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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
XWindowsRegKey updatewinupdate.exe"Added by the RBOT-QJ WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updatewindns.exe"Added by the RBOT.IE WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updatewinupdatexx.exe"Added by the RBOT.LW WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey update[random filename]"Added by the RBOT.QT WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updatesvchoosts.exe"Added by the RBOT.ADB WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updatesvchostc.exe"Added by the RBOT.IF WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updatewdnupdate.exe"Added by the SDBOT.QX WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updateWindowsup.exe"Added by the SDBOT.PU WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updateWINUPDATES.EXE"Added by the RBOT-MM WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updaterkbuouoxfl.exe"Added by the RBOT-OO WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updatewinsys.exe"Added by the RBOT-JY WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey updatewinupdat32.exe"Added by the RBOT-AGW WORM!"
XWindowsRegKey update XPwindexv1.exe"Added by the RBOT-ABM 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.