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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
UActual Window ManagerActualWindowManagerCenter.exe"Actual Window Manager from Actual Tools - ""an innovative desktop organization application which introduces unconventional window controls and also automatic general window operations making your work more productive
UActual Window MinimizerActualWindowMinimizerCenter.exe"Actual Window Minimizer - ""allows minimizing any window to task tray notification area or to the edge of the screen"""
NAluria Security CenterSecurityCenter.exe"Aluria Software's spyware removal tool - we can't really recommend this product as Aluria have recently partnered with WhenU
YBredbandsbolagetservicecenter.exe"Related to the Brebband Swedish Broadband provider"
YccenterCCenter.exe"RAV AntiVirus"
NChcenterchcenter.exe"IMSI HiJaak - ""the easiest way to convert
NCompaq Computer Corp SCCenter ModuleSCCENTER.EXEFor Compaq PC's. Part of Backweb
UControl CenterCenter.exe"Associated with Hawking Technologies
UCoreCenterCoreCenter.exe"MSI Core Center - motherboard utility for monitoring CPU speed
UDualCoreCenterStartUpDualCoreCenter.exe"Unified control center for overclocking both the graphics card and the CPU
?FRITZ!DSL StartcenterStCenter.exe"FRITZ! ISP software ""StartCenter"" User interface that allows you to manage
XGuardCenterGuardCenter.exe"GuardCenter rogue security software - not recommended"
Uhcenterhcenter.exe"Bellsouth help center. Part of software from SupportSoft (aka provided to manufacturers and ISPs that allows them to offer on-line support - to update drivers
NMsgCenterExeRealOneMessageCenter.exe"RealNetworks RealPlayer related - disabling this application will not affect Real Player in any way"
UQwest 11n Wireless WPS ToolWpsCenter.exeWireless configuration utility for the Qwest 11N 150MB USB wireless adapter
XSecurityCentersecuritycenter.exe"Desktop Security 2010 rogue security software - not recommended
NService Connectionsccenter.exeFor Compaq PC's. Part of Backweb
NShcenterchcenter.exe"IMSI HiJaak - ""the easiest way to convert
XSystemGuardCenterSystemGuardCenter.exe"System Guard Center rogue security suite - not recommended
Utgcmdhcenter.exe"Bellsouth help center. Part of software from SupportSoft (aka provided to manufacturers and ISPs that allows them to offer on-line support - to update drivers
XWinX Security CenterWinX Security Center.exe"WinX Security Center rogue security software - not recommended
XXP Protection CenterXPProtectionCenter.exe"XP Protection Center rogue security software - not recommended
XXP SecurityCenterXPSecurityCenter.exe"XPSecurityCenter rogue security software - not recommended
X[various names]AppMasterCenter.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.