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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
Xbmbm.exe"Part of the AVSystemCare rogue security software and other members of this family. See here for more examples"
XBMNbm.exe"Part of VirtualPCGuard
Xibmibm.exe"Added by the LEGMIR-AH TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Updatewebm.exe"Added by the SDBOT.WK WORM!"
?NotebookManagernbm.exe"Associated with Acer notebook PCs. What does it do and is it required?"
XOpenApizszrscbm.exe"Added by the AGENT.RLH TROJAN!"
XPASMonitorpbm.exe"PersonalAntiSpy rogue spyware remover - not recommended
Npdibmpdibm.exe"Part of the IBM customized version of SafeGuard PrivateDisk from Utimaco - which provides secure area of hard disk where files and folders are encrypted. This entry loads the associated IBM wizard to create the initial secure area once the program has been installed and will no longer be loaded (but remains as a startup entry) once it is completed"
NPDIBM Applicationpdibm.exe"Part of the IBM customized version of SafeGuard PrivateDisk from Utimaco - which provides secure area of hard disk where files and folders are encrypted. This entry loads the associated IBM wizard to create the initial secure area once the program has been installed and will no longer be loaded (but remains as a startup entry) once it is completed"
NPDIBM.exepdibm.exe"Part of the IBM customized version of SafeGuard PrivateDisk from Utimaco - which provides secure area of hard disk where files and folders are encrypted. This entry loads the associated IBM wizard to create the initial secure area once the program has been installed and will no longer be loaded (but remains as a startup entry) once it is completed"
XSalestartbm.exe"Part of the AVSystemCare rogue security software and other members of this family. See here for more examples"
YTaskbar Button Managertbm.exe"Taskbar Button Manager from Innovative Solutions - ""is a simple utility that helps you arrange the buttons on your Windows taskbar in any way you want by using drag and drop"""
Ytbmtbm.exe"Taskbar Button Manager from Innovative Solutions - ""is a simple utility that helps you arrange the buttons on your Windows taskbar in any way you want by using drag and drop"""


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.