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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
YAVG Anti-Virus Systemavgemc.exe"E-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry
YAVG7_EMCavgemc.exe"E-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry
Yavgemcavgemc.exe"E-mail scanner for the 7.* series of anti-virus products from AVG Technologies. This process scans incoming and outgoing E-mails for viruses and other malware. From version 7.1 onwards this entry only appears in 9x/Me as a startup entry
YAVG_EMCAVGEMC.exe"AVG Anti-Virus 7.0 Email Cleaner. Scans incoming and outgoing email for viruses"
Xcpntmgcnavpmc.exe"Added by the SIMCSS TROJAN!"
XDMCdmc.exeAdded by Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Dluca.bv TROJAN!
UePower_DMCePower_DMC.exe"Part of Acer Empowering Technology. ""Acer ePower Management is a straightforward interface that allows users to select from pre-configured power usage profiles
XHot_Tarts_mcHot_Tarts_mc.exe"HotTarts adult content dialer"
NMouseCountMC.exe"MouseCount by Kittyfeet Software. "Utility for counting how many times us computer junkies click our mouse in a given session/day/week/month/year." Not required"
UmouseElfMC.exe"Genius NetScroll mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features"
Xmsmcmsmc.exe"ClientMan parasite variant"
XPersonal Anti Malware CenterAMC.exe"Registered version of Personal Anti Malware rogue security software - not recommended
XSalestartmc.exe"Part of SecurePCCleaner
Ysmcsmc.exeSygate Firewall
Ysmcspfsmc.exeSygate Firewall
Xsmcsmc.exe"Added by the EBOD TROJAN! Note that this should not be confused with the now discontinued Sygate Firewall which shares the same filename. This file is located in %System%"
YSMC Servicesmc.exeSygate Firewall
YSMC Servicespfsmc.exeSygate Firewall
YSmcServicesmc.exeSygate Firewall
YSmcServicessmc.exeSygate Firewall
YSmcServicesspfsmc.exeSygate Firewall
XSysStrtsystemc.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-QA TROJAN!"
XSystem Microsoft Coresmc.exe"Added by the RIZO.A TROJAN!"
XWindows Pool Setuppoolmc.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.RU BACKDOOR!"
XWindows System Manager Procwinsmc.exe"Added by the RBOT.JH WORM!"
XWinScMngrwinsmc.exe"Added by the SDBOT-BPZ 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.