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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
XMicrosoft Generic Update Managerwupdate.exe"Added by the RBOT-AWC TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Update ManagerWINRLS.EXE"Added by the RBOT-AF WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Managersvshost.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Managerscvhost.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AXJ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Managerscvideo.exe"Added by the SDBOT-CVP TROJAN!"
XMsn Update Manager (Sp2)MSMSGS.EXE"Added by the AGOBOT-NL WORM! Note - this particular msmsgs.exe file is located in %System% and should not be mistaken for the MSN Messenger file of the same name which is located in %Program Files%\Messenger"
NPalo Alto Software Update Manager 8.0PAS8_UD.exe"Update manager for small business planning software from Palo Alto Software - such as Business Plan Pro
NUpdate ManagerUpdateManager.exe"Searches for updates for the Rogers Yahoo! Browser - can be run manually"
XWindosupdate managerrunwin32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.NNS BACKDOOR!"
XWindows NT Update ManagerWINL0G0N.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-NU WORM! Note that those are zeroes in the filename and not capital ""o"""
XWindows Update Managerwupdmngr.exe"Added by the RANDEX.BTB WORM!"
XWindows Update ManagerWinlog0n.exe"Added by the AGENT-BO TROJAN!"
XWindows Update Managerwupdate.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWindows Update Managerbootwiz.exeAdded by the MYBOT WORM!
XWindows Update ManagerWindowsUpdateManager.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XWindows Update Manager for NTwupdmgr32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AH 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.