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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
X2thousandbuck[path to file]"Added by the RANKY.L TROJAN!"
?AsusACPIServerAsAcpiSvr.exe"Part of the ACPI driver for the Asus Eee PC range. What does it do and is it required?"
XCpusaveCpusave.exe"Added by the GEMA TROJAN!"
XCpusave32Cpusave32.exe"Added by the GEMA TROJAN!"
XHidup_SusahPembantu.exe"Added by the SILLYFDC.BDM WORM!"
UInternodeUsagemum.exeAustralian ISP's free monthly download meter
?iPlusAgent2iAgent2.exe"Related to iriver portable media products. What does it do and is it required?"
NIusagenetdet.exe"Internet Usage Monitor - utility to calculate the cost and time on the internet via dial-up"
XM3Development_WhenUSave_InstallerM3Development_WhenUSave_Installer.exe"WhenU.Save adware"
XMachine Update Softwusas.exeAdded by an unidfentified WORM!
XMicrosoft USA Plugusaplug.exe"Added by the RBOT-DVC WORM!"
XNarmonVirusAntismss.exe"Added by the AUTORUN-DV WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate smss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ~A~m~B~u~R~a~D~u~L~ subfolder"
UOptusNetUsageOptusNet Usage Meter.exe"Designed specifically for OptusNet users who wish to have their connection monitored on a frequent basis. It can also estimate when you are going to hit your usage limit
UReclusarazerhid.exe"Microsoft Reclusa (by Razer) gaming keyboard driver - required if you use the additional features and programmed keys/macros"
USureshotpopupkillerpusak.exe"Stop-the-Pop-Up popup blocker"
YSynAsusAcpiSynAsusAcpi.exePart of the Synaptics touchpad driver for the Asus Eee PC range
XUSAusa.exe"USAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended
XUSARUSAR.exe"Ultimate Spyware Adware Remover - not recommended
XWhenUSaveSave.exe"WhenU.Save adware"

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.