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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
XAntivirusBESTInstaller.exe"Installer for the AntivirusBEST rogue security software - not recommended. Removal instructions here"
XM3Development_WhenUSave_InstallerM3Development_WhenUSave_Installer.exe"WhenU.Save adware"
XNI.UWA6P_0001_N56M1001WinAntiVirusPro2006Installer.exe"Installer for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software"
XNI.UWAS5LP_0001_0811UWAS5LP_0001_0811NetInstaller.exe"Installer for the WinAntiSpyware 2005 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XNI.UWAS6_0001_N68M2301UWAS6_0001_N68M2301NetInstaller.exe"Installer for the WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XNI.UWFX5UWFX5NetInstaller.exe"WinFixer 2005 web installer - ""foistware""
XNI.UWFX5LP_0001_0614UWFX5LP_0001_0614NetInstaller.exe"WinFixer 2005 web installer - ""foistware""
XNI.UWFX5LP_0001_0715UWFX5LP_0001_0715NetInstaller.exe"WinFixer 2005 web installer - ""foistware""
XNI.UWFX5LP_0001_0802UWFX5LP_0001_0802NetInstaller.exe"WinFixer 2005 web installer - ""foistware""
XNI.UWFX5LP_0001_0803UWFX5LP_0001_0803NetInstaller.exe"WinFixer 2005 web installer - ""foistware""
XNI.UWFX5TUWFX5TNetInstaller.exe"Added by the DOWNLDR-BO TROJAN!"
XNI.UWFX5V_0001_0802UWFX5V_0001_0802NetInstaller.exe"WinFixer 2005 web installer - ""foistware""
XNI.UWFX6_0001_N68M2301UWFX6_0001_N68M2301NetInstaller.exe"WinFixer 2006 web installer - ""foistware""
USpyware Nuker InstallerSpywareNukerInstaller.exe"Spyware remover by TrekBlue. Previously not recommended but the latest version was delisted here"
XSQInstallerSQInstaller.exe"Xupiter SQWire toolbar related. Use Spybot S&D
XWindows UDP Control Centerinstaller.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"

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.