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Start Up Applications C
By  Super Admin  | Published  03/28/2005 | Start Up Applications | Rating:
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Close Program/Task Manager
This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list 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 WinTasks 5 Standard/Professional from LIUtilities or the list at AnswersThatWork. 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.

Operating System Differences
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 "Noeton eMail Protect" in the registry.

To avoid the list becoming too large, all VIRUSES are shown using the registry version which is common to all Windows versions.

Alternatively use your browsers search facility - Ctrl+F for IE users.


"Y" - Normally leave to run at start-up
"N" - Not required - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary
"U" - User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary
"X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs"
"?" - Unknown

Use your browsers search facility - Ctrl+F for IE users.

X c Added by the CUYDOC TROJAN!
U C-Media Echo Control EchoCtrl.exe C-Media produce audio chipsets that are often found on popular motherboards with on-board audio. You may need it if you use the echo control feature of C-Media Mixer
N C-Media Mixer Mixer.exe C-Media produce audio chipsets that are often found on popular motherboards with on-board audio. Provides System Tray access to change audio settings. Available via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel or Start -> Programs
U C2K CYB2K.EXE CYBERsitter 2000 or 2001 -  anti-porn filter primarily. Required if you want the sites you visit filtered without having to load the software every time you launch your browser
U CA-AMAgent amagent.exe Unicenter Asset Management is a solution for proactively managing IT assets in a business environment. It provides full-featured asset tracking capabilities through automated discovery, hardware inventory, network inventory, software inventory, configuration management, software usage monitoring, license management and extensive cross-platform reporting
X Cabchk Cabchk.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
X Cabchk32 Cabchk32.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
X CABCInstall CABCInstall.exe CABC content delivery software
U CacheBoost trayicon.exe CacheBoost "optimizes the System Cache-Management of Windows XP/2000/NT and Windows .Net Servers, resulting in a performance boost"
N Cacheman Cacheman.exe Freeware disk cache tweaker from Outer Technologies. Should only be run once and not loaded at start-up
Y CacheMgr CacheMgr.exe Sophos Antivirus Remote Update
N CACStarter cacstart.exe Cash A Check - check writing software
U Caddais BackupOnDemand BODMon.exe Caddais BackupOnDemand - "runs in the background and monitors your important files for changes. Within seconds of changing, modified files are automatically backed up to an archive location"
U CADS cads.exe Cyber Sentinel internet filtering software
N CAgent CAgent.exe Abbyy Fine Reader OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software for scanning and converting documents
X cAgOu [filename].hta Added by the KAKWORM WORM!
N CahootWebcard CahootWebcard.exe "The Cahoot Webcard is a virtual card that allows you to use your Cahoot credit card online without ever having to expose your real card numbers over the web. It works by generating one-off transaction numbers as a substitute for your real cahoot credit card details". Run manually when needed
Y CAISafe isafe.exe Part of Computer Associates eTrus EZ Antivirus
N Cal Reminder Shortcut calrem.exe Produces a pop-up reminder of events scheduled using the MS Office Calendar
X Calc Microsoft Windows wincalc.exe Added by an unidentied WORM or TROJAN!
N Calendar 200X Reminder calendar.exe Calendar 200X - shows holidays, reminders of various anniversaries,tasks etc
? CallBumping cbpopw.exe ??
N CallControl ftctrl32.exe FaxTalk Messenger Pro is a Windows TAPI based 32-bit application. When installed, the software automatically loads FaxTalk CallControl when you start Windows. When FaxTalk CallControl is running, any TAPI compliant application can request to use the modem from Windows
N CamCheck CamCheck.exe NuCam camera software related
N Camera Detector CAMDET~*.EXE ACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automatically
N Camera Detector Camdetect.exe ACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automatically
N Camio Viewer x IXApplet.exe Image viewing program that comes with digital cameras. Shows pictures that are in the camera before downloading them. "x" in the name is the version
? CamMonitor hpqcmon.exe From HP and related to digital imaging
N Canada Canada.exe Known to be a dialler - but is it maliscous or clean?
N Canary canary-std.exe Canary monitoring program. Keylogger, monitors all computer activity
X candy command32.exe Added by the RBOT-LV WORM!
X candynet Taskmsg.exe Added by the RBOT-NA WORM!
N Canon PC1200 iC D600 iR1200G Status Window CAPM1LAK.EXE Canon P1200 printer status
N Canon Printer Monitor BJCxxx Cjstlst.exe Trayicon for Canon printer. xxx denotes model. Available via Start -> Programs
N Capfax capfax.exe PhoneTools fax software
Y Capon Capon.exe Canon printer driver
X CaptionMgr32 crssr.exe Added by the ZAR.A WORM!
N Capture Express 2000 capexp.exe Capture Express - screen capture utility
N Card Monitor REGCNT09.exe For the USB connection on a Panasonic PV-DV701 Digital Camcorder. Available via Start -> Programs
X Care20 Care20.exe TopMoxie adware
X CARPserver CARPserver.exe Added by the BANKER-AN TROJAN!
U CARPservice carpserv.exe Associated with Zoltrix modems - enables the internal modem speaker, allowing you to listen to the dial-up sounds for example
U CasAgnt CasAgnt.exe Program by Extended Systems which allows you to sync your Casio PDA with your PC
X Casdvqwa bmqnzkg.exe Added by the RANDEX.BE WORM!
X caseyvideo CaseyVideo.exe Malware causing p0rn popups
X caseyvideo caseyvideo[*].exe [* = digit] Malware causing p0rn popups
X CashBack cashback.exe Part of eXact Advertising Software, consisting of "CashBack by BargainBuddy", BullsEye Network and NaviSearch
N Cashsurfers Cashbar Navigator Cashbar.Exe Cashsurfers CashBar Navigator - "The CashBar rotates banner advertisements once per minute and provides you with access to up to date special offers and deals"
X CashToolbar CD_Load.exe CashToolbar Downloader-MY adware
X CashToolbar svchost.exe CashToolbar Downloader-MY adware. Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should NOT appear in Msconfig/Startup!
Y CAVS CAVS.exe Cheyenne (now eTrust) antivirus
U CBWAttn CBWAttn.exe Required for Bitware to answer incoming faxes, can cause sleep mode problems
U CBWHost CBWHost.exe Required for Bitware to answer incoming faxes, can cause sleep mode problems
? CBWUser CBWDial.exe Associated with Bitware that integrates fax, voice, pager, and data communications on your desktop
X CC2KUI comet.exe Comet Cursor - displays different mouse pointers dependent upon the site your visiting. Malware because it automatically installs. See here for more information and for the uninstall procedure
Y ccApp ccApp.exe Part of Norton AntiVirus 2003. Auto-protect and E-mail check will not function without this
X ccApp [random filename] Added by the OBSORB TROJAN! Note the random filename compared to the valid Norton AntiVirus
X ccApp WMADZ.EXE Added by the RBOT-LJ WORM!
X ccAppr svcrhost.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
X ccApps services.exe Added by the NEVEG.B or NEVEG.C WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X ccApps winlogon.exe Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
U CCD Manager DDS.EXE Project Labs Century CD manager for their CD/DVD storage device
N Ccdecode rundll32.exe streamci, StreamingDeviceSetup Part of the closed caption decdoder/MS VBI codec. Should only run once
Y CCDoctorLogonTesting ccdoctor.exe Checks your system to make sure it's configured properly for running Rational ClearCase, a source code management tool. ClearCase is fairly sophisticated so there are a lot of system-related things that can cause it grief. If you run ClearCase you should not disable this as it provides a valuable service, but technically it isn't required to use the ClearCase product
Y ccenter CCenter.exe RAV AntiVirus
Y CcEvtMgr ccEvtMgr.exe Part of Norton AntiVirus 2003. Event manager for scheduling weekly scans and or automatic virus updates. Used to start automatically via "ccApp" and was not required as a seperate entry but a recent update changed this
X ccpApps csrss.exe Added by the WEBUS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
X ccpApps lsass.exe Added by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process, which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!
U ccProxy CCPROXY.EXE Part of Norton Internet Security, proxy server that is used to support the parental controls. If you turn parental controls off at user level the process is not loaded. Reported to cause excessive CPU usage
Y CcPxySvc CCPXYSVC.exe Part of Norton's AntiVirus 2003, Internet Security and Firewall products. E-mail proxy service - required for E-mail scanning and the firewall
X ccreg explorer.exe Added by the ZCREW TROJAN! Note - the valid "explorer.exe" is located in C:Windows or C:Winnt whereas this one is located in a C:WindowsSystem or C:WinntSystem subdirectory
Y CcRegVfy ccRegVfy.exe Part of Norton AntiVirus 2003. "ccRegVfy.exe is responsible for checking the integrity of the NAV registry entries to make sure that the information has not been changed by a malicious threat or a hack"
Y ccSetMgr ccSetMgr.exe Part of Norton AntiVirus 2004. What does it do?
X ccUpdate ccUpdate.exe Added by the AGOBOT.YS WORM!
U ccWasher aolwasher.exe Webroot Cache & Cookie Washer - cleaning browser tracks, including cache, cookies, history, mail trash, drop-down address bar, auto-complete forms and downloaded program files for IE, Netscape and AOL
U CCWC7a ac.exe Moleculesoft Cache, Cookie & Windows Cleaner Ver. 7 - auto clean
U CCWC7I idxl.exe Moleculesoft Cache, Cookie & Windows Cleaner Ver. 7 - auto clean
U CCWC7s stealth.exe Moleculesoft Cache, Cookie & Windows Cleaner Ver. 7
X cd1 cd1.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
N CDANTSRV CDANTSRV.exe C-Dilla License Management software. Used for any program that uses C-dilla Protection, example: 3D Studio Max 4.x. It loads as a service automatically but is not needed unless you run said program. Can be started and stopped manually
X Cdcompat Cdcompat.exe Added by the GEMA TROJAN!
X cddrv32 cddrv32.exe Added by a variant of the CRYPTER.C TROJAN!
N CDInterceptor cdi.exe CD indexer for measuring the speed of CD players
N CDTray CDTray.exe On HP PCs, this is the small CD icon next to the time
? CeEKEY CeEKey.exe Toshiba Satellite E-Key related. Is it required?
U CeEPOWER cepmtray.exe Toshiba's Power Management Utility - allows the user to setup different profiles for both AC power and Battery Power on laptops. Contols CPU speed, Monitor Shut Off, Hard Drive Shut-Off, Monitor Brightness, System Stand-by and System Hibernate times
? Ceic Ceic.exe ??
X Cekirge [path to worm] Added by the KERGEZ.A WORM!
X center [random name]32.exe Added by the BOFRA.A WORM!
X CentralProcessor taskimgr.exe Added by the BANCOS.J TROJAN!
? CEPA wsot.exe ??
X cesmain.dll cmail.dll, Rundll32 CnsMin "Chinese Keywords" hijacker related
N CFD CFD.exe BroadJump Client Foundation. Broadband troubleshooting software installed by various companies. Not required and you can remove it via Add/Remove programs
X CFDStart WinMuschi.exe WINMUSCHI dialler
Y cfgintpr cfgintpr.exe Configuration Interpreter - part of Tiny Personal Firewall V4
N cfgwiz cfgwiz.exe Introduced with Norton Anti-Virus 2002, this is a real resource hog. Many NAV users will find they can live without loading it
? cFosDNT cFosDNT.exe cFos DSL Modem driver related. What does it do and is it required?
? cFosInst_Check cfosinst.exe cFos DSL Modem driver related. What does it do and is it required?
X cftmon32 taskmgr*.exe [* = number] Added by the SOWSAT.C and SOWSAT.J WORMS!
U CGServer cgserver.exe Associated with an Eicon Networks ISDN or ADSL modem. Call Guard Server (CGserver) watches your modem and blocks incoming or outgoing calls. You need cgard.exe (from Startmenu) to configure cgserver with rules and telephone numbers. Good against unwanted dialer programs
X Cgtask Services cgtask.exe Added by the LALA.B TROJAN!
U ChamClock ChamClock.exe Chameleon Clock - system tray clock replacement
X change-me-now msgfix1.exe Added by the SDBOT.ZD WORM!
? ChangeLines chngline.exe ??
N Chatango Chatango.exe Chatango - "allows people to be connected in real time through their Web browsers. Include your Chatango contact link or button when you create eBay auctions, blogs, personal websites, Friendster profiles, and your visitors will be able to contact you instantly, without downloading anything, or registering. Alo use it to send email to your friends, allowing them to respond to you in real time!." The 'MessageCatcher' icon in the System Tray notifies you when you get a message. When you get a message, a little alert pops up, which you can click on and start chatting immediately
N Chcenter chcenter.exe IMSI HiJaak - "the easiest way to convert, capture, and manage all your graphic files"
X Cheatle GigaByte.exe Added by the SHODI.B VIRUS!
N Check for One Touch Update wiseupdt.exe Checks for updates for Visioneer OneTouch scanners
U Check Messenger cmesseng.exe Check Messenger from - program that helps you manage the activity of your Qchex account
U CheckIt ToolBox.exe CheckIt Toolbox from WinCheckIt Diagnostic Software. Toolbox automatically backs up critical system files (such as .ini files and the Windows Registry), and performs a check on various system parameters at intervals you specify
Y CheckMsgPlus MsgPlusH.dll, VerifyInstallation Added by MSN Messenger Plus, a third party extension to MSN Messenger. This is the auto-update feature - see here for more info.
? checktime ct.exe Found in the HPSelectFrontend directory on a HP machine. What is it's purpose and is it required?
U CherryKeyMan KeyMan.exe Multimedia keyboard manager for the Cherry keyboard series. Only required if you use any of the special keys
U ChineseStar cstar.exe Chinese language support software
N CHKADMIN CHKADMIN.EXE Compaq Network Management System. When running, it places an icon in the system tray titled "Intelligent Manageability"
X chkdsk c:autoexec.bat Added by the ANPES WORM!
X Choke Choke.exe-blahh Added by the CHOKE WORM!
X chostsv chostsv.exe Added by the BANPAES.C TROJAN!
U CHotKey mhotkey.exe Enables special keys on Chicony keyboards. Special combinations include Internet, E-mail, vol+, vol-, mute, etc. Only required for extended features
U CHotKey MK9805.EXE Enables special keys on Chicony keyboards. Special combinations include Internet, E-mail, vol+, vol-, mute, etc. Only required for extended features
U CHotKey zHotkey.exe Enables special keys on Chicony keyboards. Special combinations include Internet, E-mail, vol , vol-, mute, etc. Only required for extended features
N Christmas Music Player TTEST6.EXE "Christmas Music Player brings the music of the Christmas Holiday to your desktop"
? ChromeMark keysh.exe Related to this. Don't know what keysh.exe does though and if it's required
? ChronitelInitTV CHTVINIT.EXE ??
X CiaBackdoor Added by a VIRUS!
X cihost.exe cihost.exe Added by the LINST TROJAN!
N CIJxP2PSERVER CIJxP2PS.EXE Compaq printer utility which is required in order to make the printer work correctly - "x" depends upon the model, ie, for IJ300 x=3, for IJ700 x=7
U Cisco Systems VPN Client ipsecdialer.exe Cisco VPN Client - lets local users gain Administrator privileges on the operating system
N Cisco Systems VPN Client vpngui.exe Sets up IPSec communications for Cisco's VPN Client
N CISrvr Program CISRVR.EXE Related to internet setup on Compaq PC's
X Cissi Cissi.exe Added by the CISSI.A WORM!
N CitiVAN CitiVAN.exe Option from Citibank to change a credit card number in a random fashion for each purchase. The number will only be used once and never again
Y Cjstcom Cjstcom.exe Canon printer BJ status language monitor
Y ClamWin ClamTray.exe ClamWin antivirus
X Classes int1.exe "Switch" adult content dialler
X Classes intl.exe "Switch" adult content dialler
X Classes run_21.exe "Switch" adult content dialler
X Classes srv.exe "Switch" adult content dialler
X Classes srv2.exe "Switch" adult content dialler
X Classes MSTAR2.EXE "Switch" adult content dialler
X Classes mstart.exe "Switch" adult content dialler
U CLCLSet CLCL.exe CLCL clipboard caching utility