"Part of Google Toolbar (from version 4 onwards) for IE. ""Google Toolbar Notifier allows you to set Google as your default search engine and prevents your search settings from being changed without your consent. An icon in your system tray blinks if the Notifier identifies an attempt to change your default search engine. You can click the icon to get more details and allow the change"". There was a bug in earlier versions where disabling the option resulted in the entry still running at startup but this has now been resolved"
"StealthWeblog surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself! Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted"
"SyGate is a useful little program that lets you share an internet connection over an intranet. Is it needed - it saves a lot of headache to just let SyGate load at startup. Available via Start -> Programs"
"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM! Note - this is not the valid Windows registry editor which resides in %Windir% and will not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This version resides in %System%"
"Keyspy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating
system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. I will
not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.
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