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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
XAutoUpdate32services.exe"Added by WINSPY.88! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\debug64"
XAVupdate32 UpdateAVupdate32.exe"Added by the RBOT.CNI TROJAN!"
Xctfmon.exemsupdate32.exe"Spy Sheriff/SpywareNO malware
XDLLUPDATE32dllupdate32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.IA WORM!"
XLiveUpdate32services.exe"Added by the VB.BAU BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\isas"
XM1cr0s0ft Upd4t4zSupdate32.exe"Added by the RBOT-MI WORM!"
Xmicrosft windows updatesmwupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the TOXBOT/CODBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Updatemsupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft UpdateWinUpdate32.exe"Added by the RBOT-TI WORM!"
XMicrosoft Updatemsupdate32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.LZ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update 32MSupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Machinewupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Win32awinupdate32a.exe"Added by the RBOT-LO WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Win32xwinupdate32x.exe"Added by the RBOT-AJN WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update32wuamgrd32.exe"Added by the RBOT-PU WORM!"
Xmsconfig serviceMSupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
Xnetupdate32netupdate32.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQZ WORM!"
XSecurity PatchWinUpdate32.exe"Added by the SDBOT-BM WORM!"
XUpdate32configs.exe"Hijacker
XWindows Updateupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWindows Update Serviceupdate32.pif"Added by the RBOT-ALC WORM!"
XWindows Update Servicemsupdate32.exe"Added by the DLOADR-CRJ TROJAN!"
XWindows Update Serviceswinupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWinLibUpdate32libupdate32.exeAdded by the BIONET.405 TROJAN!
Xwinnt DNS identwinupdate32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWinsock driverwinupdate32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-JZ TROJAN!"
XWinXpUpdate32WinXpUpdate32.exe"Added by the AGENT.YWL 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.