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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
UBitDefender for MSN Messengermsnmon.exe"Bitdefender anti-virus for MSN Messenger - no longer supported at the BitDefender website"
XMicrosoft MSN Messengermsnmnsgr.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Msn Messengermsmsgs.exe"Added by the BUZUS.AYX TROJAN! 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 MessengeIExplorer.exe"Added by the DELF-LL TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)"
XMSN messengermessenger.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN! Note - this is not the real MSN Messenger
XMsn Messengermsnmsgs.exe"Added by the LOONY-P TROJAN! Note - not to be confused with msmsgs.exe
XMSN MessengerReosmsngr.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XMSN MESSENGERmsmmsgr.exe"Added by the KELVIR.Q WORM!"
XMSN Messengermsnmsgr.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AOQ WORM! Note - this is not the valid MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) utility which is located in either %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger or %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger. This one is located in %System%"
XMSN Messengermsmsgs.exe"Added by the ZLOB TROJAN! 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 Messengermsnmsngr.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMSN MessengerIExplorer.exe"Added by the BANKER-EU TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)"
XMsn Messengermsnmsnr.exe"Added by the BANKER-GG TROJAN!"
XMSN MessengerPIC1324.exe"Added by the CHOKE.C WORM!"
XMSN Messengerexplorer..exe"Dropper for the Ciadoor.cb TROJAN!"
XMsn Messengernkbf.exe"Added by the RBOT-GMQ WORM!"
XMSN Messengerlive.messenger.com"Added by the DELF.AOI BACKDOOR!"
XMsn Messengermsnmgr.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.HA WORM!"
XMSN Messengermsnmsxp.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-O WORM!"
NMSN MessengerMsnMsgr.exe"MSN Messenger utility (now replaced by Windows Live Messenger) - available via the Start menu. Disable by clicking on Tools → Options → General → deselect ""Automatically run Messenger when I log on to Windows"""
XMSN Messenger 32msniu.exe"Added by the RBOT-AWB WORM!"
XMSN Messenger 323msniu3.exe"Added by the RBOT-AXB WORM!"
XMSN Messenger 6.2tyd.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMSN MESSENGER 9.0messengerr.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMSN Messenger BETA 7bbsdf.exe"Added by the RANKY.AA TROJAN! Note - this is not a valid MSN Messenger variant"
XMSN Messenger Inbox Loadermsninbox.exe"Added by the SLENFBOT.YG WORM!"
XMSN Messenger Live Loginmsnmessengerlive.exe"Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See here"
XMSN Messenger Live Windowsmessengerlive.exe"Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! See here"
XMSN messenger servicemssgs.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN!
XMsn Messenger Servicemsnmsg.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BMU WORM!"
XMSN Messenger Service Startermsnmgsr.exe"Added by the RBOT-AOS WORM!"
XMSN Messenger Service Startupmsnservice.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! See here"
XMSN Messenger Servicesmsnmgr.exe"Added by the RBOT.ADF TROJAN!"
XMSN Messenger Servicesmsnmgr.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMsn Messenger Updatemsnupdate.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMsn Messenger updatemsnservice.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMSN Messenger User Controlsmsmsgr.exe"Added by the KELVIR.HI WORM!"
XMsn MessengersMSNMSGR.EXE"Added by the RBOT.KX WORM! Note - this is not the valid MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) utility which is located in either %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger or %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger. This one is located in %System%"
XRun Msn Messengermsnmgr.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.HA 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.