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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
NConnection ManagerCManager.exeSBC Yahoo DSL service connection manager. You can connect from the network connections. Users having problems with this have been advised to uninstall the connection manager via Add/Remove Programs and it won't affect the service
XMicrosoft Connection Manager Monitorcmmon.pif"Added by the RBOT-AKV WORM!"
NSBC Yahoo! Connection ManagerConnectionManager.exeUsed to create and connect your SBC Yahoo DSL connection. This program has been reported to cause problems for some users. If you find that it causes you pc to become slow or unstable you should uninstall it (using Add/Remove programs) and manually connect your DSL connection
XWindows connection managerInternet.exe"Added by the RBOT-APN WORM! Note - file is found in the Windows or Winnt folder. Make sure you check the link on this one
UWireless Connection Managerwirelesscm.exe"Wireless adapter configuration utility for D-Link's range"

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.