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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
XActiveX File Registration Servicefilereg.exe"Added by the RBOT-DVD WORM!"
NDNS7reminderEreg.exe Ereg.ini"Registration reminder for versions of Nuance (ScanSoft) Dragon NaturallySpeaking"
NLogitech . Product RegistrationeReg.exe"Registration reminder from Leader Technologies for Logitech software such as SetPoint for their range of wired and wireless keyboards and pointing devices (mice
NNuance OmniPage 17-reminderEreg.exe Ereg.ini"Registration reminder for Ominpage version 17 from Nuance"
NNuance PDF Create! 5-reminderEreg.exe Ereg.ini"Registration reminder for PDF Create version 5 from Nuance"
NNuance PDF Professional 6-reminderEreg.exe Ereg.ini"Registration reminder for PDF Converter Professional version 6 from Nuance"
NNuance PDF Professional5-reminderEreg.exe Ereg.ini"Registration reminder for PDF Converter Professional version 5 from Nuance"
NOP12 ReminderEreg.exe ereg.ini"Registration reminder for OmniPage from Nuance (was ScanSoft)"
NOPSE reminderEreg.exe ereg.ini"Registration reminder for OmniPage from Nuance (was ScanSoft)"
NPowerRegeReg.exe"Registration reminder from Leader Technologies for software from Logitech
NPPort10reminderEreg.exe ereg.ini"Registration reminder for PaperPort version 10 from Scansoft (now Nuance)"
NPPort11reminderEreg.exe Ereg.ini"Registration reminder for PaperPort version 11 from Scansoft (now Nuance)"
NPPort12reminderEreg.exe Ereg.ini"Registration reminder for PaperPort version 12 from Nuance"
NPPort9reminderEreg.exe ereg.ini"Registration reminder for PaperPort version 9 from Scansoft (now Nuance)"
NScanSoft OmniPage SE 4.0-reminderEreg.exe ereg.ini"Registration reminder for Ominpage SE version 4 from Scansoft (now Nuance)"
NScanSoft PDF Professional 4-reminderEreg.exe Ereg.ini"Registration reminder for PDF Converter Professional version 4 from Scansoft (now Nuance)"
NXeroxRegistationEReg.exeRegistration reminder from Leader Technologies for software from Xerox


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.