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#1 chaoticnetwork

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 12:45 AM

Hello, I've been looking for a list or database of unneeded start up programs.  Obviously I've found it on bleepingcomputer.com however I've realized that i need to manually search for the start up item.

Is their any way to see the full list or programs, or is their any way i could download the list in something such as an sqlite DB file or xml file?

I'm developing a program for something and one of the options will be the automatic disabling of start up programs (on new computers only).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Trying to avoid having to compile my own list due to their being so many different programs.

Cheers.  (Credit would be given)



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:22 AM

Unfortunately, this is not something we offer. We also have found tools like the one you are creating would be filled with false positives and potentially cause more problems than good.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 05:37 PM

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:40 PM

You don't need a list simple rule is to let any program that you think should start at login time do you want antivirus program to start with Windows OS my advice yes you do but do you want CCleaner to start with Windows OS no you don't.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:46 AM

The cheapest thing in the world is advice. Look this guy asked for a list of known malicious startup items so that he could use it in his application. If you did not have such managed list, you could have told him that. What was the need of saying "We also have found tools like the one you are creating would be filled with false positives and potentially cause more problems than good. ". You can not under estimate his capability. He might be writing an intelligent flaw-proof software.

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:53 AM

The cheapest thing in the world is advice. Look this guy asked for a list of known malicious startup items so that he could use it in his application.


We actually do have this list, but as I had said, we do not offer it.
 

If you did not have such managed list, you could have told him that. What was the need of saying "We also have found tools like the one you are creating would be filled with false positives and potentially cause more problems than good. ". You can not under estimate his capability. He might be writing an intelligent flaw-proof software.

Because many infections copy the same paths and file names of legitimate programs. It has been shown in the past that by simply using a database of known malicious startups does not provide a good method of discerning if a program is legitimate or not.

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:50 PM

Thanks for the answers.  I suppose i didn't explain my intentions very well.  Anyway, i've went my own route and i've began to build my own private list of start up programs, and so far it's working exactly how i intended it to.  Obviously having to maintain this is a complete pain though.

Cheers,
Chaotic


Edited by chaoticnetwork, 11 December 2016 - 05:51 PM.





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