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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
XAol Configuration Loaderaimsng.exe"Added by the SDBOT-XE WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderaim95.exe"Added by the LOADCFG or SDBOT TROJANS!"
XConfiguration Loadercmd32.exe"Added by the LOADCFG or SDBOT TROJANS!"
XConfiguration Loadersyscfg32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.B BACKDOOR!"
XConfiguration Loaderservice5.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AF WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderlfass.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadersycfg34.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AN WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderwincrt32.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.BF WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderwindex.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.BZ WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderdosrun32.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderService.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderServicess.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadersw32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.BQ WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderSystem.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderWinreg.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AO WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadersysinfo.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.FQ WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermicrosoft.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.JB WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderconfgldr.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.GEN!POLY WORM!"
Xconfiguration loaderwinicfg32.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.RQ WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadersvhst.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.YC WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermsgfix.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AUS or SDBOT.J or SDBOT-QG WORMS!"
XConfiguration Loadermsnss.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AUS WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderIEXPL0RE.EXE"Added by the SDBOT BACKDOOR! Note the number ""0"" in the filename"
XConfiguration Loaderloadcfg32.exe"Added by the SDBOT BACKDOOR! Note the number ""0"" in the filename"
XConfiguration LoaderMSTasks.exe"Added by the LOADCFG or SDBOT TROJANS!"
XConfiguration Loadersystemry.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderccSort.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.SR WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadersmss32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.MB WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderwincffg.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.A3 WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderseru32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-VR WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderbotss.exe"Added by the SDBOT-XS WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderldasp.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.BH WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermsgcfgsrv.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadersmsai.exe"Added by the SDBOT-YE WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadersvupdate.exe"Added by the RANDEX.DXP WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadercrcss.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.ADG WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderlexplore.exe"Added by the RBOT-AGX WORM! Note - the executable is spelt with a lower case ""L"" rather than an lower or upper case ""i"" which is the case with Internet Explorer"
XConfiguration Loaderscvhost.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-AAE and SDBOT.AR WORMS!"
XConfiguration Loadersvchost.exe"Added by the PARADROP-A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XConfiguration Loadersvchost2.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.JR WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderdezi.exe"Added by the SDBOT-OB WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermouse.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermsg.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BT WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderWinHelper.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderextrac.exe"Added by the SDBOT-AFP WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderDVD-Player.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderIEXPLORE.EXE"Added by the SDBOT-KW WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%"
XConfiguration Loaderwincore.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BHE WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderconfigldr.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-PP TROJAN!"
XConfiguration Loaderahnhst.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.MX WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderntdm.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.RV WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermsnmsgr.exe"Added by the SDBOT-SO WORM! Note - this is not the valid MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) utility which is located in either %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger or %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger. This one is located in %System%"
XConfiguration Loadersvschost.exe"Added by the SDBOT-NS WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderwump.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-BU BACKDOOR!"
XConfiguration LoaderWinSys32ys.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BCS WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadercvcd.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-DH BACKDOOR!"
XConfiguration Loaderasnclt32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-EB BACKDOOR!"
XConfiguration Loadersoundconf.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-MH WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderwin32exec.exe"Added by the SDBOT-LA WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermservs.exe"Added by the SDBOT-NM WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderupdate.exe"Added by the SDBOT-OS WORM!"
XConfiguration LoaderFILENAME.EXE"Added by the AGOBOT-DQ WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderexplore.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.GW WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermsgfixy.exe"Added by the SLINBOT.QW BACKDOOR!"
XConfiguration Loaderwinfix.exe"Added by the SDBOT-MA WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderscvh0st.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-AX WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadermsrun.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-Y WORM!"
XConfiguration Loader 2confuldr.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-FC WORM!"
XConfiguration Loader ServiceWinsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT-YV WORM!"
XConfiguration Loader Servicedevl32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-XY WORM!"
XConfiguration Loader10ip7.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-ANZ WORM!"
XDevice Configuration Loadermsdvc32.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
XInternet Protocol Configuration Loaderipcl32.exe"Added by the SDBOT TROJAN!"
XInters Configuration LoaderRCL0ADERS.exe"Added by the SDBOT-KX WORM!"
XJava32 Configuration Loadermsnmesgr.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Windows XP Configuration Loaderm32svco.exe"Added by the SDBOT.WORM!.48548 WORM!"
XMsn Configuration Loadermsngms.exe"Added by the KELVIR.T WORM!"
XMSN Configuration Loadermsmsncfg.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-KX BACKDOOR!"
XSymantec Configuration LoaderccApp32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-EE WORM!"
XWindows Configuration Loaderasclt.exe"Added by the SDBOT-OA WORM!"
XWindows Configuration Loadermsgfix.exe"Added by the SDBOT-NP WORM!"
XWindows32 Configuration Loadermsrf32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-ABX WORM!"
XWindws Configuration LoaderLEXPLORE.exe"Added by the SODABOT 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.