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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
XMSN Updatemscon.exe"Added by the RBOT-QA WORM!"
XMSN Updatemsn32.exe"Added by the RBOT.AHN WORM!"
XMSN UpdateDLLCON.EXE"Added by the RBOT-EA WORM!"
XMSN Update Cfgmsnupdbt.exe"Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See here"
XMSN Update Clientmsnupdater.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMSN Update Clientmsnupdcli.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMsn Update Manager (Sp2)MSMSGS.EXE"Added by the AGOBOT-NL WORM! Note - this particular msmsgs.exe file is located in %System% and should not be mistaken for the MSN Messenger file of the same name which is located in %Program Files%\Messenger"
XMsn Update Serviceuserx.exe"Added by the MYTOB.JF WORM!"
XMSN Update Servicemsnupdsv.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMsn Update SUPPORT[random filename]"Added by the RBOT-BPS WORM!"
XMSN Updatermsnms.exe"Added by the FORBOT-CG WORM!"
XMsn Updatermsnplugins.exe"Added by the RBOT-HS WORM!"
XMsn Updaterwindatemanager.exe"Added by the SDBOT.TS WORM!"
XMSN UPDATERSvirtualmemory.exe"Added by the RBOT-JK WORM!"
XWindows MSN Updateswnd32.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-ABA TROJAN!"


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.