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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
Xauto__antiav__keyantiav_exe.exe"Added by the BAGLEDI-AA TROJAN!"
Xauto__hloader__keyhloader_exe.exe"Added by the BAGLE.AB TROJAN!"
Yazmodemazexe.exe"Aztech Labs modem driver"
XDLHelperEXE.exeN/ADownloader for Microgaming/Casino software - stealth installed
Xexe lptt01exe.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Exe"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
Xexe ml097eexe.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Exe"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
UGravis Xperience Driver SupportGrxp4exe.exe"Driver for Gravis game controllers such as the Eliminator Aftershock. Must be loaded if you run the supplied application software for the controller to be recognized. Start it manually via a shortcut if not used"
NICH Syntheusexe.exe"Sound related and can be disabled without affecting performance although advanced sound features may be sacrificed. May be related to Compaq PC's with "SoundMAX integrated Digital Audio" (Analog Devices Inc.) devices"
XJava Updatesvchost.exe.exe"Added by the AGENT-LBS TROJAN!"
XJava Updatehostwww.exe.exe"Added by the AGENT-MFH TROJAN!"
XMPREXEMPREXE.EXE"Added by the OPASERV.T WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate Mprexe.exe system file"
YMPREXE.exemprexe.exe"WIN32 Network Service Interface Process. MPREXE.exe enables the computer to have multiple clients/protocols for networks. There are some problems with it sometimes though - see here. Note - why some people have it listed in start-up programs I don't know but I was asked to include it here. It automatically runs in the background. NOTE : sometimes it will appear in start-ups if you have a virus"
NPadTouchPadExe.exeToshiba Touch and Launch - offers easy movement and freedom of programs navigation with TouchPad
XPromoRegalt.exe.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.DOM TROJAN!
Xregeditautoexe.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
USAutoLaunchExeSAutoLaunchExe.exe"Sharp Zaurus PDA related
Xsmsa_exe.exe"Added by the OLFEB.A TROJAN!"
Xsmsf_exe.exe"Added by the OLFEB.A TROJAN!"
Xsmsm_exe.exe"Added by the OLFEB.A TROJAN!"
Xsmsr_exe.exe"Added by the LUKUSPAM TROJAN!"
YStart RF Wireless Keyboardktrexe.exeYuanxun Electronics RF wireless keyboard driver
XSystem ServiceMSREXE.EXE"Added by the AML TROJAN!"
XSystem Servicemsnxpexe.exe"Added by the RBOT-AUA WORM!"
Xwinbin32win32exe.exe"Added by the RBOT-ZL WORM!"
XWindo Servic Agenalirexe.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Management Informantwmmiexe.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-V BACKDOOR!"
XWindows Network Controllerwinmms32.exe.exe"Added by the FORBOT-ED WORM!"
XWINDOWS SYSTEMwin.exe.exe"Added by the MYTOB.FA WORM!"
XWindows USB Printerexe.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWinhelpTkBellExe.exe..."Added by the LOVGATE.Z WORM!"
XWinhelpTkBellExe.exe"Added by the LOVGATE.E WORM!"
Ywinmodemwmexe.exe"Software for software based modems. Required if you have one of these. WinModems use software rather than hardware - hence putting a load on the CPU. Needed if you have it for loading the drivers. See here for more WinModem information"
UWMIEXE.exewmiexe.exe"NT component
X[various names]EXE32EXE.exe"Wareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover"
X[various names]wormexe.exe"Wareout - malware masquerading as a spyware and dialer remover"

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.