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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
NARCSolo RecoveryN/ABackup software by Computer Associates - no longer supported
YeRecoveryServicecheck.exe"Now part of Acer Empowering Technology. ""Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer
UeRecoveryServiceMonitor.exe"Part of Acer Empowering Technology. ""Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer
UeRecoveryServiceeRAgent.exe"Part of Acer Empowering Technology. ""Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer
?mmsysrecover.exe"??"
NRecoverN/AAdded during the installation of Comcast High Speed Internet software. During installation the system reboots and if the disk is removed a screen appears asking for the disk to be re-inserted to complete installation. Not required once installion is complete
Xrecover.bmp.exeRundll.exe"Added by the ANAFTP-01 TROJAN! Note - this is NOT the Win9x/Me system file of the same name as described here"
NRecoverFromRebooRECOVE~1.EXE"Part of a DSL installer package from SBC (probably SBC/Yahoo DSL). If the installation is botched
NRecoverFromRebooRecoverFromReboot.exe"Part of a DSL installer package from SBC (probably SBC/Yahoo DSL). If the installation is botched
NRecoverFromRebootRECOVE~1.EXE"Part of a DSL installer package from SBC (probably SBC/Yahoo DSL). If the installation is botched
NRecoverFromRebootRecoverFromReboot.exe"Part of a DSL installer package from SBC (probably SBC/Yahoo DSL). If the installation is botched
XRecoveru systemsvchast.exe"Added by a variant of the LINEAGE-AV TROJAN!"
XRecoveru systemssvchost.exe"Added by the SMALL.DDX TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Temp%"
NScotia OnLine Recoveryetdirrcv.exe"Scotia OnLine Security Software provided by Entrust for
NScotia OnLine Security v*.* Recoveryetdirrcv.exe"Scotia OnLine Security Software provided by Entrust for
UVAIO RecoveryPartSeal.exeSystem backup for Sony Vaio PCs. Adds a recovery mechanism for users over and above any System Restore features - allowing users to revert a drive back to the state it was when bought form the factory by hitting F10. The user obviously loses any data stored if not backed-up elsewhere
XWindows Recovery Consolerecovery.exe"Added by the RANSOM.FD 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.