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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
X*WindowsAudiosystemupd.exe"Added by the AGENT-TH WORM!"
UATTBroadbandUpdateSAUpdate.exe"Big Brother from Quest Software. System and network monitor"
NClient Security Solutioncssauth.exe"Part of Thinkvantage Client Security Solution for Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops. Once configured via the associated setup screens this loads via winlogon.exe (and loads the password manager) and therefore disabling this entry has no effect"
XComputing Technologie Firewalllsauth.exe"Added by the SDBOT-WX WORM!"
Ncssauthcssauth.exe"Part of Thinkvantage Client Security Solution for Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops. Once configured via the associated setup screens this loads via winlogon.exe (and loads the password manager) and therefore disabling this entry has no effect"
Ncssauthecssauthe.exe"Part of Thinkvantage Client Security Solution for IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops. Once configured via the associated setup screens this loads via winlogon.exe (and loads the password manager) and therefore disabling this entry has no effect"
YDPASUpdateDPASAutoUpdate.exe"Automatic updates for DefenderPro AntiSpy spyware remover - now incorporated Defender Pro 15-in-1 and 5-in-1"
XMicrosoft Automatic Update Serivcemsautou.exe"Added by the RBOT-AOB WORM!"
XMicrosoft Corp TLS Certificatesmsauth.exe"Added by the RBOT-GAC WORM!"
XMS Autoloader 32MSAuto32.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.BD WORM!"
XMsAudioexplorer.exe"Added by the LEGMIR-BY TROJAN! Note - the legitimate Windows Explorer (same filename) is located in %Windir% and would not normally appear in Msconfig/Startup unless you added it manually! This one is located in %System%"
XMsAudio"MsVM_STI.EXE RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl CMICtrlWnd"
XPrinterSpyassault.exe"SpyAssault spyware remover - not recommended
XprinterSpyAssaultScanner.exe"SpyAssault spyware remover - not recommended
NProdikeysAutorunProdload.exe"Creative Prodikeys software - 'an interactive music entertainment device which not only functions as a full-featured
Xsausau.exe"180Search adware"
USAUpdateSAUpdate.exe"Big Brother from Quest Software. System and network monitor"
USAutoLaunchExeSAutoLaunchExe.exe"Sharp Zaurus PDA related
YSiS7012UtilitySiSAudUt.exeSiS Corporation sound card driver
NSiSAudioMP_S3.exeWinME patch for an older SiS 961 chipset FERR bug. Enable if you have audio problems
XWindowsAudiosystemupd.exe"Added by the AGENT-TH 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.