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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
XAOL Messengeraolmsngr.exe"Added by the SDBOT-JF WORM!"
XClock Manageramsngr.exe"Added by the SDBOT-XM TROJAN!"
XFKS v2.0msngr.exeAdded by an unidentified WORM or TROJAN!
XIntersoft Msngrintersoftmsngr.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-NW WORM!"
XLive Messangerwllmsngr.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
XMessengerWmsngr.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XMicrosoft UpdateMsnmsngr.exe"Added by the RBOT.BQS WORM!"
Xmsmsngrmsmsngr.exe"Added by the DOPBOT-B WORM!"
XMSN MessengerReosmsngr.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!"
XMSN Messengermsnmsngr.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
Xnonepmsngr.exe"Added by the ZLOB.MEDIA-CODEC TROJAN! This purports to be a Windows Media Player upgrade (with names such as ""iCodecPack""
Xpmsngr.exepmsngr.exe"Added by the ZLOB.MEDIA-CODEC TROJAN! This purports to be a Windows Media Player upgrade (with names such as ""iCodecPack""
XWindows Live Messenger Addonwllivemsngr.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM! See here"
XWindows Live Messenger!livemsngr.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.AWE BACKDOOR!"
XWindows live Supportwlmsngr.exe"Added by the RBOT-BKL WORM!"
XyahoomsgrYahoomsngr.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.AKZ 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.