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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
Y'Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2 Guard'AntiSpyWare2Guard.exe"Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO
YANONYMIZER_SPYWAREKILLERAnonAntiSpyware.exe"Anonymizer Anti-Spyware - now discontinued"
XantispyANTIVIR.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
XantispyANTIVIRUS.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
Xantispyieav.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
Xantispyscan.exe"IE AntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpy2008AntiSpy2008.exe"Antispy 2008 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyBossasb32.exe"AntiSpyBoss rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpyCheckAntiSpyCheck.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyCheck 2.1AntiSpyCheck 2.1.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyCheck 2.1.0AntiSpyCheck.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyControlpgs.exe"AntiSpyControl rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpyGoldenAntiSpyGolden 5.1.exe"AntiSpyGolden rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyGolden 5.1AntiSpyGolden 5.1.exe"AntiSpyGolden rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyGuardAntiSpyGuard.exe"AntiSpyGuard rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpyKitAntiSpyKit 5.3.exe"AntiSpyKit rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyKit 5.2AntiSpyKit 5.2.exe"AntiSpyKit rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyKit 5.3AntiSpyKit 5.3.exe"AntiSpyKit rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyMonAntiSpyMon.exe"Antispyware Protector rogue security software - not recommended"
Xantispysoldierantispysoldier.exe"AntiSpyware Soldier rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntispySpiderantispyspider.exe"AntiSpySpider rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntispyStormAntispyStorm.exe"AntispyStorm rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareAntiSpyware.exe"AntiSpywareApp rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyware ProAntiSpyware Pro.exe"AntiSpyware Pro 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntispyware PRO XPasproxp.exe"AntiSpyware Pro XP rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntispyware-2008.exeAntispyware-2008.exe"AntiSpyware 2008 rogue security software - not recommended
YAntiSpyWare2GuardAntiSpyWare2Guard.exe"Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO
XAntiSpyware3000.exeantispyware.exe"AntiSpyware 3000 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpywareBotAntiSpywareBot.exe"AntiSpywareBot rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpywareControlpgs.exe"AntiSpywareControl rogue security software - not recommended
XAntispywareDAntispywareD.exe"AntiSpywareDeluxe rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareExpertase.exe"AntiSpywareExpert rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareGuardasg.exe"AntiSpywareGuard rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpywareMasterasm.exe"AntiSpywareMaster rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareShieldAntiSpywareShield.exe"AntiSpywareShield rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareSuitepgs.exe"AntiSpywareSuite rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XAntiSpywareXP 2009AntiSpywareXP2009.exe"AntiSpywareXP 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAntiSpyZoneAntiSpyZone.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 4.5AntiSpyZone 4.5.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 4.6AntiSpyZone 4.6.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 4.9AntiSpyZone 4.9.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 5.1AntiSpyZone 5.1.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XAntiSpyZone 5.4AntiSpyZone 5.4.exe"AntiSpyZone rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
UArovax AntiSpywarearovaxantispyware.exe"Part of Arovax AntiSpyware from Arovax
Uarovaxantispywarearovaxantispyware.exe"Part of Arovax AntiSpyware from Arovax
XASC-AntiSpywareWinCleaner.exe"WinCleaner 2009 rogue security software - not recommended
XASC-AntiSpywareWinAntivirus.exe"Win Antivirus Vista/XP rogue security software - not recommended
YAshampoo AntiSpyWare 2AntiSpyWare2Guard.exe"Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO
YAshampoo AntiSpyWare 2 GuardAntiSpyWare2Guard.exe"Part of Ashampoo® AntiSpyWare 2 from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. This part is the realtime monitor that looks for changes on the users system such as BHO
XAUTORUN_VALAntiSpyCheck 2.1.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAV AntiSpywareava.exe"AV AntiSpyware rogue security software - not recommended
XDrAntispyDrAntispy.exe"DrAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended"
XGoldenAntiSpypgs.exe"GoldenAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XLiveAntispyLiveAntispy.exe"LiveAntispy rogue security software - not recommended
XMagicantispyMagicantispy.exe"Magicantispy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XMaxAntiSpyMaxAntiSpy.exe"MaxAntispy Russian rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XMicrosoft AntiSpywareBazzi.exe"Added by the AHKER.J WORM!"
XMicrosoft AntiSpywareKT06.pif"Added by the IRCBOT.GEN WORM!"
YMicrosoftAntiSpywareCleanergcASCleaner.exe"Microsoft Antipsyware - now superseded by Microsoft's Windows Defender"
XMS AntiSpyware 2009msas2009.exe"MS AntiSpyware 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XNet CoNNAntispy.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.ALK WORM!"
XNI.UWAS6_0001_N57M1312WinAntiSpyware2006FreeInstall.exe"Installer for the WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XP Antispyware 09pas.exe"P Antispyware 09 rogue security software - not recommended
XPC Antispyware 2010PC_Antispyware2010.exe"PC Antispyware 2010 rogue security software - not recommended
XPC-AntispyPC-Antispy.exe"PC-Antispy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XPC-AntispywarePC-Antispyware.exe"PC-AntiSpyware rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XPersonalAntiSpy Freepas.exe"PersonalAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
UppassAntispy.exe"AntiSpy firewall - ""program designed to combat against various types of intrusion and monitoring programs currently in use or presently being developed worldwide"""
XPro Antispyware 2009proas2009.exe"Pro AntiSpyware 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XProAntispyProAntispy.exe"ProAntispy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XPyroAntiSpyPyroAntiSpy.exe"PyroAntiSpy Russian rogue spyware remover - not recommended
YSUPERAntiSpywareSUPERAntiSpyware.exe"SUPERAntiSpyware - spyware
Xvipantispywarevipantispyware.exe"VipAntiSpyware rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XWin Antispyware Centerav.exe"Win Antispyware Center rogue security software - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2005was5.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2005 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2006was6.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2006 Freewas6.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2006 Scannerwas6.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWinAntiSpyware 2007was7.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XWinAntiSpyware 2007 Freewas7.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware remover - not recommended"
XWinAntispyware2008WinAntispyware2008.exe"WinAntiSpyware 2008 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XWorldAntiSpyworldantispy.exe"WorldAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XXP Antispyware 2009XP_AntiSpyware.exe"XP AntiSpyware 2009 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
Y_AntiSpywareMssCli.exe"Part of McAfee AntiSpyware"
Y_AntiSpywaremasalert.exe"Part of McAfee AntiSpyware"


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.