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. Services are not included – see below. For further information on this and how to identify and disable start-up programs please visit the C:\windows\system32\oboot64.exe (pup.optional.pcperformer.a) page.
See here for further information on random entries – which are typically added by viruses and other malware or unwanted programs. Alternatively, you can search the full database or use the alphabetical index on that page. NEXT LAST You can also manually change the page number in the address bar. 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. This displays some startup programs AND other background tasks and “Services”. Please do not submit entries collected from this method as they will not be used. ESC just because it has an “X” recommendation, please check whether it’s in the registry or common startup locations first. 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.
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. See here for a tutorial on how to use the program. A number of entries are repeated due to the way that different operating systems display startup items. NT operating systems are not included.