"Added by the QUADRULE.A WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the ""(Default)"" key in HKLM\Run in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank"
"Added by the RBOT-GWT BACKDOOR! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the ""(Default)"" key in HKLM\Run & HKLM\RunServices in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank"
Additional item added to start-ups after AT&T took over the now bankrupt Excite@home high-speed internet service. Included for automatically downloading and installing updates. Leave it unless you plan to regularly run it to check for updates
"Added by the AGENT-FD TROJAN! Note - do not delete the legitimate Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) which is located in %Windir% and can be used to launch other files. The ""winupdate.exe"" file is located in %System%"
"Automatic updates for ScanSoft (now Nuance) products such as OmniPage and PaperPort. Can be disabled using the main program's options. Note - if you have a Soundblaster Audigy2 ZS soundcard installed on your computer and the volume of your sound system is turned on extremely high disabling this will solve the problem"
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
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