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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
NCorrectConnectCConnect.exeBroadband ISP diagnostic tool - as used by NTL and Cox Communications. Shortcut available
USametime ConnectConnect.exe"IBM Lotus Sametime - instant messaging and Web conferencing software"
Xserviceconnectserviceconnect.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AIR WORM!"
USX Virtual LinkConnect.exe"SX Virtual Link from Silex Technology America
UViewpointPhotosDeviceConnectFotomatDeviceConnect.exe"Related to Viewpoint which is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything ""bad"". This will change from what we know in 2006 according to this article. You can remove it via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs list..."
XWifi Connection!wificonnect.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.XEL BACKDOOR!"
XWireless ConectionsWireConnect.exe"Added by the SDBOT-VF WORM!"
XWireless ConnectionsWIRECONNECT.EXE"Added by the SDBOT-VM 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.