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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.nvsvcbsmssb.exe"Added by the BOXED.CG TROJAN!"
YAiptek Graphics Tablet (USB)atwtusb.exeUSB interface for Aiptek Graphics Tablet (USB)
Yatwtusbatwtusb.exeUSB interface for Aiptek Graphics Tablet (USB)
UBAUSBBAUSB.exe"Boston Acoustics Audio
XDSBDSB.exe"EnergyPlugin adware"
NEasy Start Buttonesb.exeProvides functionality on certain laptops that have additional keys. Not required unless you use the extra keys
UESBesb.exeEasy Start Button - provides functionality on certain laptops that have additional keys. Not required unless you use the extra keys
XiPOD USB DriverIPODUSB.EXE"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
NMicrosoft Works PortfolioWksSb.exeThe Works Portfolio tool lets you collect and organize text and pictures from the Web or your favorite program. The Works Portfolio provides a location where you can store items you want to later put into a document or other file. Can be prevented from starting from a setting within Portfolio
NMotive SmartBridgeMotiveSB.exe"System tray icon for the Virtual Assistant from AT&T Broadband
NMotiveSBMotiveSB.exe"System tray icon for the Virtual Assistant from AT&T Broadband
URapid Restorerrpcsb.exe"XPoint ""Rapid Restore PC"" - ""a Managed Recovery solution that enables IT Administrators to protect the corporate image
UReproPRDPrdUsb.exe"Thrustmaster Corporation Presets application - a game controller driver
USBSB.exeAcer Soft Button on Acer Tablet PCs
USinus 1054 data WLAN ManagerWifiusb.exeWireless management utility for the T-Com Sinus 1054 Data WLAN adapter
USpeedport W 100 Stick WLAN ManagerWifiusb.exeWireless management utility for the Speedport W 100 Stick WLAN USB stick
YSTDSBSTDSB.exe"Scrollbar driver for notebooks. If taken out of the Startup
UT-Com WLAN ManagerTS154USB.exeWireless management utility for the T-Com Sinus 154 Data II WLAN adapter
UTurboHddUsbTurboHddUsb.exe"LaCie USB Boost or PQI TurboHDD advanced driver for their range of USB hard disks which increases USB performance by up to 53%. Not required unless you use a supported external drive frequently"
?UsbUsb.exe"HP related - not sure whether it's required"
XUSB Devicewin32usb.exe"Added by the FORBOT-BQ WORM!"
UUsbBoostTurboHddUsb.exe"LaCie USB Boost advanced driver for their range of USB hard disks which increases USB performance by up to 33%. Not required unless you use a supported external drive frequently"
XWCESMngrspoolsb.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-QZ WORM!"
XWIN USB 2.0winusb.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWin32 USB2 Driverwin32usb.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.DHV WORM!"
XWindows Updatemsnwinsb.exe"Added by the RBOT-AAH WORM!"
XWindows USB controlerwinusb.exe"Added by the RBOT-HR WORM!"
XWindows USB Driver SupportWindowsusb.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
NWksSbWksSb.exeThe Works Portfolio tool lets you collect and organize text and pictures from the Web or your favorite program. The Works Portfolio provides a location where you can store items you want to later put into a document or other file


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.