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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
XDSSdssagent.exe"Registration reminder for Mattel Interactive (Broderbund) applications and games. Spyware as it sends encrypted emails about the system back to the originators of the program. Also a resource hog. See here for more info"
UEasyLinkAdvisorLinksysAgent.exe"Linksys EasyLink Advisor - ""the free application that provides and easy way to setup
UEasySync Pro - LtNts4NtsAgent.exe"Lotus Notes 4 specific translator for IBM® Lotus® EasySync® Pro - ""a personal productivity solution that provides data synchronization between your IBM Lotus Notes® desktop and handheld devices running PalmOS and Windows CE/Pocket PC operating systems"""
XMy Agentmsagent.exe"Added by the NEGASMS.A TROJAN!"
USAGENTSERVICESagent.exe"TinySpyAgent commercial keystroke logger. Uninstall this software if you did not install it yourself"
USysAgentSysAgent.exeSYSagent - small utility for retrieving all the hardware and software information required by anyone administering a machine and/or the network it's a part of
XWindowsAgentWindowsAgent.exe"Added by the GOP.G 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.