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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
XAdKillerAD Defender.exe"Part of the Advanced Spyware Remover rogue spyware remover - not recommended
Xadvanceddefenderadvanceddefender.exe"Advanced Defender rogue security software - not recommended
XAPcDefenderAPcDefender.exe"APcDefender rogue security software - not recommended
XArmorDefenderArmorDefender.exe"ArmorDefender rogue security software - not recommended
XAXPDefenderAXPDefender.exe"Advanced XP Defender rogue security software - not recommended
XByteDefenderByteDefender.exe"ByteDefender rogue security software - not recommended
XGreatDefenderGreatDefender.exe"GreatDefender rogue security software - not recommended
XGreatDefender.exeGreatDefender.exe"GreatDefender rogue security software - not recommended
Xmsdefendermsdefender.exe"Identified as a variant of the PAKES.CMD TROJAN! See here for an example"
Xmsdefender.exemsdefender.exe"Added by the PAKES.ZL TROJAN!"
XProtectDefenderProtectDefender.exe"ProtectDefender rogue security software - not recommended
XSaveDefenderSaveDefender.exe"SaveDefender rogue security software - not recommended
XSearch DefenderSearchDefender.exe"Installed by SpeedItUp without permission
XSpySpotter System DefenderDefender.exe"SpySpotter rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XSystemDefenderSystemDefender.exe"SystemDefender rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XTheLastDefenderLastDefender.exe"The Last Defender rogue security software - not recommended
XTotal PC DefenderTotal PC Defender.exe"Total PC Defender rogue security software - not recommended
XUltimate DefenderUltimateDefender.exe"Ultimate Defender rogue security software - not recommended
Xwindefenderwindefender.exe"Added by the AGENT.BYH TROJAN!"
XWindows Enterprise DefenderWindowsEDefender.exe"Windows Enterprise Defender rogue security software - not recommended
XWinXDefenderWinXDefender.exe"WinXDefender rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XXPdefenderXPdefender.exe"XPdefender rogue spyware remover - not recommended


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.