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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
UAnother Internet Explorer Popup Killeraiepk2.exe"Another IE Popup Killer - pop-up stopper"
XDrivers for Internet Exploreraccesweb.exe"Added by the STARTPAGE.FW TROJAN!"
XInternet Exploreriexplorer.exe"Added by the LORSIS WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)"
XInternet ExplorerIEXPLORE.EXE"Added by the RBOT-EY WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%"
XInternet ExplorerIExplorer.exe"Added by the NETHIEF-O BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)"
XInternet Explorerhttp.exe"Added as part of a new potential CWS infection
XInternet Exploreriexpiore.exe"Added by the RBOT-AZC WORM!"
XInternet ExplorerIEPLORE32.EXE"Added by the AGOBOT-CU WORM!"
XInternet Explorertwain.exe"Added by the AGENT.BEA TROJAN!"
XInternet Explorer Agentiexplorer.exe"Added by the AGENT-BH TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)"
XInternet Explorer Auto-Updateupdt32v5.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-AB BACKDOOR!"
XInternet Explorer ConfigurationIEXPLORE.EXE"Added by the SDBOT-UL WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%"
XInternet Explorer Securityiexplore.pif"Added by the RBOT-ALQ WORM!"
XInternet Explorer Sys32isys32.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-ADA WORM!"
XInternet Explorer Updaterlexbac.exe"Added by the DOWNLOAD TROJAN!"
XInternet Explorer Updateriexplorer.exe"Added by the REUR.B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)"
XInternet Explorer6IEexplore.exe"Added by the RBOT.AGC WORM. Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%"
XInternet Explorer6.0IEXPLORE.EXE"Added by the RBOT.ENZ WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%"
XMicrosoft Internet Exploreriexplore.exe"Added by the POEBOT-J WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe) which is always located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%"
XMicrosoft Internet Exploreriexplorer.exe"Added by the SDBOT-XN WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorercrsys32.exe"Added by the RBOT.UZ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorermovies.exe"Added by the BANCOS-DZ TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorersvzhost.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorermccagent.exe"Added by the DLOADER-UD TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorersysini.exe"Added by the DELF-LN TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorersvchost.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-AK TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ""drivers"" subfolder"
XMicrosoft Internet ExplorerlEXPLORE.EXE"Added by the RBOT-AMM WORM! Note - the executable is spelt with a lower case ""L"" rather than an lower or upper case ""i"" which is the case with Internet Explorer"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorersvchosts.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-U TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorer[path to trojan]"Added by the BANCBAN-AS TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorermsngrt.exe"Added by the SDBOT-GU BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorer_svchost.exe"Added by the TINY.LX TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorer Managerie.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorer Updateieupdate.exe"Added by the SHEUR.MH TROJAN!"
XMicrsoft Internet ExplorerIEXPL0RE.EXE"Added by the RBOT-AQV WORM! Note the number ""0"" in the filename"
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.