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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
NACDaemonACDaemon.exe"Used to serve notice of product information and updates when running ArcSoft products such as TotalMedia
NArcSoft ConnectACDaemon.exe"Used to serve notice of product information and updates when running ArcSoft products such as TotalMedia
NArcSoft Connection ServiceACDaemon.exe"Used to serve notice of product information and updates when running ArcSoft products such as TotalMedia
Ndaemondaemon.exe"Older version of Daemon Tools Lite from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso
XDaemondaemon.exe c daemon2.exe"Added by the SELOTIMA.A WORM!"
NDAEMON Toolsdaemon.exe"Older version of Daemon Tools Lite from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso
NDAEMON Tools Litedaemon.exe"Older version of Daemon Tools Lite from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso
NDAEMON Tools-1033daemon.exe"Older version of Daemon Tools Lite from DT Soft Ltd - used to create an image of a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc and mount the created image-file (.iso
UDAZEL Delivery AgentDcDaemon.exe"Control and send documents
UeBayToolbareBayTBDaemon.exe"eBay toolabar related - also contains eBay account Guard which monitors for fraudulent eBay sites"
UGoogle IME AutoupdaterGooglePinyinDaemon.exe"Google Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME) - allows a user to input Chinese characters by entering the pinyin of a Chinese character (with or without tone
XInstant Buzz DaemonIBDaemon.exe"Instant Buzz adware"
YLT DAEMONltdaemon.exeActs as a data spooler for the DSL modem (similar to a cache). Do not uncheck if the DSL modem is being used
Xmicrosoft xdaemon 2.0xdaemon.exe"Added by the DELF.D TROJAN!"
NNADaemonNADAEMON.EXE"Program by NetActive which appears to be piggybacked onto some Nvidia graphics cards software. They seem to look after ""digital rights management"". One user reports disabling it has no detrimental affect - not required"
?oadaemonoadaemon.exe"Background process that establishes connection with a C3-1000 scanner and watch general status of the device and for scanner button presses. Can it be started manually?"
USchedulerScheduler daemon.exe"Tenebril GhostSurf or SpyCatcher related scheduler - you can schedule daily
USDaemonsdaemon.exe"PC Security™ from Tropical Software - ""is the ultimate in computer security
XShelldaemonShelldaemon.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.ALN TROJAN!
USKDAEMONSKDAEMON.EXEMulti-function keyboard driver. Allows the use of programmable keys on mulimedia keyboards. Required if you use the additional keys
UTrackpointSrvdaemon.exe"Supports the ""pointer stick"" in lieu of a mouse on an IBM ThinkPad laptop. Necessary for the ""scroll"" button to work"
NVirtualCloneDriveVCDDaemon.exe"Virtual Clone Drive


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.