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Key:

  • "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
Xclock[various filenames]"LiveChat Adware - known file names include: mssetup.exe
XDll Boot Loader on Startup (do not remove this)[various filenames]Added by an unidentified TROJAN!
XMicrosoft Windows Update x86[various filenames]"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Filenames seen include (but are not limited to firefox.exe
XMicrosoftWindows[various filenames]"MagicSearch - a CoolWebSearch parasite variant"
XPGStub.exe[various filenames]Unidentified adware
XPrivateNet[various filenames]Premium rate adult content dialler
XService Pack[various filenames]"Added by the LERPA-A WORM! Note - the file name will be one of the following common.exe
XSNInstall[various filenames]"Spy Sheriff/SpywareNO malware
Xsysmon12[various filenames]"Wareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover"
XSystemEmergency[various filenames]"CoolWebSearch Smartsearch parasite variant"
XUpdate for Windows[various filenames]"Added by the LERPA-A WORM! Note - the file name will be one of the following common.exe
XVisual Element FX5[various filenames]"ClearStream Accelerator adware"
Xwingo[various filenames]"Added by the BAGLE-AU WORM!"
XWinzip[various filenames]"Added by the LERPA-A WORM! Note - the file name will be one of the following common.exe
XWupdate driver[various filenames]"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XZStart[various filenames]"VX2.Transponder parasite updater/installer related"
X[various filenames]qtsks.exeAdded by the WEBDOR.Y TROJAN


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.