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  • "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
Nipwusbipw.exe"Related to Internet Phone Wizard from Actiontec - Voice over IP (VoIP) that allows you to ""make and receive free Internet calls on your regular phone"" whilst ""at the same time
UMCI USB IconUSBIcon.exeMCI USB software used for managing a USB card reader
USandboxieControlSbieCtrl.exe"""SandBoxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer"""
XSBIinstall_sbd_**.exe"Installer for a number of rogue security products and error fixing tools - where ** represents a 2 letter language code
XSpam Blocker for Outlook ExpressSBInst.exe"Hotbar adware"
XWindows bypass security SMSS ServiceSbiCvy.exe"Added by the RBOT-GRF WORM!"
X[various names]sbin.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.