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?|
|TrustIn Popups||X||TrustInPopups.exe||TrustInPopups adware||No|
|TrustNinja||X||TrustNinja.exe||TrustNinja rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard family||No|
|trustras.exe||?||trustras.exe||Trust ADSL modem related. Is it required?||No|
|TrustSoldier||X||TrustSoldier.exe||TrustSoldier rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard family||No|
|TrustWarrior||X||TrustWarrior.exe||TrustWarrior rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here. A member of the WiniGuard family||No|
|TS||X||tsc.exe||Total Security rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Tsa.exe||Y||Tsa.exe||TELUS security advisor tool installed when you choose to install their internet security suite - sourced by Radialpoint. Apart from downloading the suite installation files, the exact purpose is unknown at this time but it may be used to source critical updates and alerts so should therefore be left enabled||No|
|TsAdbot||X||TSADBOT.EXE||TimeSink Add Client - advertising spyware||No|
|TSBxLogon||?||TMESBS2.EXE||Found on a Toshiba laptop. May be related to TMESBS?||No|
|TSClientMSIUninstaller||U||tscuinst.vbs||Related to Terminal Services Client Remote Desktop Connection Software from Microsoft||No|
|tserv||X||tserv.exe||Added by the STRATION.AD WORM!||No|
|tskdbg||X||tskdbg.exe||Added by the FLOOD.E TROJAN!||No|
|Tsklist||X||tsklist32.exe||Detected by Kaspersky as the BANCOS.SP TROJAN!||No|
|TSkrMain||U||TSkrMain.exe||TOSHIBA Accelerometer Utilities - hardware utilities that work with the motion sensors built into their Tablet PCs. Detect the way you are holding it at any given moment, you can set the machine to perform a specific function when the unit is quickly tilted to the left or right, or to the front or back and you can also take control of the cursor in some applications and make it move by leaning the PC in a certain direction||No|
|TSMAgent||?||TSMAgent.exe||Found on the HP Touchsmart range of desktops and notebooks. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|TSMsger||N||TSMsger.exe||Epson scannner software - required for "one-touch" operation. Can be launched manually||No|
|tsnp2std||N||tsnp2std.exe||Digital camera related||No|
|tsnpstd3||Y||tsnpstd3.exe||Related to Sonix Inc. Camera Monitor MFC Application||No|
|tsrv||X||t2serv.exe||Added by the WAREZOV.AT WORM!||No|
|tsrv||X||tsrv.exe||Added by the WAREZOV.W WORM!||No|
|tsyssmon||?||tsyssmon.exe||Found in a Toshiba\sysstability directory||No|
|ttaa||X||tata.exe||Added by the LINEAGE-T TROJAN!||No|
|TTS Sync||X||testtts.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BVA WORM!||No|
|Ttt||X||Ttt.exe||Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!||No|
|Tukati||?||TukatiRedistributor.exe||Tukati Digital Content Distribution. Is it required?||No|
|tunebite||N||tunebite.exe||"Tunebite lets you make unprotected copies of copy-protected music files by recording them while they are being played". Can be launched from it's Start Menu shortcut||No|
|Turbine Download Manager Tray Icon||N||TurbineDownloadManagerIcon.exe||Turbine Download Manager (TDM) - download manager associated with the game "The Lord of the Rings Online". No longer available||No|
|TurboExplorer||U||TE.exe||Web accelerator - "TurboExplorer 2.x is a real-time web surfing accelerator specifically designed for Internet Explorer 4/5 to achieve a faster and more effective approach to the internet". Only needed if you find it improves web browsing||No|
|TurboHddUsb||U||TurboHddUsb.exe||LaCie USB Boost or PQI TurboHDD advanced driver for their range of USB hard disks which increases USB performance by up to 53%. Not required unless you use a supported external drive frequently||No|
|TurboLaunch||U||Tlaunch.exe||TurboLaunch is a tool-bar style application that can be set up to run many programs and perform certain pre-programmed actions||No|
|TurboMemoryCharger||U||turbomemorycharger.exe||Turbo Memory Charger - memory optimizer. MS MVPs (Most Valued Professional) recommend not using memory managers with Win98/SE/ME. See this article and make up your own mind||No|
|TurboNote||N||tbnote.exe||Post-It's on your desktop. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|TurboTop||U||TurboTop.exe||TurboTop - make any window "Always on top"||No|
|tutcdchk2||X||tutcdchk2.exe||Added by the HAXDOOR ROOTKIT!||No|
|TV Media||X||Tvm.exe||TVMedia adware||No|
|TV Now||U||TvNow.exe||Application supplied with HP notebooks. It activates the S-Video port and is said to improve the quality of the output signal (resolution/timeouts)||No|
|TV Scheduler||U||TVSCHL.EXE||ProLink PlayTVpro TV tuner software scheduler||No|
|TVAgent||?||TVAgent.exe||Found on the HP Touchsmart range of desktops and notebooks. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|tvctray||X||tvctray.exe||Added by the VB.QJ TROJAN!||No|
|TVMD||X||tvmd.exe||Total Velocity - "Secure commerce company that enables the 'checkout' process for our customers in order to safely and securely purchase our award winning software". Autointsalling spyware||No|
|TvNow||U||TvNow.exe||Application supplied with HP notebooks. It activates the S-Video port and is said to improve the quality of the output signal (resolution/timeouts)||No|
|Tvs||N||TvsTray.exe||Toshiba Virtual Sound on a notebook. Allows you to change sound settings on the fly - default setting is "build-in speaker". You can also select external speaker, open type headphone, or closed type headphone. Each setting has presets for Bass, Stereo, and Clarity - which can also be changed by user if desired. Can also be launched from Start -> Programs -> Toshiba -> Utilities||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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