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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
Ya-squared Anti-Dialera2adguard.exe"System Tray access to and Background Guard feature of Emsisoft Anti-Dialer from Emsi Software GmbH - which provides ""provides a complete defense against Dialers""""Dialer_Watcher is an application that allows you to detect dialers on your computer"
NAOLDialerAOLDial.exeAOL ISP software dialer - can be activated through a desktop shortcut
UCheckDialerChkDial.exe"Added by the CheckDialer modem connection monitoring tool"
UCisco Systems VPN Clientipsecdialer.exe"Cisco VPN Client - lets local users gain Administrator privileges on the operating system"
XDialer"rundll32.exe MSA32CHK.dllReg"
UDialer Controldc.exe"Dialer-Control. Detects and protects from premium rate adult content diallers"
UDialer Detectdd.exe"DialerDetect detects stealth installed premium rate diallers
UDigisoft AntiDialerAntiDialer.exe"Digisoft AntiDialer"
UFatpipe Dialerfpdialer.exeDailler for Fatpipe - software enabling high speed internet browsing (2-4 times faster) and internet connection sharing for up to 5 users
UipsecdialerIPSECD~1.EXE"Cisco VPN Client - lets local users gain Administrator privileges on the operating system"
Uipsecdialeripsecdialer.exe"Cisco VPN Client - lets local users gain Administrator privileges on the operating system"
UNetCruiser DialerNCDialer.exe"NetCruiser Dialer from NetCruiser Software. "An Internet dialer and connection monitor with features to launch applications when a connection is detected
XREGRUNdialer.exe"Adware downloader - also detected as a variant of the LOWZONES.BW or AGENT.RD TROJANS!"
UtcomantidialerrunT-Com Antidialer.exe"T-Com Antidialer from T-Com internet provider. It's a small antidialer utility which monitors whether you're trying to dial a new connection. It basically asks you do you want to dial the shown number or not. Protects agains dialer malware"
XWRDialerWrDialer.exeWinPoet DSL dialler
Uz-WrDialerWrDialer.exeWinPoet DSL dialer
X[various names]dialer423.exe"Wareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover"

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.