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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
XATI Video Driver Controlatigfx.exe"Added by the RBOT-FWL WORM!"
XATI Video Driver Controlbtorrent.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XATI Video Driver Controls[path to worm]"Added by the SDBOT-DDS WORM!"
XDirectX Video Driverdxterm5.exe"Added by the WILAB-A TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Video Drivervideodrv.exe"Added by the SDBOT-AGP WORM!"
XNVIDIA Video driversvideo_32D.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.KV WORM!"
XNVIDIA Video driversvideo_32sD.exe"Added by the RBOT-BB WORM!"
XVideo Driversvchost.exe"Added by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XVideo DriverMsregdrv32.exe"Added by the SPIGOT BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Video Driversvideons32.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.AZT WORM!"
XWindows Video DriversVIDEONS3.EXE"Added by the AGOBOT-KZ BACKDOOR!"

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.