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If you're frustrated with the time it takes your Windows 8/7/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 :- 30th October, 2014
42774 items listed

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Startup Item or Name Status Command or Data Description Tested
ScanSys32Usb32mon.exePart of SpyBuddy by ExploreAnywhere - "comprehensive computer monitoring software product that allows you to easily monitor all areas of your PC". See hereNo
SysCheck32Usb32mon.exePart of SpyBuddy by ExploreAnywhere - "comprehensive computer monitoring software product that allows you to easily monitor all areas of your PC". See hereNo
System32Usb32mon.exePart of SpyBuddy by ExploreAnywhere - "comprehensive computer monitoring software product that allows you to easily monitor all areas of your PC". See hereNo
SystemcheckUsb32mon.exePart of SpyBuddy by ExploreAnywhere - "comprehensive computer monitoring software product that allows you to easily monitor all areas of your PC". See hereNo
Trunk32Usb32mon.exePart of SpyBuddy by ExploreAnywhere - "comprehensive computer monitoring software product that allows you to easily monitor all areas of your PC". See hereNo
WinSysCheckUsb32mon.exePart of SpyBuddy by ExploreAnywhere - "comprehensive computer monitoring software product that allows you to easily monitor all areas of your PC". See hereNo
SBAMTrayYSBAMTray.exeSystem Tray access to and notifications for the VIPRE (and older CounterSpy) range of security software from GFI Software (was Sunbelt Software)No
SBAutoUpdateUsbautoupdate.exeSpywareBlaster auto-updaterNo
SBC RoamingClientUSBCFL.exePart of AT&T FreedomLink Wi-Fi connection softwareNo
SBCSTrayYSBCSTray.exeSystem Tray access to Sunbelt CounterSpy antispyware software - now discontinued with users recommended to switch to VIPRENo
SBDrvDetUSBDrv.exeDetects the "Easy Front-Panel Audio Connectivity Drive Internal Drive Bay" on the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinium eX. Can be disabled if you don't have oneNo
SBDrvDetNSBDrvDet.exeChecks to see if Creative sound card driver should be updatedNo
SBHCXsbhc.exeSuperBar parasiteNo
Windows bypass security SMSS ServiceXSbiCvy.exeAdded by the RBOT-GRF WORM!No
SandboxieControlUSbieCtrl.exe"SandBoxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer"No
[various names]Xsbin.exeFake startup entry created by the Wareout rogue spyware and dialer remover - not recommended, removal instructions here. Archived version of Andrew Clover's original pageNo
Spam Blocker for Outlook ExpressXSBInst.exeSpam Blocker Utility adware by the people who provide the Hotbar adwareNo
Windows System Restore ConfigurationXSblhost.exeAdded by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!No
startXsbmntr.exeDetected by GFI as Trojan-Downloader.Zlob.Media-Codec (fs) and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.Agent. This purports to be a Windows Media Player upgrade (with names such as "iCodecPack", "X Password Manager" and "Media-Codec") to allow the user to view adult oriented videos on certain websites - but actually downloads and installs additional malware on the user's machineNo
SBMPOPXSBMPop.exeSearchByMedia adwareNo
SBMXNsbmx.exeSoundMAX MPU401 MIDI device emulator for x86 VM DOS games/apps (for Win9x only)No
SpamBlockerXSbOEAddOn.exeSpam Blocker Utility adware by the people who provide the Hotbar adwareNo
sboleoytXsboleoyt.exeDetected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.Cutwail. The file is located in %System%No
sboleoytXsboleoyt.exeDetected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.Cutwail. The file is located in %UserProfile%No
Microsoft Service BootXsboot.exeAdded by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!No
SBoxSearchBarOSXSBoxSearchBar.exeDetected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Adware.KorAd. The file is located in %ProgramFiles%\ShareBox\SBoxSearchBarNo
SBoxSearchBarXSBoxSearchBarU.exeDetected by AVG as OpenShopper.A and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Adware.K.ShareBox. The file is located in %ProgramFiles%\ShareBox\SBoxSearchBarNo
MSRegScanUSBPDemo.exeSpyBoss Pro surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourselfNo
SystemBooster2009Xsbr_updater.exeSystemBooster2009 rogue system suite - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
ServiceXsbs.vbsDetected by McAfee as RDN/Generic Dropper!uo and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.Agent.MNRNo
SYSTEM.MANAGEMENTXsbscmp20_mscorlib.exeDetected by McAfee as RDN/Generic Dropper!d and by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.AgentNo
ScriptBlockingYSBServ.exePart of the "Script Blocking" feature for older versions of Symantec's Norton AntiVirus which monitors script-based (ie, JavaScript, VB Script) viruses and alerts you of virus-like malicious behavior, stopping these viruses before they can infect your system. Runs as a service on an NT based OS (such as Windows 8/7/Vista/XP)No
EapcisetupNsbsetup.exeRockwell RipTide soundcard application software. Sound works without itNo
sbss LauncherXsbss.exeSideBySide adwareNo
SBUSAXSBUSA.exeSpam Blocker Utility adware by the people who provide the Hotbar adwareNo
SB WatchdogXSBWatchdog.exeSpyware utility installed by the manufacturers of some laptops (Sony) used to monitor browsing habits and send them back to whoever installed it - released by SoftBankNo
WeatherOnTrayXSbWeatherOnTray.exeSpam Blocker Utility adware by the people who provide the Hotbar adwareNo
6-susilo bXsby.exeAdded by the BRONTOK-CR WORM!No
Sound Blaster Z-Series Control PanelUSBZ.exeControl Panel for the Creative Sound Blaster Z-Series soundcards - which allows you to switch inputs, change sound effects and configure speaker settingsNo
scUsc.exeWatchdog 2.0 Software - monitoring programNo
sc23exec?sc23exec.exePossibly related to a digital cameraNo
SC3300CCYSC3300CC.exeSiPix digital camera Twain device driverNo
USB Electronic ScaleUScaleRelated to a USB Electronic Scale - manufacturer currently unknownNo
WINDOWS SYSTEM SCALPEXscalpe91.exeAdded by the MYTOB-HI WORM!No
Driver32XScam32.exeDetected by Symantec as W32.Sircam.Worm@mmNo
Scan&Repair2006.exeXScan&Repair2006.exeScan&Repair Utilities 2006 rogue system utility - not recommendedNo
antispyXscan.exeIE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
TotalSecure2009Xscan.exeTotal Secure 2009 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo
Scan01.exeXScan01.exeDetected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as Trojan.MSIL. Note - the file is located in %UserStartup% and its presence there ensures it runs when Windows startsNo
Scan119XScan119.exeScan119 rogue security software - not recommended, removal instructions hereNo

 

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Notes & Warnings

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).

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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 list of tasks/processes taken from the Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) "Processes" tab. This displays some startup programs AND other background tasks and "Services". These pages are concerned with startup programs from the common startup locations shown above ONLY. Please do not submit entries collected from this method as they will not be used. For a list of tasks/processes you should try the list at PC Pitstop, the Process Library from Uniblue or one of the many others now available.

Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+SHIFT+ESC just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in the registry or common startup locations first. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. 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 25K 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 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.

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 Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2K/NT 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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