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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
XAV CareAvCare.exe"AvCare rogue security software - not recommended
XAVantivirusAvconsol.exe"Added by the MSNVB-D WORM!"
Xavcavmon.exeAdded by an unidentified TROJAN!
UAvconsoleEXEAvconsol.exeFrom McAfee VirusScan up to version 4.x and Dr Solomon's VirusScan. Used to schedule regular scans. If you don't have scans scheduled you don't need it
Ymgavctrlmgavrtcl.exePart of older versions of McAfee's internet security products such as VirusScan and VirusScan Online
XMicrosoft Anti Virus Controllermsavc.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMicrosoft Anti Virus Controllermsavc32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.EPW BACKDOOR!"
XMSOfficeCfgnavchk.exePremium rate adult content dialer
XNAVChecknavchk.exePremium rate adult content dialer
XNAVCheckshman.exePremium rate adult content dialer
XPerfomance Monitordavcsync.exe"Added by the LAMUD-A WORM!"
XQTSvcnavchk.exePremium rate adult content dialler
XSchedulerMgrnavchk.exePremium rate adult content dialer
XSystem Information ManagerNavcpe.exe"Added by the SDBOT-QB WORM!"
XSystemServicenavchk.exePremium rate adult content dialler
UVoiceCenterAndreaVC.exe"Related to Andrea's Superbeam microphone utility"

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.