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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
YAUCBPNPaucbnpn.exeAdaptec USB CardBus Safe-Eject - driver for the Adaptec USB 2.0 CardBus which provides USB 2.0 ports for laptop users via a PCMCIA card slot
XMicrosoft upnp Updatemsie.exe"Added by the RBOT-LQ WORM!"
XMicrosoft X Updatewuamkoppnp.exe"Added by the RBOT-ANI WORM!"
XMSPRO32pnp.exe"Added by the ZOTOB.O WORM!"
Xnpupnp.exe"Added by the YABE.AE TROJAN!"
XPNPwuaaclt.exe"Added by the LILBRE-A WORM!"
XPnP Driverplayboy.exe"Added by the FORBOT-FR WORM!"
XPNP FIX[worm filename]"Added by the RBOT-AKQ WORM!"
UPnpchkPnpchk.exe"Aztech Labs Sound 3 PnP driver"
Xpnpsvc_lock******.exe [* = random digit]Browser hijacker
Xpnpsvc_lockstartsvs.exeBrowser hijacker
NSmart Start UPPnPDetect.exe"Part of Presto! Mr.Photo - ""an ideal program for creating
USMax4PNPSMax4PNP.exe"Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcard utility. Brings up the SoundMAX Control Panel when it detects if new audio devices (such as microphones
USMax4PNP ApplicationSMax4PNP.exe"Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcard utility. Brings up the SoundMAX Control Panel when it detects if new audio devices (such as microphones
USoundMAXPnPSMax4PNP.exe"Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcard utility. Brings up the SoundMAX Control Panel when it detects if new audio devices (such as microphones
XsysPnPbootconf.exe"Homepage hijacker
XSysPnP"rundll32 setupapi InstallHinfSection [varies] oemsyspnp.inf"
Xupnpupnp.exe"Added by the DLOADR-YT WORM!"
XUPNP[path to trojan]"Added by the DROPPER.EAT TROJAN!"
XUPNPupnpsvc.exe"Added by the CLOMP-B TROJAN!"
XUPnP Managerupnpman.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
XUPNPServiceWinSVCservice.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.UN WORM!"
YUSBPNPUSBPNP.exeSiPix digital camera Twain USB driver
NUSBTAusbtapnp.exe"System Tray access for the BeWAN Gazel 128 USB ISDN adapter"
XWindows PNPwinpnp.exe"Added by the RBOT-AKN WORM!"
XWindows PNP Serverpnpsrv.exe"Added by the RBOT-AKM 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.