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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 Security Monitor Processmssmp.exe"Added by the RBOT-FUB WORM!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processmnsmp.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processmsmp.exe"Added by the RBOT.GKQ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processmssm32.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processlsas.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processmsword.exe"Added by the VIRUT.P VIRUS!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processservice.exe"Added by the DELF.BERW BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processsvcchost.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processwindowsupdate.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Process[random filename]"Added by variants of the RBOT WORM! See here"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processcom.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processexel.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AFX BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processfirewall.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Located in %System%"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processflash.exe"Added by the EGGDROP.EE BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processhel.exe"Added by the EGGDROP.V BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor ProcessHelpMe.exe"Added by the VB.BJO TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processkar.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processlindicracker.exe"Added by the BIFROSE.GR BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processmail.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processmmp.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processmssm32.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processmssmpi32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! See here"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processnitty.exe"Added by the RBOT.AEU BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processofice.exe"Added by the VIRUT.N VIRUS!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processpoint.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.AVP BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processprinc.exe"Added by the HUPIGON.WTL TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processweb.exe"Added by the EGGDROP.V BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processwinsys32.exe"Added by the VIRUT.N VIRUS!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processwinsyss32.exe"Added by the RBOT.AEU BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Security Monitor Processword.exe"Added by the EGGDROP.DC 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.