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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
XASDPLUGINfullgames.exe"AsdPlug premium rate adult content dialer"
NASUSGamerOSDGamerOSD.exe"GamerOSD by ASUSTek - for ""real-time overclocking
Xgameshit.exeAdded by the Netclap Gold backdoor TROJAN!
Xgamepatcher.scr"Added by the PSW-ED TROJAN!"
NGame DeviceJOYUPDRV.EXEGenius game controller profile activator
XGame HouseGameHouse.exe"Added by the DELF-DRA WORM!"
NGameDriveGDTask.exe"GameDrive from FarStone - virtual CD/DVD drive emulator that allows you to run your PC games without the disc. Available via Start → Programs"
XGames Accelerationsvshost.exe"EasySearch adware"
XGames Acceleration[path to trojan]"Added by the SMUTSRCH-A TROJAN!"
XGames Accelerationsvshost1.exe"Added by the DLOADR-AWD TROJAN!"
XGames toolbarrundll32.exe [path] tbGame.dll DllShowTB" ""Games Toolbar"" adware. Note that rundll32.exe is a legitimate Microsoft file used to launch DLL file types and shouldn't be deleted"
NGameSpotkontiki.exe"Kontiki Delivery Manager - Windows-based client software that enables secure delivery of content to users' desktops"
NGameTrackerGTLite.exe"GameTracker - ""Keep track of and launch all your games from one application with the Game Tracker Client. Instantly announce on your profile and to your friends what game and on which server you are playing!"""
Ugameutil.exegameutil.exePart of Redline RegTweak as supplied with Sapphire ATI graphics cards. You can configure different overlclocking settings on a per game basis and this sets those conditions following a re-boot
Xgimmygames[path to trojan]"Added by the DLOADR-LN TROJAN!"
UHPGamesActiveMenuActiveMenu.exeWild Tangent demo games that come with some HP computers. Unchecking it can prevent the games from running occasionally. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case
UHPLaptopGamesActiveMenuActiveMenu.exeWild Tangent demo games that come with some HP computers. Unchecking it can prevent the games from running occasionally. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case
Xhsimsexgame.exeUnidentified malware
XLoadMyGame.exe"Added by the LAMEYEAR-A WORM!"
XLotsOfGames"rundll32.exe MSA64CHK.dllDllMostrar"
XMicrosoft Gamesgamemanager.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.AHQ WORM!"
NMicrosoft Sidewinder Game Controller SoftwareSWTRAY.EXEMS SideWinder game controller system tray icon. Available via Start -> Programs
XMicrosoft Windows Game Updatermsgame32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMr_CoolFace_GameEmma.exe"Added by the ROMARIO-A WORM!"
XMS-Connectgame.exe"Adult content dialler - see here"
XPatches ValueWinGamed.exe"Added by the SDBOT.BR WORM!"
NReality Fusion GameCam SERFTRay.exeReality Fusion GameCam Video Interaction Technology Software that comes with the Logitech QuickCam PC video camera and other USB cameras. It's only an icon that appears on your System Tray. Available via Start -> Programs
XSystem 64 Driver for Gamessys64dvr.exe"Added by the SDBOT TROJAN!"
Xsystem32QQGame.exe"Added by the QQPASS-AC TROJAN!"
XWin32Game.exe.vbs"Added by the SCAFENE WORM!"
XWindows his LayerpilotGame.exe"Added by the RBOT.GLX WORM!"
NWT Game ChannelGameChannel.exe"WildTangent GameChannel - notification of new games
NWT Game Channelwtgamechannel.exe"WildTangent GameChannel - notification of new games
NWT GameChannelGameChannel.exe"WildTangent GameChannel - notification of new games
NWT GameChannelwtgamechannel.exe"WildTangent GameChannel - notification of new games

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.