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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
X.Progwinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XAdministratorwinlogon.exe"Added by the RUBBLE-C WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XBuildLabwinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XccAppswinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XCueX44_stil_hereWINLOGON.EXE"Added by the PUNYA-A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
UCustomizer2000logon.exe"Automatic logon feature of Customizer 2000 - ""a special utility which is designed to optimize Win9x/ME performance. The program lets you explore the many hidden settings in Windows
XFirewall auto setupwinlogon.exe"Added by the AGENT-EDB TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Temp%"
XFriendlyTypeNamewinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XGeneric Host Process for Win32 Serviceswinlogon.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here. Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XICQ Netwinlogon.exe"Added by variants of the NETSKY WORMS! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which should not appear in Msconfig/Startup!"
XICQNetwinlogon.exe"Added by the NETSKY-C WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XLogon.exelogon.exe"Added by the ZINS.A TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Visual SourceSafewinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XMicrosoft Windows Logon Processwinlogon.exe"Added by the PROXYSER-R TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XMicrosoft Windows Update Logonwin-logon.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMslogon lptt01mslogon.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Mslogon"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
XMslogon ml097emslogon.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""Mslogon"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
XMSMSGSwinlogon.exe"Added by the BRONTOK-BS WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Application Data\WINDOWS"
Xmsnwinlogon.exe"Added by the PROSTI.AA BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\Media"
XMSWinlogonwinlogon.exe"Added by the AGENT-FZM TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
Xnvchostwinlogon.exe"Added by the KLONE-J TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XNVIDIA Media Center Librarywinlogon.exe"Added by the AUTORUN-AZK WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XPaRaY_VMwinlogon.exe"Added by the AUTORUN-DV WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ~A~m~B~u~R~a~D~u~L~ subfolder"
XRealTimeProtectorwinlogon.exe"Added by the AUTORUN.DIB WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ~A~m~B~u~R~a~D~u~L~� subfolder"
XReg Servicewinslogon.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-SC WORM!"
XRegDonewinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XROOT_Machinewinlogon.exe"Added by the BANKER-FI TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%\inf"
XRPCserr32gwinlogon.exe"Added by the RITDOOR-B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XRPCserv32gWINLOGON.EXE"Added by the BOBAX.AD WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
Xrunwinlogonwinlogon.exe"Added by the AGENT.TQY TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XSmansaAppwinlogon.exe"Added by the ROMARIO-A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XSonudManWNILOGON.exe"Added by the QQROB-DC TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
YSr AgentSrLogon.exe"Related to Secure Resolutions - desktop virus protection"
Xsrvwinlogon.exe"Added by the SILLYFDC.BCA WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data"
Xsvchostlogon.exe"Added by the SLEGON WORM!"
Xsyslogonsyslogon.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-EP WORM!"
XSYSTEMwiinlogon.exe"Added by the RBOT-AVG WORM!"
XSystem Update2winlogon.exe"Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XTEXTCONVwinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
UTLogonPathtb2logon.exe"Timbuktu Pro - remote desktop access software"
XTorjan ProgramWINLOGON.EXE"Added by the WOWCRAFT.D TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
Xupdate run doslogon.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XUpdate Run MSwordLOGON.EXE"Added by the RBOT.TY WORM!"
Xurudjeffniwinlogon.exe"Added by the ROMARIO-A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
Xuser logonuser logon.exe"Added by the PAHATIA.A WORM!"
Xuserinitwinlogon.exe"Added by the DLOADER-TP TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XWinAuthwinlogon.exe"Added by the STRTPAGE.BE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XWindow UDP Control Servicwinlogon.exe"Added by the RBOT-GXN WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XWindows ARP Detectioncwinlogon.exe"Added by the RBOT.EAB WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XWindows ARP Detectioncxwinlogon.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup!"
XWindows Log Agentwinlogon.exe"Added by the KEYLOGGER.AVK TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files"
XWindows Logonwinlogon.exe"Added by the VB.HE VIRUS! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\system"
XWindows Logon Applicationlogon.exe"Added by the POEBOT-J WORM!"
XWindows Logon Applicationwinlogon.exe"Added by the POEBOT-KW WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XWindows Logon Applicationedcwinlogon.exe"Added by the DWNLDR-HGR TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %UserProfile%"
XWindows Logon Applicatonedcwinlogon.exe"Added by the VB-EBV TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %UserProfile%"
XWindows Logon Managerlogon.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XWindows Messanger Control Centerwinlogon.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here. Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
XWindows modez VerifierWindowsLogon.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XWindows Serviceswinlogon.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
Xwinlogonwinlogon.exe"Added by the TRODAL TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
Xwinlogonwpwlogon.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XWinlogonWINLOGON.EXE"Added by the PUNYA-B WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XWinlogon.exeN/A"CoolWebSearch parasite variant - resets home page to an adult content site"
Xwinlogon.exehelper.exe"Added by the FAKESPY-A TROJAN!"
Xwinlogon.exemsole32.exe"Adware
XWMAudiowinlogon.exe"Added by the NEVEG.A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe process
XWNILOGONWNILOGON.exe"Added by the LEWOR-M TROJAN!"
Xxp_systemwinlogon.exe"Added by the KREPPER-G TROJAN! - a CoolWebSearch parasite variant. Note - this is not the legitimate winlogon.exe
X[random name]w?nlogon.exe"PurityScan adware"


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.