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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
XantispyANTIVIRUS.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiVirusAntiVirus.exe"Added by the BANKER-EHB TROJAN!"
XAntiVirus Updateantivirus.exe"Added by the RBOT-IF WORM!"
XAntivirus.exeAntivirus.exe"Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
Xantivirus32antivirus.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.KAI WORM!"
XASC-AntiSpywareWinAntivirus.exe"Win Antivirus Vista/XP rogue security software - not recommended
XavplAntivirus.exe"AntiVirus Plasma rogue security software - not recommended
XExpertAntivirusExpertAntivirus.exe"ExpertAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XKasper AntivirusKASPERANTIVIRUS.EXE"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Antivirus Protectionantivirus.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as the IRCBOT.BSK TROJAN!"
XNortonAVnorton_antivirus.exe"Added by the NETJOE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Symantec AV program"
XProAntiVirusProAntiVirus.exe"Added by the RBOT-FTP WORM!"
XRapid AntivirusRapid Antivirus.exe"Rapid Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XUnigrayUnigray Antivirus.exe"Unigray Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended"
XWinsecure AntivirusSecureantivirus.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
Xwistaantiviruswistaantivirus.exe"Wista Antivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XXP Antivirusxpantivirus.exe"XPAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XXPAntivirusXPAntivirus.exe"XPAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended


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.