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Key:

  • "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
U1Srv32SpyAgent4.exe"SpyTech SpyAgent monitoring software. "Spy software that allows you to monitor EVERYTHING users do on your PC.""
N3ComDMIAgent3CDMINIC.EXE3Com DMI (DynamicAccess Desktop Management Interface) Agent associated with 3Com network cards
NABBYY Community AgentCAGENT.EXEInstalled with the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software that comes bundled with a Compaq A3000 all-in-one printer/scanner. Its function appears to be to link you to the internet in an attempt to buy the 5.0 version of the software
?ActionAgentactionagent.exe"""A COM server that runs on the client as part of the Dell OpenManage Client Instrumentation 6.x package; provides a simple method for a remote administrator to perform actions on the instrumented client"". Is it required?"
UAdware Agentadware agent.exe"Adware Agent popup blocker"
NAeXAgentLogonAeXAgentActivate.exe"Altiris Agent transmits information about your machine for the purpose of asset management and deployment"
NAgentAgent.exe"Cyberlink's Power VCR II 3.0 is a TV tuner recording utility. If you want to schedule recordings you'll need this
XAgentalsys.exe"Added by the DREF-V VIRUS!"
Xagentppl.exe"Added by the DREF-U VIRUS!"
XAgent Browser[random filename]Added by the PPdoor.M-bdr backdoor TROJAN!
XAgent Explorer[random filename]Unidentified adware
Xagent.exeagent.exe"Part of rogue security tools
?AgenteRemupd.exe"Part of an older version of Panda Antivirus. Is this an update reminder (guess because of the name)
Xagentsvragentsvr.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as Monker.A adware. Note - do not confuse with the Microsoft Agent Server application of the same name as described here - the legitimate file will always be located in the Windows\Msagent folder"
UAirPort Base Station AgentAPAgent.exe"Airport Base Station Agent utility for Apple's AirPort wi-fi basestations. ""Wireless solution for home
XAntivirus Agent Proaap.exe"Antivirus Agent Pro rogue security software - not recommended
?AOLSAVAOLAgent.exe"AOL ISP related. What does it do and is it required?"
UAU AgentAUagent.exe"Au Agent from Zilab Software. Win2K/NT enhancement tool. Allows you to run applications under any security context without closing the whole logon session to process a new logon"
NAutomatically launches the United Devices Agent when you start your computerUD.EXEThe United Devices Agent can recycle your PC's unused resources and use them to perform valuable scientific and medical research without disturbing your usual computer use - similar to SETI@home but for medical research. Available via Start > Programs
Xavagent3974chnb8895.exe"AntiVirus ransomware security software - not recommended
UAVStation premiumAVStation agent.exe"Related to Samsung AV Station - instant playback of music
XBackdoor.NuAgentagent.exe"Added by the AGENT-DP TROJAN!"
UBackup4all OTB AgentB4AOTB.exe"""Backup4all is an award-winning data backup software for Windows. This backup utility was designed to protect your valuable data from partial or total loss by automating backup tasks
YBDAgentbdagent.exe"BitDefender Agent - for BitDefender internet security products. Maintains settings (for all users) and provides alerts and System Tray access to the main program. Note - for the System Tray icon to be displayed the Terminal Services service must be set to either ""Manual"" or ""Automatic"". It can also be licensed by other products such as versions of The Shield Deluxe from PCSecurityShield (see here) - who's reputation is poor"
YBDNewsAgentbdnagent.exe"BitDefender antivirus - updater"
YBDSwitchAgentbdswitch.exe"Bitdefender 8 antivirus and firewall"
YBGNewsAgentbgnewsag.exe"BullGuard antivirus updater"
YBitDefender 2009bdagent.exe"BitDefender Agent - for BitDefender internet security products. Maintains settings (for all users) and provides alerts and System Tray access to the main program. Note - for the System Tray icon to be displayed the Terminal Services service must be set to either ""Manual"" or ""Automatic"". It can also be licensed by other products such as versions of The Shield Deluxe from PCSecurityShield (see here) - who's reputation is poor"
UBluetoothAuthenticationAgent"rundll32.exe irprops.cpl
UBluetoothAuthenticationAgent"rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl
UCA-AMAgentamagent.exe"Unicenter Asset Management is a solution for proactively managing IT assets in a business environment. It provides full-featured asset tracking capabilities through automated discovery
NCAgentCAgent.exe"Abbyy Fine Reader OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software for scanning and converting documents"
Xccagent.execcagent.exe"Control Center and Control Components rogue security software - not recommended
UCD-DVD Lock for Win95/98/Me/2k/XPCDVAgent.exe"Loads CD-DVD Lock from Ixis Research
UCDVAgentCDVAgent.exe"Loads CD-DVD Lock from Ixis Research
XCGI Firewall ScriptCGIAGENT.EXE"Added by the BROPIA-U WORM!"
NClean Access AgentCCAAgent.exe"Cisco Clean Access Agent from Cisco Systems
XClient Agentipxwping.exe"Added by the PPDOOR-N TROJAN!"
XClient Agentphotes.exe"Added by the PPDOOR-P TROJAN!"
XClient Agent[path to file]"Added by the PPDOOR-J TROJAN!"
?Client agent for ARCserveW95AGENT.EXE"Part of Brightstor ARCserve Backup from Computer Associates. What does it do and is it required?"
YCnwiDeviceAgentcnwida.exe"Part of the Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 printer management software"
UComAgentComAgent.exe"ComAgent - MDaemon's instant messaging client"
XCounterstrike Service Agentczrzns.exe"Added by the MEDBOT.AR WORM!"
NCPQINKAGENTcpqinkag.exe"That is the Compaq Ink Agent for some inkjet printers
YcuagentExeCuagent.exe"Command Antivirus related"
NCyberMedia AgentCMAGENT.EXE"Part of CyberMedia's Oil Change program. Not normally required. Note - if you have TextBridge
NDAEMON Tools ProDTAgent.exe"System Tray access to DAEMON Tools Pro from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso
NDAEMON Tools Pro AgentDTProAgent.exe"System Tray access to an older version of DAEMON Tools Pro from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso
NDAEMON Tools Pro AgentDTAgent.exe"System Tray access to DAEMON Tools Pro from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso
UDAZEL Delivery AgentDcDaemon.exe"Control and send documents
UDDLAgentDDLAgent.exe"Loads Hide and Protect any Drives - which ""can be used to restrict read or write access to removable media devices such as CD
?DellTransferAgentTransferAgent.exe"Found on Dell computers. What does it do and is it required?"
UDEventAgenteventagt.exeDEvent Agent Module client - part of Dell OpenManage and used for server management. Only required if you use this
Ndiagentdiagent.exeSystem Tray access for Creative Diagnostics for the Creative SoundBlaster series soundcards. Available via Start -> Programs
XDiagnostic Agentdiagent.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-CW WORM!"
YDLO AgentDLOClientu.exe"Part of the backup suites from VERITAS - Backup Exec and NetBackup. Both have now been replaced by their Symantec equivalents since they acquired VERITAS in 2005"
YDpAgentdpagent.exe"Part of the DigitalPersona range of fingerprint authentication applications - which are use to replace passwords with fingerprint recognition. Included on some Dell laptop models (such as the Vostro 1720) for example"
UdRMON SmartAgentSmartAgt.exe"Part of the network monitoring program group for 3Com NIC cards. See here for more info"
YDSLagentexeDSLagent.exe"Used in conjunction with USB connected ADSL modems from Eicon Networks (as used by BT for its Broadband internet service for example). Required for a permanent ADSL connection"
XDSSdssagent.exe"Registration reminder for Mattel Interactive (Broderbund) applications and games. Spyware as it sends encrypted emails about the system back to the originators of the program. Also a resource hog. See here for more info"
NDTAgentDTAgent.exe"System Tray access to DAEMON Tools Pro from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso
UDVD Device Lock for Win95/98/Me/2k/XPDDLAgent.exe"Loads Hide and Protect any Drives - which ""can be used to restrict read or write access to removable media devices such as CD
?DVDAgentDVDAgent.exe"Found on the HP Touchsmart range of desktops and notebooks. What does it do and is it required?"
UEasyLinkAdvisorLinksysAgent.exe"Linksys EasyLink Advisor - ""the free application that provides and easy way to setup
UEasySync Pro - LtNts4NtsAgent.exe"Lotus Notes 4 specific translator for IBM® Lotus® EasySync® Pro - ""a personal productivity solution that provides data synchronization between your IBM Lotus Notes® desktop and handheld devices running PalmOS and Windows CE/Pocket PC operating systems"""
NEncoder AgentWMENCAGT.EXE"MS Windows Media Encoder
UeRecoveryServiceeRAgent.exe"Part of Acer Empowering Technology. ""Acer eRecovery Management is a powerful utility that does away with the need for recovery disks provided by the manufacturer
NExtraFilmHemmaAgentAgent.exe"ExtraFilm Photo Assistant"
Nezagentezagent.exe"EzVCR recording software for the ASUS TV FM card. Available via Start -> Programs"
UF-Secure Management AgentFSMA32.EXE"F-Secure antivirus - F-Secure Policy Manager provides tools for administering F-Secure software products"
XFS Agentfagent.exe"Added by the VOLVER-B TROJAN!"
NFusionTrayAgentFusionHdtvTray.exe"FusionTrayAgent - main executable for DVICO FusionHDTV software. It adds an icon to system tray that allows you to easily access Fusion HDTV software"
YGBMHome7AgentGBMAgent.exe"Genie Backup Manager Home 7 - backup software"
YGBMLite7AgentGBMAgent.exe"Genie Backup Manager Lite 7 - backup software"
YGBMPro7AgentGBMAgent.exe"Genie Backup Manager Pro 7 - backup software"
UH/PC Connection AgentWCESCOMM.EXE"Connection manager for Microsoft ActiveSync - mobile device synchronization software for Windows XP (and earlier)
Xhagentavp.exe"Added by the ""Herman Agent"" remote access TROJAN!"
UHandy Backup 3.9hbagent.exe"Handy Backup - automatic backup of your critical data to virtually any type of storage media including CD-RW devices and remote FTP servers"
UHide and Protect any Drives for Win95/98/Me/2k/XPHPDAgent.exe"Loads Hide and Protect any Drives - which allows you to ""Protect Hard drive
?HP Network Registry Agenthpnra.exe"??"
UHPDAgentHPDAgent.exe"Loads Hide and Protect any Drives - which allows you to ""Protect Hard drive
XICQ Agenticq6.exe"Added by the AGENT-FZJ TROJAN!"
XIEAgent update checkiewatch.exe"Added by the BOMKA TROJAN!"
XInternet Explorer Agentiexplorer.exe"Added by the AGENT-BH TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate Internet Explorer (iexplore.exe)"
UIolo Task AgentTask_Agent.exe"Iolo System Mechanic Task Agent. Scheduled maintenance"
?iPlusAgent2iAgent2.exe"Related to iriver portable media products. What does it do and is it required?"
XiTunesAgentita.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.U TROJAN!"
?Launch LgDeviceAgentLgDevAgt.exe"Part of the GamePanel Software for the Logitech G-Series of gaming keyboards. What does it do and is it required?"
ULingvo LauncherLvagent.exe"ABBYY Lingvo Electronic Dictionaries"
XLoadingAgentZipLoader32.exe"Added by the OBLIVION TROJAN! This executable is one of the most common but there are more"
XLoadingAgentmsload32.exe"Added by the OBLIVION TROJAN! This executable is one of the most common but there are more"
NLogitech Desktop Messenger Agentldmconf.exe"Installed with older versions of the software for Logitech products. Configures the options for Logitech Desktop Messenger to activate notifications about software upgrades and/or new products
NLookNMeetAgent.exe"LooknMeet dating service"
UMAAgentMAAgent.exe"Related to MarkAny - a solution to prevent is unauthorized distribution of information through Floppy
UMagenticMagentic.exe"Magentic by Incredimail - wallpaper/screensaver manager"
YMcAfee Managed Desktop AgentMYAGTSVC.EXE"Part of the now obsolete McAfee Managed VirusScan anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businesses. Starts via a registry ""RunServices"" key on Windows 98/Me and as a service on Windows NT/2K/XP"
YMcAfee SecurityCentermcagent.exe"McAfee SecurityCenter is the main support center for McAfee's range of internet security products such as Total Protection
UMcAfee SpamKillerMskAgent.exe"McAfee SpamKiller - rule-based and list-based spam filter. Available as a stand-alone product or included in older versions of Internet Security and Total Protection"
Ymcagentmcagent.exe"McAfee SecurityCenter is the main support center for McAfee's range of internet security products such as Total Protection
YMCAgentExemcagent.exe"McAfee SecurityCenter is the main support center for McAfee's range of internet security products such as Total Protection
Ymcagent_exemcagent.exe"McAfee SecurityCenter is the main support center for McAfee's range of internet security products such as Total Protection
Ymcui_exemcagent.exe"McAfee SecurityCenter is the main support center for McAfee's range of internet security products such as Total Protection
NMetacafeMetacafeAgent.exe"Metacafe - video sharing on the web. Note - if you subscribe make sure you read the Privacy Policy"
YMFP Server AgentMFPAgent.exe"Multi Function Printer (MFP) Server Agent for Belkin's Wirless G All-in-One Print Server and ZyXEL's NPS-520"
XMicrosoft Agentmdss32.exe"Added by the KEYLOG-AG TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Agentsvch0st.exe"Added by the VB-DRO WORM!"
XMicrosoft Internet Explorermccagent.exe"Added by the DLOADER-UD TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Networking Agent For SP2msnac32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.PEN WORM!"
XMicrosoft System Security AgentMSTSA.EXE"Added by the RBOT.CCM WORM!"
NMoneyAgentmoney express.exePart of MS Money. Available via Start -> Programs
NMoneyAgentmnyexpr.exeMicrosoft Money
XMS Agent Protectionag1.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.AZ BACKDOOR!"
XMSAgentmshtm.exeBrowser hijacker - redirecting to buldog-search.com
XMSAgenthhnt.exe"AGENT.JI spyware"
XMSAgentXPMSAgentXP.exeIdentified by Ewido Security Suite (Ewido is now part of AVG Technologies) as the REQLOOK.C TROJAN!
UMskAgentMskAgent.exe"McAfee SpamKiller - rule-based and list-based spam filter. Available as a stand-alone product or included in older versions of Internet Security and Total Protection"
UMskAgentexeMskAgent.exe"McAfee SpamKiller - rule-based and list-based spam filter. Available as a stand-alone product or included in older versions of Internet Security and Total Protection"
Xmslagentmslagent.exe"Added by the WINTRIM-F TROJAN!"
XMSN Security Agentmsnsecure.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMsnExplorerwinagent.exe"Added by the BDOOR-EQ BACKDOOR!"
XMy Agentmsagent.exe"Added by the NEGASMS.A TROJAN!"
YMyCIO Agent Servicemyagtsvc.exe"Part of the now obsolete McAfee VirusScan ASaP online anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businesses. Starts via a registry ""RunServices"" key on Windows 98/Me and as a service on Windows NT/2K/XP"
UMyVitalAgentVtlAgent.exe"MyVitalAgent from Lucent Technologies. Replacement for Net.Medic
YNaimagent_serviceEPOAgentnaimas32.exe"Networked version of McAfee VirusScan. Installs
YNaimagent_UIEPOAgentnaimag32.exeWorkstation background program for Network Associates McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator - a network management tool for enforcing antivirus protection of the workstations using system policies. Works with both McAfee and Norton AntiVirus. NAIMAG32 and NAIMAS32 communicate with the ePolicy Orchestrator processes on the network fileserver to check for virus updates or for the need to perform a virus scan
YNaimagent_UInaimag32.exeWorkstation background program for Network Associates McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator - a network management tool for enforcing antivirus protection of the workstations using system policies. Works with both McAfee and Norton AntiVirus. NAIMAG32 and NAIMAS32 communicate with the ePolicy Orchestrator processes on the network fileserver to check for virus updates or for the need to perform a virus scan
YNAV Agentnavapw32.exeNorton Anti-Virus's background scanning process
XnAv AGENTN/A"Added by the RIOSYS MACRO! Note the lower-case ""n"" and ""v"" in the name as this is not the valid Norton AntiVirus entry of the same name - indeed it closes Norton AV processes"
XNAV Agentsystems.exe"Added by the TARNO.C TROJAN! Note - this is not the valid Norton Antivirus entry of the same name"
XNAV Agentwinsnav.vbs"Added by the ANPES WORM!"
XNAV Agentwmilib32.exe"Added by the VB-XU TROJAN!"
XNavAgent32lasvr32.exe"Added by the FEMOT.D WORM!"
XNavAgent32SCardSvr32.Exe"Added by the MOFEI.B WORM!"
NNetword Agentnwant33.exeAn interesting browser utility that allows you to navigate by typing a single word or phrase (a "NetWord") related to what you're looking for into your browser's location field. It also puts an icon in the system tray icon that is a circle with the letter N in the center to access the menu faster. Available via Start -> Programs
YNMSSupportIntelHCTAgent.exe"Network monitor for Intel® Hub Connect Technology"
UNUAgentInstallPathNU_Install.exe"Installer associated with Chily Employee Activity Monitoring surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
XNumerical Xterm Agent0x32.exe"Added by the RBOT-FWP WORM!"
XNumerical Xterm Agents2x32.exe"Added by the RBOT-FWY WORM!"
XNumerical Xtermz Agent1x32.exe"Added by the RBOT-FWX WORM!"
XOfficeAgentexpIorer.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!"
XOfficeAgentoutIook.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!"
XOfficeAgentsvcrhost.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!"
XOfficeAgentsvcshost.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!"
UOpAgentOpAgent.exe"Part of Nuance (was Scansoft) OmniPage Pro document conversion software"
XPAgentPAgent.exe"Scans your hard drive for the popular P2P file-sharing applications BearShare
Upbagentpbagent.exe"Probot keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
UpcAnywhere Agentpcamgt.exe"Part of pcAnywhere 9.0 or later. This process listens for incoming PC Anywhere connections if your PC is configured as a PC Anywhere host"
UPhilips Intelligent AgentPhilips Intelligent Agent.exe"Philips Intelligent Agent searches automatically the correct update for your recordable drive in only three simple steps"
UPlanlægningsagentmstask.exe"Windows Task Scheduler (on Danish language versions of Windows) - displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray. Required if you have regularly scheduled tasks like defragmenting
NPNAgentPNAgent.exe"PhatNoise Music Manager - manages WMA
UProgram Neighborhood Agentpnagent.exe"Citrix Program Neighborhood Agent"
NQAGENTqagent.exe"Quicken program is controlled by a separate utility program called the Quicken Download Manager (also known as Qagent). When Quicken Download Manager option is enabled
?QMusicQMAgent.exe"??"
NQuickBooks Delivery AgentQBDAGENT.EXEAs far QAGENT but for QuickBooks. Can also have the version number in the name
NQuickbooks Update Agentqbupdate.exeAssociated with Intuit's Quickbooks but not required. Possibly to do with the payroll update service but you're prompted to check for updates when appropriate whether this is running or not
NQuicken Scheduled Updatesbagent.exeQuicken background downloading module
URadio365AgentRadio365TrayAgent.exe"Radio365 - create playlists and broadcast live straight from your PC!"
XRDAgentRDAgent.exe"RegDefense rogue registry cleaner - not recommended"
XReal Statics Agentccreal.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
URemote Management Agentzenrc32.exe"Part of Novell's ZENworks - "Complete End-to-End Directory-enabled Network Management". Installed on a managed workstation fo an administrator to remotely manage the workstation. Required if the PC is a managed workstation"
YRemoteAgentRAUAgent.exe"Trend Micro's Office Scan Client
NRemote_AgentRemoteAgent.exe"Cyberlink's Power VCR II 3.0 is a TV tuner recording utility. If you want to schedule recordings you'll need this
Urfagentrfagent.exe"Registry First Aid - scans the Windows registry for orphan file/folder references
NSAgent2ExePathSAgent2.exeSeiko Epson printer status agent. Disable if printer is not used often
USAGENTSERVICESagent.exe"TinySpyAgent commercial keystroke logger. Uninstall this software if you did not install it yourself"
XSAHagentSahagent.exe"ShopAtHomeSelect parasite"
YSAVAgentSAVAgent.exe"Part of Sophos anti-virus software. Required for centrally administered Sophos updates to work correctly
XScheduIrwinagent.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XSchedulerwinagent.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.B TROJAN!"
XScheduling AgentScheduler.exe"Added by the SUBWOOFER TROJAN! Note - this is not the real MS Scheduling agent as the executable is incorrect"
USchedulingAgentmstask.exe"MS Scheduling Agent in Win98/Me/2K - displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray that is only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting
USchedulingAgentmstinit.exe"MS Scheduling Agent in WinNT - displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray that is only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting
XSchedulingAgentN/A"Added by the DINOXI or DINOXI.B WORMS!"
XSchedulingAgentmstask.exeAdded by unidentified MALWARE! Note - this is not the MS Scheduling Agent in Win98/Me/2K. This one also loads via the HKLM\RunServices registry key but is located in %System% on a WinXP machine - where a file of that name does not normally exist
XSchedulingAgentmstasks.exe"Added by the MSIC BACKDOOR!"
XSecurity Agentsecurag.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-F TROJAN!"
XSecurity Agent Managermssams.exe"Added by the RBOT-SV WORM!"
XSheduIerwinagent.exe"Added by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR!"
USMS Win9x Message AgentSMSMsg.exeThis program assigns a user to a Systems Management Server site
?Snappy Fax Printer Agentsfpagent.exe"Related to the Snappy Fax desktop fax program. What does it do and is it required?"
?Snappy Fax Printer virtual printer agentsfpagent.exe"Related to the Snappy Fax desktop fax program. What does it do and is it required?"
USPAMfighter AgentSFAgent.exe"SPAMfighter anti email spam filter"
YSR AgentAGENTSVC.EXE"Related to Secure Resolutions - desktop virus protection"
YSr AgentSrLogon.exe"Related to Secure Resolutions - desktop virus protection"
USrv32WinSpyAgent4.exe"SpyAgent - monitoring software that creates records of everything people do on a computer
XSvcH0stWINAGENT.EXE"Added by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR!"
Xsvchost Agentsvchost.exe"Added by the AUTORUN-DB WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate svchost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ""28463"" sub-folder"
YswAgentexeSWAGENT.EXEPart of the now obsolete McAfee Managed VirusScan anti-virus and anti-spyware security tool for small businesses
YSymantec Backup Exec Desktop AgentDLOClientu.exe"Part of Symantec's Backup Exec backup software"
YSymantec NetBackup Desktop AgentDLOClientu.exe"Part of Symantec's NetBackup backup software"
USyncAgentsyncagent.exe"Ghost Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
XSynchronization Agentmobsynca.exe"Added by the RANDEX-E WORM!"
USysAgentSysAgent.exeSYSagent - small utility for retrieving all the hardware and software information required by anyone administering a machine and/or the network it's a part of
XSystem32BLSJ AgentSystem32BLSJ.exe"Added by the MDROP-BPT TROJAN!"
Xsystem32WXBP Agentsystem32WXBP.exe"ARDAMAX.HR spyware"
USystemAgentSage.exe"""Microsoft Plus! System Agent automatically tunes your system
UTM Outbreak AgentTMOAgent.exe"Part of Trend Micro web-security products - PC-cillin 2004 and Virus Buster 2003-2004. Notifies users of virus outbreaks and offers to update the scanner"
YTrendMicro AntivirusAveagent.exeVirus scanner
?TSMAgentTSMAgent.exe"Found on the HP Touchsmart range of desktops and notebooks. What does it do and is it required?"
?TVAgentTVAgent.exe"Found on the HP Touchsmart range of desktops and notebooks. What does it do and is it required?"
UUD AgentUD.EXEThe United Devices Agent can recycle your PC's unused resources and use them to perform valuable scientific and medical research without disturbing your usual computer use - similar to SETI@home but for medical research. Available via Start > Programs
Yumxagentumxagent.exe"Tiny Personal Firewall V4 - main engine"
XVeiligheidAgentpgs.exe"VeiligheidAgent
UWebExRemoteAccessAgentraagtapp.exe"Related to Web Meetings from WebEx Communications
XWebHancer Agentwhagent.exe"System Tray application that starts up Webhancer software. Software that optimizes your web browser and is also advertising spyware that you can find out about here"
Xwhagentwhagent.exe"System Tray application that starts up Webhancer software. Software that optimizes your web browser and is also advertising spyware that you can find out about here"
?WinAgentWinAgent.exe"Standard Life Insurance program. Is it required at startup?"
XWinamp Agentwinamp.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player. The valid filename for the Winamp Agent is ""winampa.exe"" - see here"
XWinamp Agentcvscc.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-GK WORM!"
XWinampa AgentWINAMPA.EXE"Added by the SPYBOT-BR WORM! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which is normally located in %ProgramFiles%\Winamp. This one is found in %System%"
UWinampAgentWINAMPa.exe"Loads the System Tray icon for the popular Winamp media player - see here. Can be used to mantain file associations so programs like QuickTime and RealPlayer don't take over as default player for various media types. Available via Start -> Programs. Resides in a ""Winamp"" subdirectory of the Program Files directory"
XWinAmpAgentMsexploren.exe"Added by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filename"
XWinAmpAgentShch.exe"Added by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filename"
XWinAmpAgentsvchst.exe"Added by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filename"
XWinAmpAgentWinagent.exe"Added by the BDOOR-EB BACKDOOR! Note - this is NOT the popular Winamp media player which has a different filename"
XWinAmpAgentmsnexploren.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.B TROJAN!"
XWinAmpAgentsdhch.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.B TROJAN!"
XWind0ws Ser7ice Agentcolwindos.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQO TROJAN!"
XWindo Servic Agent 32xagw.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Log Agentwinlogon.exe"Added by the KEYLOGGER.AVK TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files"
XWindows Print SpoolerNavAgent32.exe"Added by an unidentified VIRUS
XWindows Servce Agent[random filename]"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XWindows Service Agentczf.exe"Added by the RBOT-GAJ WORM!"
XWindows Service Agent[random filename].exe"Added by the IRCBOT-XE TROJAN!"
XWindows Service Agentagl23.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQU WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentco0l.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQY WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentdsass.exe"Added by the RBOT.MIRCO.BNG WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentmsnmagr.exe"Added by a variant of the SLAPER TROJAN!"
XWindows Service Agenttaskmgr32.exe"Added by the RBOT-GMN WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentwin32wins.exe"Added by the RBOT-LOL WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentwinup32.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQX WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentwinupds32.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQT WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentwit.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQV WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentwmscc.exe"Added by the RBOT-GQP WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentspoolvs.exe"Added by the RBOT-GXI WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentspools.exe"Added by the AGENT-GJF TROJAN!"
XWindows Service Agentmsngear.exe"Added by the RBOT.AHW BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentmsngerr.exe"Added by the RBOT.EOZ WORM!"
XWindows Service Agent[3 random letters].exe"Added by the AGENT.AMEB TROJAN - see examples here and here"
XWindows Service Agentcxfrru.exe"Added by the SDBOT.GAV WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentizszbayz.exe"Added by the KOLAB.TC WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentjnxrcyc.exe"Added by the RBOT.XAT BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentkafdprs.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.HDE BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentkrqbs.exe"Added by the IRCBRUTE.AZ TROJAN!"
XWindows Service Agentlcaqmsp.exe"Added by the RBOT.WFR BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentmsnmsgr.exe"Added by the RBOT.ABIK BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the valid MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) utility which is located in either %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger or %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Messenger. This one is located in %System%"
XWindows Service Agentmxjunj.exe"Added by the RBOT.EMC BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentndibbeu.exe"Added by the RBOT.XVD BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentnimcoo.exe"Added by the RBOT.EWV WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentnod32.exe"Added by the RBOT.BNG BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentsjbsm.exe"Added by the SMALLTRO.II TROJAN!"
XWindows Service Agentsjbsmgm.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.AHX WORM!"
XWindows Service Agenttjybssd.exe"Added by the RBOT.XVD BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentumvcnm.exe"Added by the RBOT.EMC BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentuqgpq.exe"Added by the SMALLTRO.II TROJAN!"
XWindows Service Agentvbsxkhk.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.AHX WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentwge23.exe"Added by the RBOT.HHK BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service AgentWindo.exe"Added by the RBOT.NQS WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentywgma.exe"Added by the RBOT.DZT BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Service Agentwinupd32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.SYM WORM!"
XWindows Service AgentWinTcpip.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.AP WORM!"
XWindows Service Agentidvcqv.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-AJB WORM!"
XWindows Service Agent 32mrthd.exe"Added by the AGENT-GAQ TROJAN!"
XWindows Service Controller Agenttaksmgr.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XWindows Services Agentmsngears.exe"Added by the VB-EMS TROJAN!"
XWindows Serviece Agents[8 random letters].exe"Added by the AGENT.BHR TROJAN!"
XWindows Updates Agentwinupdate.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.HW WORM!"
XWindows Vista Corparation Agent Serviceswinxp_sp3.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XWindowsAgentWindowsAgent.exe"Added by the GOP.G WORM!"
XWindowsAgentsysexhook.exe"Added by the GOP keyboard logger/TROJAN!"
XWindowss Service Agentmssngear.exe"Added by the RBOT.KGU BACKDOOR!"
UWMUAgent.exeWMUAgent.exe"""WakeMeUp! is an advanced alarm clock for computers with Windows 2000
?XPAgentXPAgent.exe"Part of the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore utility - normally located in %ProgramFiles%\XPOINT\AGENT folder. Appears as a service in XP/Vista and under the ""RunServices"" registry key in Win98. What does it do and is it required?"
XXPAgentXPAgent.exe"Detected by Panda as the CLICKER.LE TROJAN! Do not confuse this with the IBM/XPoint Rapid Restore file which is normally located in %ProgramFiles%\XPOINT\AGENT folder. This one is found in %System%"
NYeppStudioAgentSamsungMediaStudioAgent.exe"Samsung Media Studio MP3 player file management software - see here for an example"
Uzzsecagentnewlock.exe login shutdown"Part of Access Manager


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.