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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 start-up programs (as opposed to processes/tasks) list - one of the most accurate and comprehensive. Services are not included - see below. For further information on this and how to identify and disable start-up programs please visit the Introduction page.
See here for further information on random entries - which are typically added by viruses and other malware or unwanted programs.
Last database update :- 28th March, 2014
38961 items listed
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|Startup Item or Name||Status||Command or Data||Description||Tested|
|Windows Sound Emulator||X||snd32_win.exe||Added by the ATNAS.A WORM!||No|
|snd332||X||snd332.exe||Added by the B1LD0 AIM WORM!||No|
|sounddrv||X||sndbdrv3104.exe||CoolWebSearch parasite variant||No|
|MS Sound Config 16bit||X||sndcfg16.exe||Added by the SDBOT.AN WORM!||No|
|WinProfile||X||sndcfg16.exe||Detected by Total Defense as Win32.Sndc.A||No|
|Sndcompat||X||Sndcompat.exe||Detected by Symantec as Trojan.Gema||No|
|Ac97Sound||X||snddrv.exe||Added by the VB.AXG TROJAN!||No|
|microsystem||X||snddrv.exe||Added by the VB.AXG TROJAN!||No|
|Sound Loader||X||sndloader.exe||Detected by Trend Micro as WORM_AGOBOT.CC||No|
|SoundMax Audio Drivers||X||SndMAX.exe||Added by a variant of W32/Sdbot.worm||No|
|Windows Audio Service||X||sndmic32.exe||Added by the ACKANTTA.C WORM!||No|
|SNDMon||Y||SNDMon.exe||Part of Symantec's LiveUpate for older versions of Symantec's security products including Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and the now discontinued Norton SystemWorks suite. Leave alone to ensure virus definitions are updated. Also, if SNDMon is disabled on one of the computers on a small office network then other computers disappear from the network for this computer, including shared devices like printers and scanners||No|
|Symantec NetDriver Monitor||Y||SNDMon.exe||Part of Symantec's LiveUpate for older versions of Symantec's security products including Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and the now discontinued Norton SystemWorks suite. Leave alone to ensure virus definitions are updated. Also, if SNDMon is disabled on one of the computers on a small office network then other computers disappear from the network for this computer, including shared devices like printers and scanners||No|
|Windows Sound Manager||X||SndMon16.exe||Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Sound Driver||X||SndMon32.exe||Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!||No|
|Windows Sound Manager||X||SndMon32.exe||Added by the FORBOT-BU WORM!||No|
|Sndsaver||X||Sndsaver.exe||Detected by Symantec as Trojan.Gema||No|
|SNDSrvc||Y||SNDSRVC.EXE||Common process for older versions of Symantec's security products including Norton Internet Security and the now discontinued Norton AntiSpam and Norton SystemWorks suite. Used for the scanning of incoming POP3 emails for viruses, threats or spam. Runs as a service on an NT based OS (such as Windows 7/Vista/XP)||No|
|Auto Start||X||sndvol32.exe||Added by the SLINBOT.AX BACKDOOR! Note - the is not the legitimate MS volume control utility which is always located in %System%||No|
|update driver||X||SNDVOL32.EXE||Added by the SPYBOT-CU BACKDOOR!||No|
|SND Volumes||X||sndvolumes.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here||No|
|DirectX Microsoft® Windows||X||sndvr.exe||Detected by McAfee as RDN/Qhost-Gen!y and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.Agent.Q||No|
|Symantec NetDriver Warning||U||SNDWarn.exe||Part of Symantec Live Update - displays the warning when you need to update the firewall database||No|
|Snet||X||Snet.exe||Detected by Dr.Web as Trojan.AVKill.31458 and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.Agent.E||No|
|Windows MSN Updates||X||snic.exe||Detected by Kaspersky as Exploit.Win32.IMG-WMF.ef and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Backdoor.IRCBot.E||No|
|SystemWizard Sniffer||U||Sniffer.exe||SystemWizard for Win98/ME from SystemSoft - diagnoses and solves hardware and software problems on a PC||No|
|56YRTHZDFH||X||SnipEr.exe||Detected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.VBAgent. The file is located in %Windir%\IuTRtEbP||No|
|HTSE5WSS||X||SnipEr.exe||Detected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.VBAgent. The file is located in %Windir%\IuTRtEbP||No|
|Snipitcolor||X||Snipitcolor.exe||Detected by McAfee as RDN/Generic FakeAlert!ej and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Backdoor.Messa.E||No|
|Snippet||U||SnippingTool.exe||The Snipping Tool (part of the Experience Pack for Tablet PC) allows you to easily "cut out" anything on screen and share it with other people. The whole screen becomes an "inkable" surface that you can add comments to and mark up however you like. You can then save that annotated image to use later, or send it to someone else in an E-mail message||No|
|Microsoft Update||X||snlogsvc.exe||Detected by Trend Micro as BKDR_SDBOT.CN and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Backdoor.Bot||No|
|SNM||U||SNM.exe||SpyNoMore spyware remover - previously not recommended, see here||No|
|Inom||X||snmoo.exe||Added by the RBOT-DPM WORM!||No|
|SysTray||X||Snnpapi.exe||Detected by SUPERAntiSpyware as Trojan.SNNPAPI.Process. The file is located in %System%||No|
|Snoop||U||Snoop.exe||Snoop surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself||No|
|Systemp||X||snoop.exe||Detected by Dr.Web as Trojan.Siggen4.1076 and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.Agent||No|
|SnoopFreeUI||U||SnoopFreeUI.exe||SnoopFree Privacy Shield SnoopFree Software - anti-keylogging software||No|
|Snow.exe||X||Snow.exe||Detected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Backdoor.Agent.Gen. The file is located in %AppData%||No|
|snqpu||X||snqpu.exe||Detected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Adware.KorAd. The file is located in %ProgramFiles%\plusup||No|
|Snsicon||N||Snsicon.exe||Launches a screensaver program from Second Nature||No|
|SNSS.EXE||X||SNSS.EXE||Nunci premium rate dialer||No|
|stryvertion||X||snss.exe||Detected by Dr.Web as Trojan.DownLoader8.21719 and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.Downloader||No|
|Dot.net Networking||X||SNSS32.EXE||Detected by Trend Micro as WORM_RBOT.BOI||No|
|Classes||X||snt.exe||QuickPage - Switch dialer and hijacker variant, see here. Also detected as the SWITCH-A TROJAN!||No|
|Diskstart||X||Snt.exe||Startportal - Switch dialer and hijacker variant, see here. Also detected as the DELF-JE TROJAN!||No|
|OpenMstart||X||Snt.exe||MStart2Page - Switch dialer and hijacker variant, see here. Also detected as the SWITCH-E TROJAN!||No|
|Windows Event Section||X||sntsvc.exe||Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See here||No|
|SearchN||X||SNUpdate.exe||Detected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Adware.Korad. The file is located in %AppData%\SearchN||No|
|snvc||X||snvc.exe||Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!||No|
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If you can help identify new entries and verify/identify those entries with a "?" status (especially hardware specific - such as laptops and motherboards) then please E-mail us (startups_at_pacs-portal_dot_co_dot_uk).
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 start-up 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 start-up. 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 malware 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.exe" above for example. Multiple malware can also use the same start-up entries, in this case only those with significant differences (such as file location) are repeated in this database.
As more than 15K entries in this database related to malware you should use a quality internet security package. Which ever you choose, keep it updated and get the latest version at least every two years.
There are a number of virus and malware entried 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
NOTE: 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. We 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.
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