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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
XMicrosoft Internetexpl0rer.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internetwindows32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-F WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internetwincfg16.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Acceleration Utilityiau.exe"EasySearch adware"
XMicrosoft Internet Acceleration Utility[path to file]"Added by the AGENT-CX TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Acceleration Utility[path to trojan]"Added by the SMUTSRCH-A TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Antivirus Protectionantivirus.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as the IRCBOT.BSK TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet Dumping Protocolinetdump.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.BLL BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Internet Expiiexplorer.exe"Added by the RBOT-KX WORM!"
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!"
XMicrosoft Internet Firewallfirewall.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.MD BACKDOOR! Located in %System%"
XMicrosoft Internet Firewall ManagerGMT16.exe"Added by the RANDEX.AT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Firewall Updateupdater.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Internet ServicesSmss32.exe"Added by the RBOT.MS WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Syncinginetsync.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.BLL 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.