Support Forum Articles File Help Startup DB Tips Service DB Hijack This! Analyzer


NEW HijackThis automated log analyzer! Get your logs analyzed INSTANTLY!

If you're not finding what you're looking for please go to this forum and submit a new startup entry.


  • "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
Version"NVIDIA nView Control PanelNnwiz.exe
U3Deep Control Panel3DeepCTL.EXE"3Deep® from E-Color corrects lighting
XAti Control Panelatiphexx.EXE"Added by the RBOT-BR WORM!"
NColorific Control PanelHgcctl95.exe"Colorific® from E-Color - ""delivers accurate gamma and color temperature across your entire system - monitor to printer and digital camera to monitor."" Now superseded by ColorWizzard™"
Ncontrol panelsmctrlw.exeSystem Tray icon for a Silicon Motion LynxEM based PCI Graphics Card
XControl PanelSystem.exe"Added by the DANI TROJAN!"
Xcontrol panel software servicecprs.exe"Added by the RBOT-FPI WORM!"
?FireBox Control PanelFireBox.exe"Control panel for the Presonus FireBox firewire based music recording system. Is it required?"
UHawkEye IV Control PanelHAWK_32.EXE"Control Panel application for the old Number Nine graphics cards to change resolution
NHD Audio Control PanelRtHDVCpl.exe"Realtek HD Audio Manager
NLightScribe Control PanelLightScribeControlPanel.exe"System Tray access to the LightScribe Control Panel for CD/DVD writers based upon HP's LightScribe laser-etching process - which allows you to burn a label straight onto specially coated blank disks. Part of the main LightScribe System Software (LSS)"
UM-Audio MobilePre Control Panel LauncherMPTask.exe"Control Panel Launcher for MobilePre USB bus-powered preamp and audio interface from M-Audio"
XNvidia Control Panelncsvc32.exe"Added by an unidentified VIRUS
UOmega ASIO Control PanelASIOSysTray.exe"System Tray access to the control panel for the Lexicon Omega ASIO (Audio Streaming I/O) desktop recording studio"
NSoundMAX Control PanelSmax4.exe"System Tray icon for Analog Devices SoundMax integrated soundcards. Sound properties can be accessed through the Start Menu or Control Panel"
USpyware Guard Control Panelspywareguardcp.exe"""SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware"""

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.