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  • "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

Startup Name Process Name Details
X(Default)[random filename].exe"Added by the BLACKMAL WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the ""(Default)"" key in HKLM\Run and HKLM\RunServices in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank"
XAnti-Virus[random filename].exe"Added by the CAPROBAD-A TROJAN!"
XContent connector[random filename].exe"Added by the DIALER-Y TROJAN! Note - uses a random filename and random folders. Usually the folder containing the file is a Temp folder"
Xctfmon32[random filename].exe"Added by the RBOT-GSN WORM!"
Xdll services[random filename].exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
Xexample[random filename].exe"Added by the NUCLEAR BACKDOOR! Note - this trojan file is located in %Windir%\NR"
XHDAudio Driver 1.0[random filename].exe"Added by the TEADOOR-D TROJAN!"
XHDAudio Driver 2.0[random filename].exe"Added by the TEADOOR-E TROJAN!"
XKadoc[random filename].exe"Added by the STAPREW TROJAN!"
XMickey Mouse Cereal[random filename].exe"Added by the RANKY.Q TROJAN!"
XMicrosft Upgraed[random filename].exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft UpToDate Driver (32-bits)[random filename].exe"Added by the SPYBOT.LXJ WORM!"
XMicrosot NT Support[random filename].exe"Added by the RBOT-CTI WORM!"
XRSPC Driver[random filename].exe"Added by the RBOT-SN WORM!"
XWeb Service[random filename].exe"Added by the ADMINCASH TROJAN!"
XWIN prosessor16[random filename].exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XWindows LoL Layer[random filename].exe"Added by the RBOT-GMD WORM!"
XWindows Print Monitor Daemon[random filename].exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XWindows Service Agent[random filename].exe"Added by the IRCBOT-XE TROJAN!"
XWindowsReg% update[random filename].exe"Added by the RBOT-HH WORM!"
XWinFixer service[random filename].exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XWinsvr[random filename].exe"Added by the ADCLICK-DK TROJAN!"
XWinz Firewall[random filename].exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"

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 do anything.