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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
?a2dservicea2dservice.exe"Related to the Air2Data Wireless HISA (High-Speed Internet Access) service. What does it do and is it required?"
UADServiceADService.exe"Part of Active Disk from Iomega - allows software applications to be run directly from an Iomega Zip® disk. Required if you wish the applications to launch on insertion of a disk. Appears as a service in XP/Vista and under the ""RunServices"" registry key in Win98/ME"
?Air2Dataa2dservice.exe"Related to the Air2Data Wireless HISA (High-Speed Internet Access) service. What does it do and is it required?"
XBrowseProxyFindService.exe"Actual Names (AdvSearch) Internet Keywords parasite"
XiPod USB ServiceiPODService.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM! Do not confuse with the Apple iPod process of the same name. The legitimate iPod file will always be located in the %ProgramFiles%\iPod\bin folder and is implemented as a system service
UNVIDIAŽ NVRAIDnvraidservice.exe"Part of NVIDIA® MediaShield™ Storage - NVIDIA's management utility for creating and monitoring hard disk RAID arrays for the controllers integrated on their motherboards. Includes a Disk Alert System for troubleshooting with notifications via the System Tray. Not required if you don't have a RAID array or if you created the array at the BIOS level. Some users complain that it can report false errors"
UNVRaidServicenvraidservice.exe"Part of NVIDIA® MediaShield™ Storage - NVIDIA's management utility for creating and monitoring hard disk RAID arrays for the controllers integrated on their motherboards. Includes a Disk Alert System for troubleshooting with notifications via the System Tray. Not required if you don't have a RAID array or if you created the array at the BIOS level. Some users complain that it can report false errors"
Npdservicepdservice.exe"Part of SafeGuard PrivateDisk from Utimaco - which ""securely and transparently protects sensitive files on notebooks and desktop computers
NPDService.exepdservice.exe"Part of SafeGuard PrivateDisk from Utimaco - which ""securely and transparently protects sensitive files on notebooks and desktop computers
NPrivateDiskpdservice.exe"Part of SafeGuard PrivateDisk from Utimaco - which ""securely and transparently protects sensitive files on notebooks and desktop computers
XrCrondservice.exe"""Switch"" premium rate adult content dialler variant"
XWindows Reg Servicesdservice.exe"Added by the PRORAT-D 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.