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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(default)winlog.exe"Added by the RBOT-CVY WORM! Note - this malware actually changes the value data of the ""(Default)"" key in HKLM\Run and HKLM\RunServices in order to force Windows to launch it at boot. The name field in MSConfig may be blank"
XAdobeReaderProwinslog.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XAnti-Virus Product Sync[unprintable character][3 characters]log.exe"Added by the KEDEBE.D WORM!"
XAntiVirwinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
?ASUS Camera ScreenSaverASScrProlog.exe"Either a valid program on some ASUS laptops - such as the F3 and F5 series or unsafe
Xctflog managerctflog.exe"Added by the DONBOMB.A TROJAN!"
?Devlogdevlog.exe"Apparently mainboard/chipset related
?Event Logeventlog.exe"??"
?GisdnLoggisdnlog.exe"BT Digital Access USB"
XGlobalFlagimglogimglog.exe"Added by the AGENT-GYK TROJAN!"
Xicq litewinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
NIDW Logging Toolidwlog.exeAdded with WinXP SP1. Usually only found in internal builds only to indicate the current build being used. Can cause slow network logon problems
XIncredible KeyloggerAdvKeylog.exe"IncredibleKeylogger spyware"
XInternet SendMore log.exeUnidentfied adware
Xkey2winlog.exe"Added by the BAGLEDI-AL TROJAN!"
ULoginwinlog.exe"Salfeld Child Control - parental control software"
UminilogMINILOG.EXEIf you don't have ZoneAlarm or ZoneAlarm Pro running you don't need this. This must be enabled if programs such as VisualZone Report utility or ZoneLog Analyzer are in use
Xmsconfigwinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
XMSLogMicrosoftLog.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
Xpaint.exeshnlog.exe"Added by the PUPER-A TROJAN!"
XSyslog lptt01Syslog.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Syslog"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
XSyslog ml097eSyslog.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Syslog"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
XSysmonLogmslog.exe"Added by the AGENT.AOV TROJAN!"
XSystem Information Managermslog.exe"Added by the DELF.AKO TROJAN!"
XSystemBackupMicroLog.exe"Added by the MICROLOG.A TROJAN!"
XUpdate Checkerwinlog.exe"Added by the IRCBOT-TJ TROJAN!"
XUSB Deviceservicelog.exe"Added by the WOOTBOT.CB WORM!"
UUser LoggerUsrLog.exe"UserLogger commercial surveillance software that logs keystrokes
UVC_Logkeylog.exe"PaqKeylog is a surveillance software program that logs keystrokes and can run in stealth mode. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
XWindows Firewall Logwinlog.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XWindows Loggerwinlog.exe"Added by the NSHADOW-B TROJAN!"
XWindows Loginwinlog.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.MG WORM!"
XWindows Login Servicewinlog.exe"Added by the RBOT-AFN WORM!"
XWindows MSConfig Startup Loggerwinlog.exe"Added by the RBOT.BCU WORM!"
Xwinlogwinlog.exe"Added by the GAOBOT.DF WORM!"
Xwinlog managerwinlog.exe"Added by the DONBOMB.A TROJAN!"
Xwinlog.exewinlog.exe"Added by the BCKDR-RBJ TROJAN!"
XWinlogin.exelog.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.AH downloader TROJAN!
Xwinsplogwsmmlog.exe"Added by the MAILBOT-CA TROJAN!"
Xwinsyslog lptt01winsyslog.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Winsyslog"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
UXFilesDialogXFilesDialog.EXE"""XFilesDialog is designed to improve all the (more or less standard) Windows file dialogs (Open / Load / Save)"""

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.