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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
XAntivirusSPP.exe"Spyware Preventer rogue security software - not recommended
XMSPP System Update 64wiaadmgr.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as the RANKY.GEN TROJAN!"
UNetShow Powerpoint HelperNSPPTHLP.EXE"If disabled
Xsppregedit -s spp.reg"IE search hijacker - changes the default search to h**p:// Note that the Windows registry editor (regedit.exe) is a legitimate Microsoft file located in %Windir% and shouldn't be deleted. The file ""spp.reg"" is located in the root folder (ie
?sppbridgesppbridge.exe"Associated with an Anycom bluetooth wireless card on laptops - used for printing to portable printers for example. Is it required or can it be started manually? "
NWindows Media Powerpoint HelperNSPPTHLP.EXEGerman software (comes with some Toshiba CD writers) that helps convert Powerpoint files to ASF (Streaming Media) files. Available via Start -> Programs
XWindows Softwarehbsppe.exe"Added by the RBOT-GLL 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.