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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
X3P_UDEC_IAIAInstall.exe"Installer for the Internet Antivirus and Internet Antivirus Pro rogue security software - not recommended
NAIMWDInstallAIMWDInstall.exe"Version of the WildTangent on-line games installer that came with versions of AOL Instant Messenger. Note that WildTanget's privacy policy used to state that they also collect and share individuals information but this is no longer the case"
Nashampoo Magical UnInstallMagicalUnInstall.exe"Ashampoo® Magical UnInstall from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG - which monitors each new program installation
Xb3dBDEsecureinstall.exe"B3d Projector foistware - periodically trys to access the internet. (1) Uninstall it via Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs. (2) Remove the BDEsecureinstall.exe if still present in the ""System"" directory. (3) Disable and ideally delete it from the registry. (4) Remove the ""BDE"" directory and all its contents"
XCABCInstallCABCInstall.exe"Ignite Technologies (was CABC) content delivery software"
XContinueInstallbpsinstall.exe"BrowserAid/BrowserPal foistware"
Ueanthology_install.exeeanthology_install.exe"eAcceleration Stop-Sign security software related. Previously not recommended
XexplorerYinstall.exe"PurityScan/Clickspring adware"
Xf2install.exef2install.exe"Added by the IEFEAT-I TROJAN!"
XInitial Pageinstall.exeEasySearch browser hijack installer
XInstallInstall.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-HG TROJAN!"
XInstallProvidernewsoftware2007install.exe"Part of WinAntiVirusPro 2007 and Privacy Protector rogue security software (and possibly others) - not recommended"
NMagicalUnInstallMagicalUnInstall.exe"Ashampoo® Magical UnInstall from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG - which monitors each new program installation
NMagUninstallMagicalUnInstall.exe"Ashampoo® Magical UnInstall from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG - which monitors each new program installation
XMicrosoftinstall.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR!"
XMSNinstall.exe"Added by the AGENT-GDO TROJAN!"
XMyVBAppinstall.exe"Detected as Generic Downloader.s by McAfee
XNI.USYPSysProtectScannerInstall.exe"Installer for the SysProtect rogue security software
XNI.UWA6P_0001_N73M1004WinAntiVirusPro2006FreeInstall.exe"Installer for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 rogue security software"
XNI.UWA7P_0001_N91M0809WinAntiVirusPro2007FreeInstall.exe"Installer for the WinAntiVirus Pro 2007 rogue security software - see here"
XNI.UWAS6_0001_N57M1312WinAntiSpyware2006FreeInstall.exe"Installer for the WinAntiSpyware 2006 rogue spyware remover - not recommended
XNI.UWFX5WinFixer2005ScannerInstall.exe"WinFixer 2005 web installer - ""foistware""
UNokKernel installNok_install.exe"Installer for the NokNet Workstation Monitor surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
UNUAgentInstallPathNU_Install.exe"Installer associated with Chily Employee Activity Monitoring surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
UOSSelectorReinstalloss_reinstall.exe"Related to Acronis Disk Director Suite"
XQuickInstallPackCLN_2009FreeInstall.exe"Installed and used by rogue security products such as Cleaner2009
NSafeInstall.exeSAFEIN~1.EXEMonitors a download and ensures an newer version of a file isn't replaced by an older one
XTClock.exetclock_install.exe"TClock - distributed and installed without user permission by other rogue software or malware. TClock contains no uninstall facility through Windows. As TClock is of dubious origin and usefulness
XUpdateCheckwinstall.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-CY WORM!"
XWebInstallWebInstall.exeClipGenie adware downloader
XWebInstall2WebInstall.exeClipGenie adware downloader
XWindows installerwinstall.exe"SpySheriff malware. For more information on registry key changes see SPYWAD-E"
XWindows Updateinstall.exe"Added by the BANKER-IB TROJAN!"
XWinSecurityuninstall.exe"Added by the SILLYFDC.BCJ WORM!"
X[trojan filename]Install.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-FS 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.