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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
X@sysload.exe"Added by the DELF-EL TROJAN!"
YBullguardoptInbulldownload.exe"Part of Bullguard antivirus"
XClickTheButtoncd_load.exe"Added by the DOWNLOADER-MY TROJAN!"
XCyDoorCD_Load.exe"Adware. Check here for information about Cy-Door and here for a program that can remove it"
XCydoorUpdateCD_Load.exe"Adware. Check here for information about Cy-Door and here for a program that can remove it"
XDealHelperDowndownload.exe"DealHelper adware"
XEac Downloaddownload.exe"Webcelerator from eAcceleration speeds your Web browsing by both remembering where you have been and anticipating where you will go. Only needed if you find it improves web browsing. Now no longer available and supported and when available was classed as spyware - see here"
XIMAPIload.exe"Added by the DOWNDEL-A TROJAN!"
YKeyboard Preload CheckPreload.exeMillenium Multi-Function Keyboard driver
NKodak Picture Easy *.* Batch TransferPezDownload.exe"Part of ""Kodak Picture Easy"" software for digital cameras. Includes the display of an icon in the System Tray to quickly transfer photos to a PC. *.* represents the version"
?load=WPSLOAD.EXE"Windows printing system that comes with the setup for Canon BJC series on the manufacturer's disk"
XLoadManagermsload.exe"Added by the OPASERV.T WORM!"
Xloads.exemedload.exe"Medload adware"
XMEMrealoadMEMreaload.exe"Added by the LAZAR TROJAN!"
XMicrosoftvirussysoverload.exe"Added by the FORBOT-AL WORM!"
Xmsvccc66dload.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XOS Boot Loadbootload.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
UPraize MessengeritLoad.exe"Praize IM Christian chat instant messenger"
YPreloadPreload.exeMillenium Multi-Function Keyboard driver
NProdikeysAutorunProdload.exe"Creative Prodikeys software - 'an interactive music entertainment device which not only functions as a full-featured
XReloadreload.exe"Added by the LAZAR TROJAN!"
Xsloadsload.exe"Win SynchroAd adware
?UpdateFWfwdload.exe"Appears to be firmware update software for a Network Associates ATMbook OC-3 SMF Interface Module?"
XWifi Loaderwifiload.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.XEL BACKDOOR!"
Xwin32servvload.exe"iSearch adware"
UWindowBlindswbload.exe"WindowBlinds from Stardock. Skin application to change the appearence on Windows desktops. Available as an individual download or as part of Object Desktop. Required to restore settings if you use it. Available via right-click on the Desktop -> Properties -> Skins"
UWindowFXwfxload.exe"Stardock WindowFX - ""Allows you to add an unprecedented number of special effects to windows"""
XWindows Secure Updateload.exe"Added by the FORBOT-GU WORM!"
XWindows Subsyswinload.exe"Added by the NETSPREE.C WORM!"
XWINDOWS SYSTEM FILEwinload.exe"Added by the MYTOB.DK WORM!"
XWindows UpdateWinload.exe"Added by the DEDMIR-A WORM!"
UWinLoadWinload.exe"PCTattletale is a surveillance software program that monitors user activity
Xwinloadwinload.exe"Added by the AGENT-GNY TROJAN! Note - the file is located in %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer"
NWintime WtxploadWxpload.exe Wintime"Part of the software to support a Dexxa USB graphics tablet. From a visitor - "This gets started anyway when you plug in the USB connector for the graphics tablet

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.