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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
UccUpdMgrccUpdMgr.exe"In Loco Parentis remote surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself!"
UDiscUpdateManagerDiscUpdMgr.exe"Disc Update Manager for Digital interactive's DISCover Console. Provider of on-demand video games"
XMicrosoft Windows Update Servicewupdmgr32.exe"Added by the DOS.AUTOCAT TROJAN!"
XSystem Updatewupdmgr.exe"Added by the SOROMO-A TROJAN!"
XSystem Update2wupdmgr.exe"Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!"
XUpdateMgrupdmgr.exe"SouthBeachTel premium rate adult content dialer"
XUpdmgrupdmgr.exe"KeenVal adware"
Xupdmgrrvupdmgr.exe"KeenVal adware"
XWindows Updatewupdmgr.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-FC TROJAN and variants!"
XWindows Update Manager for NTwupdmgr32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.AH WORM!"
XWindows Updaterwupdmgr32.exe"Added by a variant of the DOS.AUTOCAT TROJAN!"
XWindowsupdatewupdmgr98.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
Xwupdmgr32.exewupdmgr32.exe"Added by the CERTIF-I TROJAN!"

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.