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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
NATI DeviceDetectATIDtct.EXEUtility meant for future use of the ATI TV WONDER USB 2.0 video driver and can be disabled
UBCDetectbcdetect.exeBcdetect.exe searches the system to make sure Creative drivers are installed for the video card. It loads the BlasterControl when the drivers are detected. Your choice - try it and see
?BlazeServoToolMediaDetector.exe"Related to BlazeDVD from BlazeVideo - which ""is leading powerful and easy-to-use DVD player software."" What does it do and is it required?"
?Boots Insert DetectInsDetect.exe"Part of Boots Picture Suite. Detects a digital camera is plugged into a USB port or when a memory card with photos is inserted?"
UCamera DetectorCAMDET~*.EXE"ACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automatically"
UCamera DetectorCamdetect.exe"ACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automatically"
UCamera DetectorDEVDET~*.EXE"ACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automatically"
UContentTransferWMDetector.exeContentTransferWMDetector.exe"Part of Sony's Content Transfer Software which ""provides an easy way to transfer music
NCorel Photo DownloaderMediaDetect.exe"Related to Corel Photo Album"
NCreative DetectorCTDetect.exe"Auto-detect and play a DVD when using a Creative Soundblaster Audigy2 soundcard. Uses about 2.2 MB of memory. Disable it by heading to the MediaSource DVD Audio Player
Udetectidetect.exe"iNTERNET Turbo from Clasys Ltd. "It accelerates any Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP internet connection in seconds". If you find it helps your connectivity leave it enabled"
?detectturbodetect.exe"??"
NDetectordetector.exe"USB port detector for LG scanners. Sits in the System Tray
UDetectorAppDetectorApp.exe"Related to Roxio MyDVD (was Sonic) DVD authoring software"
UDevice DetectorDevDetect.exe"ACDSee Auto Device Detector detects when a device is connected to your PC and gives you the option to acquire images from it automatically"
NDevice Detector 2DevDtct2.exe"Installed by various Olympus products
UDialer Detectdd.exe"DialerDetect detects stealth installed premium rate diallers
NDigital Line DetectDLG.exeDetects whether your are plugged into a digital telephone line and displays the information graphically. Installed by Dell (and maybe others) and is included with all Connexant V.92 and Broadcom modems
NDisc DetectorCtNotify.exe"For Creative sound cards. Detects when you insert a CD
?disc detectorqnetquestnotifty.exe"??"
?Dixons Insert DetectInsDetect.exe"Part of Dixons Picture Suite. Detects a digital camera is plugged into a USB port or when a memory card with photos is inserted?"
?Duane Reade Insert DetectInsDetect.exe"Part of Duane Read Picture Suite & Digital Image Pack. Detects a digital camera is plugged into a USB port or when a memory card with photos is inserted?"
UEasySync Pro - PocketPCAutoDetect.exe"Windows Mobile Pocket PC specific translator for IBM® Lotus® EasySync® Pro - ""a personal productivity solution that provides data synchronization between your IBM Lotus Notes® desktop and handheld devices running PalmOS and Windows CE/Pocket PC operating systems"""
UeTrust PestPatrol Active ProtectionPPActiveDetection.exe"PestPatrol real-time protection feature. ""Stops spyware before it infects your system"""
XHardware Shell DetectionWinHSD.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
NHCDetectHCDetect.exe"MS HomeClick Network - simple home network setup and configuration program included with 3Com HomeConnect home networking products. Runs in the background for network printer notification
?iHP-100iHPDetect.exe"Drive Letter Searcher
NIPPDetectIPP4Detect.exe"Part of Presto! Mr.Photo - ""an ideal program for creating
?Jessops Insert DetectInsDetect.exe"Part of Jessops Picture Suite. Detects a digital camera is plugged into a USB port or when a memory card with photos is inserted?"
NJet DetectionADGJDet.exeAdded with SoundBlaster Live! or Audigy soundcards for headphone autodetection
NLifeScape Media DetectorPicasaMediaDetector.exe"Media detector for Picasa's automatic photo organizer"
XLogical Disk Detectionmrisvc.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.AOW BACKDOOR!"
Xmdetect[path to trojan]"Added by the SPABOT TROJAN!"
NMicrosoft Works Update Detectionwkdetect.exeChecks for updates to MS Works
NMirabilis ICQNDetect.exe"If connected to the internet
UMSKDetectorExeMSKDetct.exe"Part of McAfee Spamkiller"
UNOMAD Detectorctnmrun.exeDetects the Creative NOMAD jukebox/MP3 player at the time it is attached to USB and starts the needed application (Creative PlayCentre 2) that you use to copy MP3 files to and from it. This is required if you want PlayCentre 2 to take control of the NOMAD once connected
Xntddetectntddetect.exe"Added by the AGENT-CU TROJAN!"
NOfotoNow USB Detection"Rundll32.exe OFUSBS.DLL WatchForConnection OfotoNow"
NPicasa Media DetectorPicasaMediaDetector.exe"Media detector for Picasa's automatic photo organizer"
?Scan DetectorPmxdetect.exe"Associated with PrimaScan scanners. Is it required?"
NScanner DetectorSDetect.exe"ScanSuite Scanner Detector - part of ScanWizard
NSDetectSDetect.exe"ScanSuite Scanner Detector - part of ScanWizard
NSmart Start UPPnPDetect.exe"Part of Presto! Mr.Photo - ""an ideal program for creating
USnapfish Media DetectorSnapfishMediaDetector.exe"Snapfish Media Detector - ""Upload your photos to Snapfish
USnapfishMediaDetectorSnapfishMediaDetector.exe"Snapfish Media Detector - ""Upload your photos to Snapfish
Uspyprodetectorspydetector.exeSpyware Process Detector spyware remover
UTask Catcher Real-Time Detectortasktrap.exe"Real-time monitor for Task Catcher from BillP Studios - which ""allows you to efficiently monitor programs running on your computer without slowing you down or hogging all your memory. Task Catcher will block unwanted programs from running and restart your favorite programs if they are disabled or crash"". If the program isn't registered the monitor will initially load and then close at start-up. If registered it will continue to run and optional System Tray access will also be available"
?Tesco Insert DetectInsDetect.exe"Part of Tesco Picture Suite. Detects a digital camera is plugged into a USB port or when a memory card with photos is inserted?"
?Ulead AutoDetectorMonitor.exe"Related to Ulead Systems Inc. programs. What does it do and is it required?"
?Ulead AutoDetector v2monitor.exe"Related to Ulead Systems Inc.. What does it do and is it required?"
UUlead Memory Card DetectorMonitor.exe"Ulead Memory Card Detector - ""Automatically starts datadownload when your card is inserted into a memory card reader"""
UUSBDetectorUSBDetector.exeUSBDetector sets up an icon in the System Tray for a USB card which is intended to be used to eject or unplug hardware
UUSBDetectorUDetect.exeUSB tray icon/detection for external Belkin (and maybe other makes) under Win98
XWindows ARP Detectioncnvudlsp.exe"Added by the AGENT.LMW BACKDOOR!"
XWindows ARP Detectioncwinlogon.exe"Added by the RBOT.EAB WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XWindows ARP Detectioncxwinlogon.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XWindows Event Detectionwecsvc.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See here"
NWkDetectWkDetect.exeChecks for updates to MS Works
UWorm Detectorwd.exe"Worm Detector - antivirus add-on for Outlook 2K or XP for handling worms and spam"
UXTNDConnect PC - PocketPCAutoDetect.exe"Windows Mobile Pocket PC specific translator for XTNDConnect PC - ""award-winning desktop-sync application that enables you to easily synchronize your contacts


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.