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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
X9xHtProtectAVprotect9x.exe"Added by the NETSKY.M WORM!"
XAntivirus PC 2009avpc2009.exe"Antivirus PC 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
Yaolavp.exe"AOL's Active Virus Shield (by Kaspersky) - found in an AOLActive Virus Shield sub-directory"
Yavpavp.exe"Kaspersky anti-virus and AOL's Active Virus Shield (by Kaspersky) - found in either a Kaspersky or AOL sub-directory"
XAVP[path to trojan]"Added by the MUTBO-A TROJAN!"
Xavpavp.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as the ALPHABET.B TROJAN!"
Xavpwin*.tmp.exe [* is a number]Added by a variant of the ALPHABET TROJAN!
Xavpxar6000v7.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as the ALPHABET.B TROJAN!"
XAVP-SEavp-32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.FS WORM!"
Xavpaavpo.exe"Added by the LEGMIR-ARK TROJAN!"
Yavpccavpcc.exe"Kaspersky Labs anti-virus"
XavplAntivirus.exe"AntiVirus Plasma rogue security software - not recommended
XAvpMAvpM.exe"Added by the STARTPAGE-ID TROJAN! Note - this is not the popular Kaspersky antivirus and this file is located in %Windir%\pchealth\UploadLB\Config"
Xavpmsavpms.exe"Added by the ONLINEGAMES.CPV TROJAN!"
XAvpravpr.exe"Added by the MYDOOM.AF WORM!"
XAVPSrvAVPSrv.exe"Added by the ONLINE-GEN TROJAN!"
Xavptask[path to trojan]"Added by the NOFERE-G TROJAN!"
Xavptaskexpl0rer.exe"Added by the AGENT.JJO TROJAN!"
XAvptaskrund1132.exe"Added by the AGENT.PKZ TROJAN!"
XAvpWxWErcx.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as a variant of the AGENT.A TROJAN!"
XAVSTRTnavpsrvc.exe"Added by the FORBOT-EF WORM!"
Xcpntmgcnavpmc.exe"Added by the SIMCSS TROJAN!"
Xhagentavp.exe"Added by the ""Herman Agent"" remote access TROJAN!"
XHtProtectAVprotect.exe"Added by the NETSKY.L WORM!"
Xicrosof Avps32 Controlav32.pif"Added by the RBOT-AVC WORM!"
Xicrosoftf Avpx Controlavpx.exe"Added by the RBOT-AYN WORM!"
YKaspersky Anti-HackerKAVPF.exe"Kaspersky Anti-Hacker personal firewall - no longer available"
YKaspersky Anti-Virus MonitorAvpM.exe"Kaspersky Anti-Virus Lite - no longer available"
Ykavavp.exe"Kaspersky anti-virus and AOL's Active Virus Shield (by Kaspersky) - found in either a Kaspersky or AOL sub-directory"
XKAVPersonalsvchost.exe"Added by the LINEAGE-V TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
YKAVPersonal50Kav.exe"Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0"
XKAVPersonal90wscntfy.exe"Added by the BANKER-FZ TROJAN!"
YKavPFWKavPFW.exe"KingSoft Personal Firewall"
XMcAfee Online virus Scanneravp.exe"Added by the RBOT-GCV WORM! Not to be confused with Kaspersky anti-virus and AOL's Active Virus Shield (by Kaspersky) - found in either a Kaspersky or AOL sub-directory"
XMyAVavpguard.exe"Added by the NETSKY.J WORM!"
XNAV Auto Protnavprot1.exe"Added by the RBOT.ZAC WORM!"
XNAV Auto Protectnavprotect.exe"Added by the RBOT.BKW WORM! Note - this is not a valid Norton AntiVirus product from Symantec"
Xnavp.exenavp.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-OE WORM!"
XNavPassNavPass.exeFree system for gaining access to and downloading from adult content web-sites
YPavProcPavPrS9x.exe"Part of Panda Antivirus and Internet Security"
YPavProtPavProt.exe"Part of the 2004 & 2005 versions of Panda Antivirus and Internet Security"
YPavprot9Pavprot9.exe"Part of the 2005 versions of Panda Antivirus and Internet Security"
XSymantec Security Routine Addonnavpaw.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-ES BACKDOOR!"
XSymantec Security Routine Addon for Microsoft Windowsnavpxaw32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-GJ TROJAN!"
XUltimate System GuardMainFAVProj.exe"Ultimate System Guard rogue security software - not recommended
XWin32 Usb DriverAvpG.exe"Added by the FORBOT-BX WORM!"
X[various names]avpmondll.exe"Wareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover"

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.