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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
?BlueLight_uoltrayexec.exe"Related to BlueLight Internet. What does it do and is it required?"
XConfiguration Loaderwin32exec.exe"Added by the SDBOT-LA WORM!"
UEM_EXECEM_EXEC.EXE"Logitech Mouseware driver. Needed to support some additional functionality of Logitech mice/trackballs such as ""SmartMove"". If you disable it and find you don't need it leave it disabled"
Xeth0 driverexec.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-Z WORM!"
UEvoluent Mouse ManagerEvoMouExec.exe"Mouse manager for Evoluent VertcialMouse"
XGLSetT32smsiexec.exe"Added by the OPTIX-D TROJAN!"
NJuno_uoltrayexec.exeJuno ISP software - not required
Xload=win32exec.exe"Added by the BITTER WORM!"
XMicrosoft Cab Managerexec.exe"Affilred adware"
XMicrosoft IE Execute shellIEExec.exe"Added by the ALADINZ.N TROJAN!"
?sc23execsc23exec.exe"Possibly related to a digital camera"
Xshell updateshellexec.exe"Added by the RBOT-ANC WORM!"
USRUUninstallmsiexec.exeSymantec Network Driver Update - part of LiveUpdate
XTarefas do Windowstaskexec.exe"Added by the AGENT-LSD TROJAN!"
Nuoltrayexec.exeNetzero free ISP software - not required
XWinExecWinexec.exe.vbs"Added by the AINESEY.A WORM!"
XWinExecWinExec.exe"Added by the FALUS-A WORM!"
Uwrexecwrexec.exe"Watch Right - monitoring program
X[random name]m?iexec.exe"PurityScan adware"
X[random name]w?wexec.exe"PurityScan adware"
X[random name]msiexec.exe"PurityScan adware. Do not confuse with the legitimate Windows® Installer (msiexec.exe) process which is always located in %System% and should not figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
X_WinMainwinexec.exe"Added by the DLOADER-XX 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.