Support Forum Articles File Help Startup DB Tips Service DB Hijack This! Analyzer


NEW HijackThis automated log analyzer! Get your logs analyzed INSTANTLY!

If you're not finding what you're looking for please go to this forum and submit a new startup entry.


  • "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
XAvGsvchost323.exe"Added by the RBOT-ZA WORM!"
XCRC Value Verifiersvchost32.exe"Added by the RBOT-OA WORM!"
XDirectX9svchost32.exe"Added by the RBOT.AQG WORM!"
XGeneric Host Process for Win32 Servicessvchost32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.ALH WORM!"
XLTM2SVCHOST32.exe"Added by the LITMUS.203B TROJAN!"
XMicr0s0ft Upd4t4zsvchost32.exe"Added by the RBOT.ALF WORM!"
XMicrosoft TCP/IP Connection Monitorsvchost32.exe"Added by the RBOT.KS WORM!"
XMircrosoft Svchost32svchost32.exe"Added by the RBOT-AZW WORM!"
XServices Hostsvchost32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-TG WORM!"
Xstartkeysvchost32.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XSvcHostsvchost32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-TM WORM!"
Xsvchost connection monitorsvchost32.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
Xsvchost.exesvchost32.exe"CoolWebSearch Svchost32 parasite variant"
XSvcHost32svchost32.exe"Added by the MIMAIL.I or MIMAIL.J WORMS!"
Xsvchost32.exesvchost32.exe"Added by the ASSASIN.20B BACKDOOR!"
XSvcHostDHCPsvchost32.exe"Added by the ASSASIN.20B BACKDOOR!"
XUniversal USB Servicesvchost32.exe"Added by the KELVIR.R WORM!"
XWindows Help Managersvchost32.exe"Added by the RBOT-OZ WORM!"
XWINRUNsvchost32.exe"Added by the MYTOB-AI WORM!"
XYahoo Messengersvchost32.exe"Added by the SOHANA-P 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.