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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
XScanRegistrynsrvnt.exe"Added by the NERTE TROJAN! Not to be confused with the real ScanRegistry - which is a vital Windows file. This version has the executable as nsrvnt.exe not scanregw.exe"
XScanRegistryscanregv.exe"Added by the MASTERLOCK TROJAN!. Not to be confused with the real ScanRegistry - which is a vital Windows file. This version has the executable as scanregv.exe not scanregw.exe"
YScanRegistryScanregw.exeScans the Win98/Me system registry and makes back-ups at start-up - important should the registry become corrupt. Located in %windir%
XScanRegistryScanregw.exe"Added by the STATOR WORM! Note - this is not legitimate ScanRegistry entry - which is a vital Windows file. The executable ""Scanregw.exe"" is located in %System%. Runs from the registry RunServices key as opposed to the Run key"
XScanRegistryN/A"Added by the DINOXI or DINOXI.B WORMS!"
XScanRegistryscanregw.exe"Added by the NYXEM-D WORM! Note - do not confuse this with the legitimate Windows process scanregw.exe which is always found in the Windows folder on Win9x/ME machines. This worm file is found in %System%"
XScanRegistryupdate.exe"Added by the DWNLDR-FZY 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.