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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
XAntivirus Protection Servicesccapp2.exe"Added by the RBOT.EXI WORM!"
XBlah serviceCCAPPS32.EXE"Added by the RBOT.TV WORM!"
YccAppccApp.exe"Part of earlier versions of Norton AntiVirus - Auto-protect and E-mail check will not function without this"
XccApp[random filename]"Added by the OBSORB TROJAN! Note the random filename compared to the valid Norton AntiVirus"
XccAppWMADZ.EXE"Added by the RBOT-LJ WORM!"
XccApp.EXE"Added by the RBOT-LJ WORM!"
XccAppgcasServ.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Do not confuse with the Microsoft AntiSpyware executable of the same name"
XccAppexample.exe"TwoSeven spyware"
XccApprsvcrhost.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!"
XccApprexpIorer.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!"
XccApproutIook.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!"
XccApprsvcshost.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.A TROJAN!"
XccAppsservices.exe"Added by the NEVEG.B or NEVEG.C WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process
XccAppswinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XccAppsN/A"Added by the KANGAROO-A TROJAN!"
XccAppsccApps.exe"Added by the KANGAROO-B WORM!"
YCommon ClientccApp.exe"Part of earlier versions of Norton AntiVirus - Auto-protect and E-mail check will not function without this"
XHP Desktopccappms.exe"Added by the SDBOT-TG WORM!"
XNorton Auto-ProtectccApp.exe"Added by the AKHER.D WORM! Note - for the valid Norton AV entry the filename is ""navapexe"". This is also not the valid Norton AV file with the same filename"
XServicesLogccapp32.exe"Added by the RBOT-AMX WORM!"
XSymantecccapp.exe"Added by the REATLE WORM! Note - this is not a Symantec file"
XSymantec Configuration LoaderccApp32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-EE WORM!"
XSymantec ServiceccApp.exe"Added by the AKHER.D WORM! Note - this is also not the valid Norton AV file with the same filename"
XSymRunccApps.exe"Added by the KAGEN-A TROJAN!"

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.