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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
Y!AVG Anti-Spywareavgas.exe"System Tray access to and notifications for AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. This has now been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-Spyware"
Y9xadiras9xadiras.exe"Allied Telesyn AT series router/modem related - apparently required"
NActiveSpeedAS.exe"Ascentive ActiveSpeed internet optimizer - not recommended
YAdirasAdiras.exeADSL USB modem related
XAdobeReaderProlssas.exe"Added by the RBOT-CLB WORM!"
YAVG Anti-Spywareavgas.exe"System Tray access to and notifications for AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. This has now been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-Spyware"
Yavgasavgas.exe"System Tray access to and notifications for AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5. This has now been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-Spyware"
XCheckdiskmscas.exe"Added by the VAGON-A TROJAN!"
XCOM+ System Applicationlsas.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-MO WORM!"
XCOM+ System Applicationslsas.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.SE WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadedlssas.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XCRSSlssas.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XDllLoaderlssas.exe"Added by the BDOOR-JE BACKDOOR!"
UDynu Basic Clientdynubas.exe"Dynu online dynamic IP update client. Useful when using a dial up modem"
Uiasias.exe"InvisibleASpy keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
XInternetalm7tas.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XIsassRenascimentoIssas.exe"Added by the BANKER.GAX TROJAN!"
XLocal Security Authority Servcelssas.exe"Added by the POEBOT-T WORM!"
XLocal Security Authority Servicelssas.exe"Added by the POEBOT-J WORM!"
Xlsaslsas.exe"Added by the BIGFAIRY-C WORM!"
Xlssaslssas.exe"Added by the AUTORUN.CEY WORM!"
XLssas Monitoring StartupLSSAS.EXE"Added by the RBOT.XJ WORM!"
Xlssasslssas.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.RL WORM!"
XLTM2lssas.exe"Added by a variant of the LITMUS TROJAN!"
XMachine Update Softwusas.exeAdded by an unidfentified WORM!
XMicrosoft Managementlmas.exe"Added by the FORBOT-CZ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Management Consolelssas.exe"EasySearch adware"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processlsas.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMSConfiglssas.exe"Added by the AUTORUN.CEY WORM!"
XNetwork AdministrationNAS.exe"Added by the ANTILAM.20.Q TROJAN!"
XNxvstlsas.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.CD WORM!"
XP Antispyware 09pas.exe"P Antispyware 09 rogue security software - not recommended
YParetoLogic Anti-SpywarePareto_AS.exe"""ParetoLogic Anti-Spyware delivers Active Protection in the form of real-time blocking"""
XPAS_Checkudcpas.exe"Part of the DriveCleaner rogue security software - not recommended
XPersonalAntiSpy Freepas.exe"PersonalAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XPostdavatchnvdas.exe"Added by the RANDEX.T WORM!"
XRPCall_WIN2KKurawas.exe"Added by the BHARAT.A WORM!"
XSavelssas.exe"Added by an unidentified TROJAN! See here"
XShellspllsas.exe"Added by the YALER-A TROJAN!"
Xsstatadwdas.exe"Added by the DASDA TROJAN!"
XSysResWWE DIVAS.exe"Added by the ELIPTER.D WORM!"
XSYSTEMlsas.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.CJ WORM!"
XSystem handlerPandawas.exe"Added by the BHARAT.A WORM!"
XSystem Service Managerlsmas.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-IK BACKDOOR!"
XSystem Spooler Subsystemlssas.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
YTrend Micro Anti-SpywareTmas.exe"Trend Micro Anti-Spyware - required when using real time monitoring but now discontinued"
?trustras.exetrustras.exe"Trust ADSL modem related. Is it required?"
XVeritas Patchveritas.exe"Added by the RBOT-XT WORM!"
Xwimpaswimpas.exe"Added by the AGENT2.FGG TROJAN!"
XWindows ExplorerLsas.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!"
XWindows Local Spoolerlssas.exe"Added by the RBOT.BXQ WORM!"
XWindows_Protectlsas.exe"Added by the RBOT.ARO WORM!"
XWinFXlsas.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.CD WORM!"
XWinupdatelsas.exe"Added by the COSPET.JR TROJAN!"
X{9754B85A-3B34-4969-BE1F-CD03227E9470}syszweuas.exe"Added by the FAKEALERT-AM 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.