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?|
|XHFHGEBDbadw||X||XHFHGEBDbadw.exe||Added by the AGENT-NHN TROJAN!||No|
|xhi||X||xhi.exe||Added by the SCLOG-A TROJAN!||No|
|xicon||?||xicon.exe||Part of the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore utility. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|xInsIDE||X||xInsIDE.exe||Added by the ADLOAD.BH TROJAN! Note - this should not be confused with the valid IDE configuration utility from JMicron Technology which is normally located in %Windir%\RaidTool and uses the same filename. This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\xInsIDE||No|
|xInsIDE||U||xInsIDE.exe||JMB36x series IDE (or Parallel ATA) configuration utility from JMicron Technology for their PCI Express to SATA II and PATA Host Controllers. This is normally located in %Windir%\RaidTool||No|
|xitami||U||Xiwin32.exe||Xitami Multiplatform Open Source web server||No|
|xlb||X||xlb.cpl||Added by the BANCOS.VO TROJAN!||No|
|xln||X||xln.cpl||Added by the BANCOS.VO TROJAN!||No|
|xloadnet||X||xloadnet.exe||Added by the VB.NCK TROJAN!||No|
|xlr||X||xlr.exe||Added by the BANCOS.VO TROJAN!||No|
|xlr2||X||xlr2.exe||Added by the BANCOS.VO TROJAN!||No|
|xMain||U||xlaunch.exe||Xming is the leading X Window Server for Microsoft XP/2008/Windows7. It is a fully featured X Server and is lean, fast, current, simple to install and because it is standalone native Microsoft Windows, easily made portable (not needing a machine-specific installation)"||No|
|xmstart||X||xuming.exe||Added by the GMIN-A WORM!||No|
|Xnet2||U||xnet2.exe||Green Dam Youth Escort content control software. Internet filtering software that the Chinese government requires to be installed on all new computers sold in China after July 1, 2009. According to some reports this has now been either delayed or cancelled||No|
|XoftSpy||Y||XoftSpy.exe||XoftSpy antispyware software by Pareto Logic||No|
|XP Antispyware 2009||X||XP_AntiSpyware.exe||XP AntiSpyware 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|XP Antivirus||X||xpantivirus.exe||XPAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|XP Antivirus||X||xpa.exe||XP Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended||No|
|XP Cleaner||X||xpc.exe||XP Cleaner rogue cleaning utility - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|XP Protection Center||X||XPProtectionCenter.exe||XP Protection Center rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|XP SecurityCenter||X||XPSecurityCenter.exe||XPSecurityCenter rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|XP Service Pack||X||xpservicepack.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AQA WORM!||No|
|xp service pack 2||X||xpsp2.exe||Added by the RBOT-KW WORM!||No|
|XP Tools||U||xptools.exe||XPTools - "integrated suite of powerful PC Utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your computer"||No|
|XP-078F2E4E||X||XP-078F2E4E.EXE||Added by the AUTORUN-SW WORM!||No|
|XP-C300C3AC||X||XP-C300C3AC.EXE||Added by the AUTORUN.EHW WORM!||No|
|xp32win||X||xpupdater02.exe||Added by the MOSUCK-A TROJAN!||No|
|Xpadder||N||Xpadder.exe||"Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad"||No|
|XPAgent||?||XPAgent.exe||Part of the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore utility - normally located in %ProgramFiles%\XPOINT\AGENT folder. Appears as a service in XP/Vista and under the "RunServices" registry key in Win98. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|XPAgent||X||XPAgent.exe||Detected by Panda as the CLICKER.LE TROJAN! Do not confuse this with the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore file which is normally located in %ProgramFiles%\XPOINT\AGENT folder. This one is found in %System%||No|
|XPAntivirus||X||XPAntivirus.exe||XPAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|Xpclient||?||xpclient.exe||Part of the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore utility. What does it do and is it required?||No|
|XPCMonitor||U||XPCMonitor.exe||XPC Monitor Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!||No|
|XPCPHOST Settings||X||xpcphost.exe||Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!||No|
|XPdefender||X||XPdefender.exe||XPdefender rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|XPGuard||X||XP-Guard.exe||XP-Guard rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|xpiupdate||X||xpiupdate.exe||Added by the RBOT-AAB WORM!||No|
|xPlanetControl||U||xPlanetControl.exe||Tool that displays a globe with current day/night zones and clouds on users desktop.||No|
|Xplay||U||XPlay.exe||Xplay 3 from Mediafour Corporation - "expands what you can do with any iPod, including the iPhone and iTouch, and a Windows computer." If not used regularily start manually before connecting the iPod/iTouch||No|
|XPlay.exe||U||XPlay.exe||Xplay 3 from Mediafour Corporation - "expands what you can do with any iPod, including the iPhone and iTouch, and a Windows computer." If not used regularily start manually before connecting the iPod/iTouch||No|
|Xplorer||X||Xplorer.exe||Added by the AUTOIT-BP WORM!||No|
|xpprotect||X||xpdeluxe.exe||XP Protector Deluxe rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|XPShield||X||XP-Shield.exe||XP-Shield rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions here||No|
|XPSP2 Firewall||X||xpsp2fw.exe||Added by the SMALL-RN TROJAN!||No|
|xpsp2install||X||xpsp2Update.exe||Added by the AGENT-DPK BACKDOOR!||No|
|xpsp2Update||X||xpsp2Update.exe||Added by the AGENT-DPK BACKDOOR!||No|
|XPsys||X||XPsys.exe||Added by the DELF-KQ TROJAN!||No|
|XpyBurner||X||XpyBurner.exe||XpyBurner rogue spyware remover - not recommended, removal instructions here||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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