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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
UATTBroadbandUpdateSAUpdate.exe"Big Brother from Quest Software. System and network monitor"
Xaupdsymcsvc.exe"Added by the ABWIZ.D TROJAN!"
Xaupdsysvcs.exe"Added by the ABWIZ.C TROJAN!"
Xaupdsywsvcs.exe"Added by the ORSE-M TROJAN!"
XAutoUpdateraupdate.exe"Tinybar variant"
XDAupdateDAupdate.exeNavEnhance adware
XIEexplorer AUpdateIEexplore32.exe"Added by the RBOT-GRE WORM!"
XJavaUpdate0.07[filename]"Added by the JUPDATE TROJAN!"
XJavaUpdateSchedjusched32.exe"Added by the BCKDR-CKB BACKDOOR!"
XKaspersky Email Securityjavaupd.exe"Added by the SWARLEY.A WORM!"
XLzioMediaUpdaterLzioMediaUpdater.exe" adware downloader"
XMicrosoft Updateaaupdt.exe"Added by the RBOT-RQ WORM!"
XMicrosoft Updatennwyaupdt"Added by the RBOT.RHK BACKDOOR!"
XMs Java Update For Windows NT/XPmsijavaupdt32.exe"Added by the RANDEX.AF WORM!"
XMS Updatesaupd.exeSpyware web downloader
XMSN Auto-Updatermsnaupdater.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
UPP2000 InstaupdatePPInupdt.exeProtector Plus anti-virus software - instant update program for virus data updates. Not required if you regularly update virus data manually
USAUpdateSAUpdate.exe"Big Brother from Quest Software. System and network monitor"
XSunJavaUpdatesmvss.exe"Added by the DEDLER-G TROJAN!"
XSunJavaUpdaterjavaw.exe"Added by the MYTOB.QR WORM!"
XSunJavaUpdaterv13javaupdater.exe"Added by the ROUTROBOT WORM!"
NSunJavaUpdateSchedjusched.exe"Checks with Sun's Java updates site to see if newer Java versions are available. Either visit the Java download page or click on Start → Control Panel → Java → Update → Update Now"
XSunJavaUpdateSchedscvhost.exe"Added by the SDBOT-AVX WORM!"
XSunJavaUpdateSchedjavamx.exe"Added by the SDBOT-WI WORM!"
XSunJavaUpdateSched10jushed.exe"Added by the ACKANTTA.F WORM!"
XSunJavaUpdateSched132jschd.exe"Added by the AUTORUN-AQY WORM!"
XSunJavaUpdateSched16jvshed.exe"Added by the ACKANTTA.G WORM!"
XSunJavaUpdatSchedspoolsv.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-NP TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger"

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.