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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
Xasusasus.exe"Added by the RBOT-OC WORM!"
?ASUS Camera ScreenSaverASScrProlog.exe"Either a valid program on some ASUS laptops - such as the F3 and F5 series or unsafe
NASUS Live UpdateALU.exeASUS Live Update utility for their motherboards
NASUS ProbeAsusProb.exeASUS video card fan/thermal monitor - only required if you overclock your card or live in a hot area
?ASUS Screen Saver ProtectorASScrPro.exe"Either a valid program on some ASUS laptops - such as the F3 and F5 series or unsafe
UASUS SmartDoctorVGAProbe.exeASUS video card fan/thermal monitor
UASUS TweakEnableastart.exeASUS TweakEnable - restores manually changed settings for ASUS based video cards such as overclocking. Only required if you use non-standard settings
?AsusACPIServerAsAcpiSvr.exe"Part of the ACPI driver for the Asus Eee PC range. What does it do and is it required?"
UAsusEPCMonitorAsEPCMon.exe"Part of the ACPI driver for the Asus Eee PC range. Manages the Fn function keys and ""on screen display"""
NASUSGamerOSDGamerOSD.exe"GamerOSD by ASUSTek - for ""real-time overclocking
NASUSKeyV38SHELL.EXESystem tray Icon for quickly changing video modes
?AsusStartupHelpAsRunHelp.exe"Unknown ASUS motherboard utility. What does it do and is it required?"
Xasussvcasussvc.exe"Added by the AGENT-FPB TROJAN!"
UAsusTrayAsTray.exe"Part of the ACPI driver for the Asus Eee PC range. Watches the sensors of the motherboard such as power and temperature"
UasustweakenableATweak.exeASUS TweakEnable - restores manually changed settings for ASUS based video cards such as overclocking. Only required if you use non-standard settings
NASUSWebStorageASUSWSDashBoard.exe"System Tray access to ASUS Webstorage online backup and sharing utility which is pre-installed on some ASUS systems or available for free (with 1GB available) for others. Disable unless you want to automatically backup and sync your files every time your system starts"
NAsusWSDashBoardASUSWSDashBoard.exe"System Tray access to ASUS Webstorage online backup and sharing utility which is pre-installed on some ASUS systems or available for free (with 1GB available) for others. Disable unless you want to automatically backup and sync your files every time your system starts"
YSynAsusAcpiSynAsusAcpi.exePart of the Synaptics touchpad driver for the Asus Eee PC range


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.