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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
XAnti-Virusvpms.exe"Added by a variant of the SLAPER TROJAN!"
XAnti-Virus[random filename].exe"Added by the CAPROBAD-A TROJAN!"
XAnti-Virus Product Sync[unprintable character][3 characters]log.exe"Added by the KEDEBE.D WORM!"
XAnti-Virus Update Scheduler[path to trojan]"Added by the SPAMMIT-A TROJAN!"
XAnti-Virus Update Schedulerwinsp3.exe"Malware - detected by Kaspersky as the AGENT.FP TROJAN!"
XAnti-Virus Update Scheduler V1.39.12R[path to trojan]"Added by the HEPLANE or STAPREW.B TROJANS! - different filenames have been spotted; examples: msvc.exe
YAVG Anti-Virus systemavgcc.exe"System Tray access to and notifications for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. If this entry is disabled
YAVG Anti-Virus Systemavgemc.exe"E-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry
YAVG Anti-Virus Systemavgw.exe"This entry is included with the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. Once installed (or on first run for a different user) it runs the configuration sequence to set up the product and doesn't run on subsequent restarts"
XAvira Anti-Virus Pro 2008explorear.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
YKaspersky Anti-Virus MonitorAvpM.exe"Kaspersky Anti-Virus Lite - no longer available"
XWindows Anti-Virus Built 32AntiVirus32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-BG WORM!"
XWindows Lord Anti-Viruswinlord32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-GW 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.