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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
XBouncer RunStartupbouncer.exe"Virtual Bouncer - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove
XBouncer RunStartupLiveUpdate.exe"Virtual Bouncer - malware from Spyware Labs. It is distributed by the same bundling and drive-by download techniques as the parasites it claims to remove
XKavRunsWindll.exe"Added by the TRYNOMA TROJAN!"
NLicCrtlrunservice.exe"Part of the eLicense Copy Protection scheme employed by some software and games. When this service is not running
XMicosoft Data Corerunservice.exe"Added by the IRCBOT.BK WORM!"
Xrunsrun.exe"Added by the RBOT-BWF WORM!"
XRunSearvicestread.exeIESearchToolbar parasite. Identified by Ewido Security Suite (Ewido is now part of AVG Technologies) as the DELF.LF TROJAN!
XRunServicesrunsvc32.exe"Added by the AGOBOT.QJ WORM!"
Xrunservicesservices.exe"Identified as a variant of the SMALL.QO TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate services.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %Windir%"
Xrunsqlrunsql.exe"Added by the DELF.ZWK TROJAN!"
XrunSubvalues[path to file]"Added by the DLOADER-QY TROJAN!"
Xrunsvcrunsvc.exe"Added by the SMALL-CF TROJAN!"
URunSysd32RunSysd32.exeDesktopShield2000 by Stéphane Groleau. Locks the desktop at bootup so that users cannot bypass the Windows screensaver password. Only essential if using the program and is an optional setting. It can be disabled from within
XSrv32 spool servicerunsrv32.exe" malware - detected by Kaspersky as the SPYRE.B TROJAN!"

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.