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Start Up Applications L
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.

Key:

"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 LanGuard languard.exe Adware downloader
U LanSpeed2 LanSpeed2.exe Monitors any traffic that is using a LAN adapter (Ethernet or Token ring network card)
U LapLink scheduler Llsched.exe Utility that automatically performs file transfers as unattended background operations
X Lar Llass.exe Added by the INOR-A TROJAN!
X lar [trojan filename] Added by the ROXY.C TROJAN!
X LARISSA ANTI VIRUS LARISSA_ANTI_VIRUS.exe Added by the KLASSIR TROJAN!
? Lasb ewat.exe ??
X LAsIAf32 RePEAtLD.exe Added by the REPEATLD WORM!
Y LASTinst N/A For Gilat Communications internet satellite systems. Gilat rescue (Satellite system restore). Required if you have this system. Can cause a BSOD (blue screen of death) if left out
? Later later.exe ??
U LaunApp LaunApp.exe Part of Acer Launch Manager - programmable keys on such laptops as the TravelMate 610
? Launcg launcg.exe ??
U Launch Ai Booster OverClk.exe ASUS Ai Booster is an application that allows you to overclock the CPU either manually or automatically without the hassle of entering the BIOS Setup
N Launch YahooPOPs! at Windows startup YAHOOPOPS.EXE YahooPOPs - enables free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail through a service on localhost that emulates the web interface. Available via Start -> Programs
U LaunchAp LaunchAp.exe Part of Acer Launch Manager - programmable keys on such laptops as the TravelMate 610
U LaunchApp Alaunch.exe Acer Launch tool utility on laptops
U Launchboard lnchbrd.exe "LaunchBoard software from Darwin turns your keyboard into a remote control for the Internet and your computer! With LaunchBoard 2.0, you can customize up to 38 keys on your PC keyboard to instantly launch Web Sites, start applications, perform custom macros, handle Windows shortcuts, store passwords, and perform loads of other customizable functions"
X Launcher launcher.exe Spyware component related to DownloadWare and found in Program FilesKFH
N Launcher relaunch.exe Audio Applications Launcher for the Philips Rythmiic Edge soundcard (the Philips Rhythmic Edge is the same as the Thunderbird PCI soundcard - see TBtray). Available via Start -> Programs
X Lavasoft Ad-Aware Ad-Aware.exe Added by the RBOT-SO WORM! Note - this is not the popular Ad-aware spware/adware removal tool
U Lavasoft Adwatch Ad-watch.exe Part of Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus - realtime spyware-monitor watching your memory and registry for spyware that tries to install or change your system
Y laxmsp32.exe laxmsp32.exe Lexmark Scan and Copy Control Program for the X63 (and maybe others) printer/scanner. Required for the scanner to work 
U LCDC LCDC.exe LCDC is an application that displays various information on your LCD or VFD screen. The number of things that LCDC can do is expandable by Plugins
N lcfep lcfep.exe Tivoli ‘TME’ System Tray icon - "'lcfep' is the program that displays statistics about the Endpoint. Apparently stopping/removing this process has no impact on the Endpoint itself which will continue to function normally"
X lcvga lcvga.exe Added by the HOSTOL-A TROJAN!
X ld ld.exe CoolWebSearch parasite related - redirects to fastwebfinder.com
N LDM backweb-8876480.exe Installed with the software for Logitech products. Automatically checks for software upgrades AND new products, services and special offerings from Logitech
N LDM ldmconf.exe Installed with the software for Logitech products. Automatically checks for software upgrades AND new products, services and special offerings from Logitech
U LED TRAY LEDTRAY.EXE Installs a USB compact flash card reader or drive on start-up. The device is distributed by Microtech and is made by a company called SnapShot. Required if you want the reader to work
U ledpointer CNYHKey.exe Chicony Electronics Multimedia Keyboard Hotkey Driver
N LeechGet LeechGet.exe LeechGet download manager
X LetsSearch LetsSearch.exe BrowserAid/BrowserPal foistware variant
U Lexmark **** Series lxbabmgr.exe Lexmark System Tray application (where "****" is the model) that enables scan or fax functions to run directly from the printer via the buttons. Can be launched from a desktop shortcut
U Lexmark **** Series lxbkbmgr.exe Lexmark System Tray application (where "****" is the model) that enables scan or fax functions to run directly from the printer via the buttons. Can be launched from a desktop shortcut
U Lexmark **** series lxbtbmgr.exe Lexmark System Tray application (where "****" is the model) that enables scan or fax functions to run directly from the printer via the buttons. Can be launched from a desktop shortcut
Y Lexmark 3100 Series lxbrbmgr.exe Lexmark printer button manager. Required for correct operation
Y Lexmark Xxx Button Manager AcBtnMgr_Xxx.exe Associated with the Lexmark Xxx (where "xx" is the model) all-in-one printer/scanner/copier. Required for correct operation
Y Lexmark Xxx Button Monitor ACMonitor_Xxx.exe Associated with the Lexmark Xxx (where "xx" is the model) all-in-one printer/scanner/copier. Required for correct operation
N LexmarkPrinTray printray.exe Lexmark Printer icon in the System Tray for quick access. Not required - uncheck via Printer configuration rather than MSCONFIG. Can also be listed as PrinTray
X lexplore lexplore.exe Added by the BROPIA WORM! Note - the executable is spelt with a lower case "L" rather than an lower or upper case "i" which is the case with Internet Explorer
N lexpps lexpps.exe For Lexmark printers. From Lexmark: "This enables bi-directional printing over a peer to peer network. If the printer is connected directly to your PC, the file is not used, (or should not be used) at all". It is known that firewalls can however alert you to "lexpps.exe" requesting server privileges
U LexStart lexstart.exe Lexmark printer software may add Lexstart.exe in the startup folder to handle print commands that you send to the printer. Sometimes required for the printer to work correctly - not in the case of a Lexmark Z42 for instance
U Lfsndmng lfsndmng.exe LightningFAX Enterprise Fax Server - "puts faxing at the fingertips of networked enterprise users. It enables rapid, secure sending and Direct-To-Desktop Delivery of mission-critical documents"
N lhttseng rundll32.exe ..lhttseng.inf, RemoveCabinet Left over after installation of the British English version of the Lernout & Hauspie Text To Speech (TTS) Engine
X li-multi**** li-multi****.exe Adult web-dialler - **** is random
X li-speed**** dlres.exe Adult web-dialler - **** is random
X li-thund**** li-thund****.exe Adult web-dialler - **** is random
X li-vita**** li-vita****.exe Adult web-dialler - **** is random
X li01f948 rundll32.exe [path] li01f948.dll, EnableRunDLL32 LZIO.com adware downloader
N LicCrtl runservice.exe eLicense, licensing system incorporated with some software and games
U LicCtrl rundll32.exe [path] MMFS.DLL, Service Part of the eLicense Copy Protection scheme employed by some software and games. When this service is not running, the eLicense wrapper is unable to extract and execute the program
U LicCtrl runservice.exe Part of the eLicense Copy Protection scheme employed by some software and games. When this service is not running, the eLicense wrapper is unable to extract and execute the program
N LifeScape Media Detector PicasaMediaDetector.exe Media detector for Picasa's automatic photo organizer
U Lightning Download Lightning.exe Lightning Download download manager. Can be launched manually, but will need to start up if you want it to "catch clicks" off Internet Explorer
N LimeWire x.x LimeWire.exe LimeWire - Peer to Peer (P2P) file-sharing client. x.x represents the version number. Note - as with all P2P sharing programs they are susceptible to various forms of malware
N Line Speed Meter V3.0 LineSpeedMeter.exe LineSpeedMeter - detect the download and upload speed of your internet connection
N Linksts linksts.exe Tray icon which gets installed when you install the drivers for Asuscom internal ISDN modem cards (or rebadged Asuscom ISDN cards, such as MRi). This icon enables you to monitor or configure your ISDN card. Once you have configured your ISDN card correctly, you will never need to use this icon
X Linksts linksts.exe Tray icon which gets installed when you install the drivers for Asuscom internal ISDN modem cards (or rebadged Asuscom ISDN cards, such as MRi). This icon enables you to monitor or configure your ISDN card. Once you have configured your ISDN card correctly, you will never need to use this icon
X Linux Linux.vbs Added by the LOVELETTER.AS VIRUS!
U LiquidView lviewj.exe "Liquid View lets you increase the legibility of the Microsoft Windows interface regardless of your display's native resolution. The software lets you increase the size of items that are hard to read on your monitor"
N LIU LIU.exe Logitech Internet Update. Used to update drivers/software for Logitech's Wingman, QuickCam, etc devices. Reports claim it doesn't work very well and you can manually update the files anyway
N LIU Rubicon.exe Logitech Internet Update. Used to update drivers/software for Logitech's Wingman, QuickCam, etc devices. Reports claim it doesn't work very well and you can manually update the files anyway
N Live Menu Dllcmd32.exe eFax Send button for eFax Messenger Plus. Available via Start -> Programs Disabling instructions available here
N LiveMonitor LMonitor.exe MSI Live Update - auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information
N LiveNote Livenote.exe Asus graphics card driver live update feature
X LiveSexCams LiveSexCams.exe Premium rate adult content dialler
U LiveUpdate LiveUpdate.exe Web-update utility as used by various types of software - see here
X LiveUpdate [Windows username]05.exe Added by the LINEAGE TROJAN!
X Livre Dibane.bat Added by the BANEDI VIRUS!
? LLMODCL2 rundll.exe setupx.dll, InstallHinfSection ..LLMODCL2.INF ??
U LManager QtZgAcer.EXE Acer Launch Manager - on Acer laptops it allows users to configure shortcut keys and to set the operating state of the WLAN module and the (optional) Bluetooth radio
U LManager QtZpAcer.exe Acer Launch Manager - on Acer laptops it allows users to configure shortcut keys and to set the operating state of the WLAN module and the (optional) Bluetooth radio
N LMonitor LMonitor.exe MSI Live Update - auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information
? lmpdpsrv lmpdpsrv.exe Related to a Lexmark printer/scanner. Printer sharing server? Is it required?
N LMSTATUS LMSTATUS.EXE Lexmark Status Monitor. Checks the current status of Lexmark printers (and other devices?)
X lmu LMU.exe Downloader trojan, recognized by Kaspersky antivirus as Agent.bg
X lnternet Explorer AMSNDMGR.EXE Added by the KWBOT.R WORM! Note that the "l" is a lower case "L" and not an upper case "I"
X load mdm.exe Added by the BINGHE TROJAN!
U LOAD WB LOADWB.EXE Part of Stardock's WindowBlinds custom desktop program. "WindowBlinds is the first utility of its kind. It extends Win98/NT/2K/XP to have a fully skinnable user interface. You can change the style of title bars, buttons, toolbars and much more". If you use it - keep it if not then uninstall it
X Load-Guard Wscript.exe LGuarg.exe.vbs Added by the YENO.B and YENO.C WORMS!
X LOAD32 Lorena.exe Added by the MAPSON.C WORM!
X load32 load32.exe Added by the NIBU, BAMBO TROJANS and DUMARU WORM!
X load32 l32x.exe Added by the DUMARU.Z or DUMARU.Y or DUMARU.AD WORM!
X load32 1111a.exe Added by the DUMARU.AH WORM!
X load32 swchost.exe Added by the TURTA.A WORM!
X load32 netda.exe Added by the NIBU.E TROJAN!
N load= adw30.exe After Dark for Windows - screen saver program. Popular before screen savers were integrated into Win95
U load= asistat.exe Status monitor for an NEC SuperScript printer
? load= cfgsys32.exe ??
U load= esspk.exe Speakerphone capability through a soundcard for an ESS modem
Y load= hotkey.exe Solo 5300 display driver for Win2K on some Gateway laptops
N load= HPWHRC.EXE Loads the Status Window software for the HP Laserjet printers
? load= WPSLOAD.EXE Windows printing system that comes with the setup for Canon BJC series on the manufacturer's disk
N load= vi_grm.exe Monitor drivers for Trio2x/3x based video cards - displays control panel for quick access to display settings
? load= WINOSCFG.EXE Could it be something to do with configuring Windows on a new PC from an OEM supplier?
Y load= wpshrc.exe Required to prevent configuration errors on a Compaq LBP-660 parallel port laser printer (and maybe others)
Y load= Bfrecv.exe Bitware modem driver
X load= msater.exe Added by the RETSAM TROJAN!
X load= shambl3r.exe Added by the REMABL WORM!
X load= Spoolsv.exe Added by the CIADOOR.B TROJAN! Note - "Spoolsv.exe" is located in the Windows or Winnt directory, and not in System32, like the legitimate Spoolsv.exe system file
? Load= wtfeat.exe Associated with the Wintab Digitizer
Y load= AICLIENT.EXE Asset Insight from Tangram - asset managing software. Required if an organisation is running a centrally administered asset management system
X load= hint.exe Added by the ATAK WORM!
X load= win32exec.exe Added by the BITTER WORM!
X load= a1g.exe Added by the ATAK.B WORM!
X load= dapdll.exe Added by the ATAK.E WORM!
Y LoadBlackD blackd.exe This is the "intrusion detection system" of the BlackICE PC Protection (was Defender) firewall which loads independently of the "user interface" (BlackICE Utility)
? LoadBtnHnd BtnHnd.exe Fujitsu LifeBook related
X LoadDBackUp BcTool.exe Added by the GIBE WORM!
X loaddll loaddll.exe Winvest spyware
? LoadDvpApi9x DVPAPI9X.exe Part of Command AntiVirus for Windows 95/98/Me. Is it needed?
X loader loader.exe Homepage hijacker, redirecting to coolwwwsearch.com. Downloader for iedll.exe
X loader WMPLAYER.EXE Unknown baddie - WMPLAYER.EXE is stored in the location and uses the same name as Windows Media Player but that valid Windows program doesn't load at startup
X loader32 sys*****.exe [***** = random digit] Added by the DOMCOM TROJAN!
X LoadFonts LoadFonts.vbs Homepage hijacker that changes your homepage to an adult content site
X LoadFonts Tahoma.vbs Homepage hijacker that changes your homepage to an adult content site
X LoadHTML rundll32.exe mshtmpre.dll, MShtmpre Browser hijacker
X LoadingAgent ZipLoader32.exe Added by the OBLIVION TROJAN! This executable is one of the most common but there are more
X LoadingAgent msload32.exe Added by the OBLIVION TROJAN! This executable is one of the most common but there are more
X LoadManager msload.exe Added by the OPASERV.T WORM!
X loadMecq0 explorer.exe Added by the MUMUBOY.C TROJAN!

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by john antonelli)
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    there are quick ways
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I now need to go find the apps I need to delete. I will let you know more later. I am assuming I can just delete thes apps.
     
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