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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
U$Volumouse$volumouse.exe"Volumouse from Nirsoft. ""Provides you a quick and easy way to control the sound volume on your system - simply by rolling the wheel of your wheel mouse"""
Y3DMouse.EXE3DMouse.EXEDritek System Inc. 3D Mouse driver
XConfiguration Loadermouse.exe"Added by a variant of the AGOBOT/GAOBOT WORM!"
UEmouseEmouse.exe"Genius mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features"
YGmouseGmouse.exeAmouse mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features
UGNETMOUSEgnetmouse.exe"Genius mouse driver - required if you use non-standard Windows driver features"
UKatMouseKatMouse.exe"KatMouse - utility to enhance the functionality of mice with a scroll wheel
Xmousemouse.exe"Added by the RBOT-AHJ WORM!"
UOPTMOUSEMOUSEoptmouse.exe"Related to a Samsung optical mouse"
YTBLFUNCtblmouse.exe"Aiptek HyperPen graphics tablet driver"
UTMOUSEtmouse.exe"Component of the Toshiba Mouse Control that allows users with an AccuPoint mouse to scroll MS-scroll-compatible documents by holding CTRL + ALT and moving the AccuPoint up or down. It also allows zooming by holding CTRL + SHIFT and moving the AccuPoint up or down. Disabling this item has no adverse effects
XWindows Mouse Serviceswinmouse.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.AGA BACKDOOR!"

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.