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 Update||X||winlogin.exe||Added by the BANKER-DV TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update||X||windowsx.exe||Added by the BANCD-A TROJAN!||No|
|Windows update||X||wudupdate.exe||ISTBar adware related||No|
|Windows Update||X||wupdmgr.exe||Added by the BANCBAN-FC TROJAN and variants!||No|
|Windows Update||X||Winload.exe||Added by the DEDMIR-A WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||win32update.exe||Added by the SDBOT.FTK WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||winsc.exe||Added by the BUZUS.RYI TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update||X||wuauclt32.exe||Added by the SDBOT.DHY WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||winupupdate1.exe||Added by the RBOT-UV WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||winlogonEvt.exe||Added by the VB-DXM TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update||X||windb32.exe||Added by the AGENT.ALY BACKDOOR!||No|
|Windows Update||X||winup.exe||Added by the AUTORUN-BGA WORM!||No|
|Windows Update||X||winvv.exe||Added by the PHPBOT-B TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update||X||wuauclt.exe||Added by the VULCANBOT TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate wuauclt.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Windows Update||No|
|Windows Update||X||wuaclt.exe||Added by the VBWAVE-A TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update 32||X||winlogons.exe||Added by the FORBOT-FI WORM!||No|
|Windows update 32bit||X||winupd32.exe||Added by the SDBOT.BE WORM!||No|
|Windows Update 64||X||WinV.exe||Added by the FORBOT-FP WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Auto Update||X||wuaumgr.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Automation||X||winuptdate.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Update AutoUpdate Client||X||waucult.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Update AutoUpdate Client||X||wuauclt.exe||Added by the LAZAR.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate wuauclt.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a "winupd" sub-directory||No|
|Windows Update AutoUpdate Client Product||X||wuauct.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.ACL WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Center||X||W32RSA.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update Client||X||wuclient.exe||Added by the SMALL-RN TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update Client Service||X||windrvl32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT-MM TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update Firewall System||X||winmsfw.exe||Added by the RBOT-EEO WORM!||No|
|Windows Update GUI Executable x32x||X||wupdategux32.exe||Added by the RBOT.CXY WORM!||No|
|Windows Update IPv6 Layer||X||WIN32IPV6.EXE||Added by the RBOT.DUD WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Manager||X||wupdmngr.exe||Added by the RANDEX.BTB WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Manager||X||Winlog0n.exe||Added by the AGENT-BO TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update Manager||X||wupdate.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Manager||X||WindowsUpdateManager.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Update Manager for NT||X||wupdmgr32.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AH WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Monitoring Service||X||winupdt.exe||Added by the RBOT-PL WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Process||X||wmiprvsc.exe||Added by the SDBOT-CB WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Service||X||wmiprvse32.exe||Added by the AGOBOT.NI WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Service||X||wuacltl.exe||Added by the RBOT-KB WORM!||No|
|Windows Update services||X||wins32svcs.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Update Services||X||winupdate32.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Update SP3||X||Windat.EXE||Added by the RBOT-GTS WORM!||No|
|Windows Updater||X||wupdmgr32.exe||Added by a variant of the DOS.AUTOCAT TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Updater||X||wupdate.exe||Added by the WOOTBOT.AJ WORM!||No|
|Windows Updater Online||X||winupdatexx.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Updater Service Manager||X||winupdatr.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!||No|
|windows updaters||X||winupdats.exe||Added by the SPYBOT-IS WORM!||No|
|Windows Updates||X||winupd32.exe||Added by the MYTOB.CE WORM!||No|
|Windows Updates||X||w32dns.exe||Added by the SDBOT-BFW WORM!||No|
|Windows Updates Agent||X||winupdate.exe||Added by the SPYBOT.HW WORM!||No|
|Windows Updtee Mgnr||X||W1NT45K.exe||Added by the MYTOB.DC 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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