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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
U00ERSRRRNKYeraser.exe"Part of Evidence Exterminator
UAbsolute Shielddseraser.exe"Absolute Shield Evidence Eliminator - internet history eraser"
UAbsoluteShield Internet Erasercseraser.exe"AbsoluteShield Internet Eraser - ""protects your privacy by cleaning up all the tracks of your Internet and computer activities"""
UErasereraser.exe"Eraser - ""an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns"". This entry starts the Scheduler with Windows and provides a System Tray icon for on-demand access. Located in %ProgramFiles%\Eraser"
Uerasereraser.exe"Part of Evidence Exterminator
Ueraser.exeeraser.exe"Part of Evidence Exterminator
UInternet History EraserHERASER.exe"Internet History Eraser - deletes your browsing tracks"
NPrivacy Eraser ProPrivacyEraser.exe"Privacy Eraser Pro - protects your Internet privacy by cleaning up all Internet history tracks and past computer activities"
UUniblue SpyEraserspyeraser.exe"SpyEraser from Uniblue. Spyware detection program"

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.