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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
Xfirewallspoolsv.exe"Added by the DIZAN.F VIRUS!"
Xload=Spoolsv.exe"Added by the CIADOOR.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %Windir%"
XMicrosoft Spooler ServicesSpoolsv.exe"Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM! See here"
XPrint SpoolerSpoolsv.exe"Added by the CIADOOR.B TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %Windir%"
XSpoolsvSpoolsv.exe"Added by the CIADOOR.121 VIRUS! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %Windir%"
Xspoolsvspoolsv.exe"Added by the ZAPCHAS-EE TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %Windir%\Temp\spoolsv"
Xspoolsvspoolsv.exe"Added by the ANTINNY-BH WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\Messenger"
Xspoolsvspoolsv.exe"Added by the OURXIN.C TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in a ""spoolsv"" subfolder"
XSpoolsvspoolsv.exe"Added by the ANTINNY.F WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %Program Files%\Lotus"
Xspoolsv.exe[random filename]"Added by the RBOT-JB WORM!"
XSunJavaUpdatSchedspoolsv.exe"Added by the BANCBAN-NP TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %ProgramFiles%\MSN Messenger"
XSVCHOSTSPOOLSV.EXE"Added by the BAITAP-A WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%. This one is located in %Windir%"
X[random name]spoolsv.exe"PurityScan adware. Note - this is not the legitimate spoolsv.exe which is always located in %System%"


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.