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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
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerasgard.exe"Added by the SDBOT-AEA WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerbot.exe"Added by the SDBOT.IH WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managernetscape.exe"Added by the RANDEX.AE WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerslhost.exe"Added by the SDBOT.YH WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managersvhost.exe"Added by the SDBOT-PY WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization ManagerWinLoginnn.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.FO WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerwinupdate.exe"Added by the SDBOT.ER WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization ManagerxXx.exe"Added by the SDBOT-KZ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Manager___synmgr.exe"Added by the MASLAN.A or MASLAN.C WORMS!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Manageral.exe"Added by the OPTXPRO.132 TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerwin.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AK WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerjava.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managersvchosts.exe"Added by the SDBOT-LM WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerwinlogon32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AEU WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managersvxhost.exe"Added by the SDBOT-ZU WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerwincfg32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.DO WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerscreen.exe"Added by the SDBOT-ACO WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerdevldr32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - do not confuse with the legitimate Creative Labs devldr32.exe file"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerexplorer.exe"Added by the SDBOT-AEA WORM! Note - the legitimate Windows Explorer (same filename) is located in %Windir% and would not normally appear in Msconfig/Startup unless you added it manually! This one is located in %System%"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerfirewire.exe"Added by the SDBOT-AFC WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerwmedia.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BFC WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerwin932.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AH WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managermircup.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BQD WORM!"
UMicrosoft Synchronization Managermobsync.exe"Microsoft Synchronization Manager for 2K/XP - used to update network copies of materials that were edited offline
XMicrosoft Synchronization Manageralien.exe"Added by the SDBOT-MV BACKDOOR!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managermicrosoft.exe"Added by the SDBOT-OM WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Manager 2svhostc.exe"Added by the SLINBOT.ST WORM!"

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.