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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
XSalestartWAS7Mon.exe"Part of the WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XSalestartbm.exe"Part of the AVSystemCare rogue security software and other members of this family. See here for more examples"
XSalestartdcpasmon.exe"SystemDoctor rogue security software - not recommended
XSalestartdcsm.exe"Part of the PrivacyProtector and DriveCleaner rogue security tools"
XSalestartmc.exe"Part of SecurePCCleaner
XSalestartstm.exe"Part of SecurePCCleaner
XSalestartstrpmon.exe"Part of the ErrClean rogue system error and cleaning utility and other members of this family. See here for more examples"
XSalestartstmon.exe"Part of rogue software including members of the AVSystemCare security suite family (see here for examples) and the PcRaiser and SystemOptimizer2008 optimization utilities"
XSalestartmav_startupmon.exe"Part of the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - not recommended
XSalestartPASmon.exe"Part of rogue security tools
XSalestartdcmon.exe"SystemDoctor rogue security software - not recommended
XSalestartstartmon.exe"ErrorProtector rogue system error and cleaning utility - not recommended"

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.