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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
XFireFoxfirefox.exe"Added by the RBOT-ATP WORM! Note - this is not the popular FireFox web browser and is located in %System%"
XFirefox Plugin Managerfirefoxpgm.exeAdded by the MSNPHOTO.E WORM!
UFirefox PreloaderFirefoxPreloader.exe"Firefox Preloader - ""a utility that is designed to load parts of Mozilla Firefox into memory before it is used to improve the its startup time"". Even on fast machines Firefox can take a while to load"
XFireFox Service Driversssmss.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XFireFox Startup Driverswuaclt.exe"Added by the RBOT.BYX WORM!"
Xfirefox.exefirefox.exe"Added by the BANKER-EBO TROJAN! Note - this is not the popular FireFox web browser and is located in %System%"
XMicrosoftfirefox.exe"Added by the RBOT-GVJ TROJAN! Note - this is not the popular FireFox web browser and is located in %System%"
XMozila Firefoxfirebox.exe"Added by the RBOT-AIP WORM!"
XMozilla FirefoxF1REF0X.EXE"Added by the SDBOT-UP BACKDOOR! Note that the filename has the numbers ""1"" and ""0"" in place of upper case ""i"" and ""o"" respectively"
XMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"Added by the AUTOTUN.POM WORM! Note - this is not the popular FireFox web browser and is located in %System%"
XWindows Internet Explorer 6firefox.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.ANA WORM! Note - this is not the Mozilla Firefox web browser which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Mozilla Firefox. This file is found in %System%"


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.