Getting a List of Startup Programs Using HijackThis

This section provides a tutorial example on how to get a list of startup programs that are running on your Windows system using HijackThis.

The best way to get a list of startup programs that are running on the system is to use run a HijackThis report. See other chapters on how to install and run HijackThis.

Here is the O4 section, list of startup programs, of my HijackThis report:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MsmqIntCert] regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core
                  \smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX
                  \Smax4.exe /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AccelerometerSysTrayApplet] C:\WINDOWS\system32
                  \AccelerometerSt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP
                  \SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl] %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick
                   Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cpqset] C:\Program Files\HPQ\Default Settings
                  \cpqset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\Sminst\Recguard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Reminder] C:\WINDOWS\Creator\Remind_XP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Scheduler] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\Scheduler.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE
                  \cli.exe" runtime -Delay
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates
                  \VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 
                   0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BaiduXUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Baidu\BaiduX
                  \MovieUpdate.exe" --Update
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java
                  \jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier
                  \1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger
                  \YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NetZero_uoltray] C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
                   regrun
O4 - Startup: OpenOffice.org 2.2.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org
                   2.2\program\quickstart.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Google Updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\Google
                  \Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft
                   Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Monitor Apache Servers.lnk = C:\local\apache\bin
                  \ApacheMonitor.exe
O4 - Global Startup: 百度下吧.lnk = C:\Program Files\Baidu\BaiduX
                  \BaiduX.exe

Another way to see the list of startup programs on your system is to run "msconfig.exe" and click the "Startup" tab.

In the next sections, I review and remove some of those startup programs that I don't need to run them at system startup time.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 System Extremely Slow - Bad Startup Programs

Getting a List of Startup Programs Using HijackThis

 Startup Program Configuration - System Registry

 Startup Program Configuration - User Startup Folder

 Removing ApacheMonitor.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing BaiduX.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing OpenOffice quickstart.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing Microsoft Office OSA9.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing GoogleUpdater.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing NetZero exec.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing YahooMessenger.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing Java Update jusched.exe as a Startup Program

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version