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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
XConfig Loader for Microsoft Windowsmwincfg32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.BD WORM!"
XConfiguration Loadersyscfg32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.B BACKDOOR!"
Xconfiguration loaderwinicfg32.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.RQ WORM!"
XConfiguration Loaderloadcfg32.exe"Added by the SDBOT BACKDOOR! Note the number ""0"" in the filename"
XConfiguration Managercfg32.exe"BookedSpace parasite. Note - the ""cfg32.exe"" file is located in %Windir%"
Xinternet servicesyscfg32.exe"Added by the RBOT-QS WORM!"
XMicrosoft Synchronization Managerwincfg32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.DO WORM!"
XMicrosoft Update Debuggerwincfg32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.ZC WORM!"
XMswincfgMswincfg32.exe"Added by the CYBRSPY.D TROJAN!"
Xsyscfgsyscfg32.exe"Added by the KWBOT.S WORM!"
XSysConfigwincfg32.exe"Added by the SDBOT.ZD WORM!"
XSystem Configurationsyscfg32.exe"Added by the MYTOB.EA WORM!"
XSystem Unixsyscfg32.exe"Added by the RBOT-ZD WORM!"
XWin startupmscfg32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-AE WORM!"
XWin StartupWINCFG32.EXE"Added by the SPYBOT-CL WORM!"
XWin32 USB2 Driversyscfg32.exe"Added by the FORBOT-R WORM!"
XWindows Config LoaderWincfg32.exe"Added by the SILVERFTP TROJAN!"
XWindows Configurationwincfg32.exe"Added by the MYTOB.ED WORM!"
XWindows DLL LoaderWINCFG32.EXE"Added by the AGOBOT-TE WORM!"
XWindows System ConfigurationWINCFG32.EXE"Added by the AGOBOT-TE WORM!"
XWinsock2 driverdllcfg32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.AG 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.