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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
X@RUNDLL.EXE"Added by the SPYBOT-DN WORM! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described here"
X@sysload.exe"Added by the DELF-EL TROJAN!"
X@regedit -s win.dll"Added by the SEEKER.K TROJAN! Note that regedit is the the legitimate Windows Registry Editor and shouldn't be deleted. The ""win.dll"" file is located in %Windir%"
X@iexpl0res.exe"Added by the RBOT.AEX WORM!"
X@wincms.exe"Added by the RBOT.CBR WORM!"
X@winsys32.exe"Added by the DELF.CP BACKDOOR! Note that the entry under the Startup Item/Name field my be blank"
N@Hoc ToolbarAtHoc.exe"One-click activated browsing toolbar used by various web-sites. See here for more info"
N@lohareminder.exe"Registration reminder for
Y@OnlineArmor GUIoaui.exe"System Tray access to and main user interface for the Online Armor range of security tools from Tall Emu Pty Ltd. The free version incorporates a firewall
X@tour_ww@tour_ww[1].exeAdult content dialler
NDVD@ccessDVDAccess.exe"Part of DVD Studio Pro from Apple Inc. - ""The DVD@CCESS feature allows you to add additional interactivity to your DVD title when it is played on a computer"""
NFolding@homeWINFAH.EXE"Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding
XMicrosoftWindowsa@26m.exe"Added by the KILLPAR-B TROJAN!"
XMSHT@MSHT@.EXE"Added by the MAGISTR.A VIRUS!"
UPent@VALUE 3.2Pent@VALUE.exePent@VALUE Digital Satellite Internet PC Receiver
NSETI@homeSETI@home.exeSETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data
NseticlientSETI@home.exeSETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data
XTask Loader{rdprM@Y_VO^"Added by the AGOBOT.CB WORM!"
XVBS.Ipnuker@mm[worm filename].vbs"Added by the NUKIP 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.