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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
XBossIdeawinlogin.exe"Added by the LINEAGE-I TROJAN!"
UC:Program Filesdfjdkjfdkjfldjfdfjdkjfdkjfldjfwinlogin.exeCritProc.exe"KeyProwler keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
Xcpanelwinlogin32.exe"Added by the RBOT-FOY WORM!"
XMicrosoft Loginwinlogin.exe"Added by the RBOT-AJP WORM!"
XMicrosoft Loginswinlogins.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.BCZ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Service Login Managerwinlogin.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization ManagerWinLoginnn.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.FO WORM!"
XNDplDeamonwinlogin.exe"Added by the RANDEX.E WORM!"
Xstartkeywinlogin.exe"Added by the BIFROSE-PM TROJAN!"
Usystraywinlogin.exe"KidControl surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
Xvirtual-machinewinlogin.exe"Added by the RBOT-VU WORM!"
XWin Loginwinlogin.exe"Added by the RBOT-AWE WORM!"
XWindows Login Managerwinlogin.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XWindows Login Securitywinlogin.pifAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XWindows Login Servicewinlogin.pif"Added by the SDBOT-ACU WORM!"
XWindows Logonwinlogin.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-C TROJAN!"
XWindows Messanger Control Centerwinlogin.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XWindows Updatewinlogin.exe"Added by the BANKER-DV TROJAN!"
XWinLoginwinlogin.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-IX WORM!"
Xwinloginwin32x.exe"Browser hijacker
XwinloginReadMe.exe"Added by the SILLYFDC.BBT WORM!"
XWinlogin.exelog.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.AH downloader TROJAN!
Xwinlogin.exelogfile.exeAdded by the AGENT.AH TROJAN!
Xwinlogin.exemspaint.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.AH TROJAN!
XWinlogin.exesteam.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.AH TROJAN!
Xwinlogins.exewinlogins.exe"Added by the OPTIX.H BACKDOOR!"
Xwinlogonwinlogin.exe"Added by the RANDEX.E WORM!"
XWinlogunwinlogin.exe"Added by the P2LOAD-C WORM!"
Xxpstatwinlogins.exe"Added by the RBOT-AAR 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.