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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
XMicrosoft Windows Securewindocs.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Windows Securewindocs.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft Windows Secure ServerrpcxWindows.exe"Added by the RBOT-LL WORM!"
XMicrosoft Windows Secure Updaterpcxwinupdt.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XMicrosoft Windows Securetywurguar.exe"Added by the RBOT-KY WORM!"
XWindows securesetver32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.EP WORM!"
XWindows Secure Connectionwinsc.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BTN WORM!"
XWindows Secure FixiPodFixer.exe"Added by the WOOTBOT.BM BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Secure Layer[random filename]"Added by the RBOT.DRF WORM!"
XWindows Secure Messaging Systemmsnmsgrsrvc.exe"Added by the RBOT-RE WORM!"
XWindows Secure Servicesssms.exe"Added by the RBOT-GAR WORM!"
XWindows Secure talal32[7 random letters].exe"Added by the RBOT.HTP TROJAN!"
XWindows Secure Updatewinupser.exe"Added by the RBOT-GCG WORM!"
XWindows Secure UpdateWinSecUp.exe"Added by the RBOT-GCD WORM!"
XWindows Secure Updateload.exe"Added by the FORBOT-GU WORM!"
XWindows Secure UpdateWinSecure.exe"Added by the RBOT-GDO WORM!"
XWindows Securetywurger.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-NC 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.