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?|
|WinAntiSpyware 2006 Scanner||X||was6.exe||WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|WinAntiSpyware 2007||X||was7.exe||WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommended||No|
|WinAntiSpyware 2007 Free||X||was7.exe||WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommended||No|
|WinAntispyware2008||X||WinAntispyware2008.exe||WinAntiSpyware 2008 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|WinAntiVirus Pro 2007||X||WinAv.exe||WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|WinAntivirusPro||X||WinAntivirusPro.exe||WinAntivirusPro rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|WinAntivirusPro||X||WinAntiVirusPROSetup.exe||WinAntivirusPro rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|WinAntiVirusPro2006||X||WinAV.exe||WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|WinApi||X||winapix.exe||Added by a variant of the TIBSER.A downloader TROJAN!||No|
|WINAPLOGUPD||X||WINAPLOGUPD.EXE||Added by the CAPSIDE-C WORM!||No|
|Winapp||X||winpup32.exe||Produces popup ads to adult content sites||No|
|WinAuth||X||winlogon.exe||Added by the STRTPAGE.BE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%||No|
|WinAvX||X||WinAvX.exe||Added by the VIRANTIX TROJAN!||No|
|WinAvX||X||WinAvXX.exe||Malware installed by different rogue security software including SpyKillerPro. Also detected as the SPYWAD-AR TROJAN!||No|
|WinAwk||X||WinAwk.exe||Added by the SDBOT-AYF WORM!||No|
|WinBar||U||WinBar.exe||"WinBar is a free and compact program that lets you monitor your system and provides easy access to frequently used controls"||No|
|winbin32||X||win32exe.exe||Added by the RBOT-ZL WORM!||No|
|WinBlueSoft||X||WinBlueSoft.exe||WinBlueSoft rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|winbo32||X||winbo32.exe||Added by the RBOT-GRU WORM!||No|
|winboot||X||winboot.exe||Added by the BANLOAD-W TROJAN!||No|
|winbot||X||winbot.exe||Added by the MIDRUG-A TROJAN!||No|
|WinBrush||U||winbrush.exe||WinBrush - "handy tool that keep your privacy and make your system clean. It works by cleaning up your tracks (document histories, recent opened files from popular software, cookies, temporary internet files, etc)"||No|
|WinButler||X||WinButler.exe||Identified as a variant of the Trojan-Dropper.Agent.DKN malware||No|
|WINCHAT||X||WINCHAT.EXE||Added by the SPECFIX BACKDOOR!||No|
|WinCheck||X||WinCheck.exe||Added by the PWS-CY TROJAN!||No|
|winchk||U||winchk.exe||RemoteSpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|winchost||X||winchost.exe||Added by the DLOADER-PO TROJAN!||No|
|WinCinema Manager||N||WinCinemaMgr.exe||WinCinema Manager is needed when using the WinDVD Remote Control for WinDVD from Intervideo. Available via Start → Programs||No|
|WINCINEMAMGR||N||WINCIN~1.EXE||WinCinema_Manager is needed when using the WinDVD Remote Control for WinDVD from Intervideo. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|WinCinemaMgr||N||WinCinemaMgr.exe||WinCinema_Manager is needed when using the WinDVD Remote Control for WinDVD from Intervideo. Available via Start -> Programs||No|
|WINCINEMAMGR||U||WinRemote.exe||InterVideo WinCinema Manager - needed for the use of WinDVD Remote Control||No|
|winclean||X||winclean.exe||Added by the AGENT.GXR TROJAN!||No|
|wincmap||X||wincmapp.exe||CasClient adware variant - also detected as the CMAPP TROJAN!||No|
|WinColorReminder||U||WinColorReminder.exe||The Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP "helps you manage Windows color settings in one place." Part of the Pro Imaging Powertoys||No|
|winconfig||X||wscript winconfig.js||Added by the CHAFPIN TROJAN! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "winconfig.js" file is found in %Temp%||No|
|winconfig||X||wscript.exe winconfig.js||Added by the CHAFPIN TROJAN! Note that wscript.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch script files and shouldn't be deleted. The "winconfig.js" file is located in %Temp%||No|
|WinConfig9324||X||wincfgkop9.exe||Added by the RBOT.BVD WORM!||No|
|WinCore32.exe||X||WinCore32.exe||Added by the CLICKER-EN TROJAN!||No|
|WinCRT32||X||wincrt32.exe||Added by the DOGBOT-D WORM!||No|
|winctl||X||winctl.exe||Added by the IRCBOT-YI TROJAN!||No|
|WINCX||X||wincore332.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-MG WORM!||No|
|Wind||X||Wind.exe||Added by an unidentified VIRUS, WORM or TROJAN! See here - the file is located in %Windir%\Debug||No|
|Wind Optimizer||X||WindOptimizer.exe||Wind Optimizer rogue system optimization tool - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|wind.exe||X||wind.exe||Added by the MITGLIEDER.BD TROJAN!||No|
|WIND0WS||X||WIND0WS.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.DQ WORM!||No|
|Wind0ws||X||wordpad.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-TL WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Windows application wordpad.exe (which is found in the %ProgramFiles%\Accessories folder) which should not normally be seen in Msconfig or as a Startup item. This one is Located in %System%||No|
|Wind32||X||Wind32.exe||Identified as a variant of the Backdoor.Win32.Poison.avs malware||No|
|windate||X||windate.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-ZC WORM!||No|
|WinDates||N||windates.exe||WinDates is a calendar, date organizer and event reminder program from Rockin' Software||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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