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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
NAlcohol.exe AutorunAlcohol.exe"Alcohol 120% - ""a powerful Windows CD and DVD burning software that makes it easy to create backups of DVDs and CDs. In addition
Xautorunautorun.exe"Added by the AUTOM-B WORM!"
Xautorunsxs.exe"Added by the SMALLVBS-A WORM!"
Xautorunwinmain.exeAdded by a variant of the DELF.CNS TROJAN!
XAutoRunallrs.exe"Added by the MUDROP.LJ TROJAN!"
Xautorundemo[path to trojan]"Added by the AGENT-FPX TROJAN!"
XAUTORUN_VALAntiSpyCheck 2.1.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XAUTORUN_VALasc 2.1.exe"AntiSpyCheck rogue spyware remover - not recommended
NProdikeysAutorunProdload.exe"Creative Prodikeys software - 'an interactive music entertainment device which not only functions as a full-featured
NQBCD autorunautorun.exeQuick Books CD
XtaengtaeAutoRun.bat"Added by the GATINA-B WORM!"
XTANG_INA_MOAutoRun.bat"Added by the FILUKIN.A WORM!"
XWinRunAutoRun.ini"Added by the LOVELET-AD WORM!"
UWireLessMouseStartAutorun.exe MouseDrv.exe"Related to WireLess Mouse Multimedia Combo Set by SANSUN Industries"
X[Randomly chosen existing folder name]_autorun.exe"Added by the ANTINNY-L WORM!"

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.