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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
XGeneric host proccess for windowsSVCHOSTS.EXE"Added by the SPYBOT-GQ WORM!"
Xinesvchosts.exe"Added by the RBOT.BNL WORM!"
XInternet Configsvchosts.exe"Added by the SDBOT TROJAN!"
XKernel32svchosts.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XMicrosoft Internet Explorersvchosts.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-U TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managersvchosts.exe"Added by the SDBOT-LM WORM!"
XMsupdatesvchosts.exe"Added by a variant of the TACTSLAY TROJAN!"
URegHelpsvchosts.exe"SpyGraphica spy software - ""Stealth monitoring of ALL PC or Network Activity with DVD-like playback. EVERY keystroke can be e-mailed in a detailed activity report every 15 minutes...anywhere in the world."""
XService Hostsvchosts.exe"PornCleanser spyware"
XservicesSvchosts.exe"Added by the SDBOT-N TROJAN!"
Xsvchostssvchosts.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-DC or BANKER-ED TROJANS!"
Xsvchosts.exesvchosts.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-JN WORM!"
Xvaluenamesvchosts.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
Xvirtual-machinesvchosts.exe"Added by the RBOT-US WORM!"
XWin32 Driversvchosts.exe"Added by the FORBOT-FD WORM!"
XWin32 Svchosts Driversvchosts.exe"Added by the FORBOT-FO WORM!"
XWin32 Updatesvchosts.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XWindows Servicessvchosts.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-KL TROJAN!"
XWindows Updatesvchosts.exe"Added by the FRUCTA TROJAN!"
XWindowsSystem32svchosts.exe"Added by the AGENT-EDA TROJAN!"

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.