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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
X.Progservices.exe"Added by the NEVEG.B or NEVEG.C WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process
X.Progwinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
Uahfprogahfp.exe"Advanced Hide Folders - ""is powerful security program that allows you to hide any number of files or folders. It is very useful to keep your personal data from others"". Starts via a registry ""RunServices"" key on Windows 98/Me and as a service on Windows 2K/XP"
Xauloadplxmplprogsm.exe"Added by the SLAPER.K TROJAN!"
UC:Program Filesdfjdkjfdkjfldjfdfjdkjfdkjfldjfwinlogin.exeCritProc.exe"KeyProwler keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
UC:Program FilesNetMeterNetMeter.exeNetMeter.exe"""Net Meter is a small
NCISrvr ProgramCISRVR.EXERelated to internet setup on Compaq PC's
?CleanupProgramcleanup.exe"Sony Vaio related - what does it do and is it required? Located in a C:\Sonysys folder"
Xcoolwebprogramclrssn.exe"CoolWebSearch Smartsearch parasite variant"
XFilterProgramGDC.exe"FilterProgram rogue privacy tool - not recommended
YFind Virus Launch Programfvlaunch.exe"Part of Dr. Solomon's Antivirus"
XInstallProgram[path to trojan]"Added by the AGENT-HHU TROJAN!"
XMeuProgramaaccwizz.exe"Added by the RULAND.A WORM!"
UNorton Program Schedulernsched32.exe"Installed on a Windows system where the Windows Task Scheduler isn't used as part of the OS (Win95
UNorton Program SchedulerNPSsvc.exe"Installed on a Windows system where the Windows Task Scheduler isn't used as part of the OS (Win95
?Norton Program Scheduler Event Checkernpscheck.exe"Part of Norton Anti-Virus. What does it do? Apparently it can safely be disabled without causing problems. Can also be listed as NPS Event Checker"
XProgcsrss.exe"Added by the WEBUS TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XProglsass.exe"Added by the WEBUS.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate lsass.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XProgram Access Service[10 random letters].exe"Added by the RBOT.GJJ WORM!"
XProgram FileProgmon.exe"Added by the PEEPER TROJAN!"
XProgram in WindowsIEXPLORE.exe"Added by the LOVGATE.AB WORM!"
UProgram Neighborhood Agentpnagent.exe"Citrix Program Neighborhood Agent"
XProgramControlProgramControl.exe"Added by the DLOADR-BAG TROJAN!"
?ProgramWindowmore comp.exe"??"
UProgressive TouchSynTPEnh.exe"Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements - included with drivers for Synaptics based TouchPads
UProgressive TouchSynTPLpr.exe"Synaptics TouchPad driver helper - included with drivers for Synaptics based TouchPads
XRunProgServer.exe"Added by the OPTIX.04.A TROJAN!"
XRunProgwini.exe"Added by the OPTIX.04.D TROJAN!"
XTorjan Program[path to trojan]"Added by the LEGMIR-BO TROJAN!"
XTorjan Programsmss.exe"Added by the WOWCRAFT.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XTorjan ProgramWINLOGON.EXE"Added by the WOWCRAFT.D TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
NWatch Dog Programwatchdog.exeFor Compaq PC's. Associated with Compaq's internet services. Not required if you don't use services provided by them and may not be required even if you do
X[various names]progmen.exe"Wareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover"


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.