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Key:

  • "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
U1Win32CfgKeyloggerpro.exe"Keyloggerpro keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
UABCkeylogger.exeKeystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!
NAIM LoggerAIMLogger.exe"AIM Logger - saves AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) conversations to log files. Can be started when you are using AIM"
UAnti-keylogger checkantikey.exe"Anti-keylogger - protects against keylogger programs monitoring your keystrokes"
UArdamax Keyloggerakl.exe"Ardakey keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
UCompuSpy KeyLoggercswin2008.exe"CompuSpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
UEasyKeyboardLoggerEasyKeyboardLogger.exe"EasyKeyLogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
UFamilyKeyLoggercisvc.exe"Family Keylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself! Located in %ProgramFiles%\FamilyKeyLogger"
UFree Key Loggerfreekeylogger.exe"Free Key Logger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
UHomeKeyLoggerKeyLogger.exe"SpyKeySpy surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
UHSLAB Loggerlogger.exe"HSLABLogger logs user activity and Internet activity. The gathered information can be sent to a predetermined email address. If you didn't install this yourself uninstall it"
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"
XKey Loggercsrss.exe"Added by the BUCHON.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate csrss.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in the root folder (ie
Xlogglogo_1.exe"Added by the PWFUZZ-A WORM!"
XNT Logging ServiceSyslog32.exe"Added by the DONK.B WORM and variants!"
UPC Spy KeyloggerToolKeylogger.exe"PCSpyKeyLogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
USpy-Keyloggerskl.exe"SpyKeylogger keystroke logger/monitoring program - remove unless you installed it yourself!"
Uspyshelterantikeylogger.exe"SpyShelter - anti-keylogger protects against keylogger programs monitoring your keystrokes"
UUser LoggerUsrLog.exe"UserLogger commercial surveillance software that logs keystrokes
XWindows debug loggingwinlogg.exe"Added by the RBOT-OY WORM!"
XWindows debug loggingwinloggs.exe"Added by the RBOT-QN WORM!"
XWindows Loggerwinlog.exe"Added by the NSHADOW-B TROJAN!"
XWindows loggingwinlogd.exe"Added by the RBOT-ON WORM!"
XWindows loggingasgasg.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XWindows MSConfig Startup Loggerwinlog.exe"Added by the RBOT.BCU WORM!"
XWindows Population Loggerwinpo32.exe"Added by the AGENT.YKR WORM!"


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.