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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
XAappadprot.exe"AdBlaster adware"
XAddrPlus3[path] stup.exe [path] Adplus.dll Rundll32"TCent adware"
Xadpadp.exe"Spyware installed by Net2Phone
XAdPopupdcf5678.exe"Added by the AGENT-FZ TROJAN!"
Xadprotadprot.exe"AdBlaster adware"
XATM Controladpn.exe"Added by the MMS.A WORM!"
Xauloadplxmplprogsm.exe"Added by the SLAPER.K TROJAN!"
XDownload PlusDownloadPlus.exe"DownloadPlus adware"
XLoadPFWwmimgr.exe"Added by the QEDS-B WORM!"
XLoadPowerProfileASDAPI.EXE"Added by the CABRO TROJAN! Not to be confused with the valid LoadPowerProfile entry where the command is Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll"
ULoadPowerProfileRundll32.exe powrprof.dll"Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off
XLoadPowerProfileRundll.exe powerprof.dll"Added by the LOXOSCAM TROJAN! Note - do not confuse with the valid LoadPowerProfile entry! Notice that the infected version uses ""Rundll.exe"" whereas the uninfected version uses ""Rundll32.exe"""
XLoadPowerProfilerundl.exe"Added by the TOFAZZOL TROJAN! Not to be confused with the valid LoadPowerProfile entry where the command is Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll"
XLoadPowerProfileRundll32.exe"Added by the MIROOT WORM! Note - do not confuse with the valid LoadPowerProfile entry which has ""powrprof.dll"" appended to the command/data line"
XLoadPowerSchemerundll32.exe powerprof.dll CheckPowerProfile"Ulubione adult content dialer. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted"
XMicrosoft Update Machinesyadpo.exe"Added by the CIADOOR.GN BACKDOOR!"
XMSN Administration For Windowsmsnadp32.exe"Added by the BROPIA.W WORM!"
UOADP UtilityOadpUtil.exe"Part of the Sabre computer reservations system/global distribution system (GDS) - used by airlines
Xrunner1retadpu.exe"Added by the AGENT.SLZ TROJAN!"
Xrunner1retadpu[random digits].exe"Added by the SMALL.CTV TROJAN!"
X[12 random characters]ADPTIF67.exe"IeDriver adware variant"

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.