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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
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 This has now been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-Spyware"
Y'Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2 Guard'AntiSpyWare2Guard.exe"Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO
X007-Anti-Spyware.exe007-Anti-Spyware.exe"007 Anti-Spyware rogue security software - not recommended"
X360antiarp[path to trojan]"Added by the PASTA.AIB TROJAN!"
Ya-squared Anti-Dialera2adguard.exe"System Tray access to and Background Guard feature of Emsisoft Anti-Dialer from Emsi Software GmbH - which provides ""provides a complete defense against Dialers"""
XActiveScan AntivirusActiveScan.exe"Added by the RBOT-FKQ WORM!"
XAdwareProMFCAntiTrojan Pro.exeAntiTrojan Pro rogue security software - not recommended. Variant of Ad-Ware Pro
YANONYMIZER_SPYWAREKILLERAnonAntiSpyware.exe"Anonymizer Anti-Spyware - now discontinued"
XAntiIsass.exe"Added by the BROPIA.K WORM!"
XAnti Spam Servicespamsvc.exe"Added by the MYTOB-BK WORM!"
NAnti-Blaxx ManagerAnti-Blaxx.exe"Anti-Blaxx - bypass blacklistings from different copy protections bypassing methods like virtual CD or DVD drives"
UAnti-keylogger checkantikey.exe"Anti-keylogger - protects against keylogger programs monitoring your keystrokes"
UAnti-Trojan-WatchATWatch.exeAnti-Trojan Watch - trojan detector
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
XAntiAdd.exeAntiAdd.exe"AntiAdd rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiAIDAntiAID.exe"AntiAID rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiCareMainAntiCare.exe"AntiCare rogue security software - not recommended"
XAntiClickerSVCHST32.EXE"Added by the CBH TROJAN!"
Uantidialer.co.ukDialer_Watcher.exe"Dialer_Watcher is an application that allows you to detect dialers on your computer"
YAntiFreezeAntiFreeze.exe"AntiFreeze from Resplendence Software Projects - ""offers a last recourse when you find your computer in a hung state"". If your system has hung and AntiFreeze is running
Xantihostahr.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-QJ TROJAN!"
Xantikewingate32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! See here"
XAntiKeepAntiKeep.exe"AntiKeep rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiKeep.exeAntiKeep.exe"AntiKeep rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiMalwareAntiMalware.exe"AntiMalware rogue security software - not recommended
XAntimalware Doctor.exeAntimalware Doctor.exe"Antimalware Doctor rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiMalwareGuardamg.exe"AntiMalwareGuard rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiMalwareSuiteAMS.exe"AntiMalwareSuite rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiMalware_ProNETAntiMalware_Pro.exe"AntiMalware Pro rogue security software - not recommended
UAntiPopUpAntiPopUp.exe"AntiPopUp for IE - pop-up stopper"
XAntiSpionagepgs.exe"AntiSpionage
XAntiSpionagePropgs.exe"AntiSpionagePro
XantispyANTIVIR.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
XantispyANTIVIRUS.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
Xantispyieav.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
Xantispyscan.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpy2008AntiSpy2008.exe"Antispy 2008 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyBossasb32.exe"AntiSpyBoss rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpyCheckAntiSpyCheck.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyCheck 2.1AntiSpyCheck 2.1.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyCheck 2.1.0AntiSpyCheck.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyControlpgs.exe"AntiSpyControl rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpyGoldenAntiSpyGolden 5.1.exe"AntiSpyGolden rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyGolden 5.1AntiSpyGolden 5.1.exe"AntiSpyGolden rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyGuardAntiSpyGuard.exe"AntiSpyGuard rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpyKitAntiSpyKit 5.3.exe"AntiSpyKit rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyKit 5.2AntiSpyKit 5.2.exe"AntiSpyKit rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyKit 5.3AntiSpyKit 5.3.exe"AntiSpyKit rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyMonAntiSpyMon.exe"Antispyware Protector rogue security software - not recommended"
Xantispysoldierantispysoldier.exe"AntiSpyware Soldier rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntispySpiderantispyspider.exe"AntiSpySpider rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntispyStormAntispyStorm.exe"AntispyStorm rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareAntiSpyware.exe"AntiSpywareApp rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyware ProAntiSpyware Pro.exe"AntiSpyware Pro 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntispyware PRO XPasproxp.exe"AntiSpyware Pro XP rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntispyware-2008.exeAntispyware-2008.exe"AntiSpyware 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
YAntiSpyWare2GuardAntiSpyWare2Guard.exe"Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO
XAntiSpyware3000.exeantispyware.exe"AntiSpyware 3000 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpywareBotAntiSpywareBot.exe"AntiSpywareBot rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpywareControlpgs.exe"AntiSpywareControl rogue security software - not recommended
XAntispywareDAntispywareD.exe"AntiSpywareDeluxe rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareExpertase.exe"AntiSpywareExpert rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareGuardasg.exe"AntiSpywareGuard rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpywareMasterasm.exe"AntiSpywareMaster rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareShieldAntiSpywareShield.exe"AntiSpywareShield rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareSuitepgs.exe"AntiSpywareSuite rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XAntiSpywareXP 2009AntiSpywareXP2009.exe"AntiSpywareXP 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyZoneAntiSpyZone.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 4.5AntiSpyZone 4.5.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 4.6AntiSpyZone 4.6.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 4.9AntiSpyZone 4.9.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 5.1AntiSpyZone 5.1.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 5.4AntiSpyZone 5.4.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiTroyAntiTroy.exe"AntiTroy rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiTroy.exeAntiTroy.exe"AntiTroy rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVer2008pgs.exe"AntiVer2008
XAntiVermeansAntiVermeans.exe"Variant of the Antivermins rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVerminsAntiVermins.exe"Antivermins rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVermins 3.0AntiVermins 3.0.exe"Antivermins rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVermins 3.3AntiVermins 3.3.exe"Antivermins rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVerminserAntiVerminser.exe"Variant of the Antivermins rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVerminsProAntiVerminspro.exe"Antivermins rogue security software - not recommended
Xantiviirusantiviirus.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.KEU TROJAN!
XAntivirsvchst.exe"Added by the RAGRUK-A TROJAN!"
XAntiVirscvhost.exe"Added by the AGENT-DSF TROJAN!"
XAntiVirwinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
XAntiVirsmss.exe"Added by the DWNLDR-GWE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %ProgramFiles%"
YAntiVir XPAVwin.exe"AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic - antivirus"
XAntivir64Antivir64.exe"Antivir64 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiviralGoldenAntiviralGolden.exe"AntiviralGolden rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVirGear 3.7AntiVirGear 3.7.exe"AntiVirGear rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVirGear 3.8AntiVirGear 3.8.exe"AntiVirGear rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVirProtectAntiVirProtect.exe"AntiVirProtect rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusav.exe"Added by the SINKIN TROJAN! Resets IE start page to realphx.com"
XAntivirusmaja.exe"Added by the NETSKY.H WORM!"
XAntivirusiexpl0res.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XAntiViruskaspery.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XAntiVirusAntiVirus.exe"Added by the BANKER-EHB TROJAN!"
XAntivirusAntvrs.exe"AntiVirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusavm.exe"Antivirus Master rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusvav.exe"Vista Antivirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusaav.exe"Advanced Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XANTIVIRUSAVS.exe"Antivirus Sentry rogue security software - not recommended
XANTIVIRUSmicroAV.exe"Micro Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusMSA.exe"MS Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XANTIVIRUSUltraAV.exe"Ultra Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusxpa.exe"Xpert Antivirus Enterprise rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusSPP.exe"Spyware Preventer rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirussav.exe"System Antivirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusuav.exe"Ultimate Antivirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiviruswav.exe"Windows Antivirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirus 2009av2009.exe"AntiVirus'09 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirus 2009 plusAntivirus 2009 plus.exe"AntiVirus Plus rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirus Agent Proaap.exe"Antivirus Agent Pro rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirus Installer[path to trojan]"Added by the BADGENT-A TROJAN!"
XAntivirus PC 2009avpc2009.exe"Antivirus PC 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirus Pro 2009AntivirusPro2009.exe"AntiVirus Plus rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirus Pro 2010AntivirusPro_2010.exe"Antivirus Pro 2010 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVirus Processvirprot.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XAntivirus Protection Servicesccapp2.exe"Added by the RBOT.EXI WORM!"
XAntiVirus Updateupdates.exe"Added by the RBOT-JF WORM!"
XAntiVirus Updateantivirus.exe"Added by the RBOT-IF WORM!"
XAntivirus Updatesavupdchk.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-IP WORM!"
XAntivirus-2008.exeAntivirus-2008.exe"Antivirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended. Detected by Sophos as the FAKEAV-BK TROJAN!"
Xantivirus-2008pro.exeantivirus-2008pro.exe"Antivirus 2008 PRO rogue security software - not recommended. Detected by Sophos as the FAKEAV-AW TROJAN!"
XAntivirus-GoldenAntivirus-Golden.exe"Antivirus-Golden rogue security software - not recommended"
XAntivirus.exeAntivirus.exe"Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirus2008yantvrs.exe"AntiVirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
Xantivirus32antivirus.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.KAI WORM!"
XAntivirusBESTInstaller.exe"Installer for the AntivirusBEST rogue security software - not recommended. Removal instructions here"
XAntivirusBESTabest.exe"AntivirusBEST rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusDocAntivirusDoc.exe"AntivirusDoc rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusFiablepgs.exe"AntivirusFiable
XAntivirusForAllpgs.exe"AntivirusForAll rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusGoldAntivirusGold.exe"AntivirusGold rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusGold 5.1AntivirusGold 5.1.exe"AntivirusGold rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVirusLab2009AntiVirusLab2009.exe"Antivirus Lab 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusOrdipgs.exe"AntivirusOrdi
XAntivirusPCPakkepgs.exe"AntivirusPCPakke
XAntivirusPCSuitepgs.exe"AntivirusPCSuite rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiviruspertuttipgs.exe"Antiviruspertutti rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XAntiVirusProAntiVirusPro.exe"Anti Virus Pro rogue security software - not recommended"
XAntiVirusProMFCAntivirus Pro.exe"AntiVirus Pro rogue security software - not recommended"
?AntiVirusProtectionqumk.exe"??"
XAntivirusProtectionantivirusprotection.exe"Antivirus Protection rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusschermpgs.exe"Antivirusscherm
XAntivirusXP.exeAntivirusXP.exe"Antivirus XP Pro rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVirus_ProNETAntiVirus_Pro.exe"AntiVirusPro rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVituSBase.exe"Added by the BAS.A WORM!"
Xantiwareelite***32.exe [*** = random char]"Added by the DLOADER-HW TROJAN!"
UAntiWindowsMessengerAntiMsMsg.exe"Anti-Windows_Messenger is a small application that prevents Windows Messenger from remaining resident in memory"
XAntiWorm2008pgs.exe"AntiWorm2008 rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
Xanti_trojanti_troj.exe"Malware installed by different rogue security software including SpyKillerPro. Also detected as the LODEAR.D TROJAN!"
UArovax AntiSpywarearovaxantispyware.exe"Part of Arovax AntiSpyware from Arovax
Uarovaxantispywarearovaxantispyware.exe"Part of Arovax AntiSpyware from Arovax
XASC-AntiSpywareWinCleaner.exe"WinCleaner 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XASC-AntiSpywareWinAntivirus.exe"Win Antivirus Vista/XP rogue security software - not recommended
YAshampoo AntiSpyWare 2AntiSpyWare2Guard.exe"Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO
YAshampoo AntiSpyWare 2 GuardAntiSpyWare2Guard.exe"Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO
YAshampoo AntiVirus ServiceGuardGui.exe"System Tray access to the main user interface for Ashampoo® AntiVirus from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG."
XAUTORUN_VALAntiSpyCheck 2.1.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
Xauto__antiav__keyantiav_exe.exe"Added by the BAGLEDI-AA TROJAN!"
XAVAntivir.exe"Antivir rogue security software - not recommended
XAV AntiSpywareava.exe"AV AntiSpyware rogue security software - not recommended
XAV7antivirus7.exe"Antivirus7 rogue security software - not recommended
XAVantivirusAvconsol.exe"Added by the MSNVB-D WORM!"
Yavast! AntivirusashDisp.exe"System Tray access to and notifications for avast! Antivirus - giving left-click access to the On-Access Scanner
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"
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"
XAvg Antivirusicpldrvx.exe"Added by the BANKER.BYU TROJAN!"
XAVG AntiVirus Scanneravgscnx.exe"Added by the SILLYFDC.BBE WORM! Note - this is not a legitimate AVG entry"
XAVG AntiVirus Updateravgwusv.exe"Added by the SILLYFDC.BAX WORM! Note - this is not a legitimare AVG entry"
XAvira Anti-Virus Pro 2008explorear.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XavplAntivirus.exe"AntiVirus Plasma rogue security software - not recommended
XA_M_P_NETAntiMalwarePro.exe"AntiMalware Pro rogue security software - not recommended
XBastioneAntiviruspgs.exe"BastioneAntivirus
XBestsellerAntiviruspgs.exe"BestsellerAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended
YBitDefender Antiphishing HelperIEShow.exe"Anti-phishing component of BitDefender internet security products. Anti-phishing prevents sensitive data such as usernames
XBitDefender AntivirusBITDEFENDERX.EXE"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XBlank AntiViriAUT0EXEC.BAT StartUp"Added by the BRONTOK-CJ WORM!"
XCleanUp AntivirusCU[random characters].exe"Cleanup Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XCONFIGUREvantivir62.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-ZD BACKDOOR!"
XCoreguard Antivirus 2009Coreguard 2009.exe"Coreguard Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XDefensaAntiMalwarepgs.exe"DefensaAntiMalware
UDigisoft AntiDialerAntiDialer.exe"Digisoft AntiDialer"
XDoctor Antivirus 2008antvr.exe"Doctor Antivirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
NDoUWantItduwi.exeDoUWantIt - online shopping assistant. Start it manually
XDrAntispyDrAntispy.exe"DrAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended"
XDrWeb AntivirusDRWEBAV.EXEAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
?Eac_rnvdlANTIVIRUS_INSTALL.EXE"??"
XEdzy AntiVirusdppsfa.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
YEmsisoft Anti-Malwarea2guard.exe"System Tray access to and Anti-Malware Guard feature of Emsisoft Anti-Malware from Emsi Software GmbH - which provides ""comprehensive PC protection against viruses
Yewido anti-spywareewido.exe"System Tray access to and notifications for Ewido Anti-Spyware 4.0. Ewido is now part of AVG Technologies so this has been superseded by AVG Anti-Virus which includes Anti-Spyware"
XExpertAntivirusExpertAntivirus.exe"ExpertAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XExtra AntivirusExtraAV.exe"Extra Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
UF-PROT Antivirus Tray applicationFProtTray.exe"System Tray access to F-PROT Antivirus"
XFast Antivirus 2009FastAV.exe"Fast Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
Xfirewall_antifirewall_anti.exe"Added by the NETDENY-B TROJAN!"
XGeneral AntivirusGenAvir.exe"General Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XGhost AntivirusGhostAV.exe"Ghost Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XGoldenAntiSpypgs.exe"GoldenAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XHome Antivirus 2010HomeAntivirus2010.exe"Home Antivirus 2010 rogue security software - not recommended
XHomeAntivirus 2009HomeAntivirus2009.exe"HomeAntivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XInternet AntivirusIAvir.exe"Internet Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XInternet Antivirus ProIAPro.exe"Internet Antivirus Pro rogue security software - not recommended
Yiolo AntiVirusioloAV.exe"iolo AntiVirus"
NiRiS AntiVirus Active MonitorWIMMUN32.exe"Iris Antivirus - discontinued
XKasper AntivirusKASPERANTIVIRUS.EXE"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT 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"
XKaspersky AntivirusKasperskyAV.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XKL AntiFunLoveflcss.exe"Added by the FUNLOVE.4099 VIRUS!"
XLARISSA ANTI VIRUSLARISSA_ANTI_VIRUS.exe"Added by the KLASSIR TROJAN!"
XLaunch Norton AntiVirus 2000jorgf.exe"Added by the RBOT-AUI WORM!"
XLiveAntispyLiveAntispy.exe"LiveAntispy rogue security software - not recommended
XMagicantispyMagicantispy.exe"Magicantispy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
YMalwarebytes' Anti-Malwarembamgui.exe"System tray access to and realtime protection agent for the registered version of MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware - which is ""considered to be the next step in the detection and removal of malware. In our product we have compiled a number of new technologies that are designed to quickly detect
XMantis[filename]"Added by the MANTIBE VIRUS!"
UMatadormantispm.exe"MailFrontier Desktop (Matador) email spam blocker software"
XMaxAntiSpyMaxAntiSpy.exe"MaxAntispy Russian rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XMcafee Anti ScanNortonScn.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMcAfee AntivirusMcAfeeAV.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMcAfee Antivirus 32MCAFEEAV32.EXE"Added by the SPYBOT-EH WORM!"
XMcafee Antivirus Monitoring System326VSStatmn326.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMcafee Antivirus Monitoring System32mnVSStatmn32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMcAfee Antivirus ProtectionmcafeeAV.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMcaffe AntivirusMcafeescn.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XMICROSFT ANTIVIRUS UPDATE SUPPORT[random 10-letter filename].EXE"Added by the RBOT-AQA WORM!"
XMICROSFT ANTIVIRUS UPDATE SUPPORTMSGUPDATED.EXE"Added by the RBOT-APZ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Anti Virus Controllermsavc.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMicrosoft Anti Virus Controllermsavc32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.EPW BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Anti-Spy[random filename]"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft AntiSpywareBazzi.exe"Added by the AHKER.J WORM!"
XMicrosoft AntiSpywareKT06.pif"Added by the IRCBOT.GEN WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internal AntiVirus SystemsdIlhost.exe"Added by the RBOT-AEV WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Antivirus Protectionantivirus.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as the IRCBOT.BSK TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Norotn Anti Virusmnhpot.exe"Added by the RBOT-GRO WORM!"
XMicrosoft Norton Antivirusnorton.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft64antiv.exe"Added by the SOBER WORM!"
YMicrosoftAntiSpywareCleanergcASCleaner.exe"Microsoft Antipsyware - now superseded by Microsoft's Windows Defender"
XMS AntiSpyware 2009msas2009.exe"MS AntiSpyware 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
Xms_anti_spywaremwfirewall.exe"Added by the GAMQOWI TROJAN!"
Xms_anti_spywarebxpmwfirebpx.exe"Added by the SURILA-D TROJAN!"
Xms_anti_spywarebxpmwfibpx.exe"Added by the SURILA-J TROJAN!"
XNano Antivirusnanoav.exe"Nano Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XNarmonVirusAntismss.exe"Added by the AUTORUN-DV WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ~A~m~B~u~R~a~D~u~L~ subfolder"
XNet CoNNAntispy.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.ALK WORM!"
XNew Anti VirusSystem.exe"Added by the BRONTOK-CH WORM!"
XNI.UWA6P_0001_N56M1001WinAntiVirusPro2006Installer.exe"Installer for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software"
XNI.UWA6P_0001_N69M0303WinAntiVirusPro2006Installer[1].exe"Installer for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software"
XNI.UWA6P_0001_N73M1004WinAntiVirusPro2006FreeInstall.exe"Installer for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software"
XNI.UWA6P_0001_N91M1807WinAntiVirusPro2006FreeInstall[1].exe"Installer for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software"
XNI.UWA7P_0001_N91M0809WinAntiVirusPro2007FreeInstall.exe"Installer for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - see here"
XNI.UWAS6_0001_N57M1312WinAntiSpyware2006FreeInstall.exe"Installer for the WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XNod32 Free antivirusnod32krn.exe"Added by the RBOT-AAO WORM! Note - not the popular free NOD32 antivirus software
XNod3d2 Free antivirusN0D32KRN.EXE"Added by the RBOT-ABQ WORM!"
XNortE Antivirusnorte.exe"Added by the RBOT.BQQ WORM!"
XNortE Antivirusnorten.exe"Added by the RBOT-AFF WORM!"
XNorton Antiviral Scannernavscnr.exe"Added by the DELBOT-K WORM!"
XNorton Antivirusnortonav.exe"Added by the RBOT-AYE TROJAN! Note - this is not the real Norton AV!"
XNorton Antivirus 2004SYMANTECAV2.EXE"Added by the SPYBOT-DY WORM! Note - this is not the real Norton AV!"
XNorton Antivirus 7.0a[path to file]"Added by the PERDA-B or RANCK-CT TROJANS!"
XNorton Antivirus AVFVProtect.exe"Added by the NETSKY.P WORM! Note - this is not the popular AV software!"
XNorton AntiVirus SysNAVsys32.exe"Added by a variant of the WOOTBOT WORM!"
XNorton Antivirus Updaternortonav.exe"Added by the DELBOT-T WORM! Note - this is not the real Norton AV!"
XNortonAntivirusLSASS.exe"Added by the PEXMOR WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\Temp"
XNortonAVnorton_antivirus.exe"Added by the NETJOE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Symantec AV program"
XnortonsantivirusccEvtMngr.exe"Added by the HZDOOR-A TROJAN!"
XOmega AntiVirOM83b.exe"Omega AntiVir rogue security software - not recommended
XP Antispyware 09pas.exe"P Antispyware 09 rogue security software - not recommended
XPaladin Antiviruspav.exe"Paladin Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
UPanda Antispam Server ServicePasSrv.exe"AntiSpam part of an older version of Panda Internet Security"
YParetoLogic Anti-SpywarePareto_AS.exe"""ParetoLogic Anti-Spyware delivers Active Protection in the form of real-time blocking"""
XPC Antispyware 2010PC_Antispyware2010.exe"PC Antispyware 2010 rogue security software - not recommended
YPC Tools AntiVirus ClientPCTAV.exe"System Tray access to PC Tools AntiVirus from PC Tools - which ""provides world-leading protection against viruses
XPC-AntispyPC-Antispy.exe"PC-Antispy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XPC-AntispywarePC-Antispyware.exe"PC-AntiSpyware rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XPCAntiMalwarepcam.exe"PCAntiMalware rogue security software - not recommended
XPCAntiVirusPropgs.exe"PCAntiVirusPro rogue security software - not recommended
XPersonal Anti MalwarePAM.exe"Unregistered version of Personal Anti Malware rogue security software - not recommended
XPersonal Anti Malware CenterAMC.exe"Registered version of Personal Anti Malware rogue security software - not recommended
XPersonal AntivirusPerAvir.exe"Personal Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XPersonalAntiSpy Freepas.exe"PersonalAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XPower-Antivirus-2009Power-Antivirus-2009.exe"Power Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
UppassAntispy.exe"AntiSpy firewall - ""program designed to combat against various types of intrusion and monitoring programs currently in use or presently being developed worldwide"""
XPro Antispyware 2009proas2009.exe"Pro AntiSpyware 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XProAntispyProAntispy.exe"ProAntispy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XProAntiVirusProAntiVirus.exe"Added by the RBOT-FTP WORM!"
XPyroAntiSpyPyroAntiSpy.exe"PyroAntiSpy Russian rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XQuantifier Securityqsecue.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.UOL WORM!"
XRapid AntivirusRapid Antivirus.exe"Rapid Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XREAnti.exeREAnti.exe"REAnti rogue security software - not recommended
XSafety Anti-Spyware 3Safety Anti-Spyware 3.exe"Safety Anti-Spyware rogue security software - not recommended
XSecure AntiVirus Proav.exe"Secure AntiVirus Pro rogue security software - not recommended
XSecurity AntivirusSA[random characters].exe"Security Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XSecurity Antivirus Xp 1inetfor.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BAV WORM!"
XSemanticInsightSemanticInsight.exe"RXToolbar adware. Software that displays pop-up/pop-under advertisements when the primary user interface is not visible"
Xshvantit.exe"Added by the AGENT-JKU TROJAN!"
XSichererAntiviruspgs.exe"SichererAntivirus
XSmart Antivirus-2009.exeSmart Antivirus-2009.exe"Smart Antivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XSolelunaAntiViruspgs.exe"SolelunaAntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
Uspyshelterantikeylogger.exe"SpyShelter - anti-keylogger protects against keylogger programs monitoring your keystrokes"
Xstartkeyantivir.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-TO TROJAN!"
YSUPERAntiSpywareSUPERAntiSpyware.exe"SUPERAntiSpyware - spyware
XSymantec Anti Virussymantec32.exe"Added by a variant of the WOOTBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionaldfrgfrat.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalautoformat.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionaldyndns.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalf0dns.exe"Added by the FORBOT-GT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalflushdns.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalfor.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalregedit.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM! Note - this is not the valid Windows registry editor which resides in %Windir% and will not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This version resides in %System%"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalSymantex.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalwindows .exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalWinhp32.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalwinudp.exe"Added by a variant of the WOOTBOT WORM! See here"
XSymantec Antivirus professionalxplrer.exe"Added by a variant of the FORBOT WORM!"
XSysAntivirus 2009sysav.exe"SysAntivirus 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XSystemantivirus.vbe"Added by the AUTORUN-AYI WORM!"
UtcomantidialerrunT-Com Antidialer.exe"T-Com Antidialer from T-Com internet provider. It's a small antidialer utility which monitors whether you're trying to dial a new connection. It basically asks you do you want to dial the shown number or not. Protects agains dialer malware"
Xtrackerx90.th.gsanti_data_exe_by_trackerx90.exe"Added by the BCKDR-QIT BACKDOOR!"
YTray control for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malwarembamtrayctrl.exe"Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - ""monitors every process and actually stops malicious processes before they even start. It uses our impressive technology that is in fact a completely novel way of heuristic scanning and it is our response to the increasingly complex malware threats"""
XTRE AntiVirustreav.exe"TRE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
YTrend Micro Anti-SpywareTmas.exe"Trend Micro Anti-Spyware - required when using real time monitoring but now discontinued"
YTrend Micro AntiVirus 2007tavui.exe"Part of Trend Micro AntiVirus 2007"
YTrendMicro AntivirusAveagent.exeVirus scanner
XTrustedAntiviruspgs.exe"TrustedAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XUnigrayUnigray Antivirus.exe"Unigray Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended"
Xvipantispywarevipantispyware.exe"VipAntiSpyware rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XVirusAnti.exe"Added by the SEENBOT.O WORM!"
XWin Antispyware Centerav.exe"Win Antispyware Center rogue security software - not recommended
XWin Antivir 2008Win Antivir 2008.exe"Win Antivir 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
XWin Antivirus 2008Win Antivirus 2008.exe"Win Antivirus 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2005was5.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2005 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2006was6.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2006 Freewas6.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2006 Scannerwas6.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2007was7.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XWinAntiSpyware 2007 Freewas7.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XWinAntispyware2008WinAntispyware2008.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2008 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntivirusAVSVC.EXE"Part of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2005 rogue security software when installed in Win98/Me - not recommended
XWinAntiVirus Pro 2007WinAv.exe"WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended
XWinAntiVirusPro2006WinAV.exe"WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software - not recommended
XWindows Anti VerifierWindows-Anti.exe"Added by the RBOT.ETT WORM!"
XWindows Anti Virus Control Centeravrscan.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Anti Virus Control Centerwinavscan.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Anti-Virus Built 32AntiVirus32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-BG WORM!"
XWindows Lord Anti-Viruswinlord32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-GW WORM!"
XWinsecure AntivirusSecureantivirus.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
Xwistaantiviruswistaantivirus.exe"Wista Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XWorldAntiSpyworldantispy.exe"WorldAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XXP Antispyware 2009XP_AntiSpyware.exe"XP AntiSpyware 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XXP Antivirusxpantivirus.exe"XPAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XXP Antivirusxpa.exe"XP Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended"
XXPAntivirusXPAntivirus.exe"XPAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XYahoo2000Anti.exe"Added by the RBOT.ATK WORM!"
XYahoo2000Anti.exe"Added by an unknown Malware
XZi5AntiVirus Update.exe"Added by the ERKEZ.G WORM!"
Y_AntiSpywareMssCli.exe"Part of McAfee AntiSpyware"
Y_AntiSpywaremasalert.exe"Part of McAfee AntiSpyware"
X_pnd_Panda Antivirus_pnd_*****.exe [* = random char/digit]Added by the AGENT.NAK 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.