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?|
|otcx||X||otcxxh.exe||Added by the CAROOL TROJAN!||No|
|OurPictures||N||OurPictures.exe||Related to RitzPix Online Photo Print services||No|
|outlook||X||outlook.exe||Added by the SDBOT-RU WORM! Note that the valid Microsoft Outlook executeable is located in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office whereas this one is located in %System%||No|
|outlook||X||outlook.exe||Added by the ALCRA.F WORM! Note that the valid Microsoft Outlook executeable is located in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office whereas this one is located in %ProgramFiles%\Outlook||No|
|Outlook Mail Services||X||outlook.exe||Added by the RBOT-BKA TROJAN! Note that the valid Microsoft Outlook executeable is located in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office whereas this one is located in %System%||No|
|OutlookOnDesktop||U||OutlookDesktop.exe||"Outlook On the Desktop is a program that displays Outlook as a transparent, interactive object embedded in your desktop"||No|
|outpost||Y||outpost.exe||System Tray access to and notifications for older versions of Outpost Firewall and Outpost Security Suite from Agnitum Ltd||No|
|outpostupdate||X||outpostupdate.exe||Added by the COSIAM-C TROJAN!||No|
|Overnet||N||Overnet.exe||Overnet peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program. No longer available||No|
|OWCCardbusTray||U||ocbtray.exe||Icon in the system tray for safely removing PCMCIA cards. Only required if you have a laptop or desktop which includes a PCMCIA card interface||No|
|OWMngr||X||OWMngr.exe||OnWebMedia/SearchSeekFind advertising foistware||No|
|owqwowou||X||ovswmcjtssd.exe||Added by the AGENT-MZE TROJAN!||No|
|OxigenClientAdmin||U||Oxigen.exe||Open University Oxigen screensaver admin client. Downloads the latest information from the net to display in the screen saver||No|
|oz2||X||oz2.exe||Added by the MYDOOM.W WORM!||No|
|proxim_orinoco_11abg||Y||orinoco.exe||Proxim ORiNOCO 11a/b/g PCI Card wireless configuration utility||No|
|Public Microsoft ODBC||X||ODBC32*.exe [* = random char]||Added by the MASLAN.D WORM!||No|
|QH Office 2K Check||Y||O2KCHECK.EXE||Part of older versions of the range of internet security products from Quick Heal - including Total Security, Internet Security and AntiVirus. MS Office 2000 documents virus scanner||No|
|Recorte de tela e Iniciador do OneNote 2007||N||ONENOTEM.EXE||System Tray access to MS Office OneNote 2007 - an electronic notebook that allows you to create free-form notes, including text, graphics and audio/video. When running, ONENOTEM.EXE also enables the WINDOWS KEY combinations - such as WINDOWS KEY+N (new Side Note) and WINDOWS KEY+S (insert screen grab into a note). Leave the icon enabled in OneNote but move the shortcut from Start → All Programs → Startup to the desktop or elsewhere on the Start menu and run when needed. Portuguese version||No|
|Ritaglio schermata e avvio di OneNote 2007||N||ONENOTEM.EXE||System Tray access to MS Office OneNote 2007 - an electronic notebook that allows you to create free-form notes, including text, graphics and audio/video. When running, ONENOTEM.EXE also enables the WINDOWS KEY combinations - such as WINDOWS KEY+N (new Side Note) and WINDOWS KEY+S (insert screen grab into a note). Leave the icon enabled in OneNote but move the shortcut from Start → All Programs → Startup to the desktop or elsewhere on the Start menu and run when needed. Italian version||No|
|Run32dll||X||ocxdll.exe||Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|SAPISVR5SAPISVR5||X||operatingsapi5.exe||Added by the TRITE-A WORM!||No|
|Scheduler||X||outIook.exe||Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN! Note that the filename has a capital "i" in it||No|
|scvhost||U||OverSpy.exe||OverSpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|SeekmoOE||X||OEAddOn.exe||Seekmo Search Assistant adware||No|
|Services Start2||X||odcwinst.exe||Added by the PYSKE-D WORM!||No|
|Shell||X||Open32.exe||Added by the SMALL-DL TROJAN!||No|
|SpamBlockerUtilityOE||X||OEAddOn.exe||Spam Blocker Utility adware by the people who provide the Hotbar adware||No|
|svchost||X||olehelp.exe||Added by the BOOKMARKER.G TROJAN!||No|
|Symantec Fax Starter Edition Port||N||OLFSNT40.EXE||Offers a virtual printer as a fax machine. Can be run via a desktop shortcut||No|
|sysmem||X||outlookrem.exe||Added by the NOPIR-C WORM!||No|
|system||X||outlook.exe||Added by the MIMAIL.Q WORM! Note that the valid Microsoft Outlook executeable is located in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office whereas this one is located in %Windir%||No|
|System||X||OeApi.vbs||Added by the AGUI WORM!||No|
|tymsetvc||X||osskhbd.exe||Added by the MAILBOT-BW TROJAN!||No|
|Win Update||X||oleupdate.exe||Added by the AGENT-UY TROJAN!||No|
|Win32 Services||X||odbc32.exe||Added by the SPYBOT-EK WORM!||No|
|windhost.exe||X||osrwin32.exe||Added by the BANKER-CB TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Communicator for NT/XP||X||osndyrn.exe||Added by the SDBOT-CPK WORM! Note - can terminate AV related processes||No|
|Windows Explorer||X||olecom32.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Windows OLE Automation Server||X||ole32aut.vbe||CoolWebSearch parasite variant||No|
|Windows SA||X||omniscient.exe||BLAZEFIND adware||No|
|Windows Security Center Notification Applse||X||os.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT-GLR WORM!||No|
|Windows Volume Control||X||ongsvc.exe||Added by the SLENFBOT.DZ WORM!||No|
|WinReg||X||ournik.com||Added by the IRCFLOOD.AL BACKDOOR!||No|
|www.symantec.com||X||oz11111.exe||Added by the MYDOOM.W WORM||No|
|Yo Mamma Osama Installer||U||osama.exe||Wnad adware||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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