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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
U12Ghosts TrayProtect12srvc.exe"12Ghosts TrayProtect - ""Hide tray icons
Xasp-srvcasp-srvc.exe"Added by the AGOBOT-KG WORM!"
XAVSTRTnavpsrvc.exe"Added by the FORBOT-EF WORM!"
XClip Servicerclipsrvc.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT BACKDOOR! See here"
NFpxmnmsrvc.exeRemote Desktop Sharing service part of Microsoft's Netmeeting allowing users to share items on their screens across remote locations
Xjohnj315srvc.exe"Added by a variant of the MAILBOT-BI TROJAN!"
Xlayersldmhostplsrvc.exe"Added by a variant of the SDBOT WORM!"
XPmediawinsrvc.exe"Internet marketing sofware from Permissioned Media Inc as used in E-Card FriendGreetings foistware - see here. Treated by Trend as the FRIENDGRT.B WORM!"
Xregsrvcregsrvc.exe"Added by the STOPED-A TROJAN!"
?sndsrvcSNDSRVC.EXE"Part of Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Internet Security - what does it do and is it required?"
Uuklwmpusrvc.exe"Ultimate Keylogger surveillance software. Uninstall this software unless you put it there yourself"
XUser Servicerusnsrvc.exe"Added by a variant of the IRCBOT TROJAN! See here"
UVPCUserServicesVMUSrvc.exe"Part of ""DOS Virtual Machine Additions"" for Microsoft Virtual PC
XWindows Secure Messaging Systemmsnmsgrsrvc.exe"Added by the RBOT-RE WORM!"
XWindows Service Utititywinsrvc.exe"Added by the RBOT-ASI 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.