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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
UActive Desktop CalendarADC.EXE"XemiComputers Active Desktop Calendar"
XAdvancedCleaner FreeUADC.exe"AdvancedCleaner rogue security software - not recommended
XBDdc.exe"Added by the RASDOOR-A TROJAN!"
XClremmdc.exe"Added by the PURSCAN-AI TROJAN!"
XConducteurPriveGDC.exe"ConducteurPrive rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XConfidentSurfGDC.exe"ConfidentSurf rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XContentEraserGDC.exe"ContentEraser rogue privacy tool - not recommended
YCPQAcDcCPQAcDc.exeCompaq PowerCon power management software for laptops
Xdcdc.exe"Added by the COIDUNG-A WORM!"
XDC6_Checkuwasdc.exe"Part of the WinAntiSpyware 2006 and WinAntiSpyware 2007 rogue spyware removers - not recommended"
XDefenseNetSurfageGDC.exe"DefenseNetSurfage rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
UDialer Controldc.exe"Dialer-Control. Detects and protects from premium rate adult content diallers"
XDist-FBGeneveGDC.exe"NettoyeurDePC French rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XDrCacheMSTDC.EXE"Added by the BDOOR-JM BACKDOOR!"
XDriveCleaner FreeUDC.exe"DriveCleaner rogue security software - not recommended
XDriveDefenderGDC.exe"DriveDefender rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
YEssdcessdc.exeRelated to an ESS Solo soundcard. Seems as though it's required
XFestplattenReinigerGDC.exe"FestplattenReiniger
XFilterProgramGDC.exe"FilterProgram rogue privacy tool - not recommended
XHistoriaLout.GDC.exe"HistoriaLout. rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
Nisdbdcisdbdc.exeFor Compaq PC's. May install properties in dial-up networking when you register with an ISP
Xjohnj3cdsrvdc.exe"Added by a variant of the SLAPER TROJAN!"
ULCDCLCDC.exe"LCDC is an application that displays various information on your LCD or VFD screen. The number of things that LCDC can do is expandable by Plugins"
XMapEDCMapEDC.exe"Added by the WaveRevenue-McBoo TROJAN!"
XMenaceFighterGDC.exe"MenaceFighter rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
UMicrosoft® Windows Mobile® Device Centerwmdc.exe"Windows Mobile Device Center - mobile device management/synchronization software for Windows7/Vista
XMistikotitaTuIpologistiGDC.exe"MistikotitaTuIpologisti Greek rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XMonContenuassistantGDC.exe"MonContenuassistant French rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
NMSN Quick ViewMsndc.exeQuick way to connect to MSN internet service
Xmsrdcmsrdc.exe"Added by the SDBOT-CXO WORM!"
XMyContentAssistantGDC.exe"MyContentAssistant rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XNetSurfageAssureGDC.exe"NetSurfageAssure French rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XNettordinateurGDC.exe"Nettordinateur rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XNettoyeurDePCGDC.exe"NettoyeurDePC French rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XNoCompromaatGDC.exe"NoCompromaat Dutch rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XOczyszczaczKomputerzaGDC.exe"OczyszczaczKomputerza Polish rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XOnlineHelpmateGDC.exe"OnlineHelpmate rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XPC Drive ToolGDC.exe"PC Drive Tool rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XPCPrivacyToolGDC.exe"PCPrivacyTool rogue privacy tool - not recommended. There are number of variants in this family sharing the same filename and user interface - see here"
XPrivacyConductorGDC.exe"PrivacyConductor rogue privacy tool - not recommended
XPrivacyWarriorGDC.exe"PrivacyWarrior rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XProtectionDeDriverGDC.exe"ProtectionDeDriver rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XSanitarDiskaGDC.exe"SanitarDiska Romanian rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XSchijfControleurGDC.exe"SchijfControleur Dutch rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XSecurePCCleanerGDC.exe"SecurePCCleaner rogue privacy tool - not recommended
XSuspenzorPCGDC.exe"SuspenzorPC Czech rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XSVCHOSTmrowyekdc.exe"Added by the GOTORM WORM!"
XTemizSurucuGDC.exe"TemizSurucu Turkish rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XTGDC IE Plugintgdc.exe"ShopForGood spyware - see here"
XTurvaPCGDC.exe"TurvaPC Finnish rogue privacy tool - not recommended. A member of the PCPrivacyTool family"
XUSBHWDRVmsdc.exe"Added by a variant of the LOWZONE-I TROJAN!"
XWinAnonymousGDC.exe"WinAnonymous rogue privacy tool - not recommended
UWindows Mobile Device Centerwmdc.exe"Windows Mobile Device Center - mobile device management/synchronization software for Windows7/Vista
UWindows Mobile-based device managementwmdc.exe"Windows Mobile Device Center - mobile device management/synchronization software for Windows7/Vista
UXemiCoADC.EXE"XemiComputers Active Desktop Calendar"
XYourPrivacyGuardGDC.exe"YourPrivacyGuard rogue privacy tool - not recommended


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.