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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
NConfiguration UtilityCONFIG.EXEControls linksys wireless connection. Available from the Desktop
UConfiguration Utilitywlanutil.exe"NetGear Wireless LAN configuration utility for the MA311 802.11b (and maybe other cards)"
NCreative PCI Audio Configuration Utilitystarter.exe"System Tray icon to configure a Creative Soundblaster PCI soundcard. Not required and re-instates itself when un-checked. Try one of the solutions on this special page. Similar to EnsoniqMixer"
UInstant Wireless Configuration UtilityWUSB11cfg.exe"Utility used by the LINKSYS LINKSYS wireless USB Adapter (WUSB11) and indicates when a wireless access connection is made by a screen colour change. Also used for configuration"
UInstant Wireless Configuration UtilityWPC11Cfg.exe"Utility used by the LINKSYS wireless USB Adapter (WUSB11) and indicates when a wireless access connection is made by a screen colour change. Also used for configuration"
NMicrosoft System Configuration Utilitymsconfig.exeEntry that appears when you uncheck an item in the MSConfig Startup group and will disappear if on the next reboot you select the option to not be reminded that you are running in Selective Startup mode. Located in %System% (98/Me/Vista) or %Windir%\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries (XP)
XMS Configuration Utilitymsconfig32.exe"Added by the WOOTBOT.DY WORM!"
NThinkPad Configuration UtilityTP98TRAY.EXE"System Tray access to the ThinkPad Configuration utility for IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks. ""The ThinkPad Configuration utility is a control center to configure your ThinkPad hardware. With this utility
UU.S.Robotics WLAN Adapter Configuration UtilityUSRWLAN.exe"U.S.Robotics LAN Adapter - wireless LAN (WLAN) configuration utility"
XWindows Configuration Utilitywinxupdate.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.LW WORM!"
UWireless PCI Card Configuration UtilityWMP11Cfg.exe"Utility used by the LINKSYS wireless PCI card (WMP11) and indicates when a wireless access connection is made by a screen colour change. Also used for configuration"


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.