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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
Xautoloadspool.exe"Added by the AGENT-GSG TROJAN!"
XMicrosoft Updatespool.exe"Added by the AGENT-GJC TROJAN!"
XNTSpoolNTSpool.exe"Added by the AGENT-GPY TROJAN!"
Xntuserspool.exe"Added by the DLOADER.DYA TROJAN!"
XPrint Spoolerspool.exe"Added by the BDOOR-IS BACKDOOR!"
XPrinter Servicesspool.exe"Added by the RBOT-Y WORM!"
XPrinter spool Servicespool.exe"Added by the RBOT-ACP WORM!"
XPrinterSpool[path] RESTORE.EXE [path] SPOOL.EXE"Added by the ALADINZ.K TROJAN!"
XSistem Servicessyspool.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-GF WORM!"
XSpool Loaderspool.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XSpool lptt01spool.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""spool"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
XSpool ml097espool.exe"RapidBlaster variant (in a ""spool"" folder in Program Files). Recommended you use RapidBlaster Killer to uninstall - see here"
XSystem Update2winspool.exe"Added by the AUTOTROJ-C TROJAN!"
XWindows Spoolwinspool.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN!"
XWindows Spooler Servicesspool.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-AMO WORM!"
XWindowsXp Securityspool.exe"Added by the RBOT-GRK WORM!"
Xwnxpupdatespvspool.exe"Added by the DABORA.B WORM!"
X[random name]w?nspool.exe"PurityScan adware"

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.