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Key:

  • "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
N3dfx Task Manager3dfxMan.exeSystem Tray application for 3dfx Voodoo 3/4/5 functions. Available via Start -> Programs
UAnVir Task ManagerAnVir.exe"AnVir Task Manager - ""is a tool that controls everything running on computer and provides Windows enhancements that help in every-day work"". Monitors and manages startup programs
UAnVir Task Manager FreeAnVir.exe"AnVir Task Manager Free - ""is a tool that controls everything running on computer and provides Windows enhancements that help in every-day work"". Monitors and manages startup programs
UAnVir Task Manager ProAnVir.exe"AnVir Task Manager Pro - ""is a tool that controls everything running on computer and provides Windows enhancements that help in every-day work"". Monitors and manages startup programs
XMicrosoft Task Manager Daemonspoolsrv.exe"Added by the SDBOT.FLL WORM!"
XMs task managertskmgr.exe"Added by the SDBOT.CCD WORM!"
XMS Task Manager 32[trojan filename] .exe"Added by the RANKY.NF TROJAN!"
XSystem Task Managertaskmrg.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See here"
USystemSuite Task ManagerMXTASK.EXE"vcom (nee Ontrack) SystemSuite - PC maintenance and security. Use the program's configuration options to enable only the parts you want running all the time - such as Virusscanner Pro"
XTask Managertaskmngr.exe"Added by the RBOT.Y WORM!"
XTask Managertaskman.exe"Added by the FORBOT-T WORM!"
XTask Managerprcview.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-RT WORM!"
XTask managertaskemngr.exe"Added by the RBOT-AGA WORM!"
XTask managerTikTo.exe"Added by the RBOT.LV WORM!"
XTask managertaskmngr.exe"Added by the RBOT-AYZ WORM!"
XTask Managersvchost.exe"Added by the SOHANA-P WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XTask Managertaskmng.exe"Added by the TIOTUA-E WORM!"
XTask Managersvhost32.exe"Added by the TERMX.A WORM!"
XTask managertaskmgr2.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XTask Managertskmngr.exe"Added by the RBOT-GOU WORM!"
XTask managerUPDATEWIN.exe"Added by the RBOT.BBS WORM!"
XTask managertaskmangr.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-CH WORM!"
XTask Manager Win32taskmngr32.exe"Added by the RANCK-EX BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Task ManagerACCOUNT_DETAILS.DOC.exe"Added by the QUATERS.A WORM!"
XWindows Task Managertaskmgn.exe"Added by the AGENT-CIP BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Task Managertaskmrg.exe"Added by the MYTOB.AV WORM!"
XWindows Task Managertaskgmr.exe"Added by the MYTOB.BJ WORM!"
XWindows Task Managertaskmg.exe"Browser hijacker - identified by DrWeb antivirus as ""Trojan.StartPage.601"""
XWindows Task Managertaskmngr.exe"Added by the RBOT-ANM WORM!"
XWindows Task Manager Emulatorkennewr.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-FA 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.