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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
XAntiSpionagepgs.exe"AntiSpionage
XAntiSpionagePropgs.exe"AntiSpionagePro
XAntiSpyControlpgs.exe"AntiSpyControl rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareControlpgs.exe"AntiSpywareControl rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiSpywareSuitepgs.exe"AntiSpywareSuite rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XAntiVer2008pgs.exe"AntiVer2008
XAntivirusFiablepgs.exe"AntivirusFiable
XAntivirusForAllpgs.exe"AntivirusForAll rogue security software - not recommended
XAntivirusOrdipgs.exe"AntivirusOrdi
XAntivirusPCPakkepgs.exe"AntivirusPCPakke
XAntivirusPCSuitepgs.exe"AntivirusPCSuite rogue security software - not recommended
XAntiviruspertuttipgs.exe"Antiviruspertutti rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XAntivirusschermpgs.exe"Antivirusscherm
XAntiWorm2008pgs.exe"AntiWorm2008 rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
Xatf.exepgs.exe"Part of the PCSecureSystem rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XAVSeguropgs.exe"AVSeguro
XAVSystemCarepgs.exe"AVSystemCare rogue security software - not recommended. There are number of variants in this family sharing the same filename and user interface - see here"
XBastioneAntiviruspgs.exe"BastioneAntivirus
XBedreigingsMonitoorpgs.exe"BedreigingsMonitoor rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XBestsellerAntiviruspgs.exe"BestsellerAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended
XBortMedViruspgs.exe"BortMedVirus rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XDefensaAntiMalwarepgs.exe"DefensaAntiMalware
Xfreinstpgs.exe"Part of the AVSystemCare rogue security software and other members of this family. See here for more examples"
XGoldenAntiSpypgs.exe"GoldenAntiSpy rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XMegaVirusKitpgs.exe"MegaVirusKit rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XMenaceSecurepgs.exe"MenaceSecure rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XNeuerSchildpgs.exe"NeuerSchild
XNoWayViruspgs.exe"NoWayVirus rogue security software - not recommended
Xoverinstallpgs.exe"Part of VirtualPCGuard
XPCAntiVirusPropgs.exe"PCAntiVirusPro rogue security software - not recommended
XPCSecureSystempgs.exe"PCSecureSystem rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XPCTotalDefenderpgs.exe"PCTotalDefender rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XPCViruslesspgs.exe"PCVirusless
XProtectionCompletepgs.exe"ProtectionComplete rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XProtectionConuepgs.exe"ProtectionConue rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XProtezionefiDatapgs.exe"ProtezionefiData rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XSichererAntiviruspgs.exe"SichererAntivirus
XSichererSchutzpgs.exe"SichererSchutz
XSolelunaAntiViruspgs.exe"SolelunaAntiVirus rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XSpyGuardPropgs.exe"SpyGuardPro rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XTrojansFilterpgs.exe"TrojansFilter rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XTrojansFiltrepgs.exe"TrojansFiltre
XTrustedAntiviruspgs.exe"TrustedAntivirus rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XVeiligheidAgentpgs.exe"VeiligheidAgent
XVirtualPCGuardpgs.exe"VirtualPCGuard rogue security software - not recommended
XVirusDifesapgs.exe"VirusDifesa
XVirusEffaceurpgs.exe"VirusEffaceur
XVirusForsvarpgs.exe"VirusForsvar
XVirusGardepgs.exe"VirusGarde
XVirusGuardPluspgs.exe"VirusGuardPlus rogue security software - not recommended
XVirusSchlachtpgs.exe"VirusSchlacht
XVirusSeigyopgs.exe"VirusSeigyo rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"
XVirusVaktpgs.exe"VirusVakt
XWegVonVirenpgs.exe"WegVonViren
XWinSecureAvpgs.exe"WinSecureAv rogue security software - not recommended
XWinSpyControlpgs.exe"WinSpyControl rogue security software - not recommended. A member of the AVSystemCare family"


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.