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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
U"aimb.exe"" -h"aimb.exe"IMSufSentinel is a spy program which can record IM conversations
NAIMaim.exe"AOL Instant Messenger. If connected to the internet
UAIMAIM+.exeAIM plus - a free add-on to AOL's Instant Messenger for Windows from Big-O Software
XAIM Instant Message Cookies[random filename]"Added by the RBOT-AFV WORM!"
NAIM LoggerAIMLogger.exe"AIM Logger - saves AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) conversations to log files. Can be started when you are using AIM"
XAim Pluginaimplugin.exe"Added by the GUAP-F WORM!"
XAim Quick StartAim.exe"Added by the FORBOT-BB WORM! Note - this is not the popular AOL Instant Messenger utility"
XAIM reminderAIM reminder.exe"Added by the BUDDY.E TROJAN!"
NAim6AOLLaunch.exe"AOL Instant Messenger - start it when you want to use it"
NAim6aim6.exe"AOL Instant Messenger - start it when you want to use it"
XAIM95 Startupaim95.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AEE WORM!"
Xaimaol lptt01aimaol.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Aimaol"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
Xaimaol ml097eaimaol.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Aimaol"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
NAimingClickAimingClick.exe"AimingClick from AimingTech. Web searching tool. Available via Start -> Programs"
UAimMonitorAimMonitor.exe"AIM Monitor Sniffer surveillance software for the AIM instant messenger. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
UAIMProaimpro.exe"AIM Pro - secure instant messaging
NAIMster??Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing client that runs over the AOL Instant Messenger network. Available via Start -> Programs
NAIMWDInstallAIMWDInstall.exe"Version of the WildTangent on-line games installer that came with versions of AOL Instant Messenger. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case"
XAol Configuration Loaderaimsng.exe"Added by the SDBOT-XE WORM!"
XAOL Instant Messangeraim.exe"Added by the SDBOT-YT WORM! Note - this is not the popular AOL Instant Messenger utility"
XAOL Instant Messengeraimsgr.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.N TROJAN!"
XAOL Instant Messenger 7.213aim9283.exe"Added by the SDBOT-ZF WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderaim95.exe"Added by the LOADCFG or SDBOT TROJANS!"
NDeadAIM"rundll32.exe DeadAIM.ocm ExportedCheckODLs"
Ugaimgaim.exe"Gaim is an instant messenger client with capability to connect to AIM
Ulaimaimlite.exe"""AIM Lite is a reference application for testing some new client technology developed here at AOL®
XMicrosoftaim.exe"Added by the RBOT-GRY WORM! Note - this is not the popular AOL Instant Messenger utility"
Umsaimmsaolim.exe"MessageSpy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
YNaimagent_serviceEPOAgentnaimas32.exe"Networked version of McAfee VirusScan. Installs
YNaimagent_UIEPOAgentnaimag32.exeWorkstation background program for Network Associates McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator - a network management tool for enforcing antivirus protection of the workstations using system policies. Works with both McAfee and Norton AntiVirus. NAIMAG32 and NAIMAS32 communicate with the ePolicy Orchestrator processes on the network fileserver to check for virus updates or for the need to perform a virus scan
YNaimagent_UInaimag32.exeWorkstation background program for Network Associates McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator - a network management tool for enforcing antivirus protection of the workstations using system policies. Works with both McAfee and Norton AntiVirus. NAIMAG32 and NAIMAS32 communicate with the ePolicy Orchestrator processes on the network fileserver to check for virus updates or for the need to perform a virus scan
USaiMfdSaiMfd.exe"Saitek MFD File System Driver - associated with the Saitek SST (Saitek Smart Technolgy) configuration software for their game controllers. Create a shortcut and run manually when required"
USAIMONSaiMon.exe"Saitek joystick driver"
XWindowsBoolaimplg.exe"Added by the SDBOT-CNG WORM!"
XWinNiteniteaim.exe"Added by the OPANKI.B WORM!"
UWrite DVD-R!saimon.exe"Saimon's WriteDVD! ""gives total support for DVD-RAM drives. It provides many functions such as setting partitions on DVD-RAM disks and FixDVD! can diagnose and repair UDF formatted disks"""


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.