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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
XDATABASE MySql[path] repcale.exe [path] beird.exe"Added by the RANDON-AL WORM! Both files are often located in %System%\qsws"
UDBISQL9dbisqlg.exe"Related to SQL Anywhere from Sybase. A comprehensive package providing data management and data exchange technologies"
XdirectxSqlexploit.exe"Added by the SDBOT.D TROJAN!"
XInternet Firewall Layertsqla.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XInternet Security Servicemsql23.exe"Added by the RBOT-GML WORM!"
XInternet Security Servicemysqlwin32.exe"Added by the RBOT.UX TROJAN!"
XMicrosoftsqlservice.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMicrosoft Corp SQL Certificatessqlcer.exe"Added by the ZYBOT-C WORM!"
XMicrosoft Corporaticn SQL Handlersqlhandler.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Database Handlermssql32.exe"Added by the RANDEX.AX WORM!"
XMooNlightMySqld-nt.cmd"Added by the BOBANDY-A WORM!"
XMSSQLMssql.exe"Added by the SDBOT TROJAN!"
XMSSQL for Windows NT & XPmssqlsnt.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMSSQL Managermssqlmgr.exe"Added by the RBOT-BWU WORM!"
Xopsql update checkopsql.exe"Added by the RBOT-ACJ WORM!"
UPervasive.SQL Workgroup EngineW3dbsmgr.exeDatabase Service Manager for Pervasive SQL 2000 Workgroup edition. Required if you use Pervasive SQL but it's recommended you start it manually before using it as it has a tendancy to crash/freeze if loaded with other applications at startup
YPSQLLauncherlauncher.exe"IBM ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software"
Xrunsqlrunsql.exe"Added by the DELF.ZWK TROJAN!"
NService Managersqlmangr.exe"SQL Server Service Manager - provides tray access to SQL server
XSQLserver.exe"Added by the PUNYA-B WORM!"
NSQL Serverscm.exeSQL Server Service Control Manager. Available via Start -> Programs
XSQL Server Servicesql.exe"Added by the RBOT-ADF"
Xsqlpdroprovidd.exe"Added by the AGENT-LXF TROJAN!"
Usys32sqlsys32win.exe"Active Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
XSystem Supportsyssql.exe"Added by the RBOT-AUH WORM!"
XWindows SQL management 1.33scvhost.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-OB WORM!"
XWindows Sql Service For Windows 32 Bitwinsql32.exe"Added by the FORBOT-FC WORM!"
XWindows UpdateSqltob.exe"Added by the DASHER.A WORM!"
XWINDOWSflashbrgsqldata1.exe"Added by a variant of the AGENT-IC TROJAN!"
Nwinmysqladminwinmysqladmin.exeStarts the MySQL database admin tool
NWinMySQLadmin Toolwinmysqladmin.exeStarts the MySQL database admin tool

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.