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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
XADDITIONAL Servicespkgadd.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XAntiAdd.exeAntiAdd.exe"AntiAdd rogue security software - not recommended
XASDdASDd.exe"AntiSpywareDeluxe rogue security software - not recommended
XChinagnqvasdd.exe"Added by the SDBOT-SE WORM!"
XD SYSTEMdd.exe"Added by the MYTOB-FN WORM!"
UDialer Detectdd.exe"DialerDetect detects stealth installed premium rate diallers
UDoubleDesktopdd.exe"""DoubleDesktop is a smart and elegant system tray utility that effectively doubles the width of your Windows desktop"""
XFDD SYSTEMFdd.exe"Added by the MYTOB-FO WORM!"
UHawking Wireless UtilityHWU8DD.exe"Wireless management utility for the HWU8DD Hi-Gain™ USB Wireless-G Dish Adapter from Hawking Technologies
Xmelg3445mdmdd.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
Xpopuppers64a64sddd.exe"Popuppers adware
Xsdchosts32vbdd.exeAdded by the RANKY.AG TROJAN!
Xsqlpdroprovidd.exe"Added by the AGENT-LXF TROJAN!"
XSystemsitDDD.exe"Added by the DLOADER-PP TROJAN!"
XWindows Servicedddd.exe"Detected by Kaspersky as Dialer.Salc
Xxload32netdd.exe"Added by the NETSPY TROJAN!"
X_mzqdd.exe"Added by the AGENT.BZB 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.