig/startup! This one is located in %Windir%\Litmus||No|
|LTM2||X||MPGSRV32.EXE||Added by the LITMUS.201 BACKDOOR!||No|
|LTM2||X||MSGSRV320.EXE||Added by the LITMUS.203 BACKDOOR!||No|
|LTM2||X||MSGSSV32.EXE||Added by the FC.C TROJAN!||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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