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?|
|WINDOWS SCREENSAVER||X||ssaver.scr||Added by the SDBOT-YZ WORM!||No|
|Windows secure||X||setver32.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.EP WORM!||No|
|Windows Secure Services||X||ssms.exe||Added by the RBOT-GAR WORM!||No|
|Windows Security Center Notification Appls||X||sxe.exe||Added by the RBOT-GKX WORM!||No|
|Windows Security Center Notification Applse||X||sxes.exe||Added by the RBOT-GLR WORM!||No|
|Windows Security Center Notification Applsee||X||sysecurex.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT-GKX WORM!||No|
|Windows Security Manager||X||svchost.exe||Added by the ANTINNY.AX WORM! 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 a "Microsoft" subfolder||No|
|Windows Security Manager||X||svhost.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.ALU WORM!||No|
|Windows Security Survy||X||svchosl.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows Security Update||X||security32.exe||Affilred adware||No|
|Windows Server Drivers||X||syssrv.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See here||No|
|Windows Server Information||X||servinfo.exe||Added by the FORBOT-EN WORM!||No|
|Windows Service||X||svvhost.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-HL WORM!||No|
|Windows Service||X||services.exe||Added by the KALEL-A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Windows Service||X||service.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-ACV WORM!||No|
|Windows Service||X||svchost.exe||Added by the SPYBOT-AW TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Windows Service||X||slserv32.exe||Added by the RBOT-KO WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Agent||X||spoolvs.exe||Added by the RBOT-GXI WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Agent||X||spools.exe||Added by the AGENT-GJF TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Agent||X||sjbsm.exe||Added by the SMALLTRO.II TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Agent||X||sjbsmgm.exe||Added by the IRCBOT.AHX WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Controller||X||services.exe||Added by the KALEL-B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Windows Service Exec||X||ServiceLayer.exe||Added by the SPYBOT-OI WORM! Note - do not confuse this with the Nokia service of the same name which resides in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\PCSuite\Services or %Program Files%\PC Connectivity Solution. This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|Windows Service Host||X||scvhost.exe||Added by the SDBOT.N TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Host||X||svchost.exe||Added by the CONE.B WORM! 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|
|Windows Service Host||X||svchost.exe||Added by the KALEL-C WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!||No|
|Windows Service Host||X||schost.exe||Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Management||X||svcmngmt.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-NM WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Manager||X||spoolsvc.exe||Added by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Manager||X||svcadmin.exe||Added by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Manager||X||svcman.exe||Added by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Manager||X||svcmgr32.exe||Added by the OSCABOT-D WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Manager||X||svcrun.exe||Added by the DLOADER-NY TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Pack2||X||svchhost.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Service Support Call||X||SVSS32.EXE||Added by the RBOT-XQ WORM!||No|
|Windows Service SV||X||sv32.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Threads||X||svcthreading.exe||Added by the SHEUR.AUM TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Service Threads||X||svcthreads.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows Services||X||service.exe||Added by the RANDEX.R WORM!||No|
|Windows Services||X||svchosts.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-KL TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Services||X||scmsg.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Services||X||scvhoste.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.OBZ WORM!||No|
|Windows Services||X||smsc.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Services||X||spoolsvc.exe||Added by the SDBOT.CPZ WORM!||No|
|Windows Services||X||servicez.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|Windows Services||X||svhost33.exe||Added by the RBOT.AFN WORM!||No|
|Windows Services||X||services.exe||Added by the AGENT-MVC 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%||No|
|Windows Services||X||svchost.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-BFU WORM! 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 %AppData%||No|
|Windows Services||X||systems.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-AHW TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Services||X||scheb.exe||Added by the AGENT-QVV 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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