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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
?AgenteRemupd.exe"Part of an older version of Panda Antivirus. Is this an update reminder (guess because of the name)
YcuagentExeCuagent.exe"Command Antivirus related"
YDSLagentexeDSLagent.exe"Used in conjunction with USB connected ADSL modems from Eicon Networks (as used by BT for its Broadband internet service for example). Required for a permanent ADSL connection"
YMCAgentExemcagent.exe"McAfee SecurityCenter is the main support center for McAfee's range of internet security products such as Total Protection
UMskAgentexeMskAgent.exe"McAfee SpamKiller - rule-based and list-based spam filter. Available as a stand-alone product or included in older versions of Internet Security and Total Protection"
YswAgentexeSWAGENT.EXEPart of the now obsolete McAfee Managed VirusScan anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businesses

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.