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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
UA4ProxyA4Proxy.exe"Anonymity 4 Proxy - local proxy server that makes you anonymous when visiting web sites"
?addproxyaddproxy.exeRelated to Adobe Photoshop
NAdobe Photo Downloaderapdproxy.exe"Part of Adobe's Photoshop Album or Photoshop Elements packages - starts each time you connect an external image device to your PC (see here)"
Xbxproxybxproxy.exe"Added by the BXPROXY TROJAN!"
UccProxyCCPROXY.EXE"Part of Norton Internet Security
Xdpcproxydpcproxy.exe"Added by the GOLDENP-A TROJAN!"
XELNKProxysmproxy.exe"Surfmonkey adware"
YEmail Protectionemlproxy.exe"AntiVirus Quick Heal - E-mail protection"
UFellowes ProxyR3proxy.exeInstalled with Fellowes EasyPoint mouse software. Not necessary for normal functioning of Fellowes mice but it is necessary to use the extended features of all Fellowes mice
XMicrosoft Windows DLL Services Configurationproxy.exe"Added by the SDBOT-ZL WORM!"
Xmsconfig.exeproxy.exeAdded by a variant of the AGENT.AH downloader TROJAN!
NNetPumperNetPumperIEProxy.exe"NetPumper download manager - bundles Cydoor and SaveNow adware
YNorton eMail ProtectPOPROXY.EXE"Proxy E-mail protection from Norton Anti-Virus (prior to 2002). If you have it installed
XOSSossproxy.exe"MarketScore parasite - ActiveX control used to download premium-rate dialers"
XOSSProxyOSSPROXY.EXE"MarketScore parasite - ActiveX control used to download premium-rate dialers"
?PmProxyPmProxy.exe"Associated with Analog Devices ""SoundMAX"" audio chipset - often built-in to motherboards. What does it do and is it required?"
YPoproxyPOPROXY.EXE"Proxy E-mail protection from Norton Anti-Virus (prior to 2002). If you have it installed
Uscheduler_proxy Applicationscheduler_proxy.exe"Found on IBM/Lenovo ThinkCentre/ThinkStation desktops and Thinkpad notebooks. Included with versions of ThinkVantage System Update (for software updates)
Xsuperproxysuperproxy.exe"Added by the DELBACK-B TROJAN!"
Ytmproxytmproxy.exe"Part of Trend Micro web-security products - Internet Security 2005
UTVT Scheduler Proxyscheduler_proxy.exe"Found on IBM/Lenovo ThinkCentre/ThinkStation desktops and Thinkpad notebooks. Included with versions of ThinkVantage System Update (for software updates)
UWinProxyWinProxy.EXE""WinProxy is the world-first proxy server and a firewall with integrated mail server for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP""
XWinproxy PersonalWINPROXY.EXE"Added by the SDBOT.BMF 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.