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?|
|ttool||X||sa23sl.exe||Added by the BCKDR-QZZ TROJAN!||No|
|ttool||X||sr882388.exe||Added by the BACKDR-AX TROJAN!||No|
|TurBo||X||System.Trubo.vbs||Added by the AUTOM-C WORM!||No|
|TURXP Protocol||X||sps32.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|TvrSchedule||U||Schedule.exe||Scheduler for Mercury Ez View TV Tuner Card||No|
|TwkSCardSrv||N||SCardS32.Exe||Used with Towitoko SmartCard Readers for card recognition||No|
|TZ Spyware Remover||X||SpyRem.exe||TZ Spyware Remover spyware remover - not recommended, see here||No|
|udjudwq||X||sybqnub.exe||Added by the SILLYFDC-AH WORM!||No|
|Ulubione||X||sys[4 random char].exe||Ulubione adware||No|
|Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC||U||SpeedUpMyPC.exe||Older version of SpeedUpMyPC from Uniblue Systems Limited - which "lets you monitor and control all your PC resources with easy, one click instructions. System settings, internet usage, disk clutter, RAM and CPU are all automatically scanned, cleaned and optimized for peak performance"||No|
|UniPrint||U||SetDfltSettings.exe||Drivers for Uniprint, a printing help for Terminal Services and Citrix which recieves downloaded files from a Uniprint enabled server and prints them locally allowing for truly universal printing through Terminal Services or Citrix||No|
|Universal USB Service||X||svchost32.exe||Added by the KELVIR.R WORM!||No|
|Unshare||X||SafeShare.exe||SafeShare peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing client often bundled with adware or spyware||No|
|Update||X||Sysupd.exe||Added by the SLACKBOT VIRUS!||No|
|Update||X||svchost.exe||Added by the ADCLICK-AG TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|Update||X||systems.exe||Added by the SURUBAT.A WORM!||No|
|Update Checker||X||scvhost.exe||Added by the AGENT-DSF TROJAN!||No|
|update driver||X||SNDVOL32.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-CU BACKDOOR!||No|
|Update Install||X||Schost.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!||No|
|Update local||?||SetCPQLC.exe||Running on a Compaq desktop. Any ideas?||No|
|update service||X||svxhost.exe||Added by the RBOT-MG WORM!||No|
|Update Srv||X||svchost.exe||Added by the DELF.OB TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\winservxv||No|
|Update ver 1.0||X||Swap.exe||Added by the SWAP-C WORM!||No|
|UpdateManager||U||sgtray.exe||StorageGuard from Veritas (this version by Sonic). Free utility that integrates with Backup MyPC (formerly Backup Exec Desktop), Simple Backup and MS Backup. Provides system tray access and background monitoring - warning you of files that haven't recently been backed up. Required unless you backup manually on a regular basis or have scheduled backups||No|
|UPDATEMSN||X||svhost.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Updater Service Process||X||svhost32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.TY WORM!||No|
|updatesst||X||SE2010.exe||Security Essentials 2011 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|updateWins||X||systrey.exe||Added by the RANDON WORM!||No|
|upDpacketo||X||services.exe||Added by the NAFBOT-A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\TEMPER||No|
|Upgrade Sarvice||X||sxchost.exe||Added by a variant of the TOFGER-I TROJAN!||No|
|Upgrade Service||X||sxchost.exe||Added by the TOFGER-I TROJAN!||No|
|usb||X||SASS.EXE||Added by the FUNSTA-A TROJAN!||No|
|USB controller||X||Svcmm32.exe||SvcMM backdoor parasite downloader||No|
|USB Device||X||servicelog.exe||Added by the WOOTBOT.CB WORM!||No|
|USB Hub Keyboard Patch||?||SKBPATCH.EXE||USB HUB Update||No|
|UsbD||X||smss32.exe||Adware - detected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.CJ TROJAN!||No|
|UsbD||X||svhost32.exe||Added by the AGENT.IB TROJAN!||No|
|usbdrv||X||servicetask.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|USBHWDRV||X||sst4.exe||Added by a variant of the LOWZONE-I TROJAN!||No|
|USBHWINFO||X||sst6.exe||Added by the LOWZONE-I TROJAN!||No|
|useful-soft||X||svchst.exe||Added by the STARTPA-HH TROJAN!||No|
|Usercne||X||SVCH0ST.exe||Added by the LEGMI-AJH TROJAN! Notice the digit "0" in the filename rather than the upper case "o"||No|
|userd||X||systems.com||Added by the OUTLAW-A WORM!||No|
|userinit||X||smss.exe||Added by the DLOADR-B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|Userinterface Reporter||X||srv32.exe||ISTBar adware||No|
|ushli||X||sscbltqu.exe||Obtained from an MP3 search list site. Also generates random processes on reboot||No|
|usrgtway.exe||X||syswrun4x.exe||Added by the MITGLIEDER.E TROJAN!||No|
|UtilisateurSur||X||SysRep.exe||UtilisateurSur, French rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended. A member of the ErrClean family||No|
|valuename||X||svchosts.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|vccacA||X||sdaxzl.exe||Added by the SDBOT-RP WORM!||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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