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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
NCopernic Desktop SearchDesktopSearch.exe"Copernic Desktop Search - ""Easily search your entire hard drive in less than a second to pinpoint the right file
UCopernic Desktop Search 2DesktopSearchService.exe"Copernic Desktop Search - search agent"
XDesktop Searchdesktop.exe"iSearch adware"
UGoogle Desktop SearchGoogleDesktop.exe"Google Desktop - ""a desktop search application that provides full text search over your email
NMicrosoft Windows Desktop Search System TrayWindowsSearch.exeSystem Tray access to Windows Desktop Search for XP from Microsoft - which adds additional search options including a search box on the Taskbar. This version (3.0.1) also includes the Windows Search (WSearch) service which indexes files and e-mails items so you can quickly find words and phrases. Disabling this entry does not affect the normal operation and this is the Windows Defender entry
NMicrosoft Windows Desktop Search Tool Tray AdminWindowsSearch.exe"System Tray access to Windows Desktop Search for XP from Microsoft - which adds additional search options including a search box on the Taskbar. For this version (2.6.*)
NWindows Desktop SearchWindowsSearch.exeSystem Tray access to Windows Desktop Search for XP from Microsoft - which adds additional search options including a search box on the Taskbar. On earlier versions this entry also runs the indexing function at startup which indexes files and e-mails items so you can quickly find words and phrases (replaced by a service in later versions). Disabling this entry does not affect the normal operation and indexing will occur when you next perform a search


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.