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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
X?ekio Startups?nksvc32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-OV WORM where ? is a random character"
YAPC UPS StatusDisplay.exe"APC PowerChute® Personal Edition status icon"
UAsmw Soft Popups Burnerpopups burner.exe"Popup blocker
UBulldog Serviceupsd.exeBelkin's Bulldog Plus control software which runs under Windows 95 or later and monitors the UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) via a serial or USB link
NEnigmaPopupStopEnigmaPopupStop.exe"Part of Enigma SpyHunter - not recommended
XEUP Serviceeupsvc.exe"Added by the DELBOT-Q WORM!"
XFen Startupsfensvc32.exe"Added by the RANDEX.CCF WORM!"
XFenio Startupsfnesvc32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-OS BACKDOOR!"
XGekio Startupsgnksvc32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AFJ WORM!"
XHekio StartupsHnksvc32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-QE WORM!"
XLookup_Syslookupsys.exeP04n trojan
Xmediamotor.exemmups.exe"Added by the AGENT-BY TROJAN!"
XMSbackupsbackups.exe"Added by the BANLOAD-TL TROJAN!"
Umspwrpupstman.exe"""Transparent icon background"" feature of Ashampoo'sPowerUp XP (WinNT/2K/XP) and PowerUp Deluxe (Win98/Me)"
Umspwrpwrupst.exe"Ashampoo's PowerUp XP is a ""tool for fine-tuning your Windows NT4
XMsy Startupsmsyh32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-QC WORM!"
XMsy1 Startupsmsyj32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-QQ WORM!"
UMUPSMUPS.exe"Launches the Belkin Bulldog Plus Service - required if you want to access the UPS advanced functions"
XPCPrivacyDefender FreewareUPSPDAP.exe"PCPrivacyDefender rogue privacy program - not recommended
UPop-Up SmasherPopupSmasher.exe"Pop-Up Smasher - pop-up killer"
UPop-Up_ScannerPopupscn.exe"Panicware popup blocker"
UPopUpStopperCompanionPSComp.exe"PopupStopper Companion popup blocker"
UPopUpStopperFreeEditionPSFREE.EXE"Panicware's Pop-Up Stopper - free limited features version"
UPopUpStopperProfessionalPopUpStopperProfessional.exe"Panicware's Pop-Up Stopper - paid for version"
UPwrUpSwDeskSwitchDesk.exe"PowerUp SwitchDesk - virtual desktop manager which allows ""you have the possibility to launch games
YQH Live Update SchedulerUPSCHD.EXE"Quick Heal Anti-Virus"
URemote Data BackupsCBSysTray.exe"System Tray access to Remote Data Backups online system/data backup utility"
URemote Data BackupsCOBackup.exe"Remote Data Backups online system/data backup utility"
URemote Data Backups TaskBar IconCBSysTray.exe"System Tray access to Remote Data Backups online system/data backup utility"
URupsw32Rupsw32.exe"MegaTec Rups
UStart Serviceupssrv.exe"Cyber Power PowerPanelPlus software. ""During a power failure the system automatically saves and closes open files within the battery backup time and safely powers down your computer"""
XSystem Backup Servicesbackups32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
USystem Mechanic Popup StopperPopupstopper.exe"Popup stopper part of Iolo System Mechanic utility suite"
XSystems Backupswindrives.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-RB WORM!"
NTimed Backups Manager StartupBACKTIME.EXE"Backup Plus - backup software"
XTrustIn PopupsTrustInPopups.exe"TrustInPopups adware"
YUPSups.exePowerChute v5.02 - UPS Monitoring Module (which loads iconclnt - the tray icon)
XUPSUPS32.exe"Added by the FEMOT.O WORM!"
YUPSentry 2000upsd.exeUsed with Belkin UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) for support in the event of a power-loss
YUPSlimupsd.exeUsed with Belkin UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) for support in the event of a power-loss
UUPSMONUPSMON.exe"UPSMON Power Management software"
XUPSUtlweb.exe"CoolWebSearch parasite variant"
XVekio StartupsPnksvc32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AJG WORM!"
XWindows CODE Fix Msy Startupsmsyh32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AKK WORM!"
XWindows Secure Updatewinupser.exe"Added by the RBOT-GCG WORM!"
XWindows svchostups.exe"Added by the PUSHBOT.A WORM!"
XWindows svchostupss.exe"Added by the PUSHBOT.GJ WORM!"
XWindows Update Hostwinupsvc.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
Xwinphonics7536vbsystem35.exe setups.exe vb.vb"Added by a variant of the MUTIN-C TROJAN!"
Xwinreupswinreups.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
Xyahoo groupsupgrdmgr.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XZekio Startupsznksvc32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-AGI WORM!"
XZekio Startupscondll.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-AGD 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.